Oh Hey Friday! Five Great Reads On Living With Less


Happy Friday, you guys!
I’m switching things up right now with this Oh Hey Friday post.  The Five Things on Friday link up is on a break for the summer, but I have come to really enjoy these posts so this week we are linking up with September FARM and The Farmer’s Wife for their very first Oh Hey Friday link up!
It’s the exact same format, just different hosts {they felt the same way I do and didn’t want to break for the summer}.  I hope you’ll click over and even join with us or enjoy the other Friday posts.

five great reads on living with less

So, since I posted a little update on our house purge this week, it got me excited about it all over again!  Sometimes you just have to dive in and it will come back you.  I started going back through blogs and posts that have really inspired me in the past.  I even found some new great reads so today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite reads for getting inspired to live with less…be that less space or less stuff or both.

1.  Assortment — 665 sq ft.

assortment kitchen

I found Carmella in my Country Living magazine one day and had to know more about her story.  Then I discovered her blog and fell in love.  This lady is a beautiful, beautiful writer.  She loves Jesus, she and her family of 5 have made radical changes to simplify and their 665 square foot space is dreamy.  So much inspiration here.  I recommend you start with their story.

2.  Shalom Mama — family of 6 living on a BUS

This girl is quirky and fun and totally out of the box.  I first found her on Tsh’s podcast {another wealth of wisdom on living simply} and she was so interesting!  She’s very committed to natural living and her blog is so intriguing to me in general, but y’all.  Her family of 6 LIVES ON A BUS.   I’m not saying I want to go this route but it’s crazy to see how they make this work and ARE HAPPY.  So fun to read.
3.  A 30 Piece Wardrobe


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Have you ever heard of building a capsule wardrobe?  Basically, it’s a pared down wardrobe of quality pieces that mix and match well together so you have what you need and the decision of what to wear is much simpler.  As a clearance/thrifting/impulsive hoarder, I’ve ended up with a closet of clothes that I don’t love and plenty of occasions where I don’t feel like I have what I need.
Enter this post.  I can tell she put so much thought into it as she takes you step-by-step through the process she’s used to come up with a 30 piece year round wardrobe.  She’s a smart cookie, that one.


4.  10 Reasons Our Family Wants to Live with Less Stuff

10 reasons to live with less stuff
This was one of the first posts I read when we started the process of getting rid of our crap.  I lined up on almost every single reason and she put words to how I felt.  If you want to feel validated in your stress with your stuff or feel motivated to live more and manage stuff less, this is a great read.

5.  Five Helpful Tips for Purging Crap
If you’ve ever hit your breaking point with the crap {raise your hand if you’ve thought about burning it all down and starting over}, you’ll enjoy this read.  She’s hilarious and still offers practical suggestions for what to actually do with all the stuff you’re purging.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!




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8 Responses to Oh Hey Friday! Five Great Reads On Living With Less

  1. Courtney says:

    I didn’t know that my WARDROBE had a NAME!!! I totally do this… I have staples and a mix all of them together… and then USE my accessories to make this look really different, dressed up or just fun and bright! I love this post… great things here… really make me want to GET RID OF STUFF!! I love cleaning out, and throwing away, and seeing spaces that are clear and simple!

  2. Sarita G says:

    Stopping by from the link up. Love, love, love this list.. I myself feel that we have so much STUFF!! And I try not to buy too much but it just seems to accumulate nonetheless. Can’t wait to read more!

    Come by and say hi http://www.itsagirlgirlworld.blogspot.com

    • Dana says:

      Hi, Sarita! Glad you found me there! And I totally agree…the stuff has a way of finding itself back in our homes. I have to think of myself as the gate keeper of my home. It sounds very official so it kinda helps. ;)

  3. Visiting from the linkup! Oh I needed to read this as I work on cleaning out closets in our guest room this summer so that we can turn it into a toddler room! I love the wardrobe idea, too!

    • Dana says:

      Hi, Ashley! I’m so glad you stopped by! Best of luck with your guest room. I have to keep telling myself that it gets worse before it gets better, but the end result is totally worth the mess. ;)

  4. Amy Johnson says:

    First of all, that kitchen is SO cute.
    Secondly, that bus transformation makes me want to buy a bus and transform it.
    Thanks for linking up with us today!!

    • Dana says:

      Right?! I can’t get enough! And hey, thanks so much for telling me about it. I’ll keep linking up with you guys…that was fun!

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