About Alanna

Hello! I am Alanna, the voice of this lifestyle blog where I share content on minimalism, home organisation, gardening and slow living.

Growing up in a small town within rural New Zealand, I spent many hours traversing my parents farm in my younger years, and then playing in our large, suburban backyard as a teen. Long, sunny days stretched into afternoons eating popsicles on the patio and listening to the birds in the trees.

As a young adult I moved to inner city Auckland to study for five years, and the hustle and bustle of city life set me off at a new frantic pace of conquering academia, busting tables late into the night and eventually establishing a career after a move to the South Island. This fast pace of life … throughout my early to mid twenties.

In 2015 I met my partner Matt, and we purchased our first home in Ashburton in 2017 With our new home came new furniture, new decor and new items that were needed to support our middle class life.

Throughout 2018 – 2020 I began to embrace minimalism and began paring down the stuff, digital media and commitments within my life. In April 2020 we were blessed to discover the expectation of our first baby. There is no life event quite like welcoming a new baby that clarifies your goals, values and the items and commitments in your life that bring you true value.

All of these years and experiences have led me here, where I want to share the lessons I have learnt over the last decade and how they helped me create a healthy lifestyle focused on minimalism, sustainability and slow living.


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