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When I Met The Minimalists

24th October 2014

The Minimalists

At the beginning of the year when I decided to embrace a minimalist lifestyle I found myself searching for reassurance. I was pretty sure simplifying my life was the right thing to do, I just wanted to hear from the people who were already there and living it.

I began by Googling ‘minimalism’ and ‘living with less’ and I quickly came across Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists. Their blog and books are about living a meaningful life with less and their inspirational words were just what I was looking for.

Last Friday I travelled to Birmingham to meet Joshua and Ryan at a book reading. I told them I’d parted with the majority of my clutter except my beloved deer collection and they were amused to hear my friends had expressed concerns about the welfare of my herd.

I think you would all agree that deer add value to my life, so for now they’ll be staying. I wish you all a very Happy Fawn Friday!

Kitsch Deer
Kitsch Deer
Kitsch Deer

Further reading: My Decluttering Tips and Decluttering My Home

Everything That Remains a Memoir by The Minimalists 

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13 Comments

  • Reply Victoria Eales 24th October 2014 at 10:29 am

    Happy Fawn Friday!!

    Have a great weekend,

    Victoria xxx
    FlorenceandMary.com

  • Reply Daisy Jones 24th October 2014 at 10:53 am

    I have had a good de-clutter this year, ongoing process. I have stopped visiting charity shops or if I do its just to look or buy a new cardi! (but no 'stuff')
    I am inspired to buy that book to take my de-cluttering to the next stage?
    bestest D xx

    • Reply Candy Pop 24th October 2014 at 8:43 pm

      Well done – browsing is the new shopping!

      I wish I'd decluttered years ago, it has transformed my life, for the better!

  • Reply http://evaetsandra.com/ 24th October 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I'm happy you keep it yours fawns ! Happy fawn weekend 😉

  • Reply Ingrid Orens 24th October 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Never ever get rid of your deer !! They are sooo lovely and so cute – and everybody needs cuteness in their life 😉 !

    As for your decluttering-process : respect ! I'm not able to do it… I'll stay a "maximalist" for the rest of my life, I fear…

    • Reply Candy Pop 24th October 2014 at 8:39 pm

      Don't worry, the deer are staying!

  • Reply claire 24th October 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Happy Fawn Friday! Your deer are lovely, and I love the backgrounds you photograph them against.
    Claire xx

  • Reply Heather @ my little red suitcase 26th October 2014 at 6:51 am

    I have been reading 'the Minimalists' too, aren't they great! yes the deer do add value 🙂 x

  • Reply CraveCute 26th October 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Often when you have too many things you really don't enjoy them. I'm glad you are keeping your deer and are enjoying them to the utmost! And thank you for sharing them with us!

    • Reply Candy Pop 26th October 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you.. This is so true – I love my things more now I have less.

  • Reply Kate Gardiner 27th October 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Oh your deer collection and those vintage fabrics are to die for! I used to have a duvet made out of the purple flowery one! I have tried to declutter my life a bit, and while I'm no hoarder I do find it difficult to throw things out!

  • Reply KatGotTheCream 28th October 2014 at 11:37 am

    I remember you mentioning that blog and how wonderful to meet them both at an event. I am glad you kept the deer too but I'm also very inspired by your decluttering. I'm afraid my interiors are still fairly maiximalist xx

  • Reply tors grantham 4th November 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Oh, I shall have to remember to check out the book, I've been trying to simplify and de-clutter and could use some encouragement too. Glad your deer collection will remain though, Ithink having something you love is important

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