Every year, ⅓ of the food produced in the world is wasted. That’s 1.3 billion tons of food! Not only are people wasting money, but it has a huge impact on our environment as well. That’s why I have been doing a few simple things to reduce our household’s food waste. That being said, I … More 5 Practical Ways to Reduce Food Waste
Ever since the Mister started our mini-garden, we’ve had a whole bunch of basil readily available to us – except maybe this winter, when most of them didn’t survive 😅. But anyway, we’ve already had 2 jars of homemade pesto that we use for pastas and pizzas – and oh, we do love our pizza! … More Homemade Pesto Recipe
Yes, I do practice minimalism and I am proud that I am quite a frugal person. If I could delay buying something, I would. We just have enough stuff at home, but that doesn’t mean that we are deprived. It’s actually the other way around. By cutting back on many other things, I get to … More What I Splurge On As A Minimalist
As far as I can remember, I have always lived frugally, and I am proud of it. I make it a point to save some of my income (or allowance, when I was still a student), even if it’s just a tiny bit. Some might think that I am depriving myself by living frugally, and … More Frugal Tips For Your Home
The Mister asked me what I wanted for my birthday. In the past, it probably would have been some new gadget, or jewelry, or maybe some new clothes. I thought about it for a couple of days… I wanted some new shoes, but I found nothing that I particularly loved. I definitely don’t need a … More What Do I Want For My Birthday?
Winter isn’t my favorite season. I don’t particularly like long nights and short days. Or maybe because I’m used to relating winter to Christmas (which is my ultimate favorite season of all), but unfortunately, Christmas in the southern hemisphere happens during summer. However, I have found that there are ways to actually enjoy this cold … More Embracing Winter with Hygge
Growing up, I never really cared whether our house (or even my room) was tidy. I didn’t matter whether there was dust all over – although it triggered my allergies 😢 But as I got older, I started to appreciate and enjoy going home to a tidy, relaxing home after a hard day at work. … More How I Keep My Home Tidy
Minimalism and ambition. These two concepts may seem contradictory. Doesn’t minimalism tell you to want less? Doesn’t it talk about having less material things, less busy schedules, and less clutter? Personally, I believe minimalism can fuel your drive towards your goal, and that you can be a minimalist and still have high ambitions. A common … More Can a Minimalist Have High Ambitions?
For many years, turmeric has been used in Ayurveda for its anti-inflammatory benefits which mostly comes from curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric. Research has been done to study the health benefits of turmeric for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol, and even cancer. In some mornings, I’d swap my usual coffee for … More Golden Milk: Turmeric Latte
Whether it be an empty room, a blank wall, an empty shelf, or a closet that isn’t full to the brim, people have the tendency to fill up empty spaces. Why do we fill this way? Like we need to fill up every void? This might be because empty spaces evoke the feeling that something … More Embracing Empty Spaces