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How Can I Help?

I’m a 45 year old white female living in the USA. I have privileges not afforded a 45 year old black female also living in the USA.  That’s not to say I haven’t had hard times. It does mean my skin color hasn’t been a cause for any of my hardships.   I’ve had the opportunity...

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    These are a Few of my Favorite Things

    Since downsizing to our 900 square foot home in 2017, I’ve been much more intentional about what comes into our house.  In such a small space, just a few added items can make our house look and feel cluttered very quickly. With my intentionality intact, here are a few things I feel l can’t live...

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      10 Easy Steps to a More Disciplined Life

      Perhaps you’ve decided you’d like to live a more disciplined life. Okay, so maybe that’s not how you’ve worded it in your mind. Instead you’ve thought things like:  I’d like to lose 20 pounds; I’d like to start a business; I’d like to go to the gym on a regular bases; I’d like to be...

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      • AnonymousGreat advice!  I’m starting this week!ReplyCancel

      • ChristyKeeping an uncluttered car. That’s a good one for me. Next round of goals, remind me to add that one! ReplyCancel

      How I Met the One

      The year was 1991.  I was days away from high school graduation and concentrated on what I would wear and how I would style my highly permed, highlighted hair.  I had spent my senior year writing off dating and had made a conscious effort to focus on developing myself. My youth pastor’s wife, whom I...

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      • AmandaLove all your posts! Keep inspiring!ReplyCancel

      Eat the Olive & Spit Out the Pit

      My word for the year in 2019 is LEARN.  I’ve had a “word of the year” for several 365s now, but I’ll admit come December I usually can’t remember my word.  That is not how it’s supposed to go! The idea is that you intentionally live out that word, meditation on it and filter decision...

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      • Let's Dare to Dream - simplysaraanthony.com[…] BIG MAGIC: I’m seeing a theme here when it comes to dreams, it’s a BIG deal.  Elizabeth Gilbert walks you through her discoveries when it comes to seeking big ambitions.  I talk more about it here. […]ReplyCancel

      It’s Okay to Not be Normal

      I believe it’s safe to say we are an unconventional family. With 4 children, we are larger than your average family.  At 1000 square feet, we live in a home smaller than the average American. When it comes to education: we have home schooled, private educated and utilized public resources. We are self-employed. We are...

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        Why? Oh Why? Do We Really Need Another Blog?

        It all began when I blew out the candles on my 40th birthday.  Call it a midlife crisis or just a kick in the pants, but since then I’ve had a renewed vigor to figure out why I was placed on this planet. From my halfway-through-life vantage point, it appeared that I had been blessed...

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        • AmandaTeach me your ways! I love the idea of living simply, and I’m getting deep into this parenting thing, baby #4 will be here in December!ReplyCancel

        • ValerieAhhh!  You have a blog!  I found you via IG and have really wanted to know and see more.  I have been wanting to do exactly what you did for years, smaller, customized, but can’t quite figure it out, seeing someone who has done it, loves it, and done it well is so inspirational.  We are a family of six and I’m am so glad to find your blog, thank you for sharing your story!ReplyCancel

          • simpl407So funny that you found me. My blog hasn’t officially gone live yet. However, you support prelaunch is so encouraging!ReplyCancel