Well, all this flap about not spending, not buying, purging, saving, etc. is great except for one thing: This website, for example, will cease to exist because without people using the advertisers that support it, it will be gone. Same with Target, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, the little shop around the corner from you, etc...doesn't matter, when you stop buying, they stop selling, then they go out of business and guess where that leaves the economy? But this purging and simplifying is just another passing fad, similar to the "country" look and wallpaper borders of 10 years ago, or the sappy words everyone has on their walls right now. "Live, Love, Laugh," "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" or "Keep Calm and Carry On." In another 5 years or another faze of your life, you will return to shopping, justifying it however you please. And I'll bet you the minimalist craze doesn't apply to your kids and their eternal whine for more toys, more electronics. Just something to think about.
It's the Little Things:
5 Ways to Spend Less & Reduce Clutter
|1/28/13 12:05 AM|
Couple years ago I bought 2 workbenches similar to this at Wal-Mart for less than $40 each. They are smaller but versatile to use all over the house and garage.
The Cheapest Minimal Island/Buffet/Table Ever
|6/4/11 12:39 AM|
This is wonderful. Go look at the photos of the beamed ceiling and you'll see more of what they did to the cabinets. It looks delightful. Being in advertising, yes, we do tend to oversell a lot...but that's what gets all the suckers in to buy. I love to leave work at night and see the parking lot full of customers clutching their dog-eared ads and running into the store as if what they want wasn't there a week ago and probably at the same price. Beth, you should have had one of those "Keep Calm and Carry On" signs or some molded plastic chairs with the wire legs and then everyone who looks at this site would have been happy! Love it, love it, love it and wish I could see more your your beautiful home.
Before & After: Beth's Breathtaking Kitchen Reno
Beach Cottage in the Desert
|5/30/11 10:08 AM|