Saturday, 8 June 2019

I'm going semi-naked

Ok, well not naked as such. But I am trying the go a little more - I guess you'd say - minimalist. I don't want to go full-on 'throw everything away and live in the same 3 t-shirts' minimalist, but I do want to be a lot more cautious and mindful in what I buy and what I own. I won't be getting rid of things I love, like my books or my craft supplies, but I think I'm ready to get rid of those clothes that I 'might fit back into one day' or the DVD's that I'll 'get around to watching soon'.


I think there is an important line between complete minimalist and having enough. It's about being happy with what you have. I want to be happy with what I have, and not feel that I need anything else. To say that me and my partner are only in our 20s, we have a shameful amount of things and I have to say that it does clutter your life. I want to be able to have free space in my home, I want to be able to know what I have and where it is when I need it. I don't want to have to re-arrange my desk or dresser every time I want to use it.

There are a lot of things at the moment that I'm not prepared to get rid of, and that's ok too. I don't want to be hasty and end up getting rid of something I regret, but I know in time I will get rid of more and prioritise what I need. I'm a long way off being a minimalist and if I'm honest, I don't think I would want to be. I just want to be happy, and if that means having a balance of stuff and empty space, I'm willing to take myself on this journey.

Are you a minimalist? What are your thoughts on minimalism? Let me know!

Until next time...

TheDarkeowl
xox

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Books to Read in 2018

I challenged myself to reading 12 books last year and I didn't quite accomplish it, but this year I do really want to read more and these are some of the books I can't wait to get stuck into!

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

2018's New Years Resolutions!

Welcome to a new year! I usually get quite excited with a new year starting, but for some reason I felt quite daunted this year. I'm not too sure why but I do hope that this year will be one to remember! Everyone knows that with a new year comes new years resolutions; and although most of them don't make it through the first month, here are my new years resolutions for 2018!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Product Empties #4

There is nothing better than getting rid of clutter and (finally) being able to write an empties post, especially with the new year giving a fresh start to things! Some of these have been waiting for a while to be in a post, but here are my most recent empties and what I thought of them.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

What I got for Christmas | 2017

Merry Belated Christmas everybody! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and spent it with the people you love. I want to get back into my blog, but I think I'm going to take it easy for now so please stay with me! I always love reading these Chirstmas present posts and I really wanted to do one myself. With a similar disclaimer to almost all other people that do these kinds of posts, I am NOT bragging about what I got for Christmas, I appreciate everything I have and I know that a lot of others aren't as lucky as me, but as I've already mentioned, I just really enjoy seeing other peoples' posts. 

Friday, 10 November 2017

Tips on Moving Out!

Even though I have only moved twice myself, I know how stressful it can be moving house. My dad was a removal driver for years and I used to go out with him on jobs, so I have picked up a few tricks of the trade to make moving (slightly) less stressful and a bit smoother. Here are my top tips to help you move house! 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Makeup and Book Haul!

So you may or may not have seen my swatches post of the new Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Palette (link here!), but that was part of a lovely haul I did recently! I haven't treated myself recently so this was really nice for me! I've been feeling books and makeup recently so here is what I picked up!