I’d Love to Meet You in Colorado for the Pagosa Women’s Weekend

Photo: VisitPagosaSprings.com

Could you use a getaway in mind, body and spirit? Step Outdoors in Pagosa Springs, Colorado is hosting the Pagosa Women’s Weekend next month, May 10th and 11th. The event features two days of healthy ideas and an introduction to fitness and recreation opportunities in the area, . . . → Read More: I’d Love to Meet You in Colorado for the Pagosa Women’s Weekend

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.

The Clean Fifteen – Fruits and Vegetables You Don’t Have to Buy Organic

Sugar peas at the LaGrande Farmers’ Market, LaGrande, Oregon

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably interested in eating organic foods whenever possible. But let’s face it—availability isn’t always predictable, and prices can sometimes be 100% higher or more for organics.

Since I wrote last week about the “Dirty Dozen”—the 12 . . . → Read More: The Clean Fifteen – Fruits and Vegetables You Don’t Have to Buy Organic

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.

G is for Good, Green, and Sometimes, Gnarly, and How To Cook a Perfect Artichoke

Last week, regular artichokes were $1.99 at my local grocery store. The conventionally-grown chokes were blemish-free, uniformly sized and overall quite appealing – both visually and financially.

Organic artichokes, on the other hand, were $3.99. These green globes were different shapes and sizes, and the outer leaves were split and covered with brown . . . → Read More: G is for Good, Green, and Sometimes, Gnarly, and How To Cook a Perfect Artichoke

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.

7 Things You Can Do in the Coming Months to Get Ready for Christmas 2013

Photo: Mats Lindh

What?!

Who thinks about the holidays in March? Have I finally lost my marbles?

I wouldn’t blame you for thinking so, unless perhaps you participated in last year’s “All Done By December One” holiday initiative. Happy Simple Living sponsored our group effort to simplify and get organized earlier . . . → Read More: 7 Things You Can Do in the Coming Months to Get Ready for Christmas 2013

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.

Free Book Giveaway – The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture

I’ve learned much about permaculture after reading a very interesting book. Permaculture is a method of growing food and building homes in a manner that works with nature instead of against it.

Author Nicole Faires has written a hands-on guide that takes the reader through every step of the . . . → Read More: Free Book Giveaway – The Ultimate Guide to Permaculture

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.

Happy Simple Money – 18 Ways to Simplify Your Finances

Photo: Hamed Saber

If you’re reading this blog, you likely share some of my same hopes and dreams for a simpler life. For me, the good stewardship of money is intrinsically tied to true simple living. If you participated in the January Money Diet you know that personal finance is one of . . . → Read More: Happy Simple Money – 18 Ways to Simplify Your Finances

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.