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The Happy Minimalist

The Happy Minimalist

making the most out of the little things

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5 Benefits of Cleaning Out Your Books

5 Benefits of Cleaning Out Your Books

I love a good book. As a kid I read all the books I could get my hands on. Nowadays, I don’t have quite as much time to devote to books as I’d like to.  Over this break I went through and cleared out my […]

Minimalism and Peace

Minimalism and Peace

Virtues Peace is just one of the virtues I’ve been studying in my Christianity and Civilization class in school.  We have been going through different Christian virtues and how they affect our lives.  Through talking about these different virtues, I thought about how minimalism is […]

How to Find Inspiration 

How to Find Inspiration 

Creative Block There are so many times when I want to blog, or write, or paint… but I have no idea where to start! Sometimes I just stare at a blank canvas trying to find some sort of inspiration, but I just can’t seem to […]

The Beauty in Being Easily Fascinated 

The Beauty in Being Easily Fascinated 

My story: I’ve heard from many different people that they find it enlightening or comforting when they see me get excited or fascinated about the smallest of things.  I feel like this has always been a characteristic of mine, but even more so since becoming […]

How A Minimalist Wardrobe Makes You Stylish

How A Minimalist Wardrobe Makes You Stylish

My Minimalist Wardrobe Journey A few years ago I made the decision to downsize to a minimalist wardrobe.  I’m still in the process of learning to live with fewer clothes and accessories,  but my closet has been cut into at least 1/4 of what it […]

5 Ways to Create Hygge in Small Spaces 

5 Ways to Create Hygge in Small Spaces 

Hygge- “A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)” I’ve seen hygge as something alot of scandi minimalists really getting into.  I first learned about hygge from a video by […]

Design from a Christian Perspective

Design from a Christian Perspective

Made In His Image When God created man, he created us in HIS image.  The first humans were, “a pair of persons who can live in society and who can use their gifts to cause others to flourish”  As a communications major and design/marketing minor, […]

The Number One Key to Friends & Socialization

The Number One Key to Friends & Socialization

As a kid, I was called shy by just about everyone; friends, family, and strangers.  This played quite a role in my social development all throughout grade school.  When someone is called shy, they believe they are shy, and therefore act shy.   There were various […]

3 Things I’ve Started Buying Since Becoming a Minimalist

3 Things I’ve Started Buying Since Becoming a Minimalist

Yes it is true, I’ve started buying some things since becoming minimalist!  Since becoming a minimalist, I’ve stopped spending in certain areas and started buying in others.  This post is kind of a “part two” based off of my other post- “3 Things I’ve Stopped […]