Great New Features, Plus an Interview

Do you know how Small Notebook got started?  

It might surprise you.

You’ll find the answer and more in this interview by Kimberly Palmer from the Alpha Consumer blog at U.S. News & World Report.  I shared my thoughts on simplicity plus a few of my own challenges.  I hope you enjoy reading it.  Thanks Kimberly!  

On a side note, I’ve been doing a little work behind the scenes.

Paris view from windowOne of the new features here at Small Notebook is now it’s easier to subscribe.  For those of you who have asked to receive articles by email, now you can!

You can choose to receive new articles:

If you’d like to know what’s so great about subscribing, what it means, and how easy it is, you can read more about it:

How and Why Should I Subscribe?  RSS Explained.

About Rachel

I write about practical tips that will help you simplify at home. Connect with me on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. What a great interview, Rachel! You do a great job here.

    Emily’s last blog post..Life Without Cable TV

  2. Congrats on the interview! I am so happy to learn more about you and how the blog started!

    Teresa’s last blog post..A new blog to follow….

  3. Rachel, that interview was so cool. I really enjoyed the links that you provided on sustainable living – bookmarked those to read at a later time. Thanks for what you do here on your site!

  4. smallnotebook says:

    Y’all are welcome! Thanks for reading.

  5. Great Interview… how exciting for you!! No matter how big you get don’t forget us little guys..hehe

    Dana’s last blog post..One Car Family

  6. Hey Rachel, I’m so pleased for you, you deserve it. :)


  7. I agree with everyone else! Wonderful interview. I’m going to chase up those sustainable living links too…

    Heather’s last blog post..Mayonnaise

  8. Very nice interview and what great coverage.

    Nancy’s last blog post..A Birthday Shout-Out

  9. Wow! how fun for you! Nice interview! :)

    Kelli’s last blog order to restore hope

  10. Congrats, Rachel! Great interview. I especially love this quote: “I am so inspired by the ideas that I find through reading blogs. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, because there all these great ideas, and I can’t possibly do them all. I need to be able to choose a few things to focus on and then step back from this constant stream of information and ideas.” That is something I feel like I contstantly have to work on.

    Jessica’s last blog post..I Heart Your Blog

  11. I am off to read the interview. Your hard work is paying off!

  12. Loved the interview. This comes so easily to you–there are many writers who struggle for years trying to amass readership and focus. You have been given a special gift. And I can see you are already a good steward of it–invest it, Girl!

  13. Congratulations, Rachel. I’m so happy that your words and kindness are being brought to more and more people each day.

    You are truly one of the good ones. :)

    Amanda’s last blog post..Horrible time management.