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A Year of Simple Living

2020-05-27T20:21:09+00:00

It’s crazy to think that it’s  been a year since I started Small, Simple & Sunny!  I’m typically one of those people who starts a project but has trouble following through, and so it truly feels great to be able to say I’ve stuck with this blog for a year (even if I’ve been [...]

A Year of Simple Living2020-05-27T20:21:09+00:00

Slow Living During COVID-19

2020-04-26T20:07:49+00:00

Slow living can be defined as “a lifestyle emphasizing slower approaches to aspects of everyday life” (Wikipedia). With our world changing due to COVID-19 it feels as though we are all doing some slow living these days. Perspective is everything, and this slowing down of life as it once was can either be seen [...]

Slow Living During COVID-192020-04-26T20:07:49+00:00

Before You Buy That…Tips for Shopping Intentionally

2020-02-18T11:48:43+00:00

Over the past couple of months I have found myself falling into old habits such as going to Target just because and making so many Costco trips that my phone started to predict my shopping schedule... This month we decided to start fresh.  Our grace period after buying our first home is officially over [...]

Before You Buy That…Tips for Shopping Intentionally2020-02-18T11:48:43+00:00

Minimalism Is Not Perfectionism

2020-01-27T22:29:09+00:00

This past year brought with it many adventures for Travis and I.  Most recently, we bought our first home together! After closing in late November we moved in right before the Thanksgiving holiday hit.  Since then we’ve been going non-stop. Unpacking, having family visit to see our first official home, and going to Lowes [...]

Minimalism Is Not Perfectionism2020-01-27T22:29:09+00:00

Making Time for Yourself

2019-10-06T17:34:35+00:00

At the beginning of this school year I took a few moments to think about how many more Vitamin C tablets I had left in the bottle (I make a point to take one each day, especially during the school year and flu season).  Yet as the second week of school rolled in, so [...]

Making Time for Yourself2019-10-06T17:34:35+00:00

Automating Your Morning Routine

2019-09-09T22:48:42+00:00

Mornings have the potential to become quite hectic.  I can’t count how many times I’ve let a not so perfect morning affect my attitude.  Whether it’s changing outfits three times, waking up late or a fuse blowing in the middle of me blow drying my hair, I’ve been known to let the unpredictable get [...]

Automating Your Morning Routine2019-09-09T22:48:42+00:00

How to Stop Buying Clothes You Don’t Need

2019-08-23T15:28:58+00:00

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for Fall to be here.  I want to say goodbye to this sweltering hot and humid Virginia weather and say hello to temperatures in the 70’s, changing leaves and the occasional Pumpkin Spice Latte (yes, I am one of those people…).   But wait, if the [...]

How to Stop Buying Clothes You Don’t Need2019-08-23T15:28:58+00:00

5 Benefits of Starting a Garden

2019-08-14T13:09:13+00:00

If you had given me a plant of any kind 6 years ago it would have been dead within a week.  Growing up I had always had a brown thumb.  I thought plants were lovely- I just never managed to keep many of them alive.  In middle school I asked my mom if I [...]

5 Benefits of Starting a Garden2019-08-14T13:09:13+00:00

Come Home Happy: How to Reduce Stress After Traveling

2019-08-07T14:14:57+00:00

Have you ever come home from a great trip, but after walking through the door of your house immediately feel stressed out?  Maybe you start thinking about all of the things that you forgot to do before leaving, and need to work on now that you’re home.  For me some of these things include: [...]

Come Home Happy: How to Reduce Stress After Traveling2019-08-07T14:14:57+00:00

Simplify Your Schedule

2019-07-16T13:37:21+00:00

Do a quick Google search on “people pleaser” and this definition from Psychology Today immediately pops up: “one of the nicest and most helpful people you know.  They never say no”. I’m not sure about you, but for the majority of my life this is the “bucket” I would place myself in. Today, I’m [...]

Simplify Your Schedule2019-07-16T13:37:21+00:00