So I'm back after a long break and have decided to make a bit of a change in the subject of this blog and keep it going. Though the blog will encompass what I began with, A Well Ordered Life, I will focus more on Living Simply. I don't know if I can officially make this name change but I'll be checking on that. Since living simply goes along with a "well ordered life" I decided not to begin another blog, but to get this one going again.
Living Simply requires being orderly in your life and as I pursued a simpler lifestyle, I realized that this was an overarching theme of living well and living an orderly life. It also seemed to be a popular topic these days so I decided to combine all my ideas on this blog and get it up and running again.
I hope those of you who had joined me previously will follow along!
Currently I am writing an e-book about Living Simply. I will keep you posted as to when it will be completed.
As I have pursued a simpler lifestyle in my own life and have been studying at length new ideas and ways to do that, I really wanted to share all that I have learned and experienced in the last several years. ( Yikes! I hope it hasn't been years since I began this blog! )But it all goes along with living a well ordered and balanced life.
So on with Ten Reasons To Live Simply:
YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THE FOLLOWING...
1) Increased Serenity
2) A Calmer Home Atmosphere
3) More Joy
4) More Peace
5) Increased Creativity
6) Better Relationships
7) More Time for Relaxation
8) More Time for the Important Things
9) Less Stress
10) Better Able to Live In the Moment
Each ONE is reason enough to want to live a simpler lifestyle! But ALL TEN?!? Who wouldn't want to have these in their lives? And it IS possible... if you set "living simply" as a goal in your life!
It is really kind of magical! And while it ALL doesn't happen all at once, even taking some small steps in that direction, can begin to make a difference in your life. And then it becomes a lifestyle and journey where the gifts mentioned above appear more and more as a part of your life.
I want to help you begin this journey towards living a simpler lifestyle in order to enjoy more of these gifts in your life. I hope you'll join me!
Friday, August 11, 2017
Friday, December 28, 2012
|LIVE YOUR DREAM LIFE NOW!|
I'll be posting this FREE workshop every Monday for 8 weeks beginning on January 7th. For details see my November 26th post on Hob Nobbers.
Anyone can just follow along but I would love it if you would let me know you are taking the course by e-mailing me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll be sending out reminders and a bit of information via e-mail.
Feel free to pass on this invitation through your blog as well.
New Year's resolutions are OK but it's more fun to create the life you've imagined! So check out this course and sign up NOW!
See you on January 7th!
Sandy ; )
Posted by sandy at 12:43 PM
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
|Granddaughters arriving for Gramma Camp.|
|Teaching grandson to play golf.|
|Learning to make felted soap|
One of the things we started doing when our grandkids were old enough was to hold "Gramma Camp" for a week in the summer. Gramma plans the fun and Grampa is the "assistant" and just does what he is told. ;) The grandkids stay overnight for a week and we plan fun things to do every day! We have a theme for the week, take day trips, make crafts, learn new things, etc. The grandkids look forward to it every summer. During the week we take pictures of the fun and we put it together in a real hardcover book through Shutterfly. If you haven't made a book through Shutterfly, you should check it out! You can have books of memories to keep forever. Now that the grandkids are older and know how to use the computer better than I do, they put it together themselves. They even put in a dedication page including a photo of the dedication recipient. One year it was dedicated to their little baby brother who was too young to come to Gramma Camp. Another year it was their parents. Just putting together the book itself is an fun activity for them during the week. Gramma Camp helps us create memories that will last a lifetime.
Maybe there are fun things that YOU"D like to do in the summer months but need to plan. How about that sewing project you've wanted to complete. Or that camping trip you've always wanted to take. Or maybe just a bike ride each week. Whatever fun you want to have in the summer, make sure you plan intentionally as to when and how you will make it happen. Get out your bucket list and decide to be able to cross some things off this summer.
Have fun drawing up your SUMMER CALENDAR OF FUN and then get busy planning it! You'll never regret making a decision to do this planning but you JUST may regret not doing those things you've always wanted to do but just let time get away with you and NOT doing them.
HAVE FUN! ; )
Monday, July 9, 2012
If you have been one who would love to bake or cook more often but find yourself putting it off, you might want to try getting your kitchen better organized! It makes a WORLD of difference!
Posted by sandy at 4:57 PM
Sunday, June 24, 2012
|Soon I hope to have a pantry like this!|
My husband and I had planned to try and get our pantry and kitchen organized this summer so I knew I would need some organizational items. So I took a trip to the dollar store and purchased a few items that might help in organizing. That was my FIRST 30 minutes of organizing time. But it got me even MORE motivated to get it done.
In 30 minute chunks I have organized an armoire ( with two shelves and four drawers) filled with dishes and table linens, three kitchen drawers and three HUGE shelves in the pantry. I'm still working on the rest but I feel GREAT about what has already been accomplished! Here are the steps I took to get going:
1) Went through kitchen, pantry, and armoire and took out those things that I haven't used in the last year and other things that needed to be discarded. One pile went into the trash and the other pile was picked up by my daughter-in-law for her garage sale whose proceeds would be sending our granddaughter on a mission trip! Yeah! Mission accomplished and I was even able to help my granddaughter raise money for her trip. 30 minutes ( husband helped )
2) Trip to the Dollar Store to purchase supplies. This got me more motivated and cost less than $10.00! 30 minutes
3) Ripped out two layers of shelf paper on one big shelf in the pantry, wiped down the shelf, layed a washable removeable pad on the shelf and filled the shelf in an organized fashion. 30 minutes
4) Continued this pattern with another two shelves, the armoire, and three kitchen drawers @ 30 minutes each.
It's not getting done in a day but I'm moving forward and it's feeling GOOD! I could feel the difference after just ONE shelf was organized! I also have SO MUCH MORE SPACE left after many things were given away or discarded. Thirty minutes was just right for me but if you are working outside the home maybe you'll need to take only 15 minute chunks. The time frame doesn't matter as long as you keep at it a little at a time.
My goal in organizing is not to let it control my life but to get items in my home put away in an orderly fashion so I can find everything at a moment's notice. I'll then have more time for REAL LIFE AND REAL LIVING! Because, let's face it, who wants to spend he rest of their lives organizing?
Posted by sandy at 9:34 PM