Category Archives: simple living

Paper Mache I: Recycled Bowl

I have been obsessed interested craft projects using recycled newspaper in recent months and somehow managed to leave out the entire classic craft medium of paper mache. Paper mache is an incredibly versatile and fun craft medium because it is … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to love winter

When the temperature drops, and the roads get icy it is easy to start feeling down about the season. Especially that stretch after Christmas when there doesn’t seem to be anything to look forward to. Never fear, there are more … Continue reading

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Five simple living concepts to love in 2012

With the start of the New Year many people do retrospectives (uhm), and others set goals (guilty). I thought I would pair these things with some predictions, or at least wishes, for 2012. These are simple living concepts that I … Continue reading

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Easy homemade guacamole recipe

Since a few weeks ago I talked about making black beans and rice and the photo conveniently had a big dollop of guacamole on top, I thought I would share with you how we like to make guacamole. We always, … Continue reading

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Easy Black Beans and Rice Slow Cooker Recipe

With the new year fast approaching now is the time to settle into a healthy frugal dinner routine. Black beans and rice for dinner will do just that. Here is my recipe for this easy frugal dinner.   Black Beans … Continue reading

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Christmas P.S.A.

Hi there, Mr. Silly Simple speaking. I’ve offered to help my wife out with her blog today so she can concentrate on getting some much needed projects finished. It’s that time of year again, where the days are characterized by … Continue reading

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5 Holiday tradition ideas for your family to consider adopting

Here are my 5 ideas for great family holiday traditions to get started on this year: 1) Skype ?!? You mean this isn’t a holiday tradition yet? With our increasingly more mobile families and increasing connections through technology, video conferencing … Continue reading

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Christmas coffee cake recipe

Around Christmas time, two of my favorite foods become available in abundance in nearby grocery stores:  oranges and fresh cranberries. So in honor of the coming holiday and my love of cranberries and citrus I thought I would share my … Continue reading

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5 Ways you can give back for the holidays

To be honest, I think you know this stuff already. It just seems like now would be a good time to send out a little reminder. This season has so much going on– and it is so easy to let … Continue reading

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Handmade Gift Tags

Are you having a handmade Christmas season? It seems this year that lots of people feel pressure at this point in the season to achieve Christmas decor and gift ideals. It can be an enormous amount of pressure, and it … Continue reading

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