My name is Joslyn and I live with my husband Richard, our two dogs, Jager and Sasha and our cat Olivia! We started trying to become minimalists a few years ago. They tell you that when you become a minimalist that you will find wonderful new joys, like easier organization, faster cleaning, you can find things quickly, and have more time. I have to be honest, I must be doing it wrong, because I’m not getting any of those things. I have less stuff. I have nothing I don’t use, but for some reason my sinks are overflowing with dishes, my laundry is backed up, and my floors rarely clean. I have a suspicion that this minimalist thing is harder for some than others… While looking around at articles and blogs touting the merits of minimalism and sharing how to be a minimalist, I found there was little out there for the frustrated minimalist that maybe, despite best efforts, was still struggling with things like materialism, messy house syndrome, disorganization and other not so minimalist things. I feel frustrated and annoyed that I don’t do better, but I’ve decided that we’re all imperfect. I can’t be the only one and I bet that a few of those people with the crisp pictures are taking them on the one day everything is clean. I wanted this blog to be different. I want to show everything about life as a minimalist, even the things most normal people wouldn’t admit to. The good, the bad, and the downright dirty, not just the crispy clean. So welcome and thank you for taking this journey with me!