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Home Sweet Home

Recently my family and I headed back down to Georgia to visit with extended family and friends. There is something about being “home” that does wonders for the soul. My husband and I are both very close to our families and as you might expect the 7 hour distance from them has been a hard adjustment at times. We are…

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Life is About the Journey Not the Destination

Now that the blog is completely up and running, here is a little background behind A Simple Joyful Home! The Basics: I’m Ashley. 26 years old. Mom to 3 – E, J, and A. Wife. New Hampshire born. Georgia raised. Living in Ohio. Things I love: All things birth + babies. Baking. Travel. Beach. Nature. Wine + craft beer. Sports. DIY…

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Kids + Baby, Minimalism

A Minimalist Playroom

One common question parents seeking minimalism ask is “How many toys should my children have?”. It’s a valid question. I asked it myself as I first began embracing a more simple, minimal lifestyle. I don’t think there is a one size fits all approach. It’s okay to downsize – then downsize a few more times – until you find what…

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