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  • November 11, 2014 11:56 pm

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Someone laughed at me when I said I was a blogger, interested in simple living.

Yes, I have a lot of technical stuff.  And yes, I want to simplify my daily living. More than that, I want to learn new hobbies, and use my creative giftings.

I’m sure you can think of ways to make your family or personal non-working hours more simple and fun.

Here’s a few suggestions:

  • Visit a library. When was the last time you ditched your Kindle for a real book? Do your children know what a library is?
  • Color. Yes, color. Grab a coloring book and some pencils or crayons and go for it. At your next holiday gathering put out a white paper tablecloth and let the guests have at it with crayons, pencils, markers. Not for kids only.
  • Sketch. My Dad had me hooked on sketch pads and pencils. Send your kids out, or yourself, to the yard or a park or somewhere interesting and try sketching what you see.
  • Bake Bread. Does anything smell better than baked bread? You have no excuse for not finding a recipe, and some instructional videos if you are reading this online.
  • Sew. Knit. Crochet. Weave. How much do you have hidden in that fabric or yarn stash that you meant to use one day? Go get it. Now!
  • Play with paper crafts.  Don’t get me started.  As the owner of a new Cricut, and vast amounts of supplies, I am in love with the art of card making.  See the blinkie on the side bar? The Stamps of Life has a wonderful stamp of the month/die of the month club.  Visit your neighborhood craft store for free idea sheets.  Warning:  Can will be addictive. Instructional videos, paid and free online classes are readily available if you have Web access.
  • Board Games. If you don’t know what these are, you are too technical. Monopoly, Clue, Pictionary. Card games.  Something you can do if the power goes out. Really…..
  • Fill in the blank….how have you escaped the technical world for some family friendly, fun time?