Welcome to the second Friday Favorites! Each Friday I show you some of my favorite minimalism inspiration resources! My hope is that you will find inspiration and motivation to live a simpler lifestyle. Feel free to share with me what you may have learned, felt inspired by, and/or who you newly subscribed for future content. I love getting feedback from you! You can comment below, or contact me directly with the link above here!
This week, I played catch up with my YouTube subscriptions. Lately, I have not had the time to watch all of the lovely videos of people I follow. This is due to gardening season, new puppies on our small farm, among other things! Some of the links I am sharing today are a result of this. I am also sharing, with you, a fabulous blog post and Ted Talk! Sticking to the same format as last week, I will share with you what inspired me with each link and why you should check out each one!
Friday Favorites – Minimalism Inspiration
Sea & Silva – My Vegan Minimalist: Hair, Teeth, & Skincare Items – I am new to Haley’s channel. She is a Minimalist, Vegan, and Zero-Waster. Her bathroom essentials are what I am working towards with removing plastic from my life. I love how little she has, how it all has a purpose, and the lack of an impact these products will have on the world. Haley and her boyfriend are planning to move across country with the premise of only moving with what can fit into their vehicle. This post is the start of a series to show us what the contents will be.
2 // The (Mostly) Simple Life’s 1 Kitchen Appliance that Saves Her Thousands of $$$ – I have been following Christine’s blog since I started blogging at the end of last year. I adore her posts, because she always has great tips to live a more simple life. This particular post was published this week. I think it is absolutely perfect for anyone who is trying to downsize their kitchen appliances [like myself]. You will have to click on the link to know all the details, but Christine is very thorough on why she insists this product saves her so much! She even shares several recipes that are simple and sound super yummy! I do not have this exact appliance, but I do have a smaller and very similar product that does a lot of these things as well. However, I may consider the upgrade after reading her post.
3 // Rachel Aust’s Bathroom Makeover – Rachel Aust could and may possibly make it onto every Friday Favorites post I publish! I adore Rachel for many reasons, and if you watch her YouTube videos, you may feel the same way. I love the simplicity of her bathroom when it comes to the colors, textures, and plants she uses. She even includes a quick DIY within this video for a very chic plant stand! By the way, she is totally the reason I have a fern now!
Melissa Alexandria: The Easy Way To Start A Capsule Wardrobe – I have followed Melissa Alexandria for about a year now. She is an amazing person who figured out what she wanted from her life quicker than most. She is extremely inspiring in the way that she lives, and seems beyond her age with some things she shares on her channel! I should be sharing her YouTube channel directly, but you can click her name once you open the video. I specifically chose this post for two reasons: 1. It is simple and to the point as most of her videos are; 2. it is a more current video, so you can see possibly newer wardrobe pieces for inspiration in your capsule wardrobe.
5 // Ted Talk: 10 Item Wardrobe – Building from Melissa’s video, I watched this Ted Talk, and became inspired. I currently have approximately 20-25 pieces in my wardrobe, but I am really unhappy with my spring and summer capsule wardrobe. Taking on the challenge of a 10 item wardrobe would means choosing only pieces adored, and see how it feels to only wear these pieces. I am not sure how restricting 10 items would be, but it could be a fun challenge. Regardless, this should inspire us to work with what we love in our wardrobe, and figure out why we do not love the rest. Then we can make a decision in what to do with this piece.
I hope at least one of these links provides you with inspiration to live simple. It is a gift to be able to focus on living without distractions.
Simplicity is keen to figuring out our personal style, saving money, and curating a life we love. It is also a way to let go of stress and anxiety. There is so much to explore in life. Material possessions and a cluttered mind no longer need to hold you back form exploring them.
What is inspiring you lately? How are you working to simplify your life? Let me know below in the comments!
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