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Plant Tour: 70 plants in a 678 square foot apartment

*or 63 square meters, if the metric system is your jam.

When I was a kid I had three dream professions: fireman, because of my inexplicable crush on fireman Sam. Chef, because food. And lastly: gardener. I liked plants and I liked greenhouses and garden centers so it made perfect sense. Then I grew up and developed violent pollen allergies, and all dreams of professional gardening went out the window. I’ve tried to keep plants as an adult, but my attempts were always half-hearted and the plants always ended up dying. For years I had none at all. Then a few years ago I bought a few plants as an experiment and realized that I could figure out all their needs from a simple Google search… Fast forward to today.

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Why I don’t want kids

Children and motherhood are the subjects du jour in Norway these days. Women are told we aren’t having enough of them, and that we need to have a lot more babies if we want to keep the country running. We are told to embrace motherhood in order to save the economy and the motherland. I’m not going to throw my two cents into that particular debate, as my feelings have already been expressed by people far more eloquent than me, but I would still like to share a few thoughts on the subjects of kids.  

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Fall 2018 simplicity update

It has been nearly a year and a half since the last update on my minimalism journey, so it’s time for another one. Not much is new on the minimalism front – I’m nowhere near perfect, but at least I know where my problem areas are, and I am always trying to do better. I often think about Florie’s blog post about the Spiral Upwards when I start to feel discouraged about having bought yet another eyeshadow palette, and then I feel a little better. I have also begun to dabble in making other “green” tweaks to my everyday life.

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