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Minimal-ish is a podcast hosted by Desirae Endres about striving to live with less of the things that don't matter, more of what does, and pursuing intention in every area of our everyday lives and motherhood. We'll talk about a realistic version of minimalism, family life, motherhood, work, caring for ourselves, budgeting and intentional finances, and everything in between.

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236: Saying Yes

2024-06-1325:37

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In today's episode, I interview Erin Loechner, author of 'The Opt Out Family,' about her journey from being an influencer to living a low-tech lifestyle. We discuss the challenges of social media, the power of the algorithm, and the importance of being more engaged in our real life. Erin shares her insights on how to make the shift to a low-tech lifestyle, and we talk about getting intentional with the role technology plays in our life. Erin encourages us to be more engaging than the algorithm and shares examples of how her family lives a low-tech lifestyle. Conversations on technology and social media are always important ones to have because there is no playbook on how to do this well - we have to make those decisions for ourselves. I love that Erin gives us another perspective along with a ton of resources on this topic. Links: The Opt Out Family Website Preorder The Opt Out Family (June 12th is the release date) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we have special guest Tara Saunders who is a mom of 2, wife, and special education teacher who is now home on summer break. If you’re anything like me, the start of summer (whether I’m teaching or not) gets me excited to have more time + energy to spend reading. As an educator and kids with summer reading assignments, Tara shares her tips for creating daily routines for the whole family to read and discusses all things book decluttering and storage. If you’re also hoping to simplify reading for everyone this summer, then you’ll love this lighthearted and fun conversation! LINKS Tara on Instagram Tara’s Minimalism Story Episode on Minimal-ish Desirae on Instagram Minimal-ish Podcast Website Pop up tent :) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I am bringing you a fun conversation with special guest Diane Boden of Minimalist Moms all about having a minimal-ish summer. Diane shares so many great tidbits in this interview, including: finding a balance of flexibility and structure for everyone, simple routines to make getting out of the house less stressful, prioritizing connection with our family, and even unique ways to make time for our own friendships as moms. I’m so excited for you to tune into this episode to kick off your own minimal-ish summer!  Links: Diane on Instagram Minimalist Moms Instagram Minimalist Moms Podcast Desirae on Instagram Minimal-ish Podcast Website Sponsor: GreenChef: Get 50% off your order and 20% off your next two orders when you go to greenchef.com/minimalish and use code minimalish50 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In today's episode, I'm bringing you a replay of one of my favorite conversations that is perfect for summertime. I talk with Jamie Baker about finding personal style and feeling confident in our clothes. We discuss the importance of curating a wardrobe that fits our current bodies and lifestyles, and Jammie brings tips for shopping with intention. This conversation is timely with summer coming soon, because we all know shorts and swimsuit season can bring some feelings and have us not loving our closets as much as other times of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we are wrapping up our Getting Intentional At Home series with special guest Carly Hill of Debt Free Mom. Carly and I are talking all about contentment, how caring for what we already have can foster these feelings both inside and outside our homes, and all of the mental, physical, and financial effects of chronic discontentment.  She also shares her personal experience with moving and how she applies these concepts to improve her perspective and find peace in her temporary living situation. I always love having Carly share her wisdom here on Minimal-ish, but this conversation is definitely one of my favorite topics!  Sponsors: Hungryroot: Get 40% off your first delivery and free veggies for life at hungryroot.com/minimalish armoire.style/MINIMALISH to get up to 50% off your first month LINKS Carly (Debt Free Mom) on Instagram Carly’s Website Carly’s Podcast Carly’s Previous Episode on Minimalish (Budgets + Groceries) Desirae on Instagram Minimal-ish Podcast Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we have a solo episode where we are taking time to celebrate the routines that help me stay intentional at home, which ranges from self-care to productivity to home management style routines. As always, you will leave this episode with some encouragement + reminders to celebrate your own wins instead of always focusing on what’s not working.  LINKS: Desirae on Instagram Minimal-ish Podcast Website Supplements Mentioned: Peaceful Mama Joot Just Calm Rhythm and Flo SPONSORS: Earth Breeze: Get 40% your subscription at earthbreeze.com/minimalish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I’m bringing you my conversation with special guest Myquillyn Smith where she is talking all about simplified home decor. She’s sharing several realistic tips and tricks from her new book ‘House Rules’, such as how to redecorate or reconfigure a room on a budget, adding layers of “coziness”, or the importance of decluttering a space to make it feel more clean and simple. I was so encouraged by her down-to-earth, walk-with-me approach for any woman who feels like they aren’t a “naturally inclined” home decorator. I know you’ll love this episode as much as I did! Myquillyn’s new book: House Rules Myquillyn’s website Myquillyn's 'House Rules' Podcast Desirae on Instagram Minimal-ish Podcast Website ---- Sponsor: Green Chef: Go to greenchef.com/minimalish50 and use code minimalish50 to get 50% off, plus 20% off your next two months. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I'm doing a special edition of "declutter with me" where we're focused on trouble shooting the commonly cluttered areas of our home and answering the question "Why do I still have Clutter." Links: Decluttering Action Plan Podcast Website Desirae on Instagram Sponsor: Oneskin: Go to oneskin.co and use code minimalish for 15% off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we are kicking off our Getting Intentional At Home series with Lyndsey of Treehouse Schoolhouse who shares her personal experience with minimalism + simplicity for her and her family as a work-from-home business owner and homeschool mom of 4 kids. In this episode, we talk about maintaining a clutter-free home with systems and routines, intentional home design and arranging spaces purposefully, hosting and boundary setting, and so much more! I hope you love learning from Lyndsey’s personal journey as a minimal-ish mom as much as I did! Treehouse Schoolhouse Instagram Shop - Treehouse Schoolhouse (Code MINIMALISH15 for 15% off) Desirae on Instagram Minimalish Podcast Website Sponsor: Hungryroot: Go to Hungryroot.com/minimalish to get 40% off your first order and free veggies for life! