A Fond Farewell

New Years lantern

  Dear friends, Happy new year! I hope you had a lovely holiday season, and that your sparkling new year stretches ahead with a host of wonderful possibilities. 2019 marks …

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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.

For the Love of a Cheap Notebook

A spiral notebook to record your thoughts

Dear friends, Every year around this time, I buy a 200-sheet spiral notebook at the grocery store. The purchase sets me back about $3.00, and the rewards are at least …

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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 Money Experiment That Might Blow You Away

A money experiment in Sowing and Reaping | Happy Simple Living blog

  Dear friends, Let me begin by saying that this post about money includes a verse from the Bible. I promise, I am not secretly trying to convert you 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.

6 Tips to Plan Your Staycation

Enjoy a staycation and relax | Happy Simple Living blog

Dear friends, We are human beings. We are not human doings. But sometimes I get in a rut where I judge myself pretty strictly on what I get done every …

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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 Meditation for Hamster Wheel Mind

A meditation for hamster wheel mind | #sleeptips

    Dear friends, Maybe you’ve been there. It’s deep in the night when you should be slumbering peacefully. Instead, your mind is turning something over and over and over. …

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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 Buffers to Calm a Busy Life

7 Ways to Buffer a Busy Day | #relax #recharge #balance #balancedlife

  Dear friends, Tell me if you can relate to my typical way of planning. Let’s say I have a lunch appointment at 11:30. I’ll think, “Okay, it takes about …

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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.

Destroy Those Unneeded Documents – PaperFree Day 7

Shred papers for security } #PaperFree #happysimpleliving #decluttering #organizing

  Dear friends, Today is the last installment of our PaperFree challenge. I’ve enjoyed sharing this week-long focus on tackling papers with you. In this day and age of identity …

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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 Tips to Organize the Papers You Keep – PaperFree Day 6

Organize your online time

  Dear friends, We’ve been focusing on ways to be #PaperFree for the past week, but most of us will still want to hang on to paper copies of certain …

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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.

Store Documents in the Cloud – PaperFree Day 5

Store Documents in the Cloud | #Paperfree #Declutter #Organizing

  Dear friends, In today’s post I’ll share some simple ways to store your digital documents and photos. While it’s great to keep copies on our computer hard drives or …

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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.