Messy With Purpose

Sometimes being able to overlook a mess is a good thing.

Sometimes a mess simply means you’re working really hard on something, and you’ll come back to it later.

So you push the mess over to the side, find a clear space, and get to work.

Friends, I want to tell you that I’ve been working on an eBook. After hearing so many women ask the question, “I love blogging, but how do I manage the time that it takes?” I thought about how I asked the same question when I first started, and what I’ve learned since then. It’s a topic I’m very passionate about, and writing this book has been terrifying, in the best way. More details to come.

About Rachel

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


  1. I love to see that you tolerate a mess now and then. :-) And your ebook sounds great!

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  2. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your eBook.

  3. Exciting! I can hardly wait to read it . . .

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  4. Denise C. says:

    Yay! Your ebook sounds wonderful! ;)

  5. That is so wonderful to hear, Rachel! And I can 100% relate to the terrifying part.

    Looking forward to finding out more…


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  6. Can’t wait to read your e-book!

  7. Old Doug in BC says:

    Well, congratulations! And nice to see the MacBook! Just like mine!! Been using Macs since my first one at age 68, 1994. Still here, still using Apple Macs. When I bought my first one a lot of my friends told me I was in my second childhood…HAH! They all gone I’m still here. At the moment! Marie is 4 years younger, so is 80, still cute. She bakes I cook, at the moment I have a batch of back ribs in the crock pot and Marie is deciding what kinda loaf of bread to make to replace one she was not happy with. Oh, we will eat it, however….
    Good luck with your book, wish I had the patience!
    Cheers, Doug on Vancouver Island BC Canada

  8. YES this is definitely something you should do! I love your blog, can’t wait to read your book!

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  9. Great news! Finally!!! I’ve been waiting for a book from you for quite a while and not only about blogging. You have so much to share!

    Good luck to you!

  10. Your ebook sounds exciting!

    I have been working on my “overlook the mess” skills all week while small renovation work is being done in my house. It is testing my patience but will be worth it!

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  11. ebook? Hip hip hooray!!

  12. Rachel,

    Ebook sounds wonderful! You manage your time well with life, family and blog (so it seems from where I can see across the internet) so I bet it will be full of great info.

  13. Oh, that would be soooo great!

  14. Just found your blog and thinking of starting my own. Looking forward to the ebook!

  15. E-book is great, I would also LOVE to see one published sitting right in the front of my Barnes and Noble! Dream big, Rachel! :)!

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  16. Thanks everyone, this is so encouraging!

  17. Awesome topic, Rachel — can’t wait to read it!

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  18. Glad to know that you’re good with a little mess now and then.. Thank God! And love the fact that you’re writing an ebook.. In fact, I’d be wanting to ask you to do that for sometime but got distracted by other things.. So, yeah, am jumping for joy and if you’re taking pre-orders, please sign me up:-)
    Warmly and best wishes..

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  19. Wonderful! I’m looking forward to seeing your e-book! :)

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  20. Looking forward to hearing more about this!

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  21. Oh!!! Yay!!! I’ve been thinking about just this very thing today….wondering how all my favorite bloggers find the time to consistently create such wonderful content.

    Can’t. Wait.

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  22. awesome. can’t wait!

  23. yay yay YAY! Can’t wait to read it:)

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  24. It is tough to blog and write a book. I am trying to put together a proposal and I find that my creative energy gets zapped on my blog post. At least I have the gift of time :). Meaning no deadline as of yet…

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  25. This is a great topic for an ebook! I have just gotten into blogging and have carved out a nice, manageable schedule for myself. The problem is, I am a teacher, and I will go back to teaching HS and college in a few weeks. What will happen to my blog I have been working so hard on? What will happen to my readers who have become so faithful and wonderful? I totally look forward to this book!

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  26. Love the photos… and looking forward to more on that book :)

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  27. I’m sorry but I had to laugh at your “mess!” Sometimes that’s the best I can do! Haha! Looking forward to reading the book!

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  28. Oooooh. That book sounds great. And that’s exactly the question I ask all the time. I’ve been blogging for 9 months or so, but I still wonder how I’ll find the time to continue it longterm. Can’t wait to read your thoughts!

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  29. Good luck with your book! I know you’ll do a great job.

  30. I am a lurker here but wanted to thank you for sharing! Thank you also for taking the time to write an ebook on how to fit blogging in. I want to blog but have many many things on my plate. I can’t wait to read and use your tips and tricks.


    • Hi Annie! Feel free to join in and comment anytime (but if you just want to read quietly, that’s fine too.)

  31. That sounds GREAT! Looking forward to it! :)

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