5 Ways to Enjoy Things Without Owning Them

Art glass

  Dear friends, Years ago when I was a magazine publisher, I visited a fabulous mountain home owned by a wealthy couple. In their living room they had two illuminated …

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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 Ways to Make Space in Your Life

Woman in canoe

  Dear friends, For the past few weeks we’ve been exploring ways to get organized at home. Sometimes I feel like I need to declutter my life, too — do …

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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 15-Minute Weekend Decluttering Challenge

Declutter plan

  Dear friends, I’ve been slowly, methodically working my way through my list of spaces on the Space Blessing Plan I wrote for our home. Because these tasks can be …

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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.

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 a bunch of bookends …

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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.