You’re here because you want more from life than what you’ve been sold by the status quo.

Maybe you realized you need more control over your money (my journey started with the decision to get out of debt).

Or you got tired of feeling unhappy with your body.

Perhaps you’re tired of being driven crazy by the clutter in your house.

Whatever the case, you want to be satisfied with your life. Simple living is the place to start.

So what will you find here? I’m so glad you asked.

Simplifying and making time (and money) for what matters.

The stuff you get should put you closer to your values. If you value connection, for instance, it makes sense to have things for entertaining, a cozy house, etc.

Get rid of the stuff that keeps you from living in line with your values.

While you’re at it, we’ll talk about getting your finances in order – it’ll make you so much happier.

Taking a simple, holistic approach to a happy, healthy body.

Are you satisfied with your body? Do you want to be? 

Being satisfied with your body is about more than just being a certain weight. 

It’s about regular movement, nutritious food and intentional self-care. 

But it’s also about dressing in a way that makes you feel amazing and protecting it from threats naturally. We take a holistic approach here.

Living a life in line with your values - and having lots of fun while you're at it.

There are lots of benefits to simple living like having the time and money to do things you love. Travel. Hospitality. Pampering yourself.

We’ll talk about simple, budget-friendly ways you can do that. Turns out you can do luxurious things on a budget.

Throwing a fun dinner party in the middle of the week for less than $40? Yes. 

Taking your family to Europe without having to sell your firstborn for airfare? You bet.

Tiny Apothecary is about more than just getting rid of stuff and learning how to use essential oils.

It’s about creating a life you’re satisfied with.

My name is Nina and I believe in challenging the status quo.

It all started when I was born – I decided that a planned C-section was not okay, I would come on my own time, thank you. (I am THAT Leo.)

I tried going along with it for a while, I really did. Years of being bullied in school for standing out made me give the whole “being normal” thing a shot.

But I was miserable. I’ve always been marching to the beat of my own drum and that’s where I thrive.

So I took a small step and decided to get out of debt using whatever means necessary (turns out natural living is really helpful for that).


And then fell down a rabbit hole:

  • I got rid of most of my stuff.
  • I started healing my body naturally with plant-based remedies (I was ALWAYS sick).
  • I started making everything from scratch and fell in love with the zero-waste lifestyle.
  • I lived in a renovated school bus for a year.
  • I started changing my mindset and did an insane amount of work on my belief systems.
  • I started dressing in a way that felt great to me.
  • I gained a lot of self-confidence. (Too much, depending on who you ask. I disagree.)
  • I completely transformed my body.
  • Oh, and I got out of debt.

Did I mention that this was with four children and a reluctant husband in tow?

Who I am now is a far cry from who I was when I started this journey 12 years ago. Thank. Goodness.

My transformation into a satisfied woman started with simple living – and yours can, too.

“As I read your words, I felt like I was listening to a friend…one that thinks like I do, and understands my life. I have always been a “simplify” kind of girl, but feel so overwhelmed at times. I love your approach to simplify life and taking the hard things back to the basics.”