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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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Today I'm coming to you with a solo episode about how we can begin to change our shopping habits. It's so easy to find immediate gratification through shopping in our modern world. We can get an impulse idea to search for something online that we think sounds nice, click a few buttons, and end up with something new and shiny on our doorstep a few days later. So how do we change our shopping habits if this has been a struggle for us? I'm bringing you tips that include challenges to try and simple tips you can use in the moment when you find yourself filling up an online or in person shopping cart. I hope something in this episode helps you get a little closer to aligning your shopping habits with your values! Links: Find Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Simple Morning Lists Sponsor: Earth Breeze Laundry Detergent Eco Sheets: Get 40% off at earthbreeze.com/minimalish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today my guest is Carly of Debt Free Mom. Setting up a budget for ourselves is one thing, but actually following through with it is a while different beast. Carly brings us helpful and attainable tips to help us making tracking our budget part of our routine so we stick to the financial goals we set for ourselves. We also talk about a very relevant topic with rising prices: our grocery budgets. This episode is full of applicable takeaways to help us make budgeting a little easier to start the year. Links: Carly on Instagram Carly's Website Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Simple Morning Lists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today my guest is Linda McGurk, author of There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather and The Open Air Life. Today we talk about "Friluftsliv" and how this aspect of Nordic culture can benefit us wherever we're from. If you've wanted to convince yourself to get outside more, no matter the weather, this is the episode for you. Links: Rain or Shine Mamma - Linda's Website The Open Air Life - Linda's Book Linda on Instagram Desirae on Instagram Minimalish: Making Room on Substack Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we're shifting the New Year, New You narrative. This episode is for you if you're weary from the new year new you marketing, or just don't have the energy for a whole life overhaul/ big resolutions as we start a new year. I hope this episode encourages you that we can make impactful change in small, sustainable ways. Links: Goal Setting Episode Word for the Year Episode Subscribe to Substack / to Minimal-ish Family Bonus Episodes Simple Morning Lists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I hope you enjoy this end of year Q&A! Thank you for sending in questions. This was a fun way to end the year and I hope to do it more often in the new year! Links: Simple Morning Lists Podcast Website Find Desirae on Instagram Mercari Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I am honored to have Emily Ley as my guest. She recently wrote a devotional book titled Sure as the Sunrise, and in today's episode, we focus in on the idea of creating a word for the year along with how to create a grace filled morning routine that will work for whatever your life looks like right now. This conversation is so encouraging and comes at the perfect time of year as we are looking towards the fresh start of the new year, but I hope this episode reminds you that any day can be a fresh start. Links: Sure as the Sunrise Emily's Website Emily on Instagram Simple Morning Lists Podcast Website Desirae on Instagram Sponsors: Vegamour: Get 20% off at vegamour.com/minimalish with code minimalish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I'm taking you through a reflection to help you set a meaningful goal or two (or three) that you'll be more likely to keep for 2023. We reflect a bit on this past year and then dive right into some questions that will make sure your goals are deeply anchored in your priorities and what matters most to you. I hope this episode is helpful, as using this mindset for goals that I set has been extremely helpful for me. Links: Simple Morning Lists Find Desirae on Instagram Email a question to hi@desiraeendres.com for the end of year Q&A episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today's episode is the second in the Minimalism Stories series. My guest, Mary Simpson, shares her story about how downsizing and a health scare brought her into minimalism. She also gives great advice for getting started along with tackling sentimental items, something she personally struggles with in her journey. Find Mary on Instagram at minimalism_with_mary Find Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Simple Morning Lists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we're recapping and reflecting on some of the main points of the last several episodes as we get specific on what matters most to us this holiday season, what we can plan for so we make sure it happens, create a yes and no list for the season, and make sure we're also taking care of ourselves. I hope this episode is one that allows you some time and gives you some ideas to really reflect on making this holiday season one that you and your family love. Links: Desirae on instagram Simple Morning Lists Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Warning: