Simple Home

I live with my husband and our 11 month old son in about 900 square feet. Even though plenty of families live in homes of this size, I doubt you’d find one who would tell you it’s not challenging. Minimalism is the way we stay sane. In our house, I am constantly spring cleaning. I religiously follow the […]

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I’ve been meaning to put together a list of my favorite resources on natural health, beauty, and simple living for a while now and I’ve finally gotten around to doing it. I’m posting all my favorite blogs, sites, books, and other resources below with short descriptions of why I like them.  I’ll also keep an […]

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Since I’m on a cloth diaper kick these days and nearing the time when I’ll start using them (t-minus 2 months until d-day!), I figured I’d run down what I’ve got in my stash. So without further ado, here we go… 2 dozen Osocozy Infant Size Prefolds (Size 1 7-15 pounds) 5 Thirsties Duo Wrap […]

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Since becoming pregnant, I’ve become somewhat of a minimalist. That’s not to say I’m one of those people who manages to live with less than 100 belongings. That’s incredible, but probably not practical for many of us. But minimalism is probably the best thing that could have happened to me before having a baby because […]

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My current apartment attracts dirt like no other apartment I’ve lived in. Seriously, it’s like nature is desperately trying to reclaim it. So I tend to use paper towels, but I’m desperate to kick the habit for a few reasons: Waste: It’s just silly! We/I don’t need them and yet in the US alone, we […]

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Hire a Maid. Haha. Just kidding–although that could help. The real secret to keeping your home clean? Have less! Simple, right? As any episode of “Hoarders” will show you, it’s simpler for some than for others. I imagine I fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, but I still struggle with getting rid of […]

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Ikea has become the go-to source for inexpensive furniture these days, and although I can understand why (easy to bring home, inexpensive compared to other options, simple style that’s universally appealing), I personally think it’s a horrible value most of the time. Okay sure you might only pay a couple hundred bucks for that coffee […]

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This is one of my favorite small kitchen solutions, but beyond that, it’s really a great way to simplify your cooking routine! I’m sure you’ve all seen hanging pot racks before. Using one can really help free up some cabinet space (I know I never have enough). I decided to make this change this week, […]

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A clean home will keep you in good health, but you don’t want to sabotage yourself by using products with chemicals that make you sick. The best way to know what’s safe to use: Read the label!  Unhealthy cleaning product labels are full of hints and clues that their contents are less than safe.  Here’s […]

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There are plenty of affordable, everyday things you can do to make your home a little greener and save a bit of money in the process.  Assuming we all know the main benefits of going green (preserving the beauty pictured above, health benefits, and plenty of savings on utility bills) let’s jump right in, shall […]

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“Do I Need Cable?” has become a common question for those looking to save money these days. With the rise of Netflix, Hulu, and other TV-on-the-internet options, it’s not too difficult to imagine how people live without cable. But what about you? Do you need cable? Here are a few questions to ask yourself to […]

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