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All ends of the consuming spectrum.

Trends aren’t always for me

I’ve never been much of a trend follower and I can’t help be critical of things that I deem problematic, especially trends for the home. Some of it is just preference like blackboard labeling, I can’t stand blackboard anything. To me it seems messy and it’s a textural thing, I can’t tolerate frosted glass either, it just gives me the heebie jeebies. Most of my dislike of certain things like wall to wall carpeting and stainless steel is because I’m not a big fan of spending my time cleaning and definitely not a fan of working harder not smarter. Read more

For the Love of Stuff

Americans have soft spots in their hearts for their loved ones, their pets, their vehicles and most definitely for their stuff. Since post WWII days there has been a love affair with consumption going on in this country that has only waned in recent years with those interested in minimalism and the tiny house movement. Millennials want to Read more

Gadgets, gadgets, gadgets

We’re a gadget and appliance obsessed nation. Technology can barely keep up with itself and the busier we get, the more we look toward tools to help us make light and quick work of drudgery. I remember thinking how cool it was that the Jetsons dealt with mundane chores by Read more

Buy less stuff, have more experiences

There is a movement of minimalist’s who are living with less, in less space and rejecting materialism in their pursuit to embrace a simple life. Instead of investing in things, they are investing in time spent doing what they love and spending time with the people they love. Some of these folks are young, active and want to travel extensively and be able to pick up and move on a whim. Some minimalists have lived in one place for a long time but Read more