Why Do I Struggle With Clutter?

Part of the reason I have my YouTube channel ( Aim 4aCreativeLife ) is because YouTube was a big motivator in my decluttering journey, and I wanted to in turn motivate others with my journey. I would watch minimalism and decluttering videos to get in the zone and help me form better ways of thinking…

Rescuing a Lady’s Parlor Chair

Since becoming an aspiring minimalist, I have been much more selective in my lifelong curbside-treasure hunting. Much to my hubby’s relief, my collecting habit has been broken for the most part due to my desire for a less cluttered home… But my rescuing heart is not so cold as to leave a gem like this…

Shoulder or Back Pain? Consider Minimalizing your Purse!

Minimalizing your purse can provide relief from back and shoulder pain, as well as being unable to find your keys, phone, or a pen lost in the abyss of a big bag! Once the diaper bag was retired, however, I still felt the need to keep everything at the ready. In reality, I couldn’t find…

My First Whole Room Interior Design Challenge

I reused items we already had including a college dorm chair, but made it extra comfy and in style with a DIY midnight blue velvet re-cover job. The nesting shelves were from my son’s old nursery (which had been in a box for 6 years because we kept moving and they were a pain to…

Better than Toys

Every kid can easily make an expansive (and probably expensive) Christmas wish list, and have a lot of fun dreaming of what they want to receive.  I used to look at a toy catalog as a kid and write my own illustrated list to Santa. (I had an inkling it was really Mom and Dad…

DIY Rust Removal without Harmful Chemicals!

I am SO glad my mom showed me how to remove rust this way.  I use this method several times a year, and I never need to go out to buy any supplies because they’re right in my KITCHEN so I know they’re safe around kids! All you need are two common household ingredients…watch how…

The Surprising Outcome of my No Credit Month in 2019

A few days before November, I don’t recall what prompted it exactly, but I spoke to my hubby asking him to be on board with a “No Shopping November” challenge.  Considering a few recent purchases (but not knowing we’d need a lot of work on our vehicle), he agreed that would be a good idea. …

I did WHAT to Save Money?

Well, I’m half-way into my No-Credit November Challenge, and I must admit I’ve made a few risky fashion decisions lately…Not risky to my finances, but they were financial decisions. I’m determined not to spend money! But what should I do when I CANNOT STAND any more bad hair days as my pixie haircut grows out??…

No Shopping November: But Baby it’s Cold Outside!

I looked through my clothes last week and realized I had ONE everyday sweater shirt to wear…and it was in the laundry pile.  Also, it was freezing outside.  Bummer.  Normally, I’d run to the thrift store and pick a few out, wash them and be good to go.  But nope.  This is NO SHOPPING NOVEMBER,…

Summary of No Shopping November Challenge, wk 1

Sometimes when inconvenient things like these happen, it can be easier to say “Let’s go to Starbucks and treat ourselves!  We’ve been through a lot!” But nope, sticking to the challenge despite the unexpected things. 

Two words I’m going to keep repeating this November no matter the challenges that may keep coming: Thankfulness and Intentionality.  (And thank YOU for intentionally spending time reading this!)