Win a Copy of Easy Gingerbread Houses

Easy Gingerbread Houses book

  Dear friends, I discovered the most charming holiday book, and I’m excited to share it with you. Easy Gingerbread Houses by Lisa Anderson will inspire even non-bakers to tap …

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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.

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.

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.

7 Ways to Slow Down and Savor These Precious Days

Peace sign Christmas ornament | Happy Simple Living blog

  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 …

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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.

Your Best Holidays Ever – Week 4 and a Plan for Holiday Meals, Food Gifts and Christmas Goodies

Welcome to the fourth installment of “All Done By December 1,” our group effort to get organized for the holidays early so we can enjoy the month of December 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.

A Simple Christmas Cookie Exchange

Coconut macaroons at Happy Simple Living

  Dear friends, I once attended a truly overwhelming cookie exchange party. After laboring for several days over the required 12 dozen cookies and packing them in the requisite zip-lock …

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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.