A Simple, Natural Holiday Decoration

Here’s an easy idea that I first saw at a holiday decorators’ showhouse and immediately copied at home. Amaryllis bulbs are readily available during the holidays — usually for less than $10. Choose a nice, fat, healthy looking bulb and put it in a glass vase or jar. Surround the bulb . . . → Read More: A Simple, Natural Holiday Decoration

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Easy Chicken Drumstick Dinner

Like most moms, I try to do the grocery shopping without my son. If he comes along, he inevitably talks me into making an unplanned purchase or two. However, last month we were meandering through the meat department and he said, “Mom, can we have drumsticks for dinner?” Chicken drumsticks happened to be . . . → Read More: Easy Chicken Drumstick Dinner

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

We Have A Winner!

Thanks to all of you who entered the drawing for the book, “Unplug the Christmas Machine.” I used Random.org to pick the lucky winner. Here’s what Katie wrote in her comment:

What a timely story! My husband and I have been trying to talk our families into simplifying . . . → Read More: We Have A Winner!

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Your Best Holidays Ever

You could win a copy of this book!

I’ve just finished reading a most inspiring book, “Unplug the Christmas Machine,” by Jo Robinson and Jean Coppock Staeheli. The authors conduct workshops to help people explore what might be missing from their holiday celebrations, and guide them to make some thoughtful adjustments to put . . . → Read More: Your Best Holidays Ever

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.