When did things get so complicated?
My kids have so many toys that they don’t play with any.
Making treats for the kids got so complicated I just didn’t bother baking.
Dinners/lunches/breakfast takes forever to prepare.
I still have so much STUFF even though I’ve been “minimising” for years.
I just want simple.
Simple. Simple. Simple.
It seems to be the theme of my year.
I tried to make my theme for the year “fun” but I’m going to settle for joyful simplicity.
It makes me really happy to pare down. To get back to basics. To have less.
For example – I have slightly dry skin and have bought all the “moisturizing” products on the market. Last week I tried coconut oil after hearing that Melissa Ambrosini used it on her skin. Visit her gorgeous blog here.
She uses it as a cleanser, make-up remover, all body lotion and a face moisturizer. So I tried it. Now I have soft skin and it takes off make-up so quickly! Plus it’s a pretty cheap buy as far as cosmetics go so I have been lathering my body in it too.
Continuing my simple theme…..I am lucky enough to know (virtually) the gorgeous Debra Dane from Home Life Simplified and I was gifted her Simplify Your Life book. I am currently working my way through it and I love it! You can check it out here.
Also, I just discovered the website Wholefood Simply. Finally some treat making I am good at!!! I have all the ingredients on hand for these recipes and they are so super quick, easy and delicious. I feel like blinkers have been taken off my eyes.
And lastly who needs complicated pantry ingredients, a plethora of grains and legumes and a cupboard full of recipe books when we could just eat simply?
For the next month I’ll be talking about the 30 day Paleo challenge that my family are undertaking. It’s an experiment. I want to see how we feel when we are “off” grains and how simply we can eat. The “lifestyle” promotes organic and best grass-fed meats, a ton of organic fruit and vegetables and some nuts. That’s pretty much it. Simple. The stuff nature supplies us with.
How about you? What theme has your life taken this year?