In a Nutshellother blog: fabulously broke in the city
minimalist since: 2007 -- why minimalism?
talk to me: contact me here!
current location: canada/usa
home: hotel room
owns: 3 suitcases 2 carryons of stuff
# of items: more than 100!
furniture: 1 japanese futon
works: business consultant
gadgets: macbook pro, ipod touch (pda)
drinks: earl grey cream tea
practices: rebel yoga and de-cluttering
loves: minimalism, $$ management, traveling
quirk: must prep my food before eating
Most Recent Posts
- Wishful travelers and the money trees in Britain
- Do You Have a Credit “False Alarm” Slowing You Down?
- Aesop’s Fable: The Farmer and the Stork
- Forced Minimalism: Moving to a Smaller Place
- Your First Apartment: Stocking up on the essentials
- Quote of the month: Abraham Lincoln
- Hold to Minimalist Principles and Don’t Fall for Ads
- Minimalist Art: From 1 sheet of paper
- Is Life Getting More Complicated Because Of Technology?
- How to Know if You’re Ready for a Home Loan
Posted on 9 June , 2014 | 4 CommentsTweet This is a question that comes to me in many forms: Are you a minimalist, or just poor and pretending it’s cool? I guess I could be seen as […]
Posted on 6 June , 2014 | 1 CommentTweet “That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it […]
Posted on 4 June , 2014 | 4 CommentsTweet Sometimes, it seems that buying stuff is a very really habit. You’re just in the habit of buying things, whether it’s for a collection, or you think you might […]
Posted on 2 June , 2014 | No CommentsTweet Typophile Shaun Chung created this Rubik’s cube stamp featuring Chinese characters that combine to form verses from a traditional children’s poem. The text I used for my cube is […]
Posted on 30 May , 2014 | 1 CommentTweet Drones used to be seen as these high tech machines that the US military was using for operations all around the world. Then, Amazon announced last year that it […]
Posted on 28 May , 2014 | 2 CommentsTweet When my husband and I were first looking for a home almost seven years ago, we had an interesting choice to make. Should we get the biggest home possible? […]
Posted on 26 May , 2014 | 1 CommentTweet Inches away from a train. What a vibrant (but dangerous) life. This is absolutely why I travel. I am not a relaxed vacationer, I’m an adventurer who comes back […]
Posted on 23 May , 2014 | 2 CommentsTweet I’ll go out on a limb and assume that the majority of readers on this blog are over 19. I’m in my early thirties and recently, I started listening […]
Posted on 21 May , 2014 | 1 CommentTweet One of the struggles that can come with life is the tendency to overschedule. We say yes to a lot of things, and do things so that we seem […]
Posted on 19 May , 2014 | 1 CommentTweet I have a soft spot for this, because I am a bit of a manga freak. Plus, I like the idea of re-using something you don’t read for such […]
Posted on 14 May , 2014 | 2 CommentsTweet One of the things I noticed recently is that the prospect of more money isn’t enough of a motivation to do something. At some point, money as a motivation […]
Posted on 12 May , 2014 | 1 CommentTweet I rather like the packaging of those Nutella jars that can be reused as cups afterwards: You just rip off the top and clean it out to use it […]
Posted on 9 May , 2014 | 1 CommentTweet Seeing this picture the first time, I didn’t think too much of it until I understood that this was not a hotel but actually a private cabin in a […]
Posted on 7 May , 2014 | No CommentsTweet Over time, we tend to collect stuff. But we’re often not just collecting stuff; sometimes we’re also collecting other things, like financial accounts. Not too long ago, I realized […]
Posted on 5 May , 2014 | 5 CommentsTweet It just occurred to me the other day when going through my wardrobe and trying to do a heavy purge, that we always make lists of what to buy […]