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I'm introducing our new series that we will be focusing on for the next several weeks: Getting Intentional at Home. The goal of this series is to work towards contentment and gratitude for the home we have as we also work on one simple improvement we can make to the way we take care of our homes or use our homes. I explain of that in this episode, and I also take you through some reflection questions and mindset shifts to get us started. Links: Join the Minimal-ish collective and book club Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Minimal-ish Ep. 176: Q&A: Why We Moved + Getting Things Done With Little Ones Sponsor: Fearless Finance: Head to fearlessfinance.com and use code Minimal-ish for 50$ your first planning meeting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I'm honored to have pastor and author, Max Lucado, as my guest. We talk about his newest children's book, Just In Case You Ever Feel Alone and how we can approach the topic of loneliness with our children (and any other big feeling), help them cope, and stay connected as a family in a time where it is common to feel distracted and disconnected. I love this conversation, the encouragement it brings to parents, and the simple, practical tools that Max brings us. Links: Book: Just In Case You Ever Feel Alone Max's website Max on Instagram Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Podcast Book Club Sponsor: Fearless Finance: Get 50$ off your first meeting with a financial advisor at fearlessfinance.com/minimalish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's episode is a topic that I love. Though we don't often talk about it on the podcast, I believe fitness and wellness, and how we take care of ourselves in general, is a big part of intentional living. However, motherhood often does make it a little more difficult to navigate making it a part of our lives. Today I have Amy Kiefer of Expecting and Empowered on the podcast to encourage us with resources and motivation to a healthier life - from nourishing ourselves well, to simplifying fitness, to making it a part of our routine in the midst of overwhelming days as a mom. We also talk about the benefits of strength training and nourishing ourselves well. I hope you can tell through listening in that I absolutely loved this conversation and was very inspired by Amy- I know you will be, too! Links: Expecting and Empowered Expecting and Empowered on Instagram Desirae on Instagram Minimal-ish Collective Podcast Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I have Ashlee Gadd as my guest as we are talking about a "thing that matters" - creativity, or really, doing whatever it is that makes you feel more like you. We encourage our kids to be creative, yet as adults we often fully lose this part of ourselves to a busy life. We count creativity as something that we no longer have time for, that is inessential. Today's conversation challenges that and encourages you to keep creating, right in the margins of a busy life and motherhood. Ashlee s a wife, mother of three, believer, and the founder of Coffee + Crumbs. When she's not working or vacuuming Cheerios out of the carpet, she loves making friends on the Internet, eating cereal for dinner, and rearranging bookshelves. Her book, Create Anyway: the Joy of Pursuing Creativity in the Margins of Motherhood, is now available wherever books are sold. Links: Minimal-ish Collective (book club) Ashlee's Book Ashlee's Podcast Coffee + Crumbs Ashlee on Instagram Desirae on Instagram Podcast website Sponsor: Hungryroot: Get 40% off your delivery and free veggies for life at Hungryroot.com/MINIMALISH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I am honored to have Dana K White of A Slob Comes Clean as my guest! Dana is (much to her surprise) a messy person turned decluttering expert, and she brings so many actionable tips in this episode to help us see decluttering in a new way. Instead of taking everything out and making more mess in the process, what if we did things differently? This episode is full of tips for the overwhelmed, messy person who wants to declutter but doesn't have much time to be making and cleaning up more messes in the process. Listen in and then go declutter something! Join our Decluttering Challenge/ Book Club Dana's Website Podcast Website Find Desirae on Instagram Sponsor: Earth Breeze: Get 40% off your subscription at earthbreeze.com/minimalish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we are taking a break from your typical weekly minimal-ish episodes to bring you a preview of what is to come next week - our first challenge in the minimal-ish patreon community + the happy mom summit. I would love to see you in either one of these places, and hope I do! Either way, I'll talk to you next week right back here for our regularly scheduled programming. Sign up for: Happy Mom Summit (free 5 day summit with 32 speakers) Minimal-ish Collective Maintenance Decluttering Challenge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we are approaching a hard topic: Grief. While it's hard to talk about, it is important. Many of us don't even want to think about what my guest, Krista, experienced through losing her husband, but for many others, it is a reality. Krista now helps other women struggling through loss, and today she shares about her story, post traumatic growth, and how stuff, clutter, and decluttering plays a role in the grieving process. Links: Minimal-ish Collective/ Minimal-ish + Coffee Podcast Krista on Instagram Krista’s Website The Widowed Mom Podcast Grief Plateau Quiz Desirae on Instagram Minimalish Podcast Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In today's Minimalism Stories edition of Minimal-ish, I talk with Jordan Jones, mom of three, business owner, and podcast host of the Work + Worship Podcast. I recently stumbled across Jordan's story of her cross country move TWICE in one year with three little ones, and I had to hear more about how minimalism has played a role in her family's ability to say yes to big adventures. We talk about so many different things: from minimalism before kids vs. minimalism after kids, to living in smaller spaces vs. larger spaces, to simplifying our wardrobe and Jordan's biggest advice to anyone starting out. This is such a fun conversation, and I know you'll love learning from Jordan! Links: Minimal-ish Collective Jordan on Instagram Jordan's Podcast Jordan's Website Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Sponsor: Connect with your partner every day using Paired. Download the app at https://www.paired.com/MINIMALISH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today is a "declutter with me" style episode, but it's a little different than typical. Instead of focusing on one area of the home, I'm sharing 7 of my top tips for decluttering that I've learned over the years. I'm also sharing where my focus will be with decluttering this year. At the end of the episode, I announce the minimal-ish collective - a place where we can declutter and walk towards a minimal-ish life together. Head to patreon.com/minimalish to find out more about the minimal-ish collective. Links: Minimal-ish Collective Episode on changing your shopping habits (this year) (last year) Free Minimal-ish Starter Guide Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Sponsor: Connect with your partner every day using Paired. Download the app at https://www.paired.com/MINIMALISH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we're taking some time to pause and think about our goals again because goal setting is an important part of a minimal-ish, intentional life. We often have a push to set goals at the beginning of the year, but the real progress comes when we revisit those goals and refine them throughout the year. In this episode, we go through a series of questions to help us reflect on our progress, decide which goals still matter and which we can let go of. We also make a little plan to continue this type of reflection throughout the year. This episode is a guilt and shame free revisiting of our goals - if you haven't made any progress yet, the opportunities are endless to start when you're ready. At the end of the episode, I revisit the goals that I shared with you on the first episode of the year and do my own version of this exercise as an example and a reminder that I'm always on this journey with you! Links: Podcast Website Desirae on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Preeti Sharma_Career guide

