Welcome to Simplicity!

If you love houses, the concept of home, the idea of creating a space that is yours, snuggling into ‘just the right spot’ – this blog is for YOU.  My entire life I have been intrigued by spaces and how they are used. As a child, I  re-arranged my bedroom to match my pretend world of being Zorro, a career woman,  the bedroom of a teenage girl I worshiped. As an adult, I studied environmental behavior and created a consulting business that focused on how our spaces impact us. Each space in which I have lived has been a teacher and a reflection of the person I was becoming.  This blog introduces you to my home, Simplicity. Not only has she taught me about herself, but she has invited me into countless situations to learn who I am.

You must have stopped by here because you also love houses, are curious about what they have to say, and know how they impact our lives. May this story about a house invite you, the reader, to have a greater awareness of the spaces and places that influence you and why.   Please accept this personal invitation to add your thoughts about your house, your apartment, your favorite room. OR ask questions about Simplicity. I know I am always curious about other homes, aren’t you?

Delighted for you to join me!

Caretaker and Housekeeper,

Susan Eaton Mendenhall

10 thoughts on “Welcome to Simplicity!

  1. Happy to be here! Looking forward to getting to know you and Simplicity this way. Thanks for clipping up a picture of Simplicity. Cheers! Suzan


  2. Thoroughly enjoyed a random visit as we accompanied a client of Don’s. Beautiful space. I’m inspired by the “Grandparent” blog entry as it’s given me a new and inspiring look at my own home as I make it a special “Grandparent house”. Thank You


  3. Sue, Very neat idea! — I’ve never heard of naming a house before but I]m writing a story about “Anasazi Dwelling” (251 Four Seasons Dr., Waterloo) as chapter in my memoirs. I was inspired when I visited the house my dad built for us in 1962. He designed it when in Architectural Engineering school at Ames in 1950. It’s a passively heated home inspire by the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde.


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