My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens;
Brown paper packages tied up with strings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

~”My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music

Besides my family and friends, and my cat!, and I love books, genealogy, photography & scrapbooking. And sunsets, and fresh mountain air… OK, so I have a lot of Favorite Things. ūüôā And you know what, when I find a Favorite Thing, I tend to tell everyone about it – that they need to experience it, too!

There is no paid advertising on The Simple Spirit. However, you will find some affiliate or referral links and I will label them when they are such. Anything purchased through an affiliate link will give me a small commission. Referral links will usually net me “points” or something similar that I can redeem towards purchases.

But you can be confident that regardless of if it is an affiliate/referral link or not, I am recommending products I have purchased, used myself, and have found very useful. And I hope you do, too.  Thank you for your support.


Becoming Minimalist – Written by Joshua Becker. “After a conversation with my neighbor on Memorial Day 2008, we decided to become minimalist. This blog is about our journey.”

Life as a Mom – Written by Jessica, aka FishMama. “Let’s face it. Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. Join me as I try to figure it out.”

Minimalist At Home – Written by Faith Janes. “I am a wife and mother of three pursuing a minimalist lifestyle in a combined household of 10 people. Each minimalist journey is unique and I hope to encourage you on your personal journey to minimalism.”

Minimalist Moms Рoperated by Faith Janes, this is a page that shows auto-updates to MANY blogs run by minimalist moms.  Easy way to keep up on your favorites.

Organizing Made Fun – Written by Becky. “I LOVE to organize.¬† I love to decorate, to garden, and play the piano.¬† I am a wife, Mommy, and child of God.¬† I count it a special privilege to stay at home and take care of my home.¬† God has truly blessed me and I want to share some of my favorite organizing secrets, ways to save money (because I’m cheap), and gardening tips (flower and pot gardening mostly).”


Kindle: Amazon’s Original Wireless Reading Device (1st generation) (affiliate link)- even though it was the original, it was revolutionary for me. Got it used from a relative and am now in the market for a newer generation of e-reader.


Homemade: How-to Make Hundreds of Everyday Products Fast, Fresh, and More Naturally (paperback only – affiliate link) – so many great recipes in here that I use all the time to make cleaners, beauty products, pet care stuff for our cat, and more! Simple ingredients.

The Minimalist Within by Faith Janes. (e-book – FREE) A simple guide to get started. Read my review here.

Family-Sized Minimalism by Faith Janes. (e-book – affiliate link) In this book, Faith takes the advice she started with in her 1st book, The Minimalist Within, and just EXPLODES with more information. An excellent book for beginners and old-timers alike. Read my review here.

Scrapbook Supplies – Coming Soon!

More Favorite Things to Come