Link love :: Kick off the Christmas season with simple home decor

Photo by Gaëtan Bourque I love decorating for Christmas starting the first weekend after Thanksgiving.  Something about all the food and family puts me in the mood to dust off the Christmas carols and start adorning our home with the spirit of the season. We’ve got two basic guidelines for holiday decor: If at all (read more…)

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A BIG gift basket giveaway for the littles in your life

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Amber, the winner of the gift basket! Photo by Jude Kyle Today I’ve got a gift basket giveaway that enhances life with little ones.  Since this blog is about simplicity, and since it’s geared towards parents, these products align perfectly with our entire philosophy here.  Plus, I love (read more…)

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Simple Mom: behind the scenes

Photo by Caryn Werner I loved the posts recently at Small Notebook and at Almost Frugal, where Rachel and Kelly both answered some more personal questions about themselves.  Since I’ve got quite the backlog of questions from you guys, I thought I’d take some time and answer the personal ones.  So here goes… Everything You (read more…)

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Reusable bag winners

Photo from Flip & Tumble There were almost 2,000 entries for the reusable bag giveaway, which really thrills me to think that this many households could switch to reusable bags.  Think of how much less wasted plastic that is?  Very cool. Here are the winners: Michelle from Mama in La La Land has won a (read more…)

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Tis the season to cook, bake, and brine

Photo by Brian Chan One of the biggest cooking days of the year is just around the corner. What are you making? Last year, my husband and I were in charge of the turkey – daunting to say the least. Before this, I had always safely brought a pie, or a veggie, or heck, the (read more…)

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