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Intentional Living: Take Care of Yourself First


Before I jump into this post, I want to congratulate the winners of last week’s giveaway: Deborah and Jon W! Your copies of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up will be mailed out this weekend. :)

Hi, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, eh? For new readers, I used to do this weekly update where I sort of filled in the blanks on how I was trying to live a more intentional life. I ended up making the intentional decision to stop posting them every week, but I was thinking it’d be nice to do them occasionally still – maybe on the last Friday of each month? Let’s try it!

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Minimalism Isn’t a Numbers Game


Last week, I announced I’d done one final declutter and had officially removed 65% of my belongings from my home; this means I’m living with just 35% of what I once owned (which are now 100% of my belongings and there’s literally nothing left to get rid of). For the first time, since starting on this journey, I felt a tiny bit of pushback from a few readers/followers. It wasn’t negative, but the concern was that I’d potentially given away too much, and a few people even wrote to say they wished they could do the same but they’d never be able to do what I had done. The minute I read that, I knew I wanted to write this post.

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Book Giveaway: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


It’s been a while since I’ve hosted a giveaway – too long, in fact. Today, I want to change that by giving away something that I so badly want to read myself: two copies of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo.

I’ve never given away a book I haven’t first read myself (that’s what happens when you can’t shop and are still only #11 on your library’s hold list), but this best-selling guide to decluttering your home has received so much praise, I don’t think it will disappoint.

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