Blog Posts - Simple Living



Living a more Simple Life

I have found that there are three types of people when it comes to living a simple life. Type One: Where is the dumpster? Look, I don’t want to be on the next episode of hoarders. Type Two:I just want a life of simplicity. I need more time, sta...
by This is real life on Jan 31, 2015

Maine | When Simple Is Way Way More Than Enough.

“Take your time and don’t live life too fast. Troubles will come and they will pass.” Think of words that are in the same camp as “simple”. Do you reach tip toe high for those essential happy, content building blocks in...
by MeInMaine Blog on Jan 25, 2015

Homemade Love Spell Sugar Scrub

I am huge fan of DIY beauty products because they save money and I love the sense of accomplishment when I make something myself. My latest creation was Homemade Love Spell Sugar Scrub. If you are a fan of the Love Spell from Victoria’s Secret...
by Bargains with Brittanie on Jan 20, 2015

Back To The Basics, Moving To Maine To Begin Again.

Sometimes life seems to get out of control. Spinning too fast or bottom dropped out free falling. Hoping someone remembered to pack the parachute. As you fumble to locate the rip cord. Or maybe you are just pushing too hard on the leaning forward. Ad...
by MeInMaine Blog on Jan 20, 2015

Don’t Give up Your Saturdays

The story of the painting, Saturday by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: Especially in today’s world, not everyone’s weekend falls on Saturday. But the concept of Saturday — a day, or at least a portion of it, that &#...
by Middle Aged Plague on Jan 20, 2015

Craft Room Declutter

Don’t judge me… Were crafters, we craft. When you craft you accumulate a lot of clutter. Unfortunately craft clutter, well really any kind of clutter does not belong in a simple life. Since we have an etsy shop and we do an array of dif...
by This is real life on Jan 19, 2015

The False Promotion — and Real Demotion — of the Family

It’s so easy to fall into the trap of wholeheartedly believing two opposite statements, cleverly presented, simultaneously. Take the concept of family, for example. For years, the government and mass media systems have been promoting the messa...
by Middle Aged Plague on Jan 16, 2015

It Was Like The Song About Two Cats In The Yard … Our House.

I will hum a few bars and then you slide right in to music stream as the mood hits you. “I’ll light the fire, you place the flowers in the vase that you bought today.” Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young had lots of intense and soothing...
by MeInMaine Blog on Jan 15, 2015

Decluttering…

When is enough, enough? When we started this progress we were hesitant to start. Where do we start. How do we start? We knew we just needed to act “right now”. I still may be a little hesitant to get rid of some things but when the time c...
by This is real life on Jan 15, 2015

If He’s Famous, and He Says It, Do We Believe It?

We are a culture saturated in celebrity worship. This isn’t surprising, given that mass media — through TV, movies, social media, newspapers, magazines, advertising, and incessant digital nagging from our “smart” phones —...
by Middle Aged Plague on Jan 14, 2015

When you love what you have…

I love this quote. I came across it via facebook, for real like five minutes ago. I immediately became inspired. Does this ever happen to you? When you love what you have, you have everything you need… It just.makes.sense. Through my simple liv...
by This is real life on Jan 14, 2015

Do you love your bedroom?

Do you love your bedroom? Does it store everyone’s’ things in the house. Is it a drop off place for clothes and other miscellaneous items? If it is, it shouldn’t be! Your bedroom is your sanctuary. Your place to find rest, sleep an...
by This is real life on Jan 12, 2015

God Just Called Himself a Chicken!

When someone calls us a chicken, most of us don’t take it as a compliment. But when God describes Himself as a chicken, as He does in Luke 14:34-35, it’s worth pausing over the passage and meditating: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, …...
by Middle Aged Plague on Jan 12, 2015

Book review: Stuffocation, by James Wallman

Christmas is peak ‘stuff’ time in our household. We throw away more than usual, and generally have a bunch of new things to find places for at the end of it. I’m not complaining, but it’s an interesting time to read a book lik...
by Make Wealth History on Jan 12, 2015

9 SMART Financial Actions for Midlife Women

I recently read a shocking bit of information revealed by the 2013 Allianz Women, Money and Power Study. That study claims that almost half of the women in the U.S. often or sometimes fear losing all their money and becoming … Continue reading...
by SMART Living 365 on Jan 9, 2015

DIY Chocolate Bath Salts

Chocolate has been on my mind a lot lately which is why I have started a series of homemade Chocolate beauty products. If you love Chocolate as much as I do then you are going to love this recipe for DIY Chocolate Bath Salts! After a long week nothin...
by Bargains with Brittanie on Jan 9, 2015

All Wrapped Up in Christmas? Do It Right.

The story of the painting, All Wrapped Up, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: All Wrapped Up catches Santa in the midst of a frenzy of paper and ribbons, to the point that he is one with … Continue reading →...
by Middle Aged Plague on Dec 23, 2014

Leaving Church

Leaving church — whether a specific fellowship or the industrial model altogether — is not a decision people make lightly. Nor is it one that others take well, and if you are in the process of dropping out of a … Continue reading &#...
by Middle Aged Plague on Dec 22, 2014

10 reasons why the future will be less materialistic

This week I’m reading a new book by James Wallman, called Stuffocation, in which he argues that there is a cultural shift away from materialism underway. The idea that a good life is measured in possessions is slowly passing into history. I sus...
by Make Wealth History on Dec 18, 2014

These Gifts Are Better Than Toys — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, These Gifts Are Better Than Toys, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: For being a time of peace, goodwill and joy, Christmas generates a lot of controversy, not the least of which is … Continue reading...
by Middle Aged Plague on Dec 16, 2014


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