simple life

Online Auctions & Sale Sites: Are they for you?

Okay, so I’m not going to lie about this at all. Online auctions and online for sale sites have become one of my all time favorite ways to make a little extra money! I’ve talked about social media sale pages a couple times, but I thought I’d get a little more in depth, and let […]

Packing & Minimizing

** This is an older post written before we moved but loaded with great info!**   Holy Bejeesus Batman! This whole house has turned into a tornado! I apologize for being away for several days, life just happened! Anyone that knows me really well, knows I don’t necessarily handle stress the best. I put on […]

DIY: Un-Paper Towels

My first in a long list of projects I’ll be completing for my Top 50 post series. And this is one of the ones I’ve been itching to get made. I really debated on making these now, or waiting a little while longer until some of our larger changes have been made. However, I decided […]

101 Ways to Start Living the Simple Life

Deciding to live a simpler life can be a huge step for a lot of people, and it can mean some serious changes both in the way you live and in your mindset. Personally, I also believe there are various “levels” to a simpler lifestyle. One level of the simple life could simply be limiting […]

The Simple Life and You

Corny title right? How awesome am I?! However, despite my lameness this is a really serious topic, at least for me. Most people out there just don’t get how we live, my family included. They don’t understand why I don’t care that I don’t have a new car, or why I’m okay living in a […]

SeedsNow Affiliate

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Smivie Farms is now an Affiliate dealer for SeedsNow Seeds! Their website has amazing features with wonderful customer service. you can search seeds for your planting zone, if you’re going to be planting in containers, and more. Plus, the fact that they can provide heirloom, NON-GMO, and organic seeds is always a plus. (The heirloom […]

Food Shouldn't Be Complicated

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That quote on the picture? Read it, then read it again. I personally believe it’d time for a lot of us to get back to this way of life. It’s beyond time to get back to this way of life. And in my case, Grandma Ely would be horrified by what we consider food sometimes. […]

***This was a post written while we were still living in Nevada, however I really feel like this is relevant.***   Raise your hand if you’re on Pinterest! Lord knows I am, religiously even. And how many of us have seen the beautiful pictures of well-manicured farm yards with not a crumb or piece of […]

3 Ways to Make Money Living the Simple Life

I know, I know posts like this are EVERYWHERE! If you scroll thru my Pinterest page, you’ll see hundreds of pins about alternative ways to make money. Mr. Smivie and I, we’ve tried a bunch of them. In many cases, the things that are being posted aren’t always practical. I have tons of ideas, tons […]

Keeping The Dream Alive

When many of us set out on this wonderful journey to change our lives, the planning stage consumes us. Reading, creating plans, having expectations, and looking at everything with such high hopes and plans of an easy change with gorgeous results. Dreaming and dreaming of how wonderful these changes will be for you and yours. […]