Welcome to The Simple life –  a personal blog on  lifestyle, parenting, cooking, DIY-ing, homemaking, bedmaking, and so on.

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 The recipes on The Simple Life are …well SIMPLE.

I’m always on the lookout for easy to make and fast to bake dishes that also comply with both my healthy eating habits and my kids’ exigent taste buds.

I share my successes on the ‘Recipes’ section of this blog.

Quiche Lorraine fast and easy recipe

Quiche Lorraine

Perfectly risen and fluffy french butter croissants recipe the easy way in the breadmaker

Home Made Croissants

a freshly baked bread, crusty and soft, no knead, recipe and image

No Knead Bread

image, apricot, almonds and peach desert crumble served with vanilla icecream on top

Apricot Crumble

No bake cheesecake with cream cheese, digestive biscuit and strawberry

Cheesecake Recipe

Pasta Carbonara with green vegetables and easy carbonara sauce

Carbonara Sauce


Why a red wine and dark chocolate diet keeps us young, happy and slim, why we should eat green tea,  snack on raw cocoa nibs and add Chia Seeds in our dishes.

antioxidant red wine and dark chocolate , slimming, delicious, healthy

The red Wine and Dark Chocolate Diet

Healthy home made food delivery service

The Bistro Diet

green tea in powder, eatible green tea, edible green matcha tea, cooking with green tea

Green Tea in Food

citrus fruit juicer

Fresh Citrus Juices

what to eat and what not to eat when you're on a Paleo Diet

Paleo Diet

cocoa nibs image

Raw Cocoa Nibs


No more SLS, parabens and other chemicals that may be causing skin problems:

A few crafty ideas for making soaps, shampoo and other cosmetics at home, using natural ingredients chosen according to individual needs and in complete awareness of their provenience and qualities.

artisan hand made sunscape soap with blue sea and orange sky


Solid Shampoo for Dry Hair and Itchy scalp Recipe and Instructions. DIY


Landscape Soap: Moon over black Sky

Charcoal Soap

How to make Thick Liquid Castile Soap at Home


image of a white bar of soap made with sea salt in a flower soap mold


Rectangular Black and Orange Swirls in Hand Made Soap



  •  Are we raising our kids the right way? Is there a right way to raise children?
  • Are we overprotecting out kids?
  • Is the formal education enough for their academic success?
  • Should we make them take violin classes and learn a few extra languages or is it better to allow them to be carefree children for as long as possible?
  • Just a few parenting dilemmas that I try to solve in the parenting section of this blog. Any thoughts and ideas are welcome in the comments section.

school backpack, college backpack, monkey backpack, kids, rucksack,

Idle Parenting

financial responsibility for children

Fostering Resilience

child laughing, emotional resilience, emotional inteligence

Emotional Inteligence

running a family as you would a business

Family Management

Social and emotional intelligenge illustrated by an image of children shaking hands

Kids Financial Responsibility

outdoors children activities,

Outdoors Activities