We begin again with baking bread…

From March 2014


The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight…


[Breadmaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.”

― M.F.K. Fisher,

The Art of Eating: 50th Anniversary Edition


When this blog was started back in 2014 I was in a nasty little place in my head. I was lost, overwhelmed, and desperate for change. I felt like I couldn’t share those terrible feelings with anyone close to me, especially my husband, because I was so afraid of making him feel bad, or worse guilty of helping create that nasty little place, which he wasn’t, and I needed to find a place to vent these feelings.  And thus this blog was formed.


But, by the grace of God and the forces of nature I find myself two and half years later in a very different, more open place. This blog had changed faces many times in the last two and half years, greatly reflecting the many mental journeys I have been on since its inception. I have done some soul searching, some purpose finding, lots of honest communication with those closest to me, including myself, and I find myself on a beautiful, sunny, dusty dirt road following a river that is flowing upstream and I know now that I am on the right path.

Over the last two and a half years I have been able to truly narrow down what it is I crave in my life and I have discovered the simplified (pun intended) version of what Life, Simpler is all about.


More work. Less convenience. A simpler life.

That is what we are about. Welcome to the new face of Life, Simpler.

Now, let’s bake bread.


Elizabeth Leonard
About Elizabeth Leonard

Health, Lifestyle, and Creavity Coach. Writer. Food Life Photographer. Peaker, Cooker, Eater. Whisky and tea lover, plaid and Outlander addict. https://www.instagram.com/tinkerpippibeth/