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A slower summer benediction

As you start this week, may you enjoy the slowing dawn of a simpler, unhurried summer. (Even if it’s not quite summer in your neck of the woods.) Our summer season started rather unofficially this past weekend, and I’m already savoring a different rhythm to my liturgy—lingering mornings, unconventional sorts of work projects, a deceleration (read more…)

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Weekend links

Kids react to old computers exactly like you think they would :: The Fine Brothers No excuses: minimalism with kids :: Zen Habits Organised (enough) :: Slow Your Home How to support handmade without spending money :: Making This Home I have a kid hangover (but I manage to write anyway) :: Ellen Painter Dollar (read more…)

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The thrift store can be your (nearly free) storage unit

The other day, my friend said something unassuming and uneventful, but it stuck with me for weeks and has changed the way I think about some stuff. She and her family live in an incredibly small-but-functional space, so Kyle (my husband) asked her if she also has a storage unit somewhere in town. She doesn’t. (read more…)

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Episode 66 of The Art of Simple Podcast with Tsh Oxenreider: Leigh Kramer on the Enneagram

#066: Confront Your Junk

Leigh Kramer knows a thing or three about the Enneagram, a powerful tool used to help identify personal strengths and weaknesses. More than a personality test, the Enneagram helps explain why you act the way you do when you’re stressed, and why you develop certain strengths when you’re growing. It can get confusing, so Leigh (read more…)

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A summer reading list for tweens

When I first started this blog, I wrote my list of favorite picture books for young children because my oldest was three. But I blinked, and just like that, she’s now nine and a half. My, how time flies. I love age nine, but it’s totally pulled the rug out from under me—I feel like (read more…)

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