Friday, October 22, 2010

A Simple Life

One of the things that I have enjoyed about blogging is reading how others choose to live their life, I learn things that might work to make my life easier.....or simpler.  Recently I found myself reading a blog about a family that is living a simple life after moving to a farm, they have their own chickens, eggs, garden, get the picture.  They grow, raise or make most of what they eat, they have a large family that works together to get it all done, it sound great, they do admit that it is a lot of work but for them that is how they define a simple life.  Well it got me to thinking how I would define "a simple life" or "simple living"  which then got me thinking even more......scary, and I decided that it might make a great series to post about, my "simple life".  At this point, I am planning on these breakdowns...."A Simple Home",  how I strive  (and sometimes fail)to make my home simple and  "A Simple Life", how I strive to make my daily life simple.  Bear with me as I try to make this interesting and hopefully a few of my thoughts might be helpful in your life.  I think I may break it down more, any suggestions??

The one thing that I can't stress enough is how very DIFFERENT each of us would define "simple living" , and no one way is the right way, or would work for everyone.    I know that while it would be awesome to make my own butter and have fresh eggs from my own chickens, that is not simple living to ME, that is a lot of work.  Please remember this when you read my upcoming posts on simple living, I am not downing someone elses choices just sharing what works for me and my family.

More to come........


  1. I'm looking forward to this! I really like how you stressed that the definition of living simply is different for each of us. There are some "simple living" things that to me are fun and worthwhile but others would be way too much work and complicate my life. I do like my conveniences or the option to choose them should I so desire.

    Maybe breaking it down to different areas of homemaking or aspects of life... A simple kitchen. Simple holidays. Etc.

  2. Sounds like a great idea! I think we live a simple life in a lot of ways. It will be interesting to hear your point of view! :0)

  3. I am very much looking forward to hearing about your "simple life". I also love to hear how others live. As you know from my last post, I am always on a quest to keep things nice and simple and organized in my life with as little chaos as possible. And I'll take all the tips and ideas I can get.

  4. Simple has so many meanings.. and I can't wait to read your blog and learning from it to.. Thank you for your email last night. It meant alot. (((HUGS))) Lisa

  5. I love reading about other people's idea of a simple life. I can't wait to read your posts about your simple life.

  6. Hi Denise,
    I can't wait to read these post. Just in the past year have we figured how what living simple means to us.

  7. Bring it on... I can't wait for this one... I am game for anything that makes life more simple. Great idea Denise... you should have a link up party so people can share their "simple" projects.

    You have a great day sweetie, looking forward to hearing more.

    Hugs, Deb


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