The Simple Things Volume 11.

“The Simple Things” is a regular feature here, on no set schedule, (obviously, since I haven’t done one in months!) of links around the internet I have found to be inspiring and/or fun to read. Each time I put one of these posts up I will include a picture from my own life showing the things that are important to me and my Simple. Organized. Life., and here is this week’s photo:

books The Simple Things Volume 11.

After much purging and even selling my bookcase before moving to my new 756 sq foot apartment, this is all that is left of my book collection. I am thinking of just stacking them as high as I can reach and forgoing any sort of shelving unit. What do you think?

My friend Emily from Remodeling This Life builds a reading nook for her kids.

Rowdy Kittens talks about standing while you work. Not sure I could actually do this, as I am at this computer all day long!

You Simplified goes on a 100 Things Rant – and I agree 100%. It’s not about how you choose to participate in the minimalism movement, it’s just about doing it and standing by your choices.

Simple Savvy discusses mindful eating, which is something I have been striving to pay more attention to lately.

Art of Great Things wants you to eliminate distractions and make some space in your life. So important.

The Simple Things Volume 10.

“The Simple Things” is a regular feature here, on no set schedule, (obviously, since I haven’t done one in months!) of links around the internet I have found to be inspiring and/or fun to read. Each time I put one of these posts up I will include a picture from my own life showing the things that are important to me and my Simple. Organized. Life., and here is this week’s photo:

iphone The Simple Things Volume 10.

That’s my iPhone home screen – I only keep the apps I use daily on that page. There are many more on other pages, but at least the home screen is organized and simple!

You Simplified writes a Great Expectations Manifesto – 21 Guidelines for my Children on Living an Authentic Life. Every parent should read this.

Emily from Remodeling This Life says that childhood won’t wait, and I could not agree more.

Everyday Minimalist talks about getting rid of furniture as a way to force ourselves to de-clutter. What do you think?

Rowdy Kittens has a post up for you ladies (or men, I don’t discriminate) who wear make up called “Minimalist Make-up and Beauty“.

Simple Savvy wants you to pare down your online obligations. This is something I struggle with daily, and have started implementing “tech-free Saturdays” to try to bring some sanity back into my life.

And finally, Far Beyond The Stars tells us How Anticipation is the Least Minimalist Emotion. Amen to that…but it’s a tough one to get rid of.

The Simple Things Volume Nine.

“The Simple Things” is a regular feature here, on no set schedule, of links around the internet I have found to be inspiring and/or fun to read. Each time I put one of these posts up I will include a picture from my own life showing the things that are important to me and my Simple. Organized. Life., and here is this week’s photo:

hammock The Simple Things Volume Nine.

I spend quite a bit of time in that hammock, either napping, reading, or just watching the clouds. Everyone needs some down time every day to gain some perspective on things!

On Simplicity has 30 simple summer pleasures you can enjoy today. Think I might run through all these today!

Emily from Remodeling This Life went fig picking! What a great way to spend time with the family.

Mind of Seth says “I Miss My Life“. I think we all do, Seth. At least sometimes…

Small Notebook talks about a Simple Living Myth: Trying to Keep Up Appearances. Simplicity is all about being honest!

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Hope you guys have a great weekend!