The Best Minimalist Gift List EVER!

Hello my lovely people!

I know I have been gone for a while now, and if you read my last blog post I am sure you can understand the importance of taking time to myself. Focusing on myself, bettering myself, and enjoying life. Major things have been happening, and I feel it is only right to get back to you all. Do not fear, I am stronger than yesterday and beginning to feel like my old self again!

So, while I have been gone I have been practicing minimalism. It is truly a journey and does not happen over night! Baby steps! I may write some posts about what I have done and my journey. With the holidays here upon us I figured it would be beneficial to give you a list of the best minimalist gifts. Even if you do not practice a minimalist lifestyle it can never hurt to give these gifts to others!

1. Experiences

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Head on over to Groupon either online or on app and see what experiences are available! The possibilities are endless: movie tickets, manicure, massages, zip line, distillery tours, etc. I recently completed my TESOL certification, I weighed the many options and used a coupon I located on Groupon to get my certification at a cheaper rate! I could not be happier!

2. Gift Cards

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These are helpful for people who are picky and hard to buy for! I personally love receiving gift cards to restaurants or my local grocery store! I am able to get things I need and save some money.

3. Genetic Testing

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If you know they have not done any genetic testing and you have the funds, genetic testing is a cool gift! There are organizations like 23 and Me that do testing to identify health factors as well. My sister recently gifted me a 23 and Me testing kit so I may do a review of that after the new year as well!

4. Donate to a Charity in their name

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I am unsure about you, but, I love helping people. I participate in apps like Charity Miles where I donate money by simply walking. I crochet for babies in the NICU and for the homeless, and since I have been getting into minimalism I have been frequently donating my items to those in need! Knowing that some good will is done in their name is sure to put a warm smile on their face!

5. Edibles

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Everyone needs to eat! If you know what they eat a lot of: Nutella, dried fruit, chocolate, peanut butter, etc. It is easy to make them a basket of their favorite treats! These make a great stocking stuffer too! HINT HINT!

Well I hope you enjoyed the BEST MINIMALIST GIFT LIST EVER! It is short and sweet but really many examples could be listed under each one. Remember, it never hurts to ask someone what they want as well. Minimalist’s like to have items that will last for a long time, it can never hurt to put some money towards an item they need.

Have a wonderful holiday and take care!

Love,
BlushingFlora

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The Blue Room

Hello love!

Back home at my mom’s today to celebrate my graduation! I did it! I now have my BA of Elementary Education. Now, on to the next step; teaching abroad maybe?

My mom’s house has a blue living room. The blue room.


It is perfect. The color is so vibrant and calming. Makes me want to travel to some blue waters! 

That is all for now folks! 

If you know any good teaching abroad blogs or opportunities let me know in the comments! 

-Mae

Motivational Monday

Hola,

I am just about to graduate college (this Saturday) so I took the weekend off to spend time with the main one and relax. But, today is Monday! The beginning of the week! So we have to start it off right with a Motivational Monday! Let’s get this week headed in the right direction!

First, I wanna share a picture with you all.


Above, is a crocheted infinity scarf in the process using my own pattern using a bobble stitch. 

My mother taught me how to crochet when I was young. I have always been interested in crafts. My mother could not sew, but she could crochet and embroider like no one else. She passed both of these trades on to me. Both of which I enjoy very much. 

My mom basically raised me and my older sister herself, even before my parents divorced my dad worked strange hours and went out with friends. Leaving all three of us to spend time together. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I always have been and always will be closer to my mom. 

While, I was out and about I saw this box of fun!



This is a kit from the company Seedling. (Not endorsed) that has things inside of it such as: cards, balloon boat, drawing book, dominos, etc.. All things you could do with someone. The pack is geared towards more little ones. However, anyone could use this! I think it could be a fun date night box or a rainy day box. 

To tie my mother and this pack together. When I was in college I became really sick. Most of it had to do with anxiety and mental illness. My mother being the Wonder Woman she is, made me a box. A calm box if you would. It contained: coloring books she made, crayons, a toy, a small craft kit, a stress reliever, a stuffed animal, and some snacks. I’m sure there was more but these things stand out. I had one box at school and one at home for when I came home on weekends. This box really helped and made me feel better and loved. 

Making these boxes are easy. You can go to the nearest dollar store and gather supplies. That is where my mother got the toy, stuffed animal, and craft kit. There is someone in your life who could use one it may even be yourself. Winter is coming where I am and in many places. I imagine the elderly would love to have a busy box of sorts. It could even be a wonderful Christmas present. 

There are an extraordinary amount of people out there who struggle with anxiety and other issues. We have to remember that just because your brain doesn’t work like theirs doesn’t make what they are going through any less real and terrifying. Your body is going against itself it seems.

If you know someone who could benefit from a box such as the pack above make them one. Also, if you haven’t talked to your mom or whoever is your mother figure in a while, call her, shoot her a text. 

We have to take care of one another or else nothing is going to get better, it’s really not. 

Transformation Tuesday 

Bonjour! 
This post is SUPER late, it is almost Wednesday where I live! But, I needed to share with you my vintage formal dress for my transformation Tuesday. 
Stare in amazement:


It is a vintage black formal gown with gold, black, and silver beading on the top that stops at the natural waist. 

In its full glory:


This marvellous piece of clothing was given to me by a family member in great condition! All it needed as a few extra beads added on, some re-stitching of the hem where it has been stepped on and ripped out, and finally some adjustments to the elastic that helps hold the dress up.

This dress is by far one of my favorite finds and pieces! It is by far more stellar in person! I mean who can go wrong with a black dress?! 

If you enjoyed this thrifty find and want to see more hit up that like button and follow me!

Stay thrifty my friends!

Find of The Day

Hey there gorgeous!

Today, I went out to dinner with my main squeeze. I’m eyeballing you MR. Anyway, while out eating I was looking around at the shop and found these adorable little containers. 


Aren’t they pretty?! I may be biased, considering yellow and pearls are just a few of my favourite things. They look almost vintage as well which is another win in my book! 

What do you think about these guys? 

Like, share, and comment! 

See you soon!