Ahhh- the joys of new beginnings! They (they as in JK Rowling), say that rock bottom is the best place to start rebuilding. As things stand at the moment, I’m in a bit of a hole financially, broke and under-employed, but I have time, optimism and ideas in spades. I have a new life to … More Feeling good
Things have gotten so bad since my breakup. Ok- that isn’t entirely true, I have discovered a sense of wellbeing and focus that I had lost, I have found calm and whitespace, unsubscribed from drama and uncovered a wonderful woman in myself. The intangible manners of life are glowing, growing and are settling into a … More Our Daily Bread
2017 is coming to a close- and in all honesty, I am so ready to be done with this year. I’ve come out of a relationship bruised and defeated (and all the other aspects that stem from that), I’ve been cheated on, and I have struggled to put myself back together. I have big plans … More The End is Nigh
My world as it was shifted and morphed on Saturday night into something else. My partner of two years and I split, somewhat amicably, and now here I am, back to being single and regrouping, holding space for myself and allowing myself to feel all the feels- good, bad and otherwise. I’ve gone through every … More Holding Space
A Life of Simple Luxury has an undercurrent of quality. It isn’t about the amount of things we acquire, but rather the quality of each item, the events and the relationships we allow into our lives. Choosing quality over quantity in all things- from furnishings, clothing, food choices, and experiences to how our living space … More Raise your standards
Amongst other things, I am a full-time, completely online student. Combine this with a part-time job, running a household, a partner who works away, two German Shepherds, keeping up with my 11 year old daughter, getting ready to launch a small business and volunteer work, and it is easy to let a day or two … More Online Studies: What to do when you’ve fallen behind
Here at A Life of Simple Luxury, the ethos behind the blog runs on the idea that luxury can indeed be simple, and not at all expensive. When I hear people comment “I can’t afford the extravagance of luxury”, I often rephrase the comment as “I can afford a luxurious life”. And it doesn’t have … More 10 ways to make your home look more expensive.
Everything you own is reflects an image of who you are back to yourself. REBECCA MCLOUGHLIN I spent what seemed like forever decluttering. I’d ‘declutter’ for a while, sometimes days at a time, sometimes a few hours, at other times a matter of minutes. I’d ‘declutter’ the pantry, I’d … More Why I no longer declutter- and what I do instead.