Well, hello there!

Welcome to Crafting a Simpler Life! Go on and grab a cup of coffee and plan to stay a while. I am so excited that you’ve stopped by. Because that means you’re ready to simplify your life and start living on your terms! Am I right?!

I believe that you deserve better than to be stressed out and busy all the time. I want to help you take your life back. I want to help you create a life that you love, that is relaxing and, most importantly, stress free! And I believe that is 100% possible!

Minimalism is a life changer, for sure! I started my journey about 2 years ago and I still think it’s the best and most positive decision I’ve ever made. And I want you to experience that too! But I know minimalism isn’t for everyone. And it can be scary. Baby steps is the key.

So I’ve made for you the 30 Days to Minimalism FREE email course! Over 30 days I’ll walk you through everything from knowing your why, to the decluttering process, to freeing up time in your busy schedule. We talk about it all!

Or maybe you’re ready to dive right in. If you’ve already done your research about minimalism and you’re itching to just get started already, the 30 day email course would still be a good fit for you, but you can jump right to the decluttering with the Ultimate Decluttering Checklist.

This checklist is 4 jam-packed pages of things you can declutter right now. Go through the list in order, or pick and choose what you want to do each day. Jump around. Do what you want.

Decluttering your home and removing the excess can be a life changing process. And if you’re ready to jump right in, then I am so stinking excited for you! 

Get the Ultimate Decluttering Checklist to jumpstart your decluttering process!

I believe that living a stress-free, beautiful life that you love is a real and attainable thing. It’s not something to just dream about and think “oh maybe someday.” You can live that life now. And I wand to help show you how.

If you are still unsure that minimalism is for you, feel free to look around. There are lots of free resources and articles right here on the blog. You can even read more about my minimalist journey here. Minimalism has been a source of such positive change in my life, that I can’t help but want to share that with everyone.

It was only in the summer of 2015 that the idea of minimalism came into my life. I was browsing Pinterest for the 5th time that summer for ideas of how to re-organize (again) all of the stuff in my house. I felt so out of control. Nothing helped. I’d organize and then re-organize just to have to re-organize again a month later. It was while I was searching for my next organizational hack that I came across a pin about minimalism and de-cluttering your home. I couldn’t even tell you now what blog that article came from. All I remember was, in my desperation, I decided to see what it was about.

That was the beginning of a life changing series of events. Minimalism resonated with me. I went home that day and began to fill box after box and bag after bag full of stuff. That weekend I took 3 full car loads of stuff to the dump, and 2 full car loads to donation. The weight that was lifted off me was unbelievable. I’ve never looked back. I’ve never regretted getting rid of any of it. You can read more about my minimalist journey here.

Here are a few of my favorite minimalism posts to get you started. I hope you can find some inspiration in them to either begin your own minimalist journey, or to keep pushing ahead if you’ve already gotten started. 

      

While minimalism has played a huge part in reducing the stress I feel in my day to day, the biggest benefit has been how much time it has opened up in my day. And in that extra time, I realized just how important it is to take care of myself properly.

Taking time for self-care is so important. But for the longest time, I didn’t even know what self-care meant. I figured as long as I ate healthy enough I was ok, right? I’ve learned so much over the past few years about what caring for myself really means. Having routines is a big part of that.

If you’re looking for ideas of how to start incorporating self-care into your day to day, here are my favorite posts about self-care routines to get you started.

      

And when I’m not decluttering or learning how to take care of myself? I am in love with DIY. I spend a lot of time crafting and creating. And actually, spending time doing things you love can be part of your self-care routine.

If you’d like to craft right along with me, I even have several DIY tutorials you can take a peek at. Here are my favorites so far!

     

I’m glad you’re here and I hope you stay a while. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to talk more about my journey and encourage you on yours. Contact me.