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Simple Holidays with Rachelle Crawford


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This is episode 38 and today I’m here with Rachelle Crawford talking about Simple Holidays.

Rachelle Crawford is the author at Abundant Life With Less. She is passionate about her family’s transition from clutter and chaos, to purpose and peace, through owning less. She writes about practical strategies to owning less as well as what happens in the heart when we remove the excess and turn our attention toward what matters most.

Adventure of the Week

This week I share our adventure in the Fall foliage with the spawning salmon at Flaming Geyser State Park.


Decorations: We give advice for decorating your home for the holidays with simplicity in mind.

Traditions: We share some traditions that we have said “no” to and some traditions that we have said “yes” to (including some new traditions that you may find inspiring).

Santa: We go over how we handle Santa.

Decluttering: We walk through what decluttering before the holidays can look like.

Gifts: We talk about what kinds of gifts we give our children and who we exchange gifts with.

Others: We cover what boundaries we hold with other people around the holidays.

Q & A

We answer the seminal question of what we put in our hot cocoa.

Dive Deeper

Disclosure: When I recommend a product that I believe will add value for you, it may contain an affiliate link. When you click the link to make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Rachelle’s free, printable holiday coupons

Rachelle’s Beginner’s Guidebook to Declutter like a Minimalist

Rachelle’s Decluttering with Kids Cheatsheet

Rachelle’s A Minimalist Christmas: Our Before and After Story

Rachelle’s 20 Experience Gift Ideas for Grandparents (and You) to Give This Christmas

Sage Family Podcast 14: Minimalism with Denaye Barahona

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Sage Family Podcast 18: Judgment with Tracy Gillett


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I work from an island in the Pacific Northwest, where I live wild and free in connection with my hilarious husband and three growing sailors in our fixer upper on the beach. I authentically live this healing work out loud raising my own neurodivergent family (inner child included) and draw on my decades of education and experience (I've done all the nerdy work so you don't have to) to guide a revolution of overwhelmed parents just like you to feeling at peace within yourself, consciously connected with your children, embraced by a supportive community, and enjoying a values-aligned life you love.

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