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Easy One-Pot Recipes from a Cottage Kitchen

What’s not to love about one pot recipes? They are time saving. They involve less washing up and…

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5 Tips for Storing Summer Sports Equipment in a Cottage Home

Beautiful, warm, summertime weather often inspires us to get outside and get active. From gardening to softball, riding…

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How to Evaluate Your Living Space Before You Downsize

There may come a time in your life when you wonder ‘what exactly do I value?’ Take comfort…

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The Best Dual-Purpose Furniture for Your Living Space

I love IKEA. I have loved it since I first heard the store name on an old episode…

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Tips for Setting Up At-Home Yoga in a Cottage Home

Yoga is the perfect fitness choice for a cottage home, as it can provide a full body mind,…

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Resident Spotlight: Steven and Roger

Each one of our residents is an important part of Simple Life. Everyone has their own story and…

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Top 10 Inspiring Cottage Porch Ideas

Who doesn’t love a good front porch? At Simple Life, we love back porches as well but our…

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How to Create Usable Space in a Cottage Home Hallway

Due to size and configuration, hallways and transition spaces in cottage homes are often neglected, unused areas. However,…

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3 Helpful Tips for Downsizing with Pets

It’s quite common for the main concern surrounding downsizing to be the comfort and livability of a right-sized…

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How to Find Acceptance in Friends and Family When Deciding to Downsize

At Simple Life, we meet a lot of interesting people. Amanda is one of them. A wonderful, professional…

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