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How to Make Hot Chocolate in a Jar

By |December 17th, 2014|

If you’re running short on time or ideas for holiday gifts, hot chocolate in a jar is a simple, semi-homemade gift idea sure to please many on your holiday list. This is an idea I have […]

Flip Your Stack of Paper

By |December 10th, 2014|

During the course of preparing for the holidays (decorating, tidying up for guests or holiday parties, etc.) chances are that you’ll encounter a stack of paper that needs to be sorted through and dealt with. You […]

Five Quick Decluttering Projects to Clear Up Space in Your Kitchen

By |December 4th, 2014|

Does your kitchen have what my friend calls a “scary cabinet,” stuffed with perilously stacked items? Or a drawer crammed so full that it’s hard to open—or to find anything inside?

It’s easy to accumulate kitchen items, […]

7 Ways to Have a Happier Holiday

By |December 2nd, 2014|

If you find yourself in the midst of this holiday season wishing to trade in all the hustle and bustle for a bit more happiness, you’re not alone!  Here’s a collection of some of my top holiday planning tips to help you create a merrier season.  […]

Tada!

By |November 26th, 2014|

And just like that, our new site is launched. Welcome…to the new simplify 101!

Jay and I hope you love the new site. And we hope you find it easier than ever to find your way around […]

Change is in the Air

By |November 21st, 2014|

Around here change is most definitely in the air. Just look at these two photos I took in my yard, just one week apart.

The first was taken on November 7th. It was a sunny, not-too-cool beautiful […]

Holiday Planning Tip: Is it time to change your traditions?

By |November 19th, 2014|

I’m sure you’d agree that traditions are part of what make the season so meaningful and memorable. Activities like cutting down a fresh tree, going to the Christmas Eve candlelight service, visiting Santa, and decorating your […]

The 4 W’s of Holiday Planning

By |November 7th, 2014|

The holidays are designed to be a magical time of year, filled with time spent with loved ones relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. But for so many of us, the holidays turn into a time […]

7 Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

By |October 31st, 2014|

Whether you love to cook or simply do it out of necessity, you’ll enjoy cooking more when the process is organized and efficient. Here are seven easy-to-implement ideas to help you get organized and save time […]

Use Short Bursts of Time to Organize

By |October 28th, 2014|

If I had a surveillance camera in my kitchen, there would be a lot of footage of me at the microwave. I warm up the same cup of coffee several times. And since I often drink […]