What to Expect from Me and This Blog

If you are ever putting a presentation or speech together, the starting point  is to “Tell what Tell”. This means, tell your audience what you plan to tell them during your time together.  I think it is a great rule and one I plan to apply to this site…right now.

Tell what Tell:

I do have a vision, plan or whatever you want to call it about how this blog might unfold. That being said, with your input, and life’s twists and turns, who knows if, what happens and what I intend to happen, look exactly the same. Here are a few things that you can count on:

Always expect complete honesty from me and this blog. From simple tips to stories about simplification and being more with less, the process and the results will be part of each post. You can expect 2-3 posts a week on the following topics:

Health – You are the core of this process and of your life. Being fit and healthy will ensure that you are really present to give and receive fully.

Money – A big part of simplifying is becoming debt free and building savings. I am still in the process and want to share what is working for me, and learn what is working for you.

Clutter – It’s got to go, one room, one drawer at a time. If you clear it out thoughtfully, with a great plan, chances are, it won’t be back.

Fashion – We have to wear clothes (most of the time)  so let’s make it simple. I want to help you create an easy, flattering, budget conscious closet and address our universal struggle of, “I have nothing to wear, even though my closet is overflowing.” More on this at The Project 333.

Connections – Between work exhaustion, texting and other modern day technology, we aren’t making genuine connections anymore. I want to see what we can do about that.

Business – Depending on your line of work, business can be stressful, cutthroat and emotionally charged, but when it comes right down to it, if you can find a way to be nice, then you will sign bigger deals, gain more loyalty and increase your chances of success. Of course, there is more to good business than just being nice, but do at least that and you will immediately begin to out-behave your competition.

As you read through these topics, you might find that you have already mastered some of them. Maybe you are in perfect health, or carry no debt. Perhaps, your wardrobe is affordable and amazing or you know nothing but success in business. If that is the case, please share your secrets and pass those posts on to someone who might need them and of course, stay tuned for a post that interests you!

You can expect inspiration and entertainment, but also expect to be challenged with tough questions, assignments and mini-missions. Expect to participate, when you are ready, with your questions, feedback and recommendations. This blog really is for you so I hope you will tell me what you want or need moving forward.

Thanks for reading.


  1. says

    Hi Courtney,
    I think the notion of being more with less is an idea who’s time has come!

    As real estate mortgage lender – I feel very strongly that personal financial responsibility & scaling down and living with less are important to our very bloated acquisition minded society. So many people are in deep financial trouble because they took on too much debt buying gigantic houses they really didn’t need – all for egotistical purposes.

    I’m a true believer and will look forward to reading your posts as they come out.

  2. says

    I will look forward to reading your thoughts on these topics. In my writing class, I teach students the “Aristotilian model” of writing and oratory: 1. Tell them what you’re going to tell them, 2. Tell them, 3. Tell them what you told them. You just followed the classical model :) Being an advocate of simple living and a decluttered house, I’ll enjoy reading your tips.

  3. Tessa says

    I am excited to read more from you, Courtney! This is just the kind of no-nonsense advice and guidance I could use.

  4. says

    I am excited to read more from you, Courtney! This is just the kind of no-nonsense advice and guidance I could use.

  5. says

    hi Courtney! I love your blog and most especially all the mini-missions you’ve started. You are very inspirational! I’ll be checking out your blog often!

  6. Arifath says

    Firstly, that is a heartwarming read even after such a long time. Since I am going through one of those prolonged internal battles, I was looking for words that would nudge me to take a relook at self-introspection. After reading your introduction, it seems that I am not being completely honest with myself. It was so reassuring to chance upon a blog that promises to deliver honesty.
    Yet to check out other posts but am sure that this experience could be a meaningful step for me.
    Thank you, Courtney.

  7. says

    Hi Courtney!

    I am so inspired with mininalism and simplicity lifestyle after many years of tangling up my stuff and other unimpimportant things in all aspects of life. I really want to be a minimalist and enjoy more of life. I just created a blog for this journey and i want you to know that you are an inspiration. James