Saturday, October 26, 2013

{31 Days} Back to Basics Day 26

This month I am participating in the nester's {31 Days} challenge.  My topic for the month is Back to Basics.  If you would like to follow along youcan find all of my posts here.


There are a lot of “simple living” books out there.  And a lot of them are really amazing resources to have in your home.  The reminder to live intentionally, to follow your values even if they are different than others, it is all very important!  They can be an incredible encouragement, especially if you are making new changes in your life (or trying to get back to changes you had previously made!).

The first book that I love is Organized Simplicity.  It is not just about getting rid of clutter (although that is a large part of this book), it also has a large section in really figuring out what your family’s mission statement is.  Once you are able to put together your family mission statement, you then have something to easily weigh decisions against.  We first did a family mission statement back at the beginning of 2012, and it was a huge step forward for us I believe.  It is good to remind myself of what is important, and why we are making the decisions we are making.

The next book that I recommend is Simple Prosperity.  Now, this book is a lot more liberal than I am, but I think the message is the right one.  We have a lot of choices every day, and we should be thankful for them.  But, there are still a lot of people that do not have those choices.  It has some amazing insight into our consumption in this country, and what we can do to live a little lighter.

The last book is a book for mamas.  Since my babes are one of the biggest reasons for the changes that I make, it only makes sense to include it here.  A good reminder for what is important.  Steady Days.


I am always looking for new books, do you have any recommendations?

2 comments:

  1. Hello Heather,
    I just stumbled upon your blog when I was looking up fruit scrap vinegar and started reading through some of your posts. There's such a wealth of personal growth and enthusiasm in your writing, I'm inspired. Looking at some of the books you've read, one I really enjoyed that you might like is Zero Waste Home. I just finished No Impact Man (book and documentary film) and got a lot out of them, including my experiment with fruit (apple) scrap vinegar (so far, so good!). Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Hello Heather,
    I just stumbled upon your blog when I was looking up fruit scrap vinegar and started reading through some of your posts. There's such a wealth of personal growth and enthusiasm in your writing, I'm inspired. Looking at some of the books you've read, one I really enjoyed that you might like is Zero Waste Home. I just finished No Impact Man (book and documentary film) and got a lot out of them, including my experiment with fruit (apple) scrap vinegar (so far, so good!). Thanks for the inspiration!

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