(via Lisa Congdon)
Since the last Real Chat post, I have tried to simplify my life in all shapes and sizes. This quote couldn't have been more timely:)
Design/Blogging: I have turned down some design projects, and am focusing on the Holiday gift guide and current clients only. I turned off comment notifications in my email inbox as I realized an overflowing inbox is a recipe for stress. I also started using google calendar (hello where have I been?).
At Home: Like I mentioned this week, I am working torwards simplicity in my closet as well. Only purchasing what I absolutely need or what will last for a long time. Having much never seems to sit well with me. I don't like keeping what I don't use because I feel like it is wasting. (My mom's influence;)) So, I am cleaning out my closet monthly. I also made plans to organize my house. Boxes, shelves, etc. With toddlers, its impossible to keep everything in its place. I am learning to let that go. We also cycle toys often as well. They tend to prefer puzzles and books anyways:)
I am already breathing a little easier, and finding more time to be with my children or call up a friend.I have found that the people I meet that are simple about the way they live their life are the most peaceful....and happier. Don't ya think?
What are some ways you keep your life simple?
And can't leave you without some fun weekend reading:
Speaking of organization: Love this site with all my fave online catalogues in one place with direct links to products.
Speaking of simple: A minimalistic and totally functional DIY that tickled my fancy.
German Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars....!
An etsy shop discovery I fell smitten over.
Favorite blog find of the week.
Did you see Blair Eadie's new line for Bauble Bar? Perfect.
Hot Chocolate on a stick? I'm in.