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Slowly Striving for Simple

Look at it. Just look at it!

Clean Bathroom

That is my bathroom counter at this very moment and it’s looked like that since Sunday.

I know, I know, not much to boast about — I kept my bathroom clean for three whole days BUT it represents my current goal to do What I Can When I Can (I had to do it!) to make my life more simple.

This weekend I cleaned out the pantry and The Husband and I tackled the bathroom together. At first he wasn’t on board with my everything-has-a-place-clean-counter approach but after a few days of returning his toothbrush to the cabinet he’s totally on board. Walking into the bathroom every morning now puts a smile on my face. The big 30-minute investment to clean out the cupboards, remove the junk, and find a place for everything has already paid for itself in sanity alone. Cleaning now takes moments and I’m no longer overwhelmed by too much junk on the counter.

Simplicity at its best!

My goal is to tackle at least one area of the house every weekend until we have more simple spaces than disheveled ones. With the kids things have slowly and consistently gotten out of hand. Although I really can’t blame them, messes just build over time and when I don’t organize, clutter happens.

It doesn’t help that I’m married to a bit of a pack rat. The Husband is a fan of collecting things and I’m all about getting rid of things — yet another way were are so different. But he’s agreed to aid in my mission as long as I don’t touch the Legos.


I think he’s crazy but… 20160309_8428

… he’s got a deal.

So this weekend I’m tackling the cabinet under the sink. Do I really need to save EVERY glass jar I’ve ever purchased? Then it’s all about my office and The 4-Year-Old’s room. The poor kid still has a changing table and diaper pail in there. He’s turning 5 in eight days. I think it’s time.

“Simple” is also how I’m approaching my diet, too. After Whole30 I got a little too caught up in labeling my diet and finding some nice pretty package to put it in. The truth is I’m a nothing’s-off-limits-everything-in-moderation girl. Always have been and always will be. And when I let myself keep a simple, no-strings-attached approach to eating, my diet naturally evolves over time. At least it has for the past 10 years because I constantly (gently) push myself to try new things and cook more at home.

Speaking of, I’ve been keeping my meals simple too. Tonight we had pork chops, broccoli and mashed potatoes. Yesterday was salmon, peas and rice. My approach is protein, veggie, carb. Simple. Simple. Simple!

So here’s to simple! *clink*


(I’ve been keeping a simple jug of water in the fridge with lemon to help drink more water. I’ve been slacking in the hydration department lately — see? Simple!)

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About Mehmood Esmail

Mehmood Esmail
Hi, I am Mehmood Esmail, there have been severe health issues in my family, like cancer, heart attacks, stroke, kidney stones, IBS, etc. Where we live, in Africa, health facilities are basic. Thus it becomes imperative that we hnow what is happenining to us and how to look after ourselves, and where possible, how to prevent serious illnesses.

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