All You Need Is Less by Madeleine Somerville

All You Need Is Less by Madeleine Somerville


Life can be hectic and stressful in our modern world. I’ve been noticing a trend to simplify and reduce stress among people who are looking for a more enjoyable life that is good for people and minimizes our footprint on the earth.

Blogger Madeleine Somerville has filled this book with practical tips that you can use to reduce consumption and incorporate repurposing and recycling into your daily life. A simple life can be a big improvement that will lead you to more peace and happiness.

You may be ready for some big life changes or you may want to find a few new ideas that will be easy to make a part of your routine. Either way, this book will be helpful.

Chapters include recipes for eco-friendly household and beauty products. tips for food, gardening and pet care. There is even a section on relationships. Wouldn’t it be nice to remove some of the stress from your life, so that you can enjoy your family and friends more fully?

All You Need Is Less
The Eco-friendly Guide to Guilt-Free Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity
by Madeleine Somerville
Viva Editions
isbn 978-1936740796
Pub. date 4/15/14

Description: “Top eco-blogger and new parent Madeleine Somerville has gathered completely original ideas on how to save money and the planet, and have fun in the process, in All You Need Is Less. Learn how to create and not just consume! This guide to the guilt-free green life is packed with dozens of DIY ideas for shampoo and eco-cleaners, worm compost your garden will love, yummy recipes and even homemade holiday gifts and décor. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without this book! “

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44 comments for “All You Need Is Less by Madeleine Somerville

  1. Shelton
    April 13, 2014 at 4:40 am

    I love reading and learning from DIY books-nice giveaway!

  2. Mary Mac
    April 13, 2014 at 6:45 am

    A book for every house hold.

  3. Jane H
    April 13, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I would love to read this. Our family is trying to get a little greener every year.

  4. Carolyn G
    April 13, 2014 at 8:03 am

    interesting idea

  5. April 13, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Awesome :)

  6. Susan Robbins
    April 13, 2014 at 8:32 am

    The older I get the more I want a stress-free as possible and simpler life style and to get away from all the commercialism and consumerism. I think it is good thing for my children to see and will influence their lifestyle choices.

  7. Denise S
    April 13, 2014 at 9:33 am

    This would be helpful and informative.

  8. Carolyn Colley
    April 13, 2014 at 10:06 am

    got my fingers crossed

  9. robyn frazier
    April 13, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    nice giveaway!

  10. Jason
    April 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Great Prize..

  11. Joannie
    April 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I agree totally with this title – would love to read the book!!

  12. Nancy
    April 13, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    I bet everyone would learn something new from reading this book.

  13. Charlene
    April 13, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    This book looks really helpful :)

  14. April 13, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I so need this book!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

  15. cynthia
    April 13, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    i would love to win this

  16. Jodi
    April 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Good book to have

  17. June S.
    April 13, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    This sounds great to me.

  18. Kathy Pease
    April 13, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    id love to read this thank you for the chance

  19. Lillian
    April 14, 2014 at 5:02 am

    I love to read and I love Do it yourself books so this would be perfect for me

  20. tj
    April 14, 2014 at 7:47 am

    This looks like something I should definitely read!

  21. Sharon Kaminski
    April 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I would love to win, thanks.

  22. Julie Link
    April 14, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    This would be a perfect addition to my shelves. Would love to win it.

  23. Tammy S
    April 15, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Sounds like a great book

  24. Deanna Allen
    April 15, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I tried to live minimally but it is hard work!

  25. April 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I’d love this!

  26. Christine
    April 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I would like to win this!

    April 23, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Another great read & giveaway :)

  28. Christine
    April 24, 2014 at 6:40 am

    I can learn from this book

  29. Michelle S
    April 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I like the theme of a simpler life. Many times I get the feeling that our family needs to do this more than we do. This would be a good read to see what changes our family could make.

  30. katklaw777
    April 25, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Looks interesting…thanks!

  31. Mary M.
    April 25, 2014 at 6:15 am

    I would like to read this book because I like practical things that are easy to do.

  32. Jennifer Nielsen
    April 25, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Everyone could profit from reading this book :)

  33. Lesley F
    April 26, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Would love to read

  34. maya HU
    April 26, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    looks interesting!

  35. Lorayne Gothard
    April 26, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Looks like a great read!! Most of us could live on a lot less!!

  36. Angela Ash
    April 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    This book sounds great – I’d love to read it!

  37. MARIA simon
    April 26, 2014 at 9:33 pm


  38. Miz Vickik
    April 26, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Looks like it has some neat tips!

  39. Candie L
    April 27, 2014 at 9:20 am

    I love this idea. Thank you

  40. Sabine
    April 27, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Would love to win this, thank you!

    April 27, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Book sounds interesting

  42. Buddy Garrett
    April 27, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I would love to read this book. It sounds great.

  43. Mippy/Sabrina
    April 27, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I definitely could use tips from this book on how to live more simply. :)

  44. Nikkie Cossairt
    April 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Sounds like a great book!

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