Honey Rule

A minimalism and mindfulness blog with an emphasis on living simply and intentionally as a family

Back to Minimalism: A 30-Day No-Spend Challenge

By Jennifer | Minimalism

Confession time: For being a self-proclaimed minimalist, I’ve been sucking at it lately. (Oh hey, yeah, this post is about minimalism, not nearo waste. Rejoice!) I’m Overspending Today is Wednesday, January 17th. Since the weekend, Saturday, January 13th, I’ve purchased or ordered these things: 2 accent lights at IKEA 1 LED pillar candle at IKEA… Read More »

Let’s go #NearoWaste on Instagram

By Jennifer | Crunch

An Instagram Account Dedicated to Near Zero Waste So, I’m a bit nuts. I decided to create a new Instagram account dedicated to #NearoWaste, or Near Zero Waste. In the past I’ve shared Honey Rule-related stuff on my personal Instagram account @jenny.pancakes. But let’s face it: not everyone that follows me on that account gives… Read More »

Composting in the City

By Amy Faith | Crunch

Hi! Hello! Greetings! I’m Amy and I’m a crunchy friend of Jenn’s! In fact, we’ve been friends for 10+ years; we are former Trader Joe’s colleagues, and we love to discuss our crunchy lifestyles. I’ve been a supporter of all of her work, even way back when she had the cutest wellness blog called “The… Read More »

Hard Work and Mindfulness Can Co-Exist

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

A lot of mindfulness experts and minimalists preach that mindfulness is about: Saying no Staying unbusy Do nothing and rest Enjoy doing nothing Stop shoulding all over ourselves At face value, all of these ideas seem so simple, so easy. They’re all super true—a lot of self-discovery and peace can come from slowing down, being… Read More »

Let’s Start the #NearoWaste Movement – Near Zero Waste

By Jennifer | Crunch

We’re so intrigued by the Zero Waste movement. With how much garbage we produce as humans, and how crazy full landfills and oceans are with our trash and misguided recycling, Chris and I want to make an impact by reducing our waste to zero. But life as a zero waste family can be hard. How… Read More »

We Stopped Buying Tissues | Adventures in Zero Waste

By Jennifer | Crunch

One of the grossest things about myself is that I’m allergic to a lot of things. Forget seasonal allergies. I’m talking about things that are everywhere: dust mites and artificial fragrances. Household Responsibilities For Persistent Allergies What does this mean for me at home? I vacuum an extraordinary amount. I curse the carpets in the… Read More »

Are You a Responsible Consumer?

By Jennifer | Crunch, Minimalism

Minimalism is like a gateway drug for helping the environment. Once you begin to consume less, you’ll notice you’re wasting less. Here are ways to be a more responsible consumer. Read my guest post on No Sidebar—link below! Read on No Sidebar Cover photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

6 Moves in 4 Years

By Jennifer | Minimalism

If there’s going to be anything to inspire you to become a minimalist, it will be moving 6 times in 4 years. I recently discovered that my interest in minimalism started in 2005, but that’s beside the point. Because I frequently forget how many times I’ve moved in the past few years, I’m going to… Read More »

Choosing to Repair My Boots Instead of Replacing Them

By Jennifer | Crunch, Minimalism

Finding the right boots is an undertaking. Especially as a minimalist. These boots need to go with everything. You should want to wear them all the time. They need to be able to be dressed up and dressed down. They should be high quality and durable. I got lucky in 2013 in the boot world.… Read More »

Lifestyle benefits of intermittent fasting

By Jennifer | Mindfulness

This morning I saw a segment on the Today Show about intermittent fasting in relation to help with Alzheimers. I don’t have Alzheimers. Nor do I know if I’m at risk for it. But that’s besides the point. I’ve been Intermittent Fasting for 2 full months now, and I’m a huge proponent of it. Don’t… Read More »