13 Simple Ways to Add a Little More Peace to Your Day

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes… including you.” ~ Anne Lamott We all have seasons in life when we are called upon to …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Why Was I Speeding Up a Mountain Road?

On a recent Friday afternoon, we headed to Estes Park, Colorado to spend the weekend with dear friends who live in the pretty mountain town. Instead of taking the I-25 highway, I …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Day 23 and 10 Free Ways to Nurture Your Health

All the money in the world won’t buy good health. For any of us who have ever experienced an injury, pain, or sickness, we know how it feels to wake …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

A Present for You – Block Island Organics Cleanser Giveaway

If you’re concerned about the chemicals used in skin care products as I am, you’ve probably tried to find safe, quality, non-toxic alternatives. It’s not always easy to find products …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Why I’m Sending Back My Aveeno “Natural” Skin Cleanser

My friends, I’m embarrassed to tell you that I was greenwashed. I’ve used this Aveeno face cleanser for years. With its green packaging, soy extract and “active naturals” tagline, I …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Free Giveaway of Block Island Organics Sunscreen

Just in time for summertime sun, the nice folks at Block Island Organics have generously offered to give away two full-sized products to one lucky Happy Simple Living reader in …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Pine Mouth, the Surprising Source of a Metallic Taste in my Mouth

One morning in 2013, I took the first sip of my morning coffee and almost died. The coffee tasted like turpentine, no kidding! I poured the pot down the drain, …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

A Better Glass of Water

When I was a kid, our mom did an interesting thing with our water. She filled a pitcher with tap water and left it to sit out overnight, uncovered. In …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Homemade Saline Solution Recipe

Saline solution recipe

    Dear friends, A simple homemade nasal wash can be a terrific remedy for stuffy noses due to colds or allergies, and I like making it in small batches …

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.