Simply God, Family & Chickens

Did you notice the change?  Subtle, but a big deal to me.  I changed the name of the blog from For the Love of God, Family & Chickens to Simply God, Family & Chickens.  Living simply is my new directive in life.  All areas of life.  My possessions.  My relationships.  My hair.  My beauty regime (if […]

Tea Time Tuesday

Oops.  Yesterday got away from me and I forgot Tea Time! Sit back, grab your cup of joe, iced tea, or Earl Grey and check out a few more websites and books you just may enjoy. The Minimal List   – I’ve enjoyed following along with this family as they explore what minimalism means to them. […]

With Less You Get More

I am coming to understand this whole minimalism/simplifying thing.  I get rid of the extra stuff in my life and in doing so I make room for what is really important.  You see, having lots of stuff means having to take care of lots of stuff.  Clean lots of stuff.  Maintain lots of stuff.  I […]

DIY Laundry Detergent – It’s Easy and Cheap!

Lest you think I’ve changed my mind about owning my own little homestead some day in my quest for a minimal/simple lifestyle not to worry.  The dream is alive and well.  In fact my Beloved Hubz and I had quite a lengthy conversation about it just yesterday.  Plans are afoot!  I’m looking forward to sharing the details as […]

Tea Time Tuesday

  Sit back, relax with your favorite cup of tea (Earl Grey, light cream) or coffee and peruse some of my favorite blogs.  These first four are blogs dealing with minimalism and living simply.  My inspiration toward my own simpler life. Enjoy! Share


Minimal – [adjective] – (1) constituting a minimum. (2) barely adequate or the least possible. Simple – [adjective] –     (1) easy to understand, deal with, use, etc.  (2) not elaborate or artificial; plain. (3) not ornate or luxurious; unadorned. (4) unaffected; unassuming; modest. (5) not complicated. Frugal – [adjective] –      (1) economical in use or […]


Just a quick note to say I successfully navigated the aisles of Walmart yesterday AND I DIDN’T BUY A THING!  I wasn’t even tempted.  Progress I’d say! I also went through my shelf of “Noni Books” that I’d carted around for the past 14 years.  I was a teacher for many years and amassed a […]

Minimalism and Walmart – Not a good match

I think I’m two weeks into my minimalism epiphany.  I’ve been through my closet and dresser drawers.  I have three giant bags full of clothes and shoes that at one point I just had to have.  Now I can’t give them away fast enough.  I’ve also cleared out my bathroom of unwanted items.  My trashcan overfloweth.  […]