As with many holiday episodes, we are talking about gifts, the emphasis of gifts, and gifts under the tree. If this might be something you don't want your kids to hear, you may want to listen with earbuds in! :) Today's episode is full of ideas to make the holidays fun and special for our kids, but also intentional and enjoyable for the entire family. My guest, Tasheena Ticer of The Cinnamon Mom, brings us a look into her family's traditions and how she celebrates the holidays intentionally, making sure to bring both fun and meaning to the holiday season for her kids. Tasheena shares plenty of practical ideas that we can take and use this holiday season, but she also brings us some important reminders to be realistic about our own energy this holiday season, because the holidays aren't just for our kids. I know you'll take away many fun ideas from our conversation, but also sense of relief that we don't have to do it all, and we can make the holidays special with low pressure and a low budget. Links: Tasheena on Instagram Tasheena's blog Podcast Website Desirae on Instagram Sponsors: Vegamour: Get 20% off your order at vegamour.com/minimalish with code minimalish Indeed: Start hiring today at indeed.com/minimalish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We are getting Hygge again on the show because it has been one of the most popular topics recently on minimal-ish, and I personally wanted to learn even more. This time, I went straight to the source: Denmark. I started following Diane in Denmark on her Youtube channel a while back, and I knew she was the perfect one to teach us how to Hygge our way through the winter and holiday season. We talk about several different ways to get through a long winter and to celebrate the season by actually planning Hygge into our days. Links: Diane on Instagram Diane's Youtube Channel Diane's Website Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Sponsors: Thank you to our sponsors for helping make this episode of minimal-ish possible! Indeed: Start hiring now by sponsoring your job post at indeed.com/minimalish Aspiration: Open an aspiration account at aspiration.com/tree Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How are you feeling about gifts this holiday season? Whether you're all about simplifying your gift giving (and receiving) for your family, or you just want to get more intentional and planned out, today's episode is for you! Gift giving and receiving can feel a little sticky when minimal-ish living is one of our values. The holiday season can be full of stress- stress on our budget, stress on our time, all because of the stuff. So, how do we realign the way we do gifts this holiday season with our values? Let's reflect, work on some mindset shifts together, talk about how we can talk to others about this all, and make a plan. Listen in! Links: Secondhand Holidays Episode Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Today's Sponsor: Dock A Tot: Get 15% off your order at dockatot.com with code MINIMALISH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I talk with Sharon Marcus of The Realized Home. Sharon is an interior designer with a philosophy that we can keep our decor simple, within our budgets, and still allow it to be incredibly meaningful as it reflects us and the story of our family. Today she brings a gold mine of practical tips to help us find our decor style, stick to it (aka don't buy excess) and get creative in decorating in meaningful ways. She also talks about how we can keep our holiday decor simple but festive. Links: Sharon's Website Sharon on Instagram Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Sponsors: Cozy Earth: Get 35% off sitewide at cozyearth.com with code MINIMALISH Indeed: Start hiring now at indeed.com/minimalish Mixsupps: Get 20% off your first order at mixsupps.com/minimalish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I'm bringing you part two of this series of what I've learned while decluttering with my daughter. I'm bringing you my process and what has made decluttering easier with my 5 year old as I've handed over the reigns of deciding what stuff to let go of and given her most of that choice. I also briefly talk about decluttering toddler things as well. I hope this episode helps you in some way when it comes to decluttering with your kids, even if they really feel attached to all of their things. Links: What I'm Loving: Hustle Sanely planning products (I personally mentioned/ love the planning notepads and 2023 planner) Podcast Website Find Desirae on Instagram Sponsors: Thank you to our sponsors that help make today's episode possible! Cozy Earth: Get 35% off sitewide at cozyearth.com/minimalish with code minimalish Vegamour: Get 20% off at vegamour.com/minimalish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I'm bringing you a two part series on what I'm learning as I declutter with my 5 year old daughter. First, we are starting with a reflection. Next week we will get a little more practical with the how. As I was cleaning up my home, doing a nightly reset, this question occurred to me and caused me to reflect. Is our pursuit of minimalism selfish if we have kids. I've seen similar questions discussed in minimalism focused Facebook Groups, and I really wanted to reflect on it for my own home. In this episode, I bring you along on my reflection and offer some questions for you to reflect on this for yourself. When it comes down to it, our why for minimalism is often far from selfish, but my own pursuit for a minimalist aesthetic in my home has crossed the line, and has become a stressor for me in the past. Let's talk more about this- Listen in! Links: Find Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Sponsors: Cozy Earth: Use code MINIMALISH for 35% off sitewide. Aspiration: Open your account at aspiration.com/minimalishdebit MixSupps: Get 20% off your first purchase at mixsupps.com/minimalish Indeed: Visit indeed.com/minimalish to start hiring now Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
