1. Meet Your Hostess
I’m Sallie Schaaf Borrink and this website is where I share with you what I’m learning in every part of life. I write about and curate only the best content. I consider myself part hostess, part friend, and part mentor. I’ve been blogging for over sixteen years.
This website is not like other blogs because I am not like other bloggers. I’m a Christian. I think for myself as I seek to follow Christ. I am sometimes ahead of understanding the cultural curve which makes some people uncomfortable because they do not yet see what I clearly perceive. But I love to help people and try to share what I think will help them in their lives.
2. Understand What I Do Here
My website is centered around some key themes. Cozy is a word you see a lot on my site. What do I mean by that? Cozy is living simply and purposefully according to our deeply held beliefs. It is what I call the coming together of purposeful living, simple living, and faithful living.
- Purposeful Living – Making deliberate and thoughtful choices rather than going with the flow, even if it means being different from the crowd.
- Simple Living – Including only those things in our life that bring real value.
- Faithful Living – Making choices that align with our faith and core beliefs.
When we choose cozy living we bring greater peace, understanding, joy, beauty, and faith to our homes and the lives of our loved ones.
This website is my home online. It is where I devote my time and where I base my interactions so I can truly get to know people. So I welcome and encourage conversations in the comments of my posts (no matter how old they are) and do my best to respond to every comment in a timely manner. Many of my popular posts have excellent comment threads so don’t miss those!
If you are looking for a boring, predictable, formulaic niche website that follows the ever-changing and soul-crushing “expert” rules of internet writing and marketing in order to make everyone who stops by happy and never offend anyone, you are in the wrong place. This website is not like that at all and that is a deliberate choice. This is for people who like to think, learn, and discuss.
I often write about culture, politics, etc. because they have an impact on our daily lives.
There are multiple ways to follow my website. Use any or all that interest you.
- Subscribe for my weekly newsletter.
- Use the One Signal red bell to receive an instant push notification in your browser when I post.
- Use the New Post Alerts sign up in the sidebars and footer to receive new post notifications via email
4. Discover, Read, and Comment
This website is large enough that each category is almost like another small website. I have tags and categories at the end of posts and in the header menu to help you find the information you need. I welcome comments, no matter how old the post!
5. Browse The Shop
I love creating helpful materials and have an extensive shop full of them. My shop includes my editable homeschool planners, homemaking printables, learning printables, Christian printables, ebooks, and many other non-learning themed items. I also offer A Full Year Shopping Pass so you can download everything you need in my shop for one year.
6. Get The Guidebook
The A Quiet Simple Life Planner and Guidebook is the main resource for my readers. Once you purchase it, you receive all future updates and additions.
Get your copy of A Quiet Simple Life Planner and Guidebook
7. Find Me On Truth Social, Telegram, and Gab
I gave up traditional social media long ago. However, I do want to see alternate platforms flourish so I am on Truth Social, Telegram, and Gab. I have a Telegram widgets in some of my sidebars and in my Newsfeed so you can see what I am sharing even if you don’t have a Telegram account.
8. Listen To The Podcast
A Quiet Simple Life is the name of my podcast. It’s on a bit of a hiatus at the moment, but if you listen to the first five episodes you’ll be all caught up when I start adding more. You can also find my podcasts on Apple and Stitcher.