Simple Living

Tips and encouragement for simple living. Take the overwhelm out of life!

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Two Things You Need This Christmas

I have an embarrassing story to tell you. So here it goes… The Monday before Thanksgiving, I decided to run to the grocery store to catch some Buy One Get One Free deals at Publix. My goal was to get there early enough in the morning in order to avoid the rush that was sure

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Etsy Christmas Planner

I know. I know. It’s only the beginning of November. We are still munching on candy corn and savoring our pumpkin spice drinks. But NOW is the time to start planning for Christmas. Otherwise it will come at you quickly and stress you out. None of us want to stress out on the week of

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The best mom Advice Queen of the Household

  As I get ready for our second baby, I’ve been thinking back to some of the advice I was given as a first time mom. If you are a mom, you know how it goes. We all want to help each other out so we give advice about clothing, feeding, diapering …. you name

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Does your home seem frustrating and overwhelming at times? Check out this one simple habit to change that! Here is what you can do to have a more effecient, simple, stress free home.

Before becoming a stay at home mom, I was a teacher. My favorite grade to teach was 5th grade. However, there was one year in particular that a certain class gave me a run for my money! Everyday I came home exhausted and frustrated.  So one weekend I decided that I had enough! I sat

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Simplify Christmas by being intentional.

My favorite time at Christmas is the Christmas Eve candlelight service. I love when all the candles are lit and everyone sings “Silent Night”. It is such a calm moment, and it almost feels like time stands still. That feeling is such a contrast to all of the hustling and bustling during the month of

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Give everyone books for Christmas just personalize the gifts for each individual.

One of the best ways to save time (and sanity) on Christmas gift giving is to give theme gifts. This way everyone (or most everyone) on your list receives the same gift, but you can still personalize each gift to fit individual personalities. This works especially well, if you have a bunch of people on

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You DO have enough time!

  Do you ever feel like there just isn’t enough time? Maybe the to-do list is longer than your day. We all feel like this from time to time. Different seasons of our lives bring added responsibilities and new opportunities. But I don’t think that it is healthy to stay in a state of overwhelm