There are a few things that have been going on here at Be more with less that require an update. I also have a few great blog recommendations for you!
Zen Laundry – I am still hanging my clothes outside. It this August heat, the clothes are almost dry before I finish hanging them up! Any tips for air-drying towels? Mine always end up a little crunchy!
Monday is day 40 of my dairy free challenge – A little over a month ago I posted this anti-milk blog and committed to 40 days without dairy. The challenge was a breeze, although I haven’t noticed a ton of health benefits yet. I attribute this to one of two things. Either I wasn’t consuming enough dairy to begin with, or I haven’t been without long enough.
TV free – At the beginning of July, I canceled the cable and have been living a TV free life ever since. Now that it’s been more than a month, I can honestly say, that I can’t imagine going back. I don’t miss the cable bill. I don’t miss the wasted time and I don’t miss any of my favorite TV shows. We do watch movies as a family, but it is very deliberate and enjoyable instead of mindless and numbing.
My cosmetic obsession – I took a little heat for showing off my very un-minimalistic make-up collection. It has been just over a month since I pledged to not purchase any cosmetics and to stay away from make-up counters. I am happy to report, that even though we have a brand new Sephora in town, I have not stepped foot in the store. I haven’t perused any make-up counters, or websites and have not purchased a single thing.
Stop checking email – This has been the most challenging task for me. I typically start the week strong, only checking email two times a day and by the end of the week, I am peeking at my iphone several times a day. I am considering (although not committing) turning off the email access on the iphone for a week or two to see if that helps.
Car free day – At the end of June, I committed to drive less. Since then, one day a week, my car stays in the garage!
Fashion project – This week, Project 333 was born! Many of you want to join the challenge to go 3 months wearing only 33 items, including shoes, clothing and accessories. I am thinking about a way that we can all interact during this process sharing images, lists and tips. Stay tuned and suggestions are welcome!
My first interview – Hulbert Lee interviewed me for a minimalism series along with other minimalists that have inspired me. Even though Hulbert introduced me as a teenage mom instead of a mother of a teenager, I really enjoyed working with him!
If you have taken on any of these challenges, attempted a mini-mission or started a project of your own, please leave a comment!