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Ten holiday photos not to miss

For many of us, the holidays bring joy and cheer, but sometimes we’re tempted towards anxiety and a bit of stress. For me? All of the above. When it comes to capturing this time of year in pictures, I want to to remember more than the formal portraits or typical shots—it’s about the simple details, (read more…)

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6 steps to a relaxed Christmas: decorate simply

You might have already decorated your house for Christmas, but we’re just now in the thick of it. Our holiday gear is sorta all over the place, having moved a few months ago, so like every year, our overall goal is “simple and sane.” I like the personal challenge of upcycling, going handmade, and otherwise (read more…)

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20 holiday printables

I hope you’ve been enjoying the Simple Living Home for the Holidays week thus far! We all have one more giveaway day for you tomorrow, but today we have a roundup of our favorite things for the holidays. Here I’m sharing 20 of my favorite holiday printables. What could be easier than downloadable art?! I (read more…)

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Fantastic Christmas music

I grew up around music. It was played throughout the house, I was given a radio for my room at an early age, and I have fond memories of my dad regaling childhood stories in the living room while playing his different records. One of my favorite childhood memories involves riding through the neighborhood with (read more…)

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Simple solutions for anticipation-oriented traditions, like an advent calendar and Jesse Tree.

6 steps to a relaxed Christmas: make that tradition happen

I know you’ve been there, like me—on the evening of November 30, you realize the official month of Christmas begins tomorrow, so you’d better whip together your family’s advent calendar. Every year, I have grand ambitions to thoughtfully, methodically prepare our holiday season with an Advent calendar or Jesse Tree. And every year, I scrap (read more…)

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