30 Day Minimalism Game - The Outside and In

Have you heard of the 30 Day Minimalism Game? I recently completed The Minimalist’s 30 Day Minimalism Game in January and the experience was quite positive. In fact, so positive that I am doing it again this month! Who would have ever thought that decluttering and tidying up could have been not only fun, but also (dare I say) addictive. Whenever the topic comes up, people usually react quickly to say 1) “I need to do that!” or 2) “There is no way I… Read more »

n Pursuit of Buying Less & Doing More - Young House Love Has a Podcast

It’s been a while since I shared my favorite podcast of the week. I certainly have not stopped listening to all my favorites, but it wasn’t until I heard Dana Miller on the Young House Love podcast that I felt compelled to share this most recent podcast episode. This week’s episode recommendation is: “In Pursuit of Buying Less & Doing More” on Young House Love Has a Podcast. To give you a quick background, Young House Love Has a Podcast… Read more »

A Few Days in Lima + Pierina's Eclectic Urban Oasis

I cannot believe it has been over a month since we came back from Peru. Even though I dedicated a post to our time in the Peruvian rainforest, I also wanted to share a few details with you about our time in Lima. If you ever plan on visiting Machu Picchu, most likely you will spend some time in Lima. At close to 9 million people, this is not a small city. And they have insane traffic to prove it. Despite its… Read more »

Looking Ahead: Plans & Goals for 2017 - The Outside & In

I don’t know about you, but I am never ready to make plans for the new year on January 1st. December is usually the absolute craziest time with so much going on. How does anyone find time to reflect on the past year and decide what they would like to change during all the hooplah? It takes a few weeks into January for some productive thoughts to come out of this jumbled mind. Finally, I am ready to start reflecting… Read more »

Last year was my first year creating a reading list. Looking back on my list from 2016, I read 5 of the 11 books on theret. I’m pretty happy with that. The reading list helped me identify the books that were piquing my interest most at the beginning of the year. I used it as a loose framework. But when I got an excited about another book, I felt totally okay to deviate. With that in mind, here are the… Read more »