Simplify Simplify Simplify

First of all, if you’ve come here via or then I would like to warmly welcome you and thank you for coming here to read this.

Why this new blog?

Well, my good friend Motherfunker wrote a post the other day about how we label ourselves and it got me thinking.  Why do I have a blog about my sewing life, then another blog about my life as a home educating mother, an abandoned blog about my attempts to be more “green”, a never-started one about my spiritual life?  As well as social networks where I share photos, or book reviews.  Why am I trying to label these different aspects and separate them? – they are all ME!

So, in the interests of simplifying my life I have decided to combine all these aspects in this little blog.  I will talk about my life, my thoughts, my progress towards my hopes and dreams.  And along the way that will include musings on the aspects mentioned in this blog’s name:

GROW – Yes, growing food, but also growing as a person, and helping my two wonderful sons to do the same through our shared adventures in home education.

NOURISH – Food for the body and for the soul

CREATE – Yes, this will also be the place where I share my creativity – quilting, embroidery, journalling, wherever my muse leads me next…

And the first part of the blog name LIVE!  This is my life.  I hope by sharing some of my endeavours to provide inspiration, thought provocation, entertainment, whatever those may be.  I guess I will lose some of the readership from my sewing blog and my home education blog, because this one will be a lot more “off-topic” but hope that those of you who know me will stick around.

I have chosen wordpress for this blog rather than continuing with blogger as something of a fresh start.  I got to the stage where I was following literally hundreds of other blogs (all too easy to click that “follow” button!) and missing  posts from those that I really connected with.  So, I’ll be bringing across a blogroll of my favourite blogs – some sewing related, some home education related, some spiritual, and these will be the blogs I love, written by the people I feel a genuine connection with or interest in.  An eclectic mix for sure, but isn’t that what life is all about?

Thank you for joining me here – I hope some of you will stay a while 🙂


11 thoughts on “Simplify Simplify Simplify

  1. Allie says:

    I’m here, and I’ll be following – I like blogs that don’t ONLY talk about sewing, you’re right we’re so much more than that. Looking forward to it, Viv!

  2. Michele Bilyeu says:

    I’m delighted to come for a visit and see your new holistic blog site! I hope this will give you the fresh start in this brand new year and bring all of the parts of you together for a new focus, intent, and manifestation. It all looks wonderful to me! And let’s face it…the energy behind the power of ‘simplify’ is so very good!

  3. Janet says:

    This sounds like a great idea. You’re you with all your interests and different sides to your personality so why keep trying to separate them. I also like the simplicity of your blog. It’s fresh and clean.

    Congratulations on your new blog!!

  4. Karen Turner says:

    I often wonder how people keep up with themselves, writing several different blogs for each strand of their lives – much more sensible just to be one person doing many things! Thank you for the sidebar link too 🙂
    Good to see you on wordpress.

  5. Motherfunker says:

    Fabulous! Hurray for you. It’ll much easier to enjoy all the aspects of you in one place 🙂 Glad to make others think….and take action! X

  6. ClareClare says:

    Combining it all together is a very very good idea. Presumably you won’t be needing the Liberated Quilters badge so I’ll desactivate your blog from the ring and can you remove the java script.

    Right – where’s the Follow thingy 🙂

  7. Andria says:

    Cool! So glad to see this new blog developing. Makes a great deal of sense to share your life in one place instead of trying to segment it into a bunch of different parts.

  8. I wish you well with your new blog – I have tried segmenting with different blogs but one central one works best for me, I hope you find the same 🙂

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