Living Well Spending Less | Project Simplify 365


Welcome to ProjectSimplify365.com™!

In a nutshell, Project Simplify 365 is based on the idea that consciously doing one small thing each day towards creating a simpler life can ultimately add up to a big change. You can read more about my personal goals here, or follow my progress on the Project Simplify 365 Facebook Page. Perhaps it will even inspire you to make some changes this year too. Your priorities and goals don’t have to be the same as mine, but hopefully we can encourage and motivate each other to do just one thing each day.

About

Hi I’m Ruth!

Most of the time you can find me writing about my adventure of finding style and luxury on a budget over at my main blog, Living Well Spending Less, or highlighting the latest deals and coupon matchups over at Saving Well Spending Less, or listing the day’s best coupons over at PrintHotCoupons.com.  So what on earth would possess me to start a 4th site about–of all things-simplifying?

Trust me, the irony has not escaped me.

In a nutshell, Project Simplify 365 is based on the idea that consciously doing one small thing each day towards creating a simpler life can ultimately add up to a big change.

The older I get, the more oppressed I feel by the excesses in my life.  There is too much stuff, too many distractions, too many things to do & too many places to go.

I see my kids becoming caught up in a world of constant distraction, where every time we turn around there is a new activity to participate in or something shinier to buy.  I’ve realized that they can hardly sit still for 5 minutes without becoming bored.   And as a family, we have become so busy trying to manage it all that we have lost the ability to enjoy the simple pleasures in life and focus on the things that truly matter: honoring God, spending time with family & friends, & giving to others.

This site is mainly a tool to help me scale back, to purge my life of unnecessary extras, whether it be too much stuff, too many things to do, too much mindless time in front of the television or computer, or too much work, and focus on the essentials:

  • Putting God first and spending time each day in prayer
  • Spending quality time with family and friends
  • Homeschooling my kids
  • Cooking healthy, well balanced, non-prepackaged meals (at least most of the time)
  • Nurturing my own creativity and that of my children
  • Giving to others & teaching my children what it means to give

I am making a commitment to do one thing each day, however small, towards reaching these goals and eliminating the excess.  I am writing about it because to me there is no bigger motivation than public accountability.  I don’t know if I’ll be successful, but I am going to try.

You can follow my progress daily here as well as on the Project Simplify 365 Facebook Page.  And while I am mostly doing this for the sake of my family and our sanity, I hope that it helps inspire you to make some changes this year too.  Your priorities and goals don’t have to be the same as mine, but hopefully we can encourage and motivate each other to do just one thing each day.

 

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Alisha Reitz September 28, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Love your blog! I feel the same way about life. I am constantly wanting to simplify but find it hard to do with three under 6 and life moving along. I just don’t know where to start since just getting the basics done every day seems difficult! I also have thought many times about homeschooling and have not totally given it up? Thanks for your inspiration!

Reply

tulip1cent.tumblr.com April 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm

That is a good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere.
Simple but very precise info… Many thanks for sharing this one.
A must read article!

Reply

Blondie May 23, 2013 at 1:14 am

We, too, have too many “things”. Crafts, beads, shoes, Legos, toys, just stuff, myself included. How did you determine what goes and what stays? I have a lot of small paint bottles bc I paint stepping stones, and small furniture pieces. I don’t know where to store these paint supplies! Garage is too hot.
I have a 3 bdrm 2 bath home, double garage. Storage 10′X 10′ up the street. My home is 2000 sq ft. I have custody of my 8 yo granddaughter. She keeps her room clean everyday…but there’s just so much stuff…STUFF in this house, I’m overwhelmed.
Any suggestions? Closets are full!! Freshly cleaned out too.
Thanks, Blondie

Reply

webpage November 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What web host
are you using? Can I get your affiliate link
to your host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

Reply

www.cam4.com amature boy January 12, 2014 at 1:16 am

Good post. I became looking at frequently your blog with this particular inspired! Incredibly helpful details specifically the past portion :) My spouse and i sustain similarly info a great deal. I’d been trying to get this a number of details for any really extended time. Cheers and also involving good luck.

Reply

Kristin Hughes January 28, 2014 at 11:52 am

I have started reading all your ideas on all sites and appreciate the advice you give. I am doing the Live well and spend zero challenge. I look forward to it. I’m thinking it will give me incite on how much money I waste .

Reply

ira account income Limit June 18, 2014 at 6:48 am

Excellent blog here! Also your website loads up fast! What web
host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your
host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

Reply

Alli July 10, 2014 at 11:52 am

I am so happy to have found you, Ruth! I’m entering the same stages with my 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter. My husband and I have been on a mission to try and be less sentimental about STUFF and focus on activity and interaction instead. It’s been so freeing!

