On Holiday in May — Back in June!

* Small Notebook will be on holiday for the month of May. *

If you’re new here, welcome!

After more than two years of blogging, it was high time to give this blog a well-deserved vacation. For your reading enjoyment there’s more than two years of articles about simplifying, organizing, and making your home a welcoming place to be in the Small Notebook Archives.

Find the Comments discussion at the end of each article where readers share their tips and ideas. It’s a treasure of insight from people like you who care about being purposeful with their time, relationships, and belongings. Join in with your own ideas!

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See you when Small Notebook returns in June!

About Rachel

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


  1. Have a wonderful holiday — enjoy every minute of it!

    Karen´s last post…blog love: orangette

  2. enjoy the break Rachel.

    Denise´s last post…week two | workout plan

  3. Lisa K says:

    Have a wonderful month!

  4. Enjoy the time off…we’ll be here when you return! ;)

    Olivia´s last post…A Huge Moth

  5. Have a lovely holiday Small Notebook! :-)

  6. Oh Good for you taking a break – Hope you have a fabulous rest and lots of connect time with your kids… will miss you of course and can’t wait for you to get back already!!!

    se7en´s last post…The Week That Was – 2.44

  7. Love the gnome:)

  8. Enjoy your vacation! I look forward to seeing lots of pictures when you get back!!!!

    Jennifer´s last post…Grow Plants in ANY Container @ MIFS

    • Rachel says:

      Thank you, but while the blog is on vacation, I’ll be staying here! I just thought it sounded nice to take a break since I haven’t taken one before.

  9. Enjoy, Rachel! You deserve it!

    Shilo´s last post…Tasting Goodness

  10. Rachel,

    Have a great break, whereever you might go or stay! You deserve it!

    Zengirl @ Heart and Mind´s last post…How to find your core values: Part 2

  11. Enjoy! I will miss you though!


  12. Denise C. says:

    Enjoy yourself! I always *love* to go back and read through the archives!

  13. That’s so great, Rachel. Good for you–it can be so hard to step back from blogging!

    Enjoy your month and your sweet family,


    steadymom´s last post…Organizing Your Kids’ Toys (Moms’ 30-Minute Blog Challenge)

  14. Enjoy your break and make the most of it!

    Tina@RideonToys´s last post…The Peg Perego Ride On Train Makes Riding Fun For Your Little Engineers

  15. Enjoy the well deserved break and have a great holiday!

    Kristen´s last post…monthly goal meetup

  16. lulubird6 says:

    Hope you have a wonderful break! I’ll be perusing the back issues (even though I have read them all many time already!) to tide me over until you get back!

  17. Enjoy some rest! You do an outstanding blog….and deserve a lovely holiday!

    angelvalerie´s last post…dreaming your dreams…

  18. Rachel,
    Have a wonderfully relaxing and fun break with your family!

  19. Three cheers for rest, a change of pace and the courage to do both. Three cheers for June when you come back. Enjoy.

    Glenda Childers´s last post…Home Sweet Electronically-Connected Home

  20. Karen (scotland) says:

    Big sigh…
    Will miss new entries for sure BUT this will give me the time to go back through the archives which I’ve wanted to do for a while seeing as I’m kind of new here.
    I just hate that archives have to be read backwards-ish (or maybe I just haven’t worked out how to bring them up chronologically?)
    Enjoy your very well-deserved rest from blogging!
    Karen in Soctland

  21. esther waluyo says:

    you deserve it.. enjoy… just be sure to be back.. will sure miss you.. a looott…

  22. Stephen Doherty says:

    So that’s why you haven’t returned my calls! I forgot ya’ll were leaving the country… Are the children with you? I have a box of caterpillars fo rthe Girl! If she’s local, I can take them to her…

  23. Have a very relaxing break, it will be nice to focus on your family and not have to worry about writing for a little while. We’ll look forward to your return. Enjoy!

  24. Jessicah says:

    While I’m sad not to be getting new posts in my google reader, I hope you and your family have a fabulous month!

  25. Enjoy!! It’s well-deserved!

    Nicki at Domestic Cents´s last post…How I Keep Our Laundry Frugal

  26. vermontmommy says:

    Bummer. I thought you were actually on a vacation. Still, hope you have a nice month to reflect and be. Missing your posts… See you soon.

  27. Stephanie Fallon says:

    Miss you!

  28. Hope you enjoy your break and take a ton of pictures to treasure. When you’re back online check out my post on blogs I recommend and why. ~Kelly

    Kelly´s last post…Book Winner!

  29. vermontmommy says:

    Missing your blog. Looking forward to your return. :) Enjoy the long weekend.

  30. Almost june! Miss your tidbits and writing! Hope you are enjoying your last few May days.

    Zengirl @ Heart and Mind´s last post…101 changes: Change 4: Plant something

  31. Ive just found your blog and commented on your post Protein Poison from 2008. Your husband is the first person other than me that I’ve heard of having an intolerance to milk protein!!! It’s so good to hear (but not, if you know what I mean.)
    I’m keen to know if you know anyone else too so I can learn more. (doctors have told me I know more than them and to just stay away from milk) as you know it’s so much more than that as everything seems to have milk protein in it these days and one little bit sets my nose off.

  32. June 1st. Yay!! Hope you and family had a great staycation.

    don_mae´s last post…Bead Soup: Broadway Spotlight Is Finished!!

  33. Alright, it’s June! I hope you hurry back. I kept clicking over out of habit, and you weren’t here : (

  34. I just discoverd your blog… it’s very interesting and I love the pictures.

    I have a question about the gnome: where did you get the idea to put a gnome in every picture? We did that for a photo scavenger hunt during frosh week, and it didn’t even occur to me that it was an idea from some movie/book/whatever.