My Favorite Minimalism Resources & Inspiration

My Favorite Minimalism Resources and Inspiration

With Spring Cleaning and decluttering at the forefront of my mind at this time of year, I’m in full-on declutter, live-with-less, zen mode. I’ve posted my fair share of information and thoughts on minimalism, but love to look for new inspiration as well. Minimalism to me is not the idea to rid yourself of all your possessions, but to only keep those that are functional (you need) or bring you joy. The items you surround yourself with should serve a purpose, not sit unloved or unused while life passes by. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite inspirations for minimalism, so be sure to check them out.

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Modern Tropical Moodboard & Outdoor Planning

Modern tropical outdoor moodboard, featuring warm woods, tropical foliage and a paver grid patio with succulents in between

Awhile back I shared some inspiration for an outdoor space I wanted to work on, and now that Spring is very near in California I’ve finally started work on our outdoor space. With that comes lots more planning, and refining the look that I’m going for. I think I’ve settled on something with a modern tropical vibe, which to me means it’s inspired by both a tropical and desert (a.k.a. water friendly) vibe. The warm woods and large-leafed foliage both feel tropical, while the pavers outlined by spanish sedum and combined with the white cushions feel more desert to me. Hopefully I can achieve a balance of both.

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Foraged Florals, Arranging Flowers From Your Yard

Foraged florals, tips for creating a flower arrangement from your yard.

Making flower arrangements is something that brings me lots of joy, and over time I’ve come to realize that buying flowers from the store can not only be expensive but not great for the planet as well. Most flowers are imported from other parts of the world, especially if they are not in season. I’ve come up with an easy and free solution, foraging flowers from my yard! Not only is it easy and free, it encourages me to take better care of my yard and home. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite tips for finding flowers in your own backyard. If you don’t have a yard, don’t worry, I’ll cover that too!

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