24 Nostalgic Christmas Ideas

Celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas

  Dear friends, The Advent season is upon us. Many of us long to simplify the holidays and find more meaning in the season. Have you ever noticed that often …

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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.

4 Ways to Pay Off Debt by Year End

4 ways to pay off debt | Happy Simple Living blog

  Dear friends, We have about 10 weeks until the end of 2018. Isn’t that mind blowing? Here’s a challenge. What if we each do everything we can to pay …

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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.

5 Gift Giving Myths to Let Go

5 myths to let go about giving gifts | Happy Simple Living blog

  Dear friends, A few years ago, I wanted to surprise an administrative assistant in another state who had been absolutely great to work with. We weren’t close, but 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.

7 Ways to Simplify the Holidays

Simplify the holidays | #alldonebydecemberone #simplechristmas #simpleholidays

  Would you like to join our group and get organized early so you can relax and enjoy the holidays? Sign up now for All Done By December One and …

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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.

Let’s Do a Holiday Audit!

(Is that the worst headline in blog history?) Dear friends, I hope your holidays were very happy. While the celebrations are still fresh in your mind, would you like 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.

12 Ways to Have a Simpler, Happier Christmas

  Dear friends, What if this year, our holidays were a little easier? What if we did fewer things, and enjoyed the season more? What if we spent less, and …

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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.

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 …

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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 Roundup of Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips

Dear friends, Happy Thanksgiving countdown!¬†Here are some of the articles and recipes I’ve been enjoying this week, plus a few posts from the archives: We’ve all heard the story of …

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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.

9 Ways to Enjoy a Happy Simple Holiday Season

Peaceful church

Two weeks ago, I wrote about enjoying more peace during the holidays. Many of you have shared your stories about simplifying, which I love hearing: “Last year, I decided not …

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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.