Living with a minimal wardrobe (and loving it)

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I have two pairs of pants. One black, one dark blue. When one gets dirty, I throw it in the wash and wear the other. If they both get dirty, I can pull out one of my two skirts, or wear a pair of pajama pants around the house until the load of laundry is finished. A few years ago, that would have been incomprehensible. Who has only two pairs of pants? And why would you even want to? When I was younger, and especially […]

Finding Simple Living Values

Simple Living Values

By Michele, Contributing Writer A life of simplicity sounds nice, doesn’t it? But what does that really mean? Stories abound of families selling everything to live off the land, leave a small footprint, travel lightly, or other endeavors. But does that sound simple to you? Maybe… But perhaps not. Our family has lived various versions of the above scenarios at different times, but life changes, as seasons come and go. It’s obviously a lot of work to till a garden, scrub dishes by hand, chop […]

4 Books That Have Helped Me to Simplify

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Learning to slow down and simplify isn’t a lesson that I have learned easily, or one that I am finished learning, but it’s certainly one worth pursuing. Over the past 2 years or so, there have been several blogs and ebooks that have spurred me on towards the goal of cutting back on the non-essentials, in order to free up time and space for the things that matter most. These four books have been particularly inspirational and helpful for me on this journey of simplifying. […]

Weekend Links

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The drive near Cafayate, in Northwest Argentina. Stunning. Links I loved this week: Perfect is a Poison @ Jon Acuff On Fear and Speaking to 3600 Women @ Shaun Groves Responding to the homeschooling critics @ Simple Homeschool The Problem With Being Supermom and How to Fix It @ Inspired to Action (probably my favorite post of the bunch, this one really hit me where I’m at this week) More Grace: On Not Being Mean, Hateful or Horrible @ Jen Hatmaker (yes, yes, yes. I […]

Even Home Organization Has Limits

Even Home Organization Has Limits

I read Lorilee’s book 3-2-1 Stop this spring. It really resonated with some things that have been stirring in my own heart and mind, and I asked her to share more about her journey with you… Written by Lorilee Lippincott, Guest Writer I was always good at organizing.  I had never been accused of being a horder.  I usually knew what I had and where it was. I was just like any other mom with 2000 square feet of happy home and little feet.  But […]

Simplify Family Life eBook Sale: A $375 Value for $29!

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Are you on a journey to simplify your own family’s life? To eat better, be more organized, live more slowly and simply, enjoy your relationships with your spouse and your children more? And do you (like me) continually find new ebooks that look amazing to you and wish that you could buy them all? I am so excited to announce that the phenomenally popular Simplify Your Family Life ebook sale is BACK! Last year I took part in this sale along with an amazing group […]