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11 Signs You Need to Simplify Your Life

January 25, 2023
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In the world today, there is an emphasis placed on the importance of being busy all the time. Hustle culture is the norm and we are expected to work hard all the time. So many people are on the go from the time they wake up in the morning until the time they go to bed at night. But this fast-paced lifestyle isn’t working for many. It’s leading…

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10 Ways To Practice Hygge This Winter

January 16, 2023
10 Ways to Practice Hygge This Winter- Picture of a person holding a cup of cocoa snuggled up with a book wearing warm socks

Let me be honest with you. Winter has always been my least favorite time of the year. I absolutely LOVE the holidays. But once I’m into the new year, the darker, longer days and cold always leave me feeling “blah” and tired. Several years ago I learned about the Danish and Norwegian concepts of hygge. It has become more popular in recent years. But what is it, and…

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13 Ways to Simplify Your Thanksgiving

November 20, 2022
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Thanksgiving is almost here. And if you are hosting Thanksgiving for family and friends, it can be a busy and stressful time. But there are things you can do to simplify your thanksgiving that can reduce stress and make it easier to focus on the reason for the day…being thankful for everything in your life! Here are 13 things you can do to simplify your Thanksgiving! Clean your…

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Frosted Christmas Cutout Cookies

November 10, 2022
Frosted Christmas Cutout Cookies blog post with picture of a plate of festive cookies

I am a big Christmas lover! I love it so much that I tell people I’m part elf. Once November hits, the Christmas music starts in my house and by mid-November, my halls are decked and full of holiday spirit. Of course, you can’t have holidays without special holiday foods! What are the holidays without cookies? Making a batch of these frosted cutout cookies is a perfect way…

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12 Things You Can Do To Declutter Your Phone

November 3, 2022
12 Things You Can Do to Declutter Your Phone Blog Post

Over the past few months, as I’ve made the commitment to do some serious decluttering in my home, the first thing that I started with was my phone. Believe it or not, digital clutter can cause stress just like physical clutter can. And taking the time to declutter your phone can not only simplify your life but can help to reduce stress as well! The reason I chose…

Gluten Free Recipes Grain free Recipes for Two Slow Cooker Soups/Stews

Slow Cooker Lentil and Sausage Soup

October 23, 2022
Slow Cooker Lentil and Sausage Soup recipe post featuring a bowl of lentil sausage soup on a wooden table

I am a big fan of soups and stews when it’s chilly outside. Nothing warms me up quite as well. And since the nights have been cooler I have been drawn to fixing more soups. But I have also been wanting to create some new soups. That’s what led me to create this slow cooker lentil and sausage soup. I have to admit that I’ve never really cooked…

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5 Tips to Simplify Your Halloween

October 20, 2022
5 Tips to Simplify Your Halloween blog post with a picture of three carved Halloween pumpkins

It’s that time again! It is spooky season and Halloween is not far away. I’ll be honest that I get just as excited as most kids about picking out a good costume (or two) to wear for seasonal parties and to pass out candy on Halloween night. Of course, no one can forget what the night is all about for most kids…candy. And lots of it! But candy…

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10 Quick and Simple Slow Cooker Recipes

October 12, 2022
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Let’s be honest. Even if you are living a simple life, you don’t always want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, right? Luckily there are some handy small appliances that can make it easy to make simple, delicious, healthy meals. One of my favorite tools is the slow cooker. The slow cooker has been replaced in popularity by the pressure cooker and air fryer. But…

Simple Living

What Does Simple Living Mean?

October 5, 2022
What Does Simple Living Mean? Blog post

When I started Simple Clean Living in 2011 it started as my journey to move away from highly processed food. I wanted to create more foods that were made with clean, healthy, whole food ingredients. It was also about choosing household cleaners and personal care products. I wanted products that didn’t contain all of the toxic chemicals that so many store-bought products contain. But I find that the…