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New! The Simple Things

It was such a treat to hear from Lyndsey Mayhew, who heads up Marketing for UK crafty mag, Mollie Makes. Lyndsey is currently a student of mine in my online course, Blogging Your Way, and wrote in to thank me for the class which was such an honor to know that she enjoyed it so much.

New! The Simple Things

Lyndsey then told me about a new venture in addition to Mollie Makes… A magazine called The Simple Things that will soon be published in print as a sister title beginning in the UK on September 6th.

New! The Simple Things

About the magazine, “The Simple Things is a new monthly print magazine celebrating the things that matter most. It’s about knowing the greatest rewards come from the simplest things, that there’s no satisfaction like that at the end of a long muddy walk, no pink so pretty as freshly-cut rhubarb, no perfume to compare with your own home-grown flowers. It’s about making warm inviting homes – big or small – sharing food with friends, growing your own vegetables. It’s about shopping for a coffee table only to find you’re happy with a tea chest. It’s keeping your dad’s old typewriter just because it’s beautiful. It’s an empty beach on a Sunday morning. It’s backpedaling.” So many sweet thoughts!

New! The Simple Things

New! The Simple Things

New! The Simple Things

New! The Simple Things

Lyndsey wanted to show decor8 readers a glimpse of the pre-launch mag cover and some views of the inside of the magazine, which you can also view online here. Congrats to Lyndsey and her crew on their latest adventure!

(images: the simple things)

Posted by decor8 in inspiration on July 30, 2012

Your comments...

  1. Inge commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:03pm

    This is proof that I definitely must start in October with the Blogging Your Way ecourse! :) It all looks so inspirational and lovely, Lindsey’s so talented! Congratulations Holly, you’re doing such a great job as well, you inspire us all!
    Inge x
    Inge´s last blog post ..A new giveaway

  2. Monica Lee commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:45pm

    Excited to see this new mag! Huge fan of Mollie Makes!
    Monica Lee´s last blog post ..Julie Waterhouse

  3. Kat commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 1:53pm

    Oh thanks for telling us about this Lyndsey and Holly. I love Mollie makes and this new magazine looks just my cup of tea too :)
    I shall be looking forward to it in September, love the title too!
    Love kat x
    Kat´s last blog post ..Hero product – Neom organic candles

  4. Tania Welch commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 2:29pm

    As a maker who also embraces living simply and lovely, I’m so excited for the launch of this magazine. In a world that typically can be fast paced, a bit of simplicity and consciously surrounding ourselves with the things that matter most can create a quietness that I believe so many of us crave and appreciate. Thank you for sharing!

    Tania Welch

  5. Isa Maria commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 2:31pm

    Mollie Makes is one of my favourite magazines so I will certainly be checking out The Simple Things. My word for 2012 is Simplify in life and business and I’ve been taking a step back to notice those little things that make life special so this is perfect for me.
    Isa Maria´s last blog post ..Workspace DIY: Nail polish push pins

  6. Pamela Bates/Mercantile Muse commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 2:51pm

    thanks for sharing holly, the simple things looks lovely.
    Pamela Bates/Mercantile Muse´s last blog post ..Almost Silent Sunday

  7. elli by studio34E commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 2:53pm

    we can’t wait…!!!good luck!
    elli by studio34E´s last blog post ..Κούνια bella — Diy pallet swing

  8. Lakshmi commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 4:14pm’s so inspiring to see many so many new online magazines on the block.
    Lakshmi´s last blog post ..Gardening: Gunjan’s Terrace Garden

  9. Rebecca commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 4:46pm

    I am a massive fan of Mollie Makes and cannot wait for this to come out!x
    Rebecca´s last blog post the chicken and the worlds tiniest egg!

  10. Jessica @shimmerkai commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 4:50pm

    Love the word wall decor!
    Jessica @shimmerkai´s last blog post ..August Calendar

  11. Nisrine commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 5:41pm

    The magazine looks lovely. Congrats to Lindsey and thank you for sharing this with us. I love your blog; it is inspiring!!

  12. sandra lund commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 6:02pm

    I love the home office space in the second picture!
    sandra lund´s last blog post ..The Beach

  13. Jules commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 6:10pm

    Best of luck, Lyndsey! I’d love a magazine like this in the states. I suppose Kinfolk comes close in some ways, as does Taproot if you crave a more natural approach, but something tells me it’s not quite the same.

  14. Zoe W. commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 6:44pm

    Fantastic! I already enjoy Mollie Makes so I’ll have a look into this one as well. Thanks for the heads up.
    Zoe W.´s last blog post ..Charity Shop Bargains

  15. Marianne commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 6:58pm

    Hmm, seems like a great mag. I will keep an eye on it.
    Marianne´s last blog post ..{four hundred}

  16. Emma commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 8:29pm

    Wow looking forward to this – I already subscribe to Mollie Makes and it is such a lovely magazine – I am always excited when it arrives each month!

  17. Anna @ Creative Mischief commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 9:16pm

    Ahhh, Holly, you beat me to it on this post. I discovered The Simple Things only last night but I didn’t realise it was my fellow student Lyndsey Mayhew. I’m so excited for the first issue!

  18. Marta Costa commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 10:23pm

    The magazine “sounds” amazing!

    The description only made me want to buy it right now :)

  19. All things nice... commented
    July 30th, 2012 at 10:24pm

    Wow sounds like a lovely magazine and almost like my blog too.
    I am a seeker of all things nice, colourful, pretty & stylish. My blog gathers together things from my everyday personal life & tries to sprinkle a little happiness into other peoples lives…. Happiness is the simple things in life which we all cherish so sounds like this magazine is going to be brillant :)

    All things nice…

  20. Vicki Dvorak commented
    July 31st, 2012 at 12:08am

    What a perfect concept for a magazine. :) And, Holly, I think it’s so sweet how you support and encourage your students. xo
    Vicki Dvorak´s last blog post ..Colorful World – Delicate Millinery Flowers

  21. theaxx commented
    July 31st, 2012 at 6:33am

    Gosh, it’s like Spoonful, but for the home! How exciting! Can’t wait to read it ;)

    theaxx´s last blog post ..Another genius Kid’s craft by Ashley :)

  22. elisa commented
    July 31st, 2012 at 6:47am

    ah, just my sort of magazine. it looks glorious. x

  23. Sharon commented
    July 31st, 2012 at 8:15am

    I love Mollie Makes… can’t wait to see their new sister magazine. It looks wonderful. Great cover…. How nice that Lyndsey was in our class – so many great people in the BYW community!
    Sharon´s last blog post ..A Bit of Sunshine

  24. Camille commented
    July 31st, 2012 at 1:43pm

    I like the idea of the editorial line.
    Camille´s last blog post ..Pendant ce temps au jardin…

  25. Folksy commented
    July 31st, 2012 at 1:53pm

    Looking forward to this!

  26. Karena commented
    July 31st, 2012 at 3:35pm

    Congrats to Lindsey! I applaud her efforts!! Of course you are such an inspiration Holly.

    Art by Karena
    Karena´s last blog post ..Royal Design Studio Giveaway

  27. Katie commented
    August 3rd, 2012 at 7:20pm

    You beat me to it! I found out about this earlier this week and am SO excited. Their issuu mag looks fantastic – will definitely be picking a copy of this up…
    Katie´s last blog post ..Shop: August 2012

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