Book Giveaway: New Minimalism

New Minimalism

 

Dear friends,

I just finished reading the most inspiring book, New Minimalism by Cary Telander Fortin and Kyle Louise Quilici. Cary and Kyle are the founders of a business by the same name that helps people in the Bay Area deal with excess stuff and create clean, lovely, uncluttered spaces . . . → Read More: Book Giveaway: New Minimalism

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.

Uncluttering for Lent

 

Dear friends,

After creating a Decluttering Snowball Plan last month, I’m motivated to unclutter the spaces in our house, room by room.

Lent started on Wednesday. As you probably know, the 40-day period between Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday is a time when some religious believers abstain from certain food or . . . → Read More: Uncluttering for Lent

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.

How I Trick Myself Into Saving Money

 

Dear friends,

I’m always looking for painless ways to stash money.

The $5 Bill Savings Plan helps me save about $25 a month. I always look on the ground in parking lots for spare change (found two pennies yesterday!) and collect coins in a jar to take to the credit union.

. . . → Read More: How I Trick Myself Into Saving Money

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.

Small Bites for the Big Game

artichoke cheese wontons

 

Dear friends,

If you’re looking for easy appetizers for a Super Bowl party or casual gathering, we’ve got you covered. These three hors d’oeuvre recipes each have elements that can be prepared ahead of time, so you can relax and enjoy your own party. They’re all from my newest cookbook, . . . → Read More: Small Bites for the Big Game

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 Decluttering Snowball Plan

Declutter space

 

Dear friends,

When asked to describe my blog, I often say it’s about Simple Living for Real People.

In other words, we’re in this together–experimenting, trying new strategies, practicing the art of less, and slowing down a bit to enjoy life.

I have a number of other simple living blogs I love . . . → Read More: A Decluttering Snowball Plan

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.

15 Tips to Plan an Amazing Garden

fresh vegetables

 

Dear friends,

When it’s cold outside and the days are short, I love to daydream about the garden and make plans for the next growing season. Do you feel the same way?

Here are some ideas to help you get started.

1. Before you plan a garden, it’s a good idea to . . . → Read More: 15 Tips to Plan an Amazing Garden

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.

When Decluttering Means Letting Go of an Old Dream

Bookends

Dear friends,

Since we moved into this house 11 years ago, two bins have remained unopened in the garage.

The labels read ‘BOOKENDS.’ You wouldn’t think bunch of bookends would carry emotional weight for me, would you? And yet they do.

This past weekend as I was putting Christmas ornaments away, I saw . . . → Read More: When Decluttering Means Letting Go of an Old Dream

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 January Money Diet Begins with Challenge #1

Dear friends,

Happy New Year, and welcome to the first day of the 2018 January Money Diet! This year, we embrace our new dieters and say hello to many repeat dieters who have participated before. Our diverse group includes money dieters from across the globe – the U.K., Canada, Norway, Austria, Australia, Italy, . . . → Read More: The January Money Diet Begins with Challenge #1

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.

3 New Things About the January Money Diet

 

Dear friends,

The 9th annual January Money Diet starts this Monday. Have you signed up? Here’s what’s new this year:

#1. Even if you’ve participated in past years, because we’re using a new mailing company you’ll need to sign up one time here: JanuaryMoneyDiet.com.

It’s easy — just enter your first . . . → Read More: 3 New Things About the 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.