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Hi, I'm Stephanie. I believe that simple living is the key to long term health and happiness, so I try to live my life according to Blue Zone principles. I'm here to encourage you to consume less so you can live more.
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2021 Thoughts

Did anyone else go round and round about goals and resolutions and planners and anything else related to scheduling 2021? I sure did. It's such a strange time, for everyone to be in this limbo of 'what the hell will this year bring?' Do I wait and see if things open up, if people get the vaccine, if any ev…

Gift Guide: for the Minimalist

Minimalists can be the hardest people to shop for if you're not used to having a minimalist in your life. But the great thing about us is that we usually have some sort of running wish list! We know exactly what we have and therefore exactly what's needed, so I'm always able to supply gift ideas if someone…

Gift Guide: for the Homemaker

It's on my 101 in 1001 list to share gift guides on the blog, as a way to share some of my favorite things. I decided to start with homemaker gift ideas, because these come the most easily to me. I have everything on this list! Except the popcorn bowl because John hates popcorn and it's not allowed in the hous…

What Kinds of Actors Make a Party Better

This post was written for the Simple by Stephanie audience. If you're planning to throw a successful party, you'll want to have all the right ingredients, from the venue and the food to activities and entertainment. After all, you don't want your guests sitting around in silence, looking at their phones, …

The First First

If you don't already know this (I mentioned it on Instagram), my dad passed away on Saturday. Even though I just posted a life update about how the doctors didn't give him very long to live, it's still really hard. Knowing the end is almost here is a comfort in some ways, because we were able to say all th…