What We Own … Now that we are Traveling

March 13, 2013 in My Simple Living by Lorilee Lippincott

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Just over a month ago I posted about what we owned as a minimalist (or simple living) family.

But a lot has changed in the last month.

Ever since we first started simplifying we dreamed of being able to live out of a backpack and travel…

…and just over 2 years since we started de-cluttering and making intentional changes it is now a reality!  We are in China and this post is about what we brought with us.

… we aren’t technically living out of backpacks… suitcases, but the idea is the same.

Here is what we brought with us and what we are storing…

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Big News #2

February 27, 2013 in My Simple Living by Lorilee Lippincott

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Last month was pretty exciting with Big News #1. This is a continuation … though unrelated…

I love news and surprises and this is another thing I have been really excited to share with you!

Our simple living is making a big change…

….we are getting rid of a bunch more stuff because…

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What We Own Update – Our Minimalist Living

January 30, 2013 in My Simple Living by Lorilee Lippincott

our dinning room - minimalist home, simple living, organizationMy previous post about ‘exactly’ what we own has (by far) been the most popular post on this blog.

I figured I would post an update because we have gotten settled and cleared out more. We love our little apartment!

If your new to the blog (welcome!), we are a family of 4 (kids are 9 and 5) who have downsized from 2000 square feet to a small 1 bedroom apartment.

Come on in!  Have a cup of tea and a cookie and let me show you around.  This is what we own:

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A Random Update … on me – dreads and driving

December 7, 2012 in My Simple Living by Lorilee Lippincott

So no deep thoughts in this post, just an update on what is going on over here…. if you are interested :)

For the last year-ish (about 10 months to be exact) I have been playing with having my hair in dreads.  I have always wanted to try them out and think they look soooo cool.

So last Feb, when we were snowed in one weekend, Bryon put dreads in my hair.  (he is the most amazing man ever… it took him two days).  The basic idea behind dreads is to get your hair to form tight knots (think mats on a stray animal) in a somewhat organized fashion.  There is a whole culture out there with lots of opinions on the right way to do it, but most commonly recognized is just back-combing sections of hair (think bangs that stood up straight in the 80′s).

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Interview with the Kids

August 6, 2012 in My Simple Living by Lorilee Lippincott

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My daughter wanted me to take a bunch of pictures with her and I have been playing with some different editing techniques.  These are pictures I took of them at the park last week. … most are of Lily because Ian was hiding and running.

A few weeks ago it was mentioned in the comments that I should ask the kids some questions.  I do all the writing on here (except for a post by Lily last fall and maybe some more when school starts again).

What do the kids think about minimalism?

Lets ask them:

Me: What is minimalism?

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