My first solo episode of each month will cover something I'm simplifying - today, that is my wardrobe. I've talked about creating a uniform on this podcast before, about three years ago, so I felt it was time to update you on this process and how I'm using it to simplify my wardrobe postpartum. I hope you take away something from this episode that will help you simplify your clothing and create a closet full of only the clothes you love and feel good in. Links: Find Desirae on Instagram Podcast Website Sponsor: Cozy Earth: Use code Minimalish at cozyearth.com to get 35% off sitewide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I'm talking with Kat Steck all about her cross country move from LA to Nashville. She's a mom to two young kids who sold nearly everything her family owned and refurnished her new home completely secondhand. This conversation is full of tips on secondhand selling and shopping whether you are moving or not. Links: Kat on Instagram Desirae on Instagram Sponsors: Mixsupps: Get 20% off at mixsupps.com/minimalish Daily Harvest: Get up to $40 off your first box at dailyharvest.com/minimalish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I'm talking with Jamie Erickson of The Unlikely Homeschool all about the concept of Hygge and how we can apply it to our homes and lives. We go beyond the aesthetics of Hygge and talk about how we can use it as a way to choose comfort, joy, connection, and find contentment in our current season. Find Jamie's book, Holy Hygge, here. Find Jamie on Instagram Find Desirae on Instagram Sponsors: MixSupps: Get 20% off at mixsupps.com/minimalish EveryPlate: Use code Minimalish149 to get your first box at 1.49 per meal Little Spoon: Enter code Minimalish at checkout to get 50% off your first order Aspiration: Open your account at aspiration.com/minimalishdebit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I'm bringing you a solo episode of something I've been learning lately. I hope this idea of learning when to call it enough, stop trying so hard and stop striving for perfectionism resonates with you if you've been feeling tired, run down, even overwhelmed. It's so easy to just never settle in an area of our life because we always think we need to improve. We see others who are better than us or more of an expert than us on social media. We see a new way of doing something we are already doing fine at. And we choose to keep striving for perfect instead of choose to be content with how things are. This isn't about never growing or improving on anything - it's about the fact that we can't be growing and improving in everything at once. Some thing, we're just going to be okay at in this season, and that has to be okay, or we're never going to feel good about ourselves. Listen in- I hope this episode feels like a warm hug or a breathe of fresh air that you need as much as I did/ still do. Links: Find me on instagram Sponsor: Mixsupps: Get 20% off your first order today at mixsupps.com/minimalish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I'm bringing you a mini episode to share a podcast I've been loving that is a part of Cloud10 Media - the network Minimal-ish is a part of. I've been so grateful to work alongside of amazing podcasters like Rachel Nielson, host of 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms. 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms is hosted by Rachel Nielson, a lover of practical ideas, conversations with kindred spirits, and her two wild miracle children who keep life interesting. She combined all of these passions when creating her podcast. After a long fight to become a mother, Rachel truly believed that she would thrive as a mom from day one. Her transition into motherhood was a little bumpier than she had imagined, and she sought the help of professionals for actionable advice. 3 in 30 is a podcast for women who want to love motherhood as much as they love their children. Since moms are short on time and brain space, each 30-minute episode offers 3 actionable takeaways. 3 in 30 covers a wide variety of topics from how to stop yelling at your kids so much, to productivity and time management tips, to parenting children with ADHD or autism, to talking to your kids about racism, disability, mental health, and so much more. The tips and strategies shared by expert guests will help you make your family life a little better each week. If this sounds up your alley, listen to 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms on your favorite podcast listening app. Listen in to the rest of this episode (or any episode of 3 in 30) by searching 3 in 30 in your favorite podcast app or clicking here for Apple Podcasts. 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.

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 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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