Create Your Custom Plan To Be All Done By December One

 

Want your house to look like this? Maybe start hanging lights today. Photo by Michael Gill.

Today marks exactly five weeks until December first. If you’d like to have all or most of your holiday tasks done by then, you might like to jot down a little plan so you can get . . . → Read More: Create Your Custom Plan To Be All Done By December One

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.

All Done By December One – Your Ideal Holiday Season

Photo: TRF Mr. Hyde

Many of you tell me you’re hoping this year’s holiday season will be different in some way. Perhaps, like me, you’ve struggled in the past to get everything done by December 25 and you long for a simpler, more meaningful celebration of Christmas. Maybe you’re tired of running yourself . . . → Read More: All Done By December One – Your Ideal Holiday Season

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.

Halloween Approaches – Have You Bought Your Goblin Soap Dispenser?

 

Have you noticed in recent years that Halloween has morphed into a Giant Retail Extravaganza? Whole sections of stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot now feature rows and rows of Halloween stuff.

 

Dedicated Halloween and costume stores have popped up in abandoned storefronts. Our very own grocery store stocks . . . → Read More: Halloween Approaches – Have You Bought Your Goblin Soap Dispenser?

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.

Simplify the Holidays by Managing Expectations

Photo: Jeff Turner

One of the first steps to simplifying the holidays is rethinking our expectations. Some of the things I’ve done over the years were borne of my own perfectionist tendencies, and others reflect old habits I’ve repeated over and over.

See if you can relate to any of these statements about . . . → Read More: Simplify the Holidays by Managing Expectations

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.

Plan Ahead for a Happier Holiday Season

Our dog, Maddie, is a good sport about dressing up like Santa

October 10? Wait a minute. I’m just getting used to the idea of September being over — how did it get to be October 10th? The weeks pass quickly sometimes, and if it’s already October 10th that means November will be . . . → Read More: Plan Ahead for a Happier Holiday Season

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.

Pickle Pastrami Roll-Ups Are an Easy, Yummy Appetizer

When I first announced that I was writing the cookbook 101 Things To Do With a Pickle, my dear sister sent me a wonderful recipe she’d gotten from her sister-in-law. These appetizers combine crispy, crunchy, tangy pickles with smooth cream cheese and savory pastrami. The combination is unbeatable, and they couldn’t be easier . . . → Read More: Pickle Pastrami Roll-Ups Are an Easy, Yummy Appetizer

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.