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What an organized scrap bin! I'm just like Audrey...I love to iron!

Lisa R-P

I stumbled upon your blog about a week ago when I was doing some random blog reading. To make a long story short I whole heartedly agree with you about living a simple life -- however, I must admit I still struggle with achieving a simple life for my family. I still struggle with overcomittment and keeping balance between being a wife, mom, a full-time job, and social commitments and hobbies - but it is a journey and we are getting there.

I bought your book, Living Simlpy, on Monday and couldn't put it down. I read it in one sitting! Now I am going back to highlight a few portions that I want to reference later. My friend already asked if she could borrow my copy.

Keep up the great work and thank you for being a role model to all Moms everywhere!


She's ironing fabric?! Send her to my house...I have a huge stack of clothes! But, I do love having a neat fabric stash as well. It seems like I'm always having to reorganize and fold!

Holly Smith

Random always suits me :) So proud of your daughter! I used to iron, but alas, I seem to have let it go...someday, I'll do that again (thank God for fabric that doesn't need ironing!).

I took some pictures of the sunrise this morning! Come by and see!

Praying in advance for your time with your friend...May God make it special and fun and sharing and WONDERFUL!



Maybe you could send your daughter over here to iron when she's done at Janna's! I do not like to iron.
What is up with our weather here? It was sprinkling at my house, but a total blizzard at DIA when I went to pick up my Dad yesterday and it's only 20 minutes away! We didn't get snow at the house, but it sure looked like you all were dumped on across town.
I hope you have a wonderful time in Albuquerque. Maybe you can come over for tea when you return.
BTW- I made the Chocolate Mousse recipe from your book the other night. YUM! Do you have the recipe posted so that I may link to it? If not, do you mind if I post it on my site crediting you? I won't do anything until I here from you.
Do you ever get up to Boulder? The tulips on the Pearl Street Mall area are incredible right now. I posted a few pictures from Saturday. Lovely. Of course, they may be covered in snow right now...
Hmmm...I guess random commenting would be allowed...

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