It has been three months and I am still working on my minimalist kitchen. I have been able to reduce my cookware, bakeware, and meal prep by more than half! Here is what I have: Cookware 1 Large saute pan* 1 Small pot (1 qt)* 1 Medium pot (5 qt)* 1 Large (chili/gumbo) pot* *Note: … Continue reading Success – Minimalist Kitchen Part 1 Done!
It was a balmy 10 degrees this morning in the Detroit area today as I walked from the parking structure to work. The whole time I am thinking...'I can't wait until Greg and I are on the go and we can follow the warm weather' I am in the home stretch of my 10 year … Continue reading Happy 2018–Closer & Closer to Fulltime RVing with Greg!
No, I am not suggesting that every full-time RVer needs to be a classically trained Chef. I have been reading a lot about an organized life. A lot of the habits and philosophy used by Chefs can help me go from Sticks & Bricks Hoarder to Full-TimRVer and Minimalist. Article I discovered this philosophy from: … Continue reading Full Time RVing & Mise-en-Place
I am sick and tired. Nope not a quip...I have an ear infection and I did not get any sleep last night. What I did was a lot of was thinking. How many Moms have been in the same position I am in now? I am coming down with something I need to act as … Continue reading Are We There Yet?
aka Lessons Learned From My 1st RV Show Because I Failed To Plan! Why make a plan for an RV show? RV shows can be very overwhelming. I attended my first at the Suburban Collection in Novi, MI this year. 18 Aisles that ran the full convention center 26 Exhibitors – RV Retails, Financing, Parts, Campgrounds … Continue reading How to Plan for Your 1st RV Show!!!!
Now that I have spent a couple of weeks using only the minimum utensils and dishes, I think I have a good idea what exactly is in my minimalist kitchen. This includes the following: Food Prep Joseph Joseph - Nest 9 Nesting Bowls Set with Mixing Bowls, Measuring Cups, Sieve, and Colander Mixing Spoon Cake … Continue reading Minimalist RV Kitchen List & Schematic
After reading so many posts about people who chose to go back, earlier than planned, to a 'brick & mortar' home after Full-time RVing, I was able to group the biggest reasons into 3 categories: Inability to adapt Major life change Financial miscalculation Inability to adapt - There are several factors that fall under the category … Continue reading My 10 Year Full-Time RVing Plan & Budget
I drove to Toledo today to watch my son Justin in the Lake Orion Marching Band perform a fabulous show at the Bands Of America Northeastern Ohio Regionals. It was a hot but beautiful day. Here he is center stage! After they perform there was a 6-hour wait until the awards ceremony. While I am … Continue reading @BandsOfAmerica Regionals
You may have heard that old saying the Cleanliness is next to Godliness, well if that is the case, then minimalism must be next to Godliness because my kitchen has been so much cleaner since I started this journey on Monday. Ok, this isn't my kitchen...but this is what my kitchen felt like this morning. … Continue reading Minimalist is next to Cleanliness…who knew?
I have been researching downsizing my kitchen and one phrase that came up very frequently was Minimalist Living. I think I am going to give that a try this week. Anyone who knows me would be very surprised to hear that I was planning a minimalist or zero-waste lifestyle. I work in technology for a company … Continue reading Minimalist – Kitchen