The 2017 January Money Diet Kicks Off Tomorrow

Join the 2017 January Money Diet

I love the fresh start that a new year presents. No matter what transpired in 2016, it’ll soon be over and 2017 will dawn — like a book of blank pages, ready to be filled.

If you’d like to experience more peace around the area of money and less financial stress, you might . . . → Read More: The 2017 January Money Diet Kicks Off Tomorrow

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.

A Year-End Review and My One Word Theme for 2017

Dear friends,

I hope your holidays were happy and you’re enjoying this quiet week before the new year begins.

For the past few years, I’ve done an annual journaling exercise that helps me be a little more deliberate about setting goals for the coming year.

As December winds down, I write a “Good . . . → Read More: A Year-End Review and My One Word Theme for 2017

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.

5 Things to Let Go of in 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, many of us will think about setting goals and resolutions for the coming year. Traditional wisdom says that we need to do MORE to be successful and get ahead.

But what if the key to being more productive may actually lie in doing less?

Here are five . . . → Read More: 5 Things to Let Go of in 2017

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.

Join the 2017 January Money Diet

2017 January Money Diet | Happy Simple Living blog

Dear friends,

In just two weeks, a community of people from all over the world will begin the 8th Annual January Money Diet. The challenge? We’ll explore how to live well and start 2017 financially strong—without spending cash for 31 days.

Each year, participants are amazed at how much they save during this . . . → Read More: Join the 2017 January Money Diet

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 Ways to Slow Down and Savor These Precious Days

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With 12 days remaining until Christmas, it can be easy to get caught up in the holiday rush and miss the simple pleasures of the advent season.

If you long to slow down a bit, here are some ideas:

1. Get up 15 minutes early. I love the quiet of the morning, when . . . → Read More: 7 Ways to Slow Down and Savor These Precious Days

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.

Let’s Rant About Mega Toilet Paper Rolls

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Here at Happy Simple Living, we are not afraid to flush out the big, pressing issues that face our nation. Which is why we have bravely plunged into the issue of mega toilet paper rolls.

Most major t.p. manufacturers now sell Colossus Jumbo Magnum rolls containing 4 TIMES!! the sheets of a . . . → Read More: Let’s Rant About Mega Toilet Paper Rolls

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.

12 Days of Holiday Stuff for 2016

Christmas tree toilet plunger

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, when our friendly retailers try to convince us that every surface is fair game for Christmas decorations.

Back by popular demand, we present our annual “non-shopping guide” to help you resist the retail call and enjoy the gift of a simple, peaceful Christmas season.

Here are this year’s picks . . . → Read More: 12 Days of Holiday Stuff for 2016

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.