On Sutton Place isn’t about an
actual house, or a specific location.
It’s a state of mind.
It’s about loving your home, and following your heart. It’s about keeping things simple, embracing new experiences, and not being afraid to make a change. It’s about being true to your own personal style, and transforming your house into a home.
What will you find here?
Uncomplicated recipes, understated ways to refresh your home, and unlimited seasonal inspiration that won’t break the bank. If you are searching for simplicity, and for ways to make your life easier, you are in the right place.
What is simple living? It is…
- embracing a slower, simplified lifestyle, with less to do.
- finding joy in the ordinary, everyday occurrences.
- avoiding complicated or toxic relationships.
- preserving your energy for activities that make you happy.
- clearing the clutter so there is less to maintain.
- accepting life as it is, with grace and gratitude.
Let’s talk about that last point mentioned above. Acceptance is freedom. When you make up your mind to find happiness within the life you have, and let go of the “wanting,” your world will change for the better. I’m not saying we can’t have goals or aspirations, but they need to be attainable. And likewise, if you choose not to aspire to a life other than what you have, that’s OK too. The bottom line is that everything is OK, as long as it makes you content.
Misconceptions about simple living.
- It’s not homesteading or living off the land. You don’t have to grow your own food!
- Simple living is not spending less money, it’s spending money intentionally to make a better and easier life.
- It is not minimalist living. You don’t need to give up your creature comforts.
I’ve been writing this website since 2011. In the beginning, On Sutton Place was about me. I needed something extra in my life, and as a result, this website was born. Later, and I’m not sure when, the purpose of On Sutton Place shifted from something that was about me…to something that was about you.
I hope to inspire you to make your home a place you love…a place that you are proud of, and a place that reflects your family. A place that brings you peace, and a place that makes you happy.
When you visit, I want you to feel like you’ve stopped by to visit a friend. I want you to be comfortable, and leave with a smile on your face. There’s no pressure, and there’s no judgement.
Downsizing + Moving Tips
Everything you will find on this website is written with simplicity and ease in mind. In 2021, my family made the life-changing decision to sell our family home, and downsize to something smaller. I had been yearning for a simpler life, and even though it was scary, it’s been the best decision we’ve ever made. So you see…I do practice what I preach!
How to Navigate
On Sutton Place
You can find absolutely everything on my homepage. The menu bar at the top reflects the categories, with links to more specific posts throughout the page. I literally have a charcuterie board of content, so I promise there is something for everyone.
Making the choice to lead a simpler life isn’t an overnight thing. Take it slowly, think about it, and when you’re ready, you will know. I’m here to help, to provide ideas and inspiration, and most of all, to offer support.
“Sometimes the Fates decree we should start our lives afresh. We must forgive where we condemned, and seek to mend the things we shattered. Nothing may ever be perfect again, but there is always beauty somewhere. Hold it close, breathe it in, in case it cannot stay.
The heart will always find its place. Some call it home. Some call it friendship. If we’re lucky, we can call it love. And love is a process of life-long learning. A lesson in where we belong, and what defines us. An education in things we can never measure, a page forever fresh, and waiting to be turned.”
Call The Midwife
Season 12, Episode 6
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