Home. Uncomplified. 31 Days 2013


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Day 2: Too Prepared Can Be Ugly & Clunky

Day 3: Take Joy in Little Wins :: White House, No Shutters

Day 4: Fall Beauties :: Uncomplified

Day 5: Pumpkins :: Uncomplified

Day 6: Learning the Hard Way

Day 7: Let’s Build A Room Together!

Day 8: My One Handbag

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Two Months at the Farm

A Million Little Ways

Uncomplified around the Web

Living with Less

A Bathroom Story

Knowing the Difference

On Keeping Company

Because I’m a Hermit, I Shop Online

Diagnosing a Funk

I’m Glad I Said Yes

Leather Bunting Banner Pennant Thing


But Why?

Be Simple. Simply Be.

How to Throw a Stress Free Party



Day 1:


What does that even mean?

Did she make up a word?

It means exactly what you think it means, and yes, well, actually my sister made it up for me because she knows of my love of made up words. I’m still hoping to get the word yesternow in the dictionary. Rachel Ray did it with EVOO, so maybe there’s hope?

If you are a little bit country you can hillbilly uncomplicated up with an ‘m’ to make it uncomplimicated which is even better because suddenly the word itself is the opposite of what it means. Kind of like how my husband home edjumakted our boys last year. But I digress, severely.


For the next 30 days I want to explore what it means to create a home that is blessing to my family, not to view my home as place I need to serve, protect and slave over or worry and fret about. At times I’ve made creating home to be a hard, complicated thing. I’ve totally complified home making! Instead of enjoying the process, I’ve cursed it, wishing for everything to look great now so I could finally sit back, relax and enjoy it.

I’ll share some mistakes I’ve made, I’ve got a fun guest post scheduled, some posts will be serious, some will be funny some will be published 3 minutes after I woke up because I don’t always plan ahead. Most of all, I hope this series encourages both of us. Because we all live someplace and so far, I’ve never met anyone who thinks their home is perfect.

And this is right where I live right now because we bought a house in August and it’s such a dream to get to do some renovations. But we are currently living in the midst of them. So as pretty as that tightly cropped photo up there might be, here’s my reality:

home. renovated.

future kitchen

I desperately need to live uncomplified right now. I hope you’ll join me!


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  1. Tracey Cross says

    A big hello all the way from Australia. Well yours is just my favourite blog ever (and Im subscribed to a few). I find myself scrolling through my emails with huge anticipation hoping theres a new post containing some of your lovely wisdom, humour, honesty and inspiration. Did you hear me scream from down here when you revealed you bought a house !!! I guess theres just a lot of elements of your life and how you write about it that really gels with me – so thank you – its helped me a lot and changed me and changed how I enjoy my house and my life – so please keep them coming. xxx

  2. I definitely need this. I can’t ever decide on the “perfect” anything so I end up buying stuff for projects but then changing my mind and doing nothing! My house does not feel “homey”. I do relate in keeping everything “just in case” or re-purposing things. btw, I thought my family was the only one who “edjumakates” LOL

  3. There is a saying somewhere…Ego says wait until things fall into place, and then you will find peace. The Spirit says find peace, and then everything will fall into place. When you said “…wishing for everything to look great now so I could finally sit back, relax and enjoy it” you totally reminded me of this saying. Great post!

  4. This is awesome, cause I try to over-complicate everything. :) I definitely need to learn to settle down, breathe, and uncomplify things. I’m having so much fun with this! This is my first year joining in this challenge.

  5. Wow. I am so floored to find your blog. I am new to blogging and kept reading about this 31 Day thing. So finally I went to your site and realized why everyone is blogging about it. I can’t believe I’ve been unaware of this blog and the 31 Day “thing”. Both are and will be incredibly helpful. Thanks!

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