Books I Love Simplify

Living More with Less

I’m super excited about an inspiring book I am reading! I recently discovered “Soulful Simplicity” by Courtney Carver which explores how living with less can lead to so much more. This book doesn’t just pertain to decluttering one’s home (which is all the current craze). It takes the reader on a journey to identify and explore the emotions and motivation …

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Just Be You and I’ll Be Me

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a total extrovert. I need interaction with other people (specifically adults!) to thrive. Chatting and laughing and connecting with others have long since refilled my weary soul. Especially when I was a new mom in the trenches with babies and toddlers, the rare, much-needed adult interaction was the oxygen that revived me. While I …

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Party Like It’s 1998

Once upon a time, four young, naive, and hilariously silly girls traveled from different states to a church college in the middle-of-freakin’-cold-nowhere, Idaho.  They’d never met until they hauled their boxes, bags and a duct taped suitcases into the same Ricks College dorm room 20 years ago. Time out: how the heck can I say ’20 years ago’ and it …

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Secret Escapades

Sometimes, amidst all the craziness, I close my eyes and picture an ulterior life. In one, I’m a 30-somethin’ year-old successful career woman.  I wear nice clothes every day, and say important things to important people at important meetings — without constant interruptions.  I travel where and when I want.  I even exercise without childcare or packing enough snacks to …