Though we’ve talked about our new dog, Willow, on the blog, we share a few thoughts and details about her to start of this episode. We share some comments and messages we received from her previous family, and some stories about rehoming a dog. She’s seriously such a sweet dog and was definitely made for our family. Also, she’s crazy obsessed with me (Chris).
Cabin Talk: Our Design Approach and How It’s Different From Our Home
We closed on a super awesome cabin, and we’ve already had our first party! We talk about how we’re approaching the design of the cabin vs. our own home, and a few eye-opening things we’ve learned about minimalism. (We’re going to give it a try, but it may not be what you think!) When planning a space that will be rented as a vacation home, as opposed to a primary residence, it’s surprising the number of things you can do away with. And taking that one step further, do we really need those extra things at all?
Impromptu Game: Name That Minimalist
While talking about the cabin design, Jules shares an article from Apartment Therapy that defines 6 different types of minimalism. She names what they are and Preston and I take turns guessing their definitions–and what’s going to happen with the hangers. We also say which ones we identify with most (Jules is striving for essential and mindful), and would love to hear your matches in the comments.
Can’t Get You Outta My Mind
Julia: Something Jules and I have been talking about recently is the responsibility people have to those around them. I don’t know why, but humans are just naturally competitive – sometimes that’s good, sometimes not. She talks about the power of doing something positive and what happens when we focus outward.
Preston: As someone trying to build their own brand, Preston shares his thoughts on the world of marketing and how it has changed in our modern world. He talks about how this applies to all businesses, but specifically why it creates success. The short version? Provide something of value!
Chris: I realize the world loves extremes, but I think there’s a much more fulfilling way to live. I’m sure many of you have watched the documentary “What the Health” on Netflix, and perhaps some of you felt shocked by it. I talk about a less popular documentary called “In Defense of Food” (also on Netflix) and why it makes so much more sense, while still lighting a fire under us all to live more healthy. It’s definitely worth a watch.
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