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Monday, July 11, 2016

When I came across this in my Facebook feed a few days ago, I stopped to think about how much of this am I actually practicing.

Eat less, move more. I am eating less, but I am also eating more. That may sound like it doesn't make sense, but what it means is that I am eating very little processed food and eating more natural and organic foods. 

Isn't it wonderful that summer is here and the local farmers provide us with so much to choose from. I am so grateful for their hard work.

I am on a mission to move more. Every day (well almost every day) I am out the door around 7 am to take my morning walk. I may be groaning some days, but I am never sorry once my feet hit the pavement. 

I love how the morning sky is different each day.

Buy less, make more. Well, to be honest I am buying things for my new apartment, but I am trying to buy primarily vintage and antique items and I am selling things I already have so that I am not adding to waste and to hurting the environment. 

I don't do a lot of making my own things anymore unless you count cooking my meals from healthy ingredients.

Stress less, laugh more. I definitely feel less stressed since I have moved into my own apartment, and I am seeking out people who make me laugh more.

That girl knows how to live.

Feel blessed, love more. I am waking up each day remembering all of the things I am blessed with and all of the people I love. 

There are many.

Find a quiet spot every day and breathe. This is something I do numerous times throughout the day and I've found it can be done anywhere. 

For me, life is so much more serene when it is lived simply.


  1. I am striving to have a simpler and more serene life also. You inspire me!

  2. When my life gets simple I get lulled into thinking I can handle more. I am so happy you are enjoying your new home and lifestyle.

  3. I am working at living a simpler, fuller life and started by purging. I gave stuff to my kids, donated stuff to thrift stores, gave stuff away and threw stuff out. Hallelujah. I am free(er). I can't wait to finish- I am about 60% done. xo Diana

  4. Your house looks so beautiful and inviting! I know you must be so pleased with everything you've collected and bought to go in your new home. Enjoy your week and those peaches! I bought some this morning too! Hugs, Diane

  5. That's my new manifesto too!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  6. So much truth to this - I need to put more of it into practice. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I'm right there with you and it feels so good to live simply, frugally and gratefully! It enables me to handle the inevitable bumps in the road a bit better when they come!

  8. Love this manifesto! I'm working on this simpler way of living too.. but need to do a few more things on the list... like purge. I do make so much of my stuff, by sewing, mending, crafting, thrifting, etc. Very seldom do I buy anything new. I am thankful every day for the blessings I do have in my life.. and I'm also trying to practice more "random acts of kindness".

  9. Such a lovely and creative post...we are working towards a simple life here, too...

  10. Great post Laura. I have learned a lot in this past year. Living with what is present and loving each day and seeing blessing in your life when things are rough are very important lessons learned. Moving and eating better are on my list too. Glad you are getting settled.


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