What is minimalism?

Some people hear the word minimalism and think back to an article they had read about the “crazy” guy who lives out of the back of a van only owning 50 items total. Maybe you think you need to live in a tiny home or never have children to be considered a minimalist. Sure, you could consider that a form of minimalism but that’s not what it’s all about. It isn’t about following a fad, or giving up your car or TV. It’s so much more than that.

Minimalism is about freedom and living a more meaningful life.

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The healthy candy bar (organic, non GMO, vegan, gluten free, zero preservatives)

 

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If you know anything about me, you know that I have a major sweet tooth. You probably also know that I’ve been seeking out a more organic lifestyle. Talk about a tough combination between health-seeker and these serious cravings I get all too often. Finally, I’ve figured out a way to combine the two.

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Frozen Grape Snack Hack – Only 2 Ingredients!

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I’ll start right off of the bat by saying thanks again to my dear Mom, for the amazing recipe idea!

As a mother myself, I like quick and easy. This recipe is exactly that.

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100 Unusual Baby Names

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I guess you could say the style of the following names would be somewhere along the lines of boho-hippie-vintage-outdoorsy… I just liked them, okay?!

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The perfect summer salad recipe

My mom stopped by the other day with this amazing salad that she made and I had to run out the next day and buy ingredients to make it for myself!

SO EASY & SO GOOD. I actually mean it when I say easy too because I know a lot of recipes say “easy to prepare” and they’re straight up lying. I also mean it when I say it’s good, like really good. My toddler is becoming picky but she ate an entire bowl for dinner but it could easily be eaten as a dip!

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1 can of corn
1 can of black beans
1 can of artichokes
A chopped red onion
Halved cherry tomatoes
2 cut up avocados
1 can of sliced black olives
Feta cheese
Balsamic vinaigrette
Salt & pepper
Garlic salt

Simple – mix it up in a bowl and season to taste!

xxoo Kate

Natural insect repellent

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It’s that time of the year people – at least in my neck of the woods! It’s finally summer, which means outdoor fun, camping, hiking, traveling, sunshine and, wait for it…. bugs! My family loves to get outside and go for walks, head out to the campground or camp and just be outside enjoying the nice weather. The thing that comes along with warmer weather that is not so enjoyable are the bugs and I’ve found a healthy way to keep them off of me and my babies!

My mom actually discovered this stuff at our local co-op but you can also order it for literally half of the price we paid in-store. I’ve attached a couple of links below. What I love about it is 1- THE SMELL. Oh my goodness it’s so good. 2- It actually works. And 3- It’s healthy. DEET free my friends.

Don’t know what DEET is? It’s not good for you or your children to put it simply. DEET is in almost all insect repellents because it’s the ingredient that actually repels the insects. The Herbal Armor insect repellent repels with six natural oils, clinically tested to be 100% effective. Its sweat and water resistant and upholds strict standards for natural ingredients. It’s perfect for sensitive skin and your precious children.

You can get the kids kind, the adult kind or even some for your petsI just buy a big bottle of the kids kind and our whole family uses it. Currently swear by it guys! It’s a must have if you ever go outside… so yeah, I’m talking to you!

xxoo Kate