I'm writing today because of a beautiful package that arrived on my doorstep a few nights ago. It's Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by my friend Tsh Oxenreider.
I first heard the name Tsh Oxenreider when I had been writing here for a couple of months. Not having a single clue about how to grow my blog, I purchased audio transcripts from a blogging conference called Blissdom. Tsh was one of the speakers.
After listening, I spent some time exploring Tsh's blog, Simple Mom. It seemed amazing to me, but I also thought it was similar to the idea I had for this space. I remember telling Steve, "Is there really a need for another blog about motherhood when she has one that is so huge?"
Steve--ever the wise, prophetic soul, said, "Don't think of her as competition. Think of her as an ally."
And today, because of the magic of the blogosphere, Tsh and I work together for Simple Living Media. She is the real deal.
Organized Simplicity is beautiful, inspiring, and every page conveys Tsh's heart for families to find the definition of simple living that works for them. (In other words, you don't have to feel guilty if you have a washing machine!!)
I love it and think it belongs in your personal library. I know I'll be referring to my copy again and again.
(And just so you know, Tsh doesn't know I've written this post--though I might try to use it to bribe a coffee out of her at Blissdom next year, where I'll be attending as well! It's not too late to for you to register either!)
Have a wonderful weekend, friends!