Reply

cambogia garcinia powder July 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Each capsule costs 66 cents, however since
they are the most powerful, you get a lot more for the money in a single bottle.
The garcinia cambogia yields positive results plus
according to clinical trials it will also help in weight reduction without exercising or dieting.
Garcinia Cambogia Now, I know that sounds like a crazy
question, but it is relevant as well. The most typical, but not
fatal, side effects of this diet supplement include loose bowel movements and mild stomach discomforts.
I guess the most salient problem I have with
this theory is: don’t you think the human body knows already how much fat
it actually needs to burn at one time. -It
helps Block Fat (When your body isn’t making fat,
it is burning fat). You have to take the right dosage of it,
if you are using hoodia gordonii, since taking huge dosage will make you not
to eat at all. If you take prescribed drugs against diabetes,
please check your blood sugar level regularly. Olson checks out reasons for male and female
fertility troubles, and recommends organic solutions – treatments that are really easy to include into your
day-to-day lifestyle. Supplements made from green tea can cause stomach problems,
growth problems, hyperactivity, behavioral disruptions, insomnia, mineral deficiency and other serious problems in kids.

Reply

delray beach internet marketing entrepreneur July 16, 2014 at 10:46 am

For many people, this requires a change in mindset. Both aspects can significantly increase business in a great way.
Do not be afraid of some good arists mainly because they convey more success
right now. Social media isn’t all about driving leads and generating sales.

For those who don’t, don’t fret, I will walk
you through the reasons you want to take stock of how you’ve been spending your time.
What works for a retail company will not be what is best for a small consultancy firm.
It is important while running a social media marketing campaign, to respond to comments and reviews in a
timely manner, and to always maintain a high level of professionalism.
It’s not easy to post unique and quality content
on one profile let along handling multiple accounts. By exclusively using your stream
for follow up and customer interaction purposes, you can satisfy your customer base, maintain a constant social appearance,
and preserve your privacy at the same time. You – Tube is widely
used by a lot of people and hugely popular.

Reply

garcinia miken ultra maxload August 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Hey There. I discovered your weblog using msn. That is an extremely smartly written article.
I will be sure to bookmark it and return to learn more of your helpful information.
Thanks for the post. I will certainly comeback.

Reply

food network August 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm

What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious experience regarding
unpredicted feelings.

Reply

food network August 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Hi, after reading this amazing post i am as well happy to share my know-how here with colleagues.

Reply

healthy choice garcinia August 8, 2014 at 9:41 am

I do not know if it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else
experiencing problems with your website. It seems
like some of the written text in your posts are running off the screen.
Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too?

This might be a problem with my web browser because I’ve had this happen before.

Kudos

Reply

chloe sims rodan and fields skin care August 16, 2014 at 2:09 am

Staying inside a tanning bed for lengthy hours still have a high
risk for the development of skin cancer. If you are
an artist, and would like to participate in an interview, please contact me.
The excuses the parents give for entering their children are always the same but the real underlying reason is clear.

Reply

Natural Garcinia Trim Plus Supplement September 8, 2014 at 1:18 am

It’s actually a great and helpful piece of information. I
am glad that you just shared this useful info with
us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

Reply

daytona beach internet marketing September 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

We offer a whole range of SEO Services in Singapore.
If a person is interested in what they see on your Facebook page, it’s crucial that
they have your contact information to learn more.
The last thing to consider in regards to the idea of seo tools is that there is an algorithm that is continually changing.

Reply

rodan and fields business opportunity September 23, 2014 at 6:10 pm

Cleanses & Exfoliates: For ages people have recognized the healing properties of clay
on the skin, and the Anti-Age Daily Cleansing Mask
uses the clay kaolin in its cleansing mask. Nonetheless, it is important to let companies know that it
is their responsibility to convince the regulatory agencies
that there is a better way to determine product safety.
I loved the granular feel, but it wasn’t too scratchy or
harsh.

Reply

best immersion blender October 4, 2014 at 5:04 am

Then I started digging into some reviews of the S4 on the internet and hearing a lot of pretty wild stuff.

A few Shark Navigator reviews have already provided a few interesting ways
to get around this problem. As an added effect, this vibrating – In addition, this – Furthermore, this – Additionally, this fitness equipment develop
one mass, rouses blood circulation and helps in the reparation of body tissue.

Reply

Click That Link October 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Link exchange is nothing else but iit is just placing tthe other person’s weblog link onn your
page at suitable place and other person will also do similar
in support of you.

Reply

ultra celeb diet testimonies of Christians October 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Oh my goodness! Awesοme article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing issues with your
RSS. I don’t know the reason why I cannot join it.
Is there anyone else getting the same RSS problems?
Anyone who knows the answer will you kindlү respοnd?
Thanx!!

Reply

optimizationfuture.com October 17, 2014 at 5:53 am

The backend part of your company supports these profit centers.
, it is best to go for affiliate marketing being an initial step into
the world of generating impartial income from home.
Daily, even hourly, businesses can see how many individuals clicked
on their ads and the traffic that is being driven to
their website.

Reply

spanishautismarticles.com October 21, 2014 at 6:55 pm

They are a very good way to promote business service.
Today, lots of websites and blogs bring in unheard of income for their owners merely by
promoting another’s company on their web pages.
A internet marketing business, in a nutshell, a business
that’s designed to run on the internet via a website.

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 4 trackbacks }