Minimal Intent

Bittersweet, Letting Go

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It can be bittersweet, letting go.  Today I am sitting in my aunt’s kitchen as an estate sale company is going through her home. She passed away in September, with me by her side.  The past week some of my siblings and I collected the items we wanted or needed but having strangers riffle through things if far more difficult. We are collectively letting go of the belongings my aunt so carefully curated over nearly 40 years in this house.  I am so glad that I have honed a minimalist…read more

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Letting Go: Taking a Break

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Sometimes letting go involves realizing when you need to let go of things that are important to you because other parts of life need attention. I wish I could say that I could plow through with the blog but right now grieving is needing to take center stage. I hope you all understand that for the moment I need to minimize my schedule and some of my responsibilities. Love you all and thank you for understanding. by

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Girl’s Spring-Summer Capsule Wardrobe

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A girls’s spring-summer capsule wardrobe.  This is a tentative plan for my daughter’s wardrobe this coming season and I am by no means buying these specific items.  These are similar items to a few things that we already owned and are carrying over from previous capsules or items that I have recently found at the thrift store. My daughter lives in dresses and skirts in summer for comfort.  We have a collection of leggings that have been turned into shorts that can be worn under her dresses for playtime – she is…read more

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2016! Happy New Year & What to Expect

Posted by in Becoming Chic, Family Matters, Life in Order, Minimalism, Miscellaneous, Personal Mission Statement, Wellness

Happy New Year!!!   I hope 2016 is full of blessings, happiness and joy for all my readers! A New Year is a new beginning and just as I have set goals for myself for the year I have a direction that I want to take Minimal Intent.  It is still going to focus on minimalism and intentional living but I am hoping to let you see glimpses into my home and life.  What is 2016 going to look like? Well, it is going to look a whole lot like…read more

Inspirational Blogs

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I mentioned earlier this week two blogs that started me on my minimalism journey (Becoming Minimalist and Nourishing Minimalism) today I would like to share some other inspirational blogs that have helped me stay the course, offered tips, and even some sartorial and home decor eye candy along the way. Assortment – Carmella Rayone writes about how her family of 5 lives in a 665 square feet home.  My favorite regular feature is the series “With What You Have” where she shows how she makes do, mends, and upcycles items….read more

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Welcome!

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Minimal Intent:  The intent to commit minimalism as evidenced by minimal acts;  An intent to reduce excess belongings and recreate a Life in Order. Welcome to Minimal Intent: Life in Order! Hi!  My name is Sami Garcia.  Minimal Intent explores where minimalism and intentional living intersect and my own journey toward minimalism. Minimalism is the act of living with less for the purpose of allowing one to live more intentionally.  Intentional living is the practice of focusing your time, energy, and passions on activities and things that support your core values….read more

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