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Sweet ideas for simple and meaningful baby showers

I have such fond memories of each shower thrown for me as an expectant mama, but one event stands out as a favorite. When I was hugely pregnant with our twin sons, my friends in our neighborhood put together a lovely and low-key shower that was wonderfully without cheesy games or extravagant decor. Glasses of (read more…)

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Having new eyes

Writing this post has been on my mind for months now—What will I say when that time comes? It’s the last thing I’m writing on this side of the pond… by the time you’re reading this, there’s a good chance we’re about to head to the airport, somewhere in the sky over the Pacific, or (read more…)

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“The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.” -J.M. Barrie

Weekend links

How much truth is there with daring to live? :: Suitcases to Sippycups Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent :: NY Times Friday night pasta: How to change your life with meatballs :: Serious Eats Zilla van den Born faked Asia trip on Facebook while still in her Amsterdam flat :: News.com.au Instagram envy, being (read more…)

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Living simply – even when people don’t understand

Envelope. Encapsulate. Nurture. These words were the guide as I drew a pencil line across the paper, eight feet long, in quarter-inch scale. The vision of this wall and its floor-to-ceiling bookshelves flashed onto the screen of my mind like a slide in a projector. Yes, this would work: three-feet-six for the width of the (read more…)

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The Art of Simple Podcast #73 with Tsh Oxenreider and Kat Lee

#73: In a five-foot tree

It’s always a treat to talk to my friend (and AoS contributor) Kat Lee! I was glad to get in a last-minute conversation with her before we hit the skies and head across the world… In this episode, we chat about RISK: new school year beginnings, moving, modeling the art of taking risks, letting our (read more…)

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