My Hope for You + Your Home

My Hope for You + Your Home

I kind of quietly jumped into blogging here on SimplifyingHome.com without much of a “launch” or explanation of the heart behind all of this. I hope this post offers you a little more behind Simplifying Home–why I care, what you’ll find here,...
Finding a Calm Home in the Chaos of Kids

Finding a Calm Home in the Chaos of Kids

I love the kids, not the chaos. Those were words, or something like them, that I shared a couple weeks ago as I introduced myself at our table-reading for the Listen to Your Mother show. I love simplicity. I need simplicity, and the last 8+ years of motherhood have...
Why I’m Not a Minimalist

Why I’m Not a Minimalist

A few “things” keep me from being a minimalist, and it’s not just my curtains or my junk drawer. I’ve been so inspired by minimalists over the years like Joshua, Bea, and Francine. I’ve poured over minimalist homes and have been so...
How I Finally Simplified My Home

How I Finally Simplified My Home

I longed for a simple home, but didn’t see an end to the clutter. I wanted to believe that a simple, welcoming home was possible for me. Then, sometimes more than that, I wanted to give up. I wanted to call it quits on that dream and assume beautiful, simple...
Why Your Home Isn’t Simple, Yet

Why Your Home Isn’t Simple, Yet

My #1 mistake in simplifying was thinking it would or should be easy. It all started shortly after getting married. We lived in a tiny 2-bedroom apartment that really wasn’t big enough to even have two bedrooms. Our “furniture” included: A free sofa...