26 Steps to Simplicity: Beauty

Welcome back for day two in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  Today, we are talking about Beauty.  I’m sure you are familiar with some of the following quotes: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” ― William Morris “The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.” ― Louisa May Alcott “A thing[Read more]

Simplifying in September

I know it seems crazy, with all the back to school, season-changing madness, that I would pick September to write a series on simplifying our lives, but . . .  Imagine achieving a peaceful, uncluttered, happy home now before we make a futile attempt to slow down and scale back at the holidays. Imagine saying no to Black Friday and the excessive, budget-busting gift-buying and the stress of trying to juggle a million holiday party invitations and family commitments. Imagine[Read more]