I’m so excited to announce that I’m gearing up to launch a second iteration of the Simple Matters series that I ran last fall in advance of my book release. Next week, I’ll publish the first in a series of interviews I’ve conducted with other simplicity seekers over the course of the past weeks and months and I couldn’t be more excited to share them in this space.
Like last time, there will be stories from city folk and country folk. Stories from families with little kids, older kids, and no kids at all. Stories from people who have been on the road and from those who are engaged in the hard work of making a home right where they are.
In a moment when it feels like we’re being made more and more aware of the differences between us, I’m hoping that the series will provide a bit of a respite, a bit of inspiration, and a bit of camaraderie; that the stories might demonstrate how we can opt for simplicity, even in the midst of complexity and how, in our own quiet and purposeful ways, we can make a difference in our own lives and within our own homes that might also impact the wider world.
In case you missed any of the stories from last year, here they are:
+ Simple Matters 01: Chelsea Fuss
+ Simple Matters 02: Kate Oliver
+ Simple Matters 03: Camille Storch
+ Simple Matters 04: Courtney Adamo
+ Simple Matters 05: Carmella Rayone
Loved the first series so much! Definitely brightened my day! x
So glad to hear it!
I had forgotten about these interviews! I look forward to re-reading them!
Very excited about your next Simple Matters venture.
Thanks, I’m excited too!
I’m glad this series is back. I really loved it the last time.
Happy to see you revive this series!
So nice to hear!
I was hoping you might bring this series back at some point! Can’t wait! xo
I really hate to be “that person,” but I would love to know where the overalls in the picture are from! They are perfect.
They’re a pair of toddler overalls from Carhartt. Indestructible!
Thank you! I have a son a couple months younger than your daughter and this is perfect for him. I appreciate it.
So excited for the series comeback, Erin! My little guy is also not that far behind Faye. 🙂 Thanks so much – this company looks like they make some great hardwearing basics!
I’m curious, though, how things like overalls work with potty training?? Can Faye pull them off/on by herself, or do you guys just help her?
PS. I also just wanted to say thanks so much for your brave, raw honesty in your last newsletter. I can’t tell you how comforting and refreshing it is to also hear about the nitty gritty and rough/sad times. I believe it took courage to do so. So, thanks for that. 😉
Thanks for so many kind words! Overalls are definitely tricky when you’re potty training! Faye’s been out of diapers since March so she’s pretty great about letting us know when she has to pee and she still needs help with getting up onto regular-sized toilets so she just asks for help with the overalls. But overall (ha!) pants and shirts are easier than overalls for newly trained kiddos!
Thanks for mentioning the newsletter, I’d missed it last week! Echoing Grace’s sentiments–I love that you’re so outspoken about this important election.
Thank you! 🙂
Haha… I was going to say/ask the same thing Alexandra! They are so adorable.
I love this so much. I just really love your blog in general. I find so much inspiration and reminders and ideas for how to cultivate simplicity in my every day life. I love hearing it from others, too. 🙂
Thanks so much, Libby!
Can’t wait for more!
My husband and I live on the road—so, on the off-chance you’re looking for more interviewees, please feel free to reach out. I’d love to speak.
Ooooohhh I CANNOT wait for it!
Perfect timing because we need inspiration in our house to STOP, SLOW DOWN, and just starting being mindful of the present. Can’t keep up with the fast pace of the world right now…
Amazing – love the series. Thanks Erin!
Aw! I’m looking forward to this!
Yes! Loved the first series (which I’m going to revisit!) Can’t wait to slow down, and yet still be motivated,with the second series. Thanks Erin! Have a beautiful weekend!
Loved this series the first time around–can’t wait!
Looking forward to the interviews. I’m indulging in the previous one at the moment 🙂
This is so awesome. I would love to work on simplifying my life.
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