Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Let Love Warm Up your Winter!

Here we are with just a few days left until Valentine’s Day!  The weather outside continues to be frightful…makes me wonder…how will you warm your heart?  While fancy dinners out with your honey can be very tasty and romantic…the bill may leave you feeling cold!  Can’t get a babysitter, anyway?  Stay home with all your little Valentines and eat a backwards dinner…chocolate first!  Remember, it doesn’t all have to be about hearts and romance.  There are no defined rules on the best ways to give love and get love!  Start with loving yourself, send a little love to someone in need of a pick-me-up… and see where that takes you! 

So, here are some ideas to help you Simplify your Valentine’s Day!

As always, we have beautiful Amsterdam chocolates and heart shaped cookies, delicious pies in a jar, heart shaped lollis & ROSES (red, pink & multi) to cover the basics! Melissa is also making Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecakes Pops that are ridiculously delicious and the perfect ending (or start) to any meal!
Box Assorted Amsterdam Chocolates $20

Valentine Lolli Bouquets start at $17.50
Sugar Cookes $5.50 each

Get your heart pumping (& work off all that chocolate) with our new Phat Buddha yoga wear! One size fits most! 
This great tie-dye tank in pink that has a special gripping edge to prevent it from riding up while you are working out!

Bring a spark to your workout with this amazing sparkle bra $53

Books for no other reason than we think Books are the perfect gift for most occasions!

Finally, an empowering dating guide for every woman who wants to have fun, express her opinions, and keep it real. No cheap tricks, no behavior changes, no nonsense. $18.95
This bedside bible of illustrated, expert advice on romantic and not-so-romantic disasters will keep readers amused and safe in equal measure. Also including an appendix of pickup lines to avoid (or use), handy excuses, guide to body language, an "It's Not You, It's Me" letter template, and more: $22.95

If you share your love with a fur-baby, why not show it with a new collar or great toy!

Up Country Collar in multiple sizes $24.50
A beautiful scarf is the perfect gift to give your favorite girl (even if it is yourself!)

Chiffon ruffle edge scarf $18.50
And of course, a little statement jewelry gives a whole new meaning to the "Winter Blues"…

Hand beaded statement necklace in blue $42

“What is done in love, is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh

It’s as SIMPLE as that!


Eve & Beth

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Signage!  We are so thrilled to show off our new sign!  It’s been a long time coming so…despite the fact that it took three of us, one ladder and one over sized snow bank to hold said ladder…the SIMPLIFY MARKETPLACE sign has been hung on its post for all to see and beckon customers forth.  I’m a big believer that one good turn surely deserves another.  So, while we were outside admiring the sign (and icicles) we took a moment (ok, 10) and changed a few light bulbs on the outdoor string.  The cold is no excuse to put off improvements, particularly ones that are so simple!!  After all, “A wise owl Simplifies”

Now that I’m back indoors and cozily planted behind the front desk, I can see this lovely new sign and my own inner bulbs start popping with ideas.  I think…how very important it is to have signage, something with which to be identified.  So, let’s see how we can help you simplify your own signage… 

One of my new year’s resolutions is to keep in touch more.  In this digital age, I plan on using my digits (see what I did there?) to write more handwritten notes.  I received one not too long ago from an old friend.  I found it so delightful that it inspired me to share some of that with the people in my life.  Simplify Marketplace can have personalized stationery made to order - simple folded notes, elegant letterpress, and unique flat print options…so simple yet so elegant.  I can’t wait to order mine! 

Personalized Notepad $15

Personalized Sticky Notes $7

Set of 10 Personalized Folded Notes $18

Or make the start to your day a little more simple with these great personalized notes to send off to school

Personalized School Notes - Many Designs Available $15

It’s important not only for us to have our identifiers, but for children, too!  What’s more personal than a pillow?  Check out this one…not only super cute, but super cuddly, too.

Flat printed pillowcase on jersey. Super Soft. Many Colors/Patterns $32

Monogramming can turn anything into something special.  Why not go the extra step for someone special (yourself!) Carved Solutions is an elegant line of candles, soaps and hand towels.  With their super fast turn around time, you can have the perfect hostess gift anytime!
Carved Solutions Custom Candles $30

Personalized glasses can also make a statement…for one “Don’t touch my glass!”…unless you’re refilling it, of course!

Carved Solutions Glasses - Starting at $15

With that, I leave you my own signage…
Yours truly,

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A New Year.... a New Beginning!

It has been awhile since the blog has been updated. Time to wake things up!  A New Year…a new beginning!  January is always such a great time for taking stock and reevaluating things.  It’s cold enough for all of us to slow down and catch our breaths, before the next big wave.  Post holiday, the expectations seem to taper and we get a chance to pause and focus on our next act. With the weather not so glorious, I don’t feel so guilty hunkered down indoors tackling projects, long overdue. Putting decorations away, filing that seemingly insurmountable pile of last year’s papers or finally reorganizing that scary corner of my basement (Ok let’s be honest. There are 4 scary corners!) are just a few of the items on my list.  Personally, I like setting goals this time of year, big and small.  The small ones tend to lead to bigger ones…plus I just love crossing them off the list and feeling that sense of accomplishment. 

So, with that, let’s take a look at some ways we can help YOU set some goals, and get some tasks crossed off of your list!  Let’s go!

One of Melissa’s favorite things in the kitchen, besides baking of course, is her white board.  Everyday, she scribbles down her tasks and as she achieves them, she just wipes them away.  Very satisfying! Simplify Marketplace carries the most adorable white boards…hang one in your kitchen, kid’s room, mom-cave, wherever!  They are self sticking and bordered in fun patterns to keep you feeling tasky and trendy!

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Assorted Designs - Capri Designs White Boards $12.50

Calendars, a seemingly obvious choice for January but certainly not overrated!  Start looking ahead, filling in dates, making plans and before you know it…is it spring yet? 

Kim Parker Floral perpetual calendar.... $11

Journals are a great way to get down all your scattered thoughts, in one happy place.  What might seem random at first may just turn into something special!

A pocket planner will not only keep your dates organized, but also your (often fleeting) ideas, all in one place when you are on the go. And let's face it... we are all ON. THE. GO!

Today is the Day Pocket Planner $13.99

I love writing my ideas & goals down, but when I do it on scraps of paper, sometimes they disappear as quick as my thoughts…why not keep them together in one safe place!

Big Idea Notepad $14.95

And finally, I leave you with this first item finally checked off the 2015 resolution list:

Small Positive Thought box sign $18