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What does simple living mean?

(image from pinterest) What does simple living mean? As I continue reading and exploring new ideas of simple living, I figured out that there are so many different ways that people go about living a simple life. There is not a wrong way to do it. You...
by This is real life on Feb 26, 2015

Cleaning the surfaces

As we moved further in our simple life journey, we read our next chapter which was cleaning the surfaces. Lippincott suggested to remove everything from each surface and keeping it clean for at least one week. We thought this women was nuts? I mean c...
by This is real life on Feb 25, 2015

Organization: Operation Closet

by This is real life on Feb 24, 2015

Enjoy quiet

Quiet. Do you have time to enjoy it? When we read our book, the third lesson was about learning how to enjoy quiet. To be honest my mind is always turning its wheels, its like a clock. The gears are constantly moving every which way. When I get an i...
by This is real life on Feb 24, 2015

Simple life

  Why we are choosing to live a more simple life. We are choosing to live this way because we wanted to change our outlook on things. There had to be something better than what we were doing. We aren’t doing this to get anyone’s appr...
by This is real life on Feb 24, 2015

Simple Life part two

The story so far… Which is what I should have started out with. I am a little backwards don’t mind me. Stacy and I moved in our first apartment 6 years ago. Wow, time flies.  I remembered being so excited that we spent months looking for...
by This is real life on Feb 24, 2015

Simple life plan

Following our simple life plan.  As Christine mentioned before she started to read Lippincott’s book Simple Living. Of course as usually she read ahead and sped through the first couple of chapters. Not knowing that there were special assignm...
by This is real life on Feb 24, 2015

Gallery Walls

Recently I jut wanted to lighten up the mood in my blog. I love writing about how to live a simple life, how I choose to be happy. I also wanted to share something I love to do as well. I have a decorating problem. Trying to live a more simple life r...
by This is real life on Feb 23, 2015

Everything happens for a reason:

Everything happens for a reason. So they say. At one point in my life I didn’t pay attention to this. I had a why me?How is this fair? attitude. Until now… I have found value in these phases of life. I found out what this phrase meant and...
by This is real life on Feb 20, 2015

The Lies We’re Told

Deception is fascinating. At base, deception is simply lying, which doesn’t sound so mysterious and awesome, but truly good deception is done in such a way that the people accepting the lies, think that they are believing the truth. Deception &...
by Middle Aged Plague on Feb 18, 2015

3 WAYS TO EAT SIMPLY: But also eat well

One of the most basic challenges to living simply is eating simply. It’s one thing not to clutter up a house with unnecessary stuff (or […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Feb 18, 2015

Happiness is…

        Realistically we do make our own happiness. We choose our own paths. We choose how to live our lives. However if life takes a wrong turn and it was out of our hands , we do ultimately choose how to deal with it. In the past, back in th...
by This is real life on Feb 18, 2015

Inside, We’re All Beautiful

The story of The Girl in the Copper Dress (3), original oil painting and licensed print by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: She is a dancer. Lithe, graceful, comely, The Girl in a Copper Dress turns every … Continue reading →...
by Middle Aged Plague on Feb 17, 2015

Do less, with more focus

(yes, I take credit for this photo, it’s mine, all mine…) How to do less with more focus Basically our minds are full of to -do lists. You don’t know where to start, your running in circles, your mind is going a mile a minute and th...
by This is real life on Feb 16, 2015

Homemade Bronzer

This year I have really been trying to incorporate natural and organic products into my life. As part of my DIY beauty series, I wanted to share with you all this Homemade Bronzer recipe! In the winter our skin becomes more colorless and pale looking...
by Bargains with Brittanie on Feb 13, 2015

You create your own dream job

I can not stress enough on how true this is. Many people go to college right out of high school, some people like me work full time whilst going to school and take a very long time decifering what we want to do. Others who have a career are unhappy w...
by This is real life on Feb 13, 2015

Dear future self,

  Dear future self, Right now I am spending every waking moment changing my life and making it more positive. I am saving money, de-cluttering my home, eating healthy, and trying to maintain my simple life. I wake up at five in the morning and g...
by This is real life on Feb 9, 2015

Blind Obedience

Years ago, a woman proudly described to me what her husband had said about her: “He said I was very strong-willed,” she commented, “and that I needed to be more obedient.” After figuring out that she wasn’t referring to...
by Middle Aged Plague on Feb 4, 2015

THANKS, THOREAU: For teaching us all about ethical engagement

If you’ve never read any Thoreau, it’s time to discover him. If you have, it’s time to re-read him and then critically discuss how awesome […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Feb 3, 2015

Looking for Things That Are Worth Finding

The story of the painting, Eyrie, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: We live in a world that little appreciates the value and worth of solitude. Our days consist of the busyness of commerce, and while one … Continue reading U...
by Middle Aged Plague on Feb 3, 2015


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