The art of less

Less work. Less photos. Less clutter. Less sugar. Less caffeine. Less distractions. Less spending. Less things. Less expectations. Less stress.

Learning and practising the art every day…

(Linking up up with Grace.)

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eek! November 9, 2012 at 11:53 am

I’m working on “less” stuff too, although I can’t include sugar and caffeine ;)

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Kirsty November 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I too am working on the ‘less’. Those poppies are just gorgeous.

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Jane November 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Working on it! :)

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TJ November 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

These pictures are absolutely beautiful and simple!
xo TJ

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Pink Ronnie November 10, 2012 at 9:00 am

Thanks TJ, lovely of you to swing by.
Ronnie xo

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Krystle November 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Such a succinct summary of some of the things i’ve been striving for… Would be nice if it were a little easier to achieve but it takes real work and perseverance.

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Pink Ronnie November 10, 2012 at 9:00 am

So true – it really does take a lot of perseverance.
Thanks for stopping by Krystle.
Ronnie xo

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emily @ the Beetle Shack November 9, 2012 at 1:32 pm

ahh yes, i like your style. I need to follow your lead

xo em

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Lauren November 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Wow! What a beautiful blog you have… and the words in this post resonate with me. I just simplified my wardrobe and I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders… now for the less sugar, less caffeine… a more daunting task to accomplish for me!

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Pink Ronnie November 10, 2012 at 9:02 am

Hi Lauren,
Thanks so much for visiting here and for your kind words. Love simplifying my wardrobe too. I have a bit of purging to do this summer myself! Less sugar/caffeine is hard. Baby steps for me…
Ronnie xo

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Latrina November 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm

It is definitely an art, that’s for sure. Not always the easiest thing to do… but sure worth it at times! I am in the LESS IS MORE mindset as well right now. And I love it. I think I am less stressed in those moments… and a whole lot happier.

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trishie November 9, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I love the art of less. I’m trying hard, esp on the spending less part. Have a great weekend!

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lamina @ do a bit November 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm

I’m on a Detox so it’s less/no to everything which is a good thing :)

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Fiona November 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm

So beautifully put, Ronnie. A great reminder for me, too. Just reading your post makes me long for less, for simplicity. Thank you. Beautiful poppies. Hugs xoxo

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Hails November 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Less of everything but poppies, right?! ;-)

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Alison November 10, 2012 at 8:09 am

I read on a blog once that she had had portraits taken of her dancing and one thing that she admired of the photographer that she had chosen was that he didn’t take tons of pictures. He would ready himself and click and do that throughout the shoot. This is with her leaping around. I was so impressed and I think about this often when I take pictures. I don’t need a hundred mediocre shots of the same thing, just one or two precise ones. Also, your poppies make me long for summer again.

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Pink Ronnie November 10, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I couldn’t agree more. I started taking less photos this year, and have found it incredibly liberating.
Ronnie xo

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EssentiallyJess November 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Less spending sounds like a great idea after a morning buying Christmas presents!

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jen November 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm

i always tell myself “less”! but my apartment keeps getting more and more cluttered.. :( i’ll keep workin’ on it :P

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Liv November 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Less is more! It’s so true. I love the picture too.
This is a great motivation and good thing to keep in mind for our new life here in Sydney.

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Pink Ronnie November 12, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I find that moving is always the perfect opportunity to de-clutter and downsize….
Ronnie xo
p.s. Welcome once again to Sydney! Hope you guys are settling in well.

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Debie Grace November 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm

There is something in the lesser part of things. While it means lousy to everyone else, it could be more for you. Less means taking it easy and not putting pressure on things thus it’s kind of peaceful in mind.

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Veronica November 11, 2012 at 7:23 am

those flowers are stunning. beautiful photos. xo

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Shoko November 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

i’m trying really hard to embrace “less is more”, as well. less caffeine would have been wise today…:)

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Catherine November 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm

It makes life so much easier when you live with less and there is a few areas that I need to work on, like less stress and less distractions. xx

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Charlotte November 12, 2012 at 10:29 am

Important reminder. Tough to keep in mind, but important.

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Julia Kuku Couture November 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I am working on simplifying my wardrobe at the moment not sure how I will go on the less spending but I need to work on that too :)

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Pink Ronnie November 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I will be purging my closet again soon so we can do it together!
Ronnie xo

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Julia Kuku Couture November 12, 2012 at 11:21 pm

fantastic idea x

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rooth November 13, 2012 at 1:30 am

Ronnie, the hardest for me is less expectations… still trying!

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Donna November 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

I’m working on this too but sometimes it’s easier said than done (for me at least!). Hope you’re doing well! :)

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Vanessa November 13, 2012 at 9:07 pm

It’s something I try to embrace in everything we do. Less travel, fewer toys, fewer commitments, and less noise from the outside world. But gosh I do have trouble applying this to photos of my children, but you’ve made me mindful of the photos bit now. So thank you!

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Pink Ronnie November 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Hi Vanessa,
Thanks so much for stopping by here. I know – I’ve been guilty of taking way too many photos of the boys too. It’s only in these last few months that I started changing that habit of mine. Huge adjustment though, and to be honest, I’m still trying to find that balance….
Ronnie xo

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Suzanna November 17, 2012 at 2:26 am

Agreeing. With all of the “less.” We watched the documentary Babies last night, and it made me long for a life of less and simplicity.

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Chantel November 20, 2012 at 5:08 am

Definitely one of my themes for this year. Love it!

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