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One Surprising Tip to Simplify your Laundry

One Surprising Tip to Simplify your Laundry

The one surprising tip to simplify your laundry? Buy white. White bed sheets, white towels, white kitchen dishcloths- the crib sheets are even white. Transitioning to all white linens in my home changed the way I do laundry. One Load of Laundry- With all white bath towels, you can wash all the dirty towels at once – no more separating your child’s hot pink towel from your gray towel, from the guest bathroom beige towel. [Read more]

The Simple Life- April 2017

The Simple Life- April 2017

Somehow we’ve already made it to May. I’ve loved the weather that April brought. Not too hot, not too cold. April brought us lots of neighborhood walks, outdoor play time, lots of evenings in the swing, and a few dinners on the back patio. Here is an April recap of how I’m crafting a simple life. [Read more]

The Minimalist Guide to Mother’s Day

The Minimalist Guide to Mother’s Day

You are here because you are searching for the perfect gift for the mother figure in your life and you’ve read through what seems like the same gift idea list on every blog. A charm bracelet, coupon book, breakfast in bed… (I’ve read these articles […]

Casado Ingredients: A 10 Minute Dinner

Casado Ingredients: A 10 Minute Dinner

Quick, easy meal ideas- the Costa Rican Casado is a healthy dinner in 10 minutes or less. Part of the Simple Meals series. “Casado” literally means married in Spanish and it is the perfect description for the plate because it is a complete, well-rounded meal. The dish consists of rice, black beans, a meat (we usually have chicken, but fish is also great), and a variation of greens (we usually throw together a side salad). [Read more]

No, The Dishes Can’t Wait

No, The Dishes Can’t Wait

As a young mom, I often receive well-meaning advice from mothers who are in new seasons of their life – the empty nesters, the grandmothers – to savor every moment with my children because “they are only young once”. I don’t think any mother needs […]

Simplifying Challenge: A Clean Inbox

Simplifying Challenge: A Clean Inbox

Simplifying Challenge is a series featuring an easy to complete task each month to move forward in your simplifying and decluttering journey. This month’s challenge: A Clean Inbox! The goal is to do a massive unsubscribe, delete years worth of promotional emails, and become an inbox gatekeeper from any new retailer subscriptions. [Read more]

Book Recommendation: The Joy of Less

Book Recommendation: The Joy of Less

The Joy of Less is a fun, easy to follow guide to minimalist living from bestselling decluttering expert Francine Jay. Inside you’ll find:

How pairing down can make you happier
10 Easy Steps to Decluttering your Home
Specific techniques to tackle each room
How living lightly can help save the plant
Decluttering tips for the whole family [Read more]

Getting to Know Me

Getting to Know Me

Hello, friends! I wanted to share a little about myself so you can get to know the girl behind Homegrown Simplicity 4 Things About Me My husband and I met in college.  He is a year older than me and we met when he interviewed me for […]