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Welcome Hi, I'm Eliza Cross and I'm glad you're here. I love exploring how less stuff, spending, and stress can equal more peace and more time for the things that matter. Since 2006, the Happy Simple Living
Recently a friend posted on our neighborhood forum that her garbage disposal was broken. Another neighbor helpfully suggested she try pushing the red “reset” button on the appliance. Sure enough that did the trick, and the problem was easily solved.
My friend and former business partner Pat Wiesner and his wife Janet are a couple I look up to. They are always up for trying new things, always learning, always helping, and always interested in other people. The Wiesners have a . . . → Read More: Adventures In Saying Yes
You might think I’m making this up, but TODAY – April 17th – is National Cheese Ball Day!
Perhaps, like me, you have conflicted feelings about cheese balls. I remember some scary looking giant pink orbs from the cocktail parties of my parents’ era. After a few people had worked them . . . → Read More: Mini Cheese Balls with Pretzel Stick Skewers
Whoever said, “Life is uncertain, so eat dessert first” was on to something.
It’s impossible to predict the surprises and mishaps of daily life. The only thing we know for sure is that, at some point, the unexpected will happen. In fact, the entire insurance industry is built around that single . . . → Read More: 21 Simple Ways to Prepare for the Unexpected
March is going out like a lion here in Colorado, as we’ve had three snowstorms in the past week. The snow is heavy and wet, but we Coloradoans try to remain positive while faithfully repeating our spring snow mantra: “We need the moisture.”
Years ago when I was a magazine publisher, I visited a fabulous mountain home owned by a wealthy couple. In their living room they had two illuminated cases, each showcasing a sparkling collection of multicolored art glass. I lingered in the room like a beady-eyed raven, fixated by the shiny . . . → Read More: 5 Ways to Enjoy Things Without Owning Them
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