Simplify + Harmonize

Why We Buy – The Lure of the Sale

by Tania Ginoza on November 24, 2013 · 11 comments

It’s that time of year again! Black Friday y’all and for those of  you who have been reading MSG since the beginning, you are probably expecting my usual annual I HATE BLACK FRIDAY rant. I’ve decided to do something different this year. Over the summer I’ve been working on an outline for a post on […]


Simple Life Together

by Tania Ginoza on October 3, 2013 · 17 comments

Finding a minimal or simple living podcast that I could relate to was no easy task. It’s kind of like trying to find a good man. I had to kiss a lot of frogs before my prince of podcasts came along. One of my frogs was a minimalist who provided a list of “essentials” that […]


Minimal Me…High Heels

by Tania Ginoza on May 27, 2013 · 16 comments

I have a wall of shoes, and then some. I’m not going to give you a count because it’s an embarrassing amount. I will say “Imelda” escaped my cousin’s lips recently as she stood in my walk-in. Nuff said. I’ve always loved shoes as long as I can remember beginning in high school with these […]


Minimal Me…Black is the new black

by Tania Ginoza on April 22, 2013 · 11 comments

I must first confess I do not have a minimal wardrobe. If you saw my wardrobe, in its entirety, you’d take my minimal membership card away. Then you’d stomp on it and cut it up into a million pieces. I literally have shoes in cubbies all the way to the ceiling. An important distinction for […]


Minimal Me…Who you are versus what you do

by Tania Ginoza on April 4, 2013 · 12 comments

What do you do? This question can be an innocuous conversation opener or it can be fully loaded with intent to determine your status, intelligence or even character. Inquiries began when I was in elementary school with “what does your father do?”. In college, the focus moved to my post-grad plans, which big firms called […]