Organized Simplicity – A Giveaway

This giveaway has ended. Winners will be announced on December 12th!

I‘m writing today because of a beautiful package that arrived on my doorstep recently. It’s Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by my friend Tsh Oxenreider.

I first heard the name Tsh Oxenreider when I had been writing over at my blog Steady Mom for a couple of months. Not having a single clue about how to grow my blog, I purchased audio transcripts from a blogging conference called Blissdom. Tsh was one of the speakers.

After listening, I spent some time exploring Tsh’s blog, Simple Mom. It seemed amazing to me, but I also thought it was similar to the blog I hoped to create. I remember telling my husband Steve, “Is there really a need for another blog about motherhood when she has one that is so huge?”

Steve–ever the wise, prophetic soul, said, “Don’t think of her as competition. Think of her as an ally.”

Now, because of the magic of the blogosphere, Tsh and I work together here at Simple Living Media. She is the real deal and I’m thankful to call her “boss.” (Well, I don’t really call her that, but you know what I mean!)

Organized Simplicity is beautiful, inspiring, and every page conveys Tsh’s heart for families to find the definition of simple living that works for them. (In other words, you don’t have to feel guilty if you have a washing machine!!)

I love it and think it belongs in your personal library. I know I’ll be referring to my copy again and again.

Organized Simplicity Giveaway

Today I have the privilege of giving away copies of Organized Simplicity to three Simple Homeschool readers!

Here’s how to enter:

Everyone has three chances to win. Choose one or all three.

1. Leave a comment on this post and answer this question: What is currently your biggest organizational challenge?

2. To get a second entry, follow @simpleschool and @simplemom on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. Be sure to come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you’ve tweeted.

3. Subscribe to Simple Homeschool by email or in your feed reader. Leave a separate comment letting me know you’re subscribed.

This giveaway has ended. Thanks for entering!

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. I am subscribed through Google reader! Thanks!

  2. Oh I would love a copy of this book! Our biggest challenge is our Kitchen and cupboards. What a mess.

  3. Following both on Twitter
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  4. My biggest challenge is trying to organize my house in general with two little ones at home with me. They generally undo my “work” before I get to it.

  5. Karyn Hostetter says:

    My biggest organizational challenge is my school books and school room. I have so many reading books for my four children that they get scattered here and there.

  6. Karyn Hostetter says:

    I subscribe by email.

  7. My biggest organizational challenge is closets and drawers. I have good intentions and then they just get out of control.

  8. I follow Simple Homeschool via a feed reader

  9. Books and papers. The regular homeschool stuff is my biggest challenge right now.
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  10. I’m a subscriber.
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  11. My biggest challenge right now is my craft supplies that are supposed to stay hidden since I don’t really have a room for them at present.

  12. I subscribe to SimpleHomeschool via GReader.

  13. Hmmm maybe kitchen. Or children’s art. Of another thing – I would love this book!

  14. My whole house is an unorganized mess, but I’d start first with our school room. Right now, it’s a combined living room/dining room/school room, and it is busting at the seams with stuff!
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  15. I follow you via Google Reader!
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  16. My biggest organizational challenge is clothing for all these children.
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  17. I don’t have Twitter, but I am subscribed to this site in my reader.
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  18. Our biggest organizational challenge is paper that comes into our house (including mail). This book would really help us out! Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. Looking forward to reading the book! My hardest organizational challenge is finding the time to work on it.
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  20. my biggest organizational challenge is my closets- I’d love to read Tsh’s tips about how to keep them clutter-free and organized.

  21. I already subscribe via Google Reader.

  22. My closets are killing me!

  23. I also subscribe in my feed reader.

  24. Biggest Organizational Challenge: Paperwork, specifically homeschool papers I print.
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  25. My biggest challenge is organizing the whole house with two busy boys. This book would be such an inspiration!!

  26. I am subscribed in email!
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  27. My biggest challenge right now is organizing a good laundry schedule
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  28. Homeschool stuff!

  29. I am a follower! Cheers~Bryssy

  30. My biggest challenge right now is organizing my craft room. My knitting supplies are all over the place and my scrapbooking stuff is disorganized too.

  31. I am a subscriber through Google.

  32. I am a subscriber- my biggest challenge is everyone dumping daily “Stuff” on the dining room table which is where we sit down to eat- it’s always full of stuff and it drives me crazy! I am an organized person but would love some ideas on this one!

  33. My biggest challenge is time management.

  34. Homeschool stuff!
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  35. christine zigler says:

    Our biggest challenge right now is probably clothing and craft supplies, mainly because we have too much of both.

  36. My biggest organizational challenge right now is finding a place to put all the baby stuff we keep getting!
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  37. I’ve been wanting this book! My biggest challenge is probably keeping all our homeschooling materials (and my daughter’s prolific craft output) organized.
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  38. Subscribed in Google Reader.
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  39. TallyMichelle says:

    My biggest challenge is time management/motivation.

  40. TallyMichelle says:

    Subscribed through Google Reader

  41. Anne Marie says:

    Really…only choose one area to get organized?! I have a toy issue, clothes, the basement is to scary to even go into, I overbook us…and the list goes on!

  42. Anne Marie says:

    I subscribe via email

  43. Julie Capp says:

    My life…. since having two brain surgeries over the summer I have not caught back up. I am trying every day :)

  44. My biggest challenge is my kid’s constant drawing and paperwork, there are piles of papers everywhere. I try to save as much as I can for them, but it is overwhelming.

  45. I’m already subscribed and don’t tweet, but I’d love this book!

  46. I have trouble keeping the kids craft area organized…

  47. I follow you in reader!

  48. I need help organizing paper!

  49. I follow simplemom and simpleschool on Twitter!

  50. I subscribe to Simple Homeschool via email.