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The (mostly) Simple Life

Practical Ways to Simplify Your Life

Are you feeling like you are just getting by and not living your life on purpose? We can help you simplify your life to let what matters the most take center stage.

Saving Money

Spend your money on purpose. Take control of your finances by creating your personal budget and learning new ways to cut expenses and save more money.

How to Make Birthdays Special When You’re Broke (50 Cheap Birthday Ideas)

Birthdays are kind of a big deal at our house. Austin’s birthday was a few weeks ago and it basically ...
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How to Get Married for $1000

Austin and I dated for 2 month, were engaged for 2 months, got married for $1000, and are coming up ...
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13 Ways To Not Spend Money

13 Ways To Not Spend Money

If you've ever spent more than you should have, gone over your budget, or regretted a purchase, this one's for ...
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How to Live on $2500 Per Month

For years, Austin and I lived on less than $1500 per month. My blog post showing our average monthly budget at ...
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Saving Money on Groceries

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15 Best Tips to Save Money on Your Groceries

When we think about the things that usually cost us a lot of money, we often think about housing, cars, ...
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23 Healthy Meals on a Budget (Starting at $0.64 Per Serving)

Trying to turn over a new leaf with a healthy lifestyle? Don’t let excuses get in your way. I’ve heard ...
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Eating Healthy on a Budget: Top 10 Tips To Save The Most Money

There is a misconception that eating healthy is more expensive. It's generally true but there are plenty of ways to ...
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Budget Grocery List: $50 a Week for Two Adults

Budget Grocery List: $50 a Week for Two Adults

Is it possible for two adults to eat for $50 per week? Yes, if you have a budget grocery list ...
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Organizing Your Home & Decluttering

Declutter your home with intention. Clutter is not just the stuff that is in your closets and on the floor. It’s what stands between you and a happy, simple life.

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How Many Shirts Should I Own?

Ever since I gave up my 9 to 5 job and chose a freelancer career, I’ve been trying to create ...
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15 Best Declutter “Before & After” Images

In the past year, we went through major decluttering projects in our home, including a very messy garage, a bedroom ...
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5 Tips to Declutter Your Garage Quickly (Real-Life Example)

Are you fed up with the mess and clutter in your garage? You are not the only one, most people ...
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Declutter Your Clothes (For a Wardobe that Makes You Feel & Look Good)

I bet that you have just the right amount of clothes in your closet, right? right?? hmmmm. If you're like ...
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Wash Your Bed Sheets Every 1 to 3 Weeks (Take the Quiz!)

Many people want to find out how often they should wash their bed sheets because washing bed sheets is time ...
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The Biggest Secret To A Perpetually Clean House

Austin is a good cook. He gets creative in ways I would never think of and it's almost always delicious ...
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How Many Clothes Should I Have?

How Many Clothes Should I Have?

It’s a super common question: How many “xyz” should I have? JeansPajamasShoesShirtsDressesTopsUnderwear I see this question all time when the ...
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Declutter Your Home: Where to Start When You’re Drowning in Clutter

Have things gotten out of hand, and you know it's time to declutter your home? You've been so crazy busy ...
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Check out our minimalist series of “How many should I have?”:

Setting Goals For a Successful Life

Life is not just about the short-term pressure of saving money, paying the bills, and keeping your home simple and organized. It’s also about living a live on purpose. Thinking about and defining the right short-term, mid-term and long-term goals will set you on a path to success.

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101+ Long-Term Goals For a Successful Career & Life

Most people setting goals think about what they can accomplish in the next few weeks. But big, important goals can ...
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60+ Mid-Term Goals to Give Your Life a New Direction

In my earlier posts, I have outlined why it is important to set short-term goals, mid-term goals, and long-term goals ...
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51 Great Goals to Set to Change Your Life

  It's almost that time again. Time to start thinking about what goals you want to set for next year ...
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How To Set Short, Mid, and Long Term Goals + Why You Need To

We talked about setting goals for the year back in January (this post). The goals that I set were all ...
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Building Healthy Habits for Life

Like most things, healthy habits develop slowly, and we need to build them one step at a time. But the rewards are a happier and healthier you.

10 Healthy Habits You Need in Your Life

I’m all about working on creating healthier habits! What we do every single day is what determines our lives, so ...
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The 20 Best Healthy Habits to Start (Low Effort, Big Rewards)

Let’s face it: We all want to be fit, healthy, active, and happy. We also admire people who seem to ...
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20+ Healthy Habits for Life

I've struggled with adopting new healthy habits for life, and you've probably struggled, too. I used to start with big, ...
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What We're Eating on the Zero Sugar Diet

What We’re Eating on the Zero Sugar Diet

Over the last year, I’ve been making big efforts to consume less sugar. My efforts got a bit more drastic ...
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Work and Career

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What is Success? 40 Amazing Stories + 7 Tips for Success

The success race has made us believe that if we haven’t accomplished a rigid list of things by the time ...
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What Should I Do For a Living? 60+ Cool & Well Paid Jobs

The question we all face at one point or another in our lives: "What should I do for a living?" ...
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A 6-Figure Salary is $100k/Year, $8.3k/Month, $48/Hour (& How to earn $100k+)

In this article, we will first look at how much a 6-figure salary is, review 10 jobs that earn 6+ ...
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Mind & Happiness

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60+ Inspiring Family Picture Outfits

Planning a family photoshoot and unsure about what to wear? You are not alone. Choosing a photographer is hard but ...
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Left Hand Itching Means Something Is Coming Your Way: Interesting Facts About this Superstition

According to Web.archive.org, “Superstitions can be defined as beliefs or practices that allow people to explain events that otherwise seem ...
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100 Simple Life Quotes to Inspire You to a Simple & Happy Life

Wading through life can sometimes feel like a Herculean effort. Nobody knows the secret to success, especially when it concerns ...
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Top 40 Things To Be Grateful For In 2021

I’ve tried to make use of the time we have had during the quarantine to start learning new skills. One ...
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75+ Best Hobbies for Women in 2021

Here are some of my favorite hobbies and activities that never fail make me happy no matter what mood I'm ...
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11 Tips for Living a More Active Lifestyle

Update: This is a repost of one of my very first blog posts from 2016. The advice in this post ...
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