Very nice article! I'm Preeti, I write for educational blogs. I make a collection of wonderful educational blogs from where I could take inspiration for writing. This article really inspires me though it is a little different from my domain but nonetheless it is a good writing. I sometime write for a education site blogs www.clearexam.ac.in Let me know your thoughts if I could contribute to your blog too.

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Preeti Sharma_Career guide

Very nice article! I'm Preeti, I write for educational blogs. I make a collection of wonderful educational blogs from where I could take inspiration for writing. This article really inspires me though it is a little different from my domain but nonetheless it is a good writing. I sometime write for a education site blogs www.clearexam.ac.in Let me know your thoughts if I could contribute to your blog too.

Apr 11th
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Preeti Sharma_Career guide

Very nice article! I'm Preeti, I write for educational blogs. I make a collection of wonderful educational blogs from where I could take inspiration for writing. This article really inspires me though it is a little different from my domain but nonetheless it is a good writing. I sometime write for a education site blogs www.clearexam.ac.in Let me know your thoughts if I could contribute to your blog too.

Apr 10th
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Korina

Could you do a podcast about sleep? we talk about energy a lot, and setting good habits. I would love to hear your take on sleeping habits!

Feb 25th
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Jabina Chowdhury

such great advice during this time! Thank you

Oct 28th
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Sunshine

I love you two I think you are very good at communicating how to put minimalism into practice 💜 thank you!

Jan 29th
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mechele newell

i love this podcast. do you have anything new?

Jan 27th
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