HOW MINIMALISM HELPED PAY OFF OUR DEBT

HOW MINIMALISM HELPED PAY OFF OUR DEBT

If you're feeling overwhelmed with debt, regardless of where that debt sits, you're not alone. Debt is debilitating not only mentally, but physically as well. It can feel like you're carrying a weight on your shoulders day in and day out. The great news is that there are simple steps you can start making today to become one step closer to living a debt free life.

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INSPIRING BACKYARD FIRE PITS + OUR CURRENT SPACE

INSPIRING BACKYARD FIRE PITS  + OUR CURRENT SPACE

A few weeks ago we made the decision to have our woods cleared, on both the side of the house as well as the back. It was a total game changer for our yard and freed up an enormous amount of usable space for ourselves and our children. Once we were able to see the new space, we could visualize our plans, and see them come to life. It was magical. Who knew clearing woods would bring so much joy. Ha!

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OBTAINING A MINIMAL DESIGN IN YOUR HOME + YOUR MIND

OBTAINING A MINIMAL DESIGN IN YOUR HOME + YOUR MIND

Minimalism is completely restructuring your mind in regards to necessary vs. unnecessary. Necessity vs. over consumption. We live in a society where value is placed on more, more, more. Our minds are engulfed in social media where the tunnel vision is showing us that 'things' hold value, and the more you have the better off you are. The more, more, more lifestyle is a huge contributor, in my personal opinion, to your mental health/state.

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$35 IKEA RAST DRESSER HACK

$35 IKEA RAST DRESSER HACK

Instead of throwing them out, we did what we're good at, we recycled them and passed them down to their sister. Not only does she have her own room, but she has much smaller clothes. We currently have all of our 1963 bi fold doors removed from the closet for several reasons. They we're starting to come off the tracks, and honestly are just too dated for the current design of our home. The closets will most likely be tackled after the basement renovation takes off.

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PROS AND CONS OF MULTI LEVEL DECKS + MY INSPIRATION

PROS AND CONS OF MULTI LEVEL DECKS + MY INSPIRATION

Multi level decks can offer your backyard space so much potential across the board. Today I am sharing my top 5 favorite multi level decks for your backyard. So let's get into the pros and cons of what a multi level deck can offer you.

  • The overall aesthetic is visually appealing. The options are endless when it comes to the materials you can use on your multi level deck. You can utilize different wood types, concretes, and stone. I love how the deck boards are both vertical and horizontal in the example above. It gives the deck more character. 

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MOVING + REWIRING A TV

MOVING + REWIRING A TV

When we ultimately decided to do a room switch in our open floor plan home, we knew the tv over the mantle in the new dining room was out of place. It's new home in the now family room, hangs between our front windows. There wasn't any wiring available for the TV, so we had to rewired to make it happen. We tied into the old location through the attic. Here are a few photos of our process. *We have been doing electrical work for several years now, we do not recommend you rewire anything in your home if you don't feel comfortable. Always hire out electrical work if you're not 100% confident!

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DIY PHOTO LEDGE + WHY YOU SHOULD BUILD ONE FOR YOUR HOME

DIY PHOTO LEDGE + WHY YOU SHOULD BUILD ONE FOR YOUR HOME

I've said it in several posts, and I'll say it again. Photos are my absolute favorite decor to have in our home. Photographs are decor with a purpose and hold so much sentimental value. They're not mass produced, you can't buy them at a big box store, and they surround you and your family with memories you've celebrated together over the years. 

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