the no-spend new year: three months in

The past month hasn’t been the best look on me. I’ve been feeling heavy – physically and emotionally – and I’ve felt myself falling back into bad habits to feel better. On top of all that, I’m getting married in almost 2 months. With that comes the preventative stress of making sure my skincare routine…

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the no-spend new year: how it started

Back in November 2020, I made a big decision: I was going to stop shopping in 2021 – cold turkey – for all of the things I didn’t need. The distractions, the time-fillers, the pick-me-ups….you know, because I’m sure you’ve been there at some point, too. I was spending too much, accumulating too much, and…

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rest in our reality

Today, it’s raining. The air outside our home smells like wood fire, cold temperatures, and wet leaves. There’s a goat screaming in the pasture; she’s hungry, as always, and she’d rather stand in the rain and tell us about it than curl up with her family in the shed we built for them. I’m about…

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1. things that matter

There are things that matter, and things that don’t. Like the things you see below in this photo. This jumbled mess of precious mementos and impulse purchases. You see, there are 6 necklaces here: 2 of which matter, and 4 of which don’t. We can view them as symbols of the many things sitting in…

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