I’m on the roll, guys.  And it’s going to be an AWESOME August.  I can feel it.  For starters, let’s start this month out on the perfect foot with this lovely motivational wallpaper that I designed myself. Yes, I mean I hand lettered it.  If you’ve ever wanted to try hand lettering, I’m here to tell you to go for it! It’s easier than you think, I promise. And, hey, if you feel like you need instruction, you should check out my beginner hand lettering course HERE.       “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” You’re right. Click here toRead More →

Minimalism can sometimes seem like a lofty goal or something just inside your home that doesn’t have any place in the real world, but you can find inspiration for your minimalist practices all over the place. Once I decided to live a more minimalist lifestyle at home, I realized that I’d already learned to simplify some things just through working in the restaurant industry.   As a server, I was already being a minimalist in how I managed my time.     Related Posts         What can being a server teach you about minimalism?   More than just how to carry cocktails onRead More →

What do you do when you want to downsize your living space and start a minimalist lifestyle? While most people think of downsizing their wardrobe or their trinkets, there’s a lot of downsizing you can do in your kitchen. One of the main ideas of environmentalism is the classic “reduce, reuse, recycle.” That’s super easy to do in the kitchen.   We’re going to talk about how to start the process of downsizing, making sure everything in your kitchen is doing double duty or you’re just using it all the time, and then how to save money by buying in bulk and making your ownRead More →

I am a self proclaimed cheapskate.   I can admit this.  I hate spending or wasting money on things I don’t have to.  It just bothers me!  But I am also really frugal and a minimalist as well.  Frugal and cheap are different in certain ways.  The idea behind cheap is always wanting the best deal at the current time regardless of it is the best long term deal.  Frugal is a long term spending benefit, making life changes to be more money-conscious.  There are big and small ways to be frugal, but here are fifty little lifestyle changes you can make to be more frugalRead More →

When you begin your minimalism journey, you can always start by throwing stuff away. Buying less stuff can start whenever and is an ongoing thing, but downsizing is essential to jump-starting a minimalist lifestyle. One of the hardest things to downsize for me personally? My makeup. Though I wear minimal makeup every day, I like to really do it up on dates, events, or even just random days. And like any woman who wears makeup, I like to switch it up and try new things, which means I have some “extra” products lying around. When we first started our minimalist lifestyle, I had to thinkRead More →

Besides Quiet Sundays, I have a“day job” is in the service industry, so I wear makeup mostly to look more awake and happy. And it gives me a huge confidence boost to have on some red lipstick or a well-executed winged eyeliner. I also love doing dramatic makeup looks for parties or events (like Mardis Gras!). One thing I don’t want to do is let my love of makeup interfere with our minimalist lifestyle, so I’ve pared down all my makeup supplies to the essentials. If you’re on a similar journey, let me share my tips and tricks for looking fabulous with makeup while alsoRead More →

So you’ve decided you want to downsize, to simplify, to free up your space, but where do you start? I suggest start with the hardest spot first.  Some people say start easy, but if you really want to go for it and you really want to start the process of making your life simple, then jump right in! Once you’ve tackled that most cluttered space in your house, crafting minimalism in the rest of your space will be easier. Like most people, I ended up starting with my closet because my goal originally was to just have less material things.  It was hard, too, becauseRead More →

At Quiet Sundays, we’re dedicated to the environment, so we like to use only green cleaning products. There may also be some skin allergy issues in our household, and with four dogs, we need cleaning products that will be safe! The best way to insure that your home is allergy free and environmentally friendly is to make your own cleaning products, so your home is free of harmful chemicals. Just in time for spring cleaning, we’re sharing our recipes with you. These green cleaning products also cost a fraction of the price. Read on for DIY cleaning products for your home, your clothes, and your surfaces.Read More →

Hey guys, I know this is a weird way to put it but with four dogs (and a cat), you know some serious training goes on in my house! Except, it doesn’t really. Instead of training, everyone has general dog manners, but I don’t have four dog beds lined up where they must stay or anything like that. It’s pretty free form even though I am a dog trainer. When I explain it to my friends, I call it training versus manners. Training: Automatically heeling and sitting at stop signs Going into the crate when we leave Knowing things like “On your bed”, down, stand,Read More →

I used to think affirmations and all that visualizing what you want in life was complete poop. Until I tried it. It was on a whim and it was a few years ago. Here’s what happened. I had an etsy shop (I still have it and it is absolutely my first love), and I had been making a good $700-1000 per month on it. Really good for an etsy shop selling dog collars. But I wanted to make more. I specifically wanted to make $1000. Here’s what I did though, since it was a complete whim and I didn’t believe in the power of affirmations,Read More →