The path to simple living and creating a Slow Home have seen me cull personal belongings like a crazy lady.

That being said, there have been many incredible resources I have bought over the past year that have helped me enormously.

They have helped me:

  • Simplify Life
  • Slow Down
  • Find Happiness
  • Get Organised
  • Build my Blog with Intention
  • Pursue my Passion for Writing

And I’d love to share them with you here. I can recommend them all to you whole-heartedly, because I own them all (paid from my own pocket too!)


If you need to simplify your life, these e-books are the perfect starting point:

Simplify by Joshua Becker:

This was the first book on simplifying that I bought, and I credit it with changing the direction of my life. The best $3 I ever spent!

Inside-Out Simplicity by Joshua Becker:

Looks at the heart of living a simple life, what’s going on inside – your heart, your head, your relationships.

focus by Leo Babauta:

This e-book will show you how to focus – in today’s Age of Distraction. Leo Babauta is the master behind Zen Habits and never ceases to amaze me with his simple, brilliant ideas about living a slower life.


If you need to Slow Down, then start here:

One Bite at a Time by Tsh Oxenreider of Simple Mom:

The e-book is chock full of 52 ideas for simplifying your life. You can do them in any order and at your own pace. Everything from green cleaning, to organising your finances. And at $5 is a worthy investment.

Tired of the chaos? It’s time to get organised:

Planning With Kids by Nicole Avery

The inspiring blogger behind Planning With Kids has released a parenting book with a difference. “Its emphasis is not on telling you how to parent, but to show ways you can become organised to leave more time for parenting.”


To find happiness and contentment, these resources are incredible value:

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The sub-title of this book is: “Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun.”

Sounds just about right, don’t you think?

The 30 Day Self Care Blueprint: from Kirri White and Debra Dane

This is a month-long course that will teach you how to value yourself more highly, find strength and ultimately give you the tools to become the best version of yourself.

Happier at Home: by Gretchen Rubin

This is a pre-order of Gretchen’s upcoming book – out September 2012 – that looks closely at home and how we can make it a place of “greater simplicity, comfort, and love.” (Sound familiar?) I can’t wait for this one.

To build a blog that matters, I’ve followed the advice found in these incredible resources and I can happily tell you the information included is priceless:

BlogcastFM is a free podcast filled with incredible information about creating and building an online business. Some of the biggest and best names are interviewed here. (And I love me a good podcast!)

Problogger’s Guide to Your First Week of Blogging by blogging mastermind, Darren Rowse.

The perfect place to start.

31 Days to a Better Blog by Darren Rowse

I refer to this e-book multiple times a month. It is the go-to resource for building a quality blog.

Successful Blogging in 12 Simple Steps by Annabel Candy

This is a great workbook, taking you through each of the most important elements of setting up, launching and growing a successful blog. The audio book is worth the extra money too – I listen to mine when running.

Blog Boost E-Book by Nicole Avery

Once you’re established and are looking for smarter ways to work – this is your guide. Nicole is full of practical, useful tips for working smarter, not harder. And her explanation and guide to using long-tail SEO is worth the price of admission alone!

To pursue a passion for writing, I can’t recommend these books more highly:

On Writing by Stephen King

The first half of this book is good. The second half, where he takes you through what a writer needs in order to succeed – is brilliant.

Amazingly helpful for bloggers, journalists and authors – because we’re cut from the same cloth, aren’t we?

The Elements of Style {Updated Version – 2011} by William Strunk Jr

All you need to know about the stylistic rules of writing. And then some.

You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins

An encouraging, no-holds-barred look at why you’re not succeeding as a writer. Yet.


By purchasing products that I recommend, you are helping me build and maintain Slow Your Home. In turn we’re building something special together. Which is all sorts of awesome.

In the Interests of Disclosure:

Some (not all) of the above are affiliate links. This means I will receive a percentage of the sale price if you click through the link on this page and purchase the product.

As I mentioned at the top, these are all products I have purchased – and use – myself. So I have no problem recommending them to you. They are all well worth the investment, and if you have any questions about them, feel free to
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