I’m a gal who wants to be an amazing mom, to live simply, and to shine my light. At Simplify Firefly, I focus on inspiring you to be your brightest. I’m here to provide fresh ideas, tips, and products on how to simplify your life and create happiness in your home.
A bit about Simplify Firefly
Before this was Simplify Firefly, it was Do More Than Exist. Do More Than Exist birthed when I renewed my faith in Jesus (2005). I realized that I wasn’t on this planet for myself, but for Him (a.k.a. Jesus). Navigating life with a renewed mindset is exciting yet hard; however, what I found was that simply reading the words do more than exist helped me in more ways than one. I like to say it’s my motto.
So why the name Simplify Firefly? Light always overcomes darkness no matter how small the light is. I wanted to hone in on the small stuff that makes a big impact, simplify life, and bring happiness into the home.
Get to know Christy
I’m passionate about bringing joy into the world and keeping it there. My joy has been stolen too many times in my life, whether it be due to health, a relationship, work, or whatnot, I’m putting my foot down… no more! In the blog, I cover how to bring happiness to our kids and ourselves with simple solutions to navigate through those circumstances and to protect your joy.
In my Etsy Shop, I love to bring my ideas to life and to put my youthful imagination and creativity into practice! From writing and illustrating children’s picture books to fun printables for kids, it’s a great space to bring joy to others in a simple way.
As I said earlier I come from A LOT of experience with health issues and the toll it takes on your mental well-being, I share with you what I learned. My hope is for you to find a piece of your puzzle for your own well-being and to keep moving forward to healing. Here’s a secret: most of the time it’s adjusting something simple that has a powerful healing impact.
Be sure to check out my purposeful printables on Etsy! There is something there for everyone.
Thinking of you always,
Founder/Owner of Simplify Firefly.
I simply strive to do my part with what I got. I love creating practical ideas and writing about topics that help us live an easier lifestyle. In my spare time, you’ll definitely find me outside walking the dog, tinkering in the garden, camping, or sitting in a snowbank on a clear night.
I’m a certified Life Coach (CLC) through Life Purpose Institute, a certified Life Breakthrough Coach, a certified Weight Management & Nutrition Consultant through Blue Heron Academy and a follower of Jesus Christ. Being an online business owner and retailer for over 18+ years fits my personality of wearing many hats. I owned and operated EverydayFruit.com for 10 years and Do More Than Exist for 11 years. I’ve written and illustrated three children’s books: Ink, The Backyard’s Got Talent, Where are Dad’s Keys. I serve on the prayer path at church and volunteer at local parks.
What I wear every day – an apron, I’m messy when I cook.
My very first job – Corn Detasseler.
Best way to end the day – a hot bath.
CEO (Chief Environmental Officer)
At Simplify Firefly my job is to protect the work environment. I guard the office against furry intruders, I assure the atmosphere is light and happy (my looks do the trick all the time), and I alert everyone when a package arrives. My favorite time of day is ‘break time’ when I practice my chasing skills with my amazing squeaky toy.
What I wear every day – fur, blonde is my go-to.
My very first job – Snuggling…I still do this.
My favorite thing ever – Elephant Pillow Pet.
Best way to end the day – walk, frozen yogurt, ear rub.
“Christy’s blog posts are loaded with valuable information about how to navigate life. Big issues, big options for taking on the issues, very full of good reading and good actions if you heed the wisdom and suggestions and do what moves you. Thank you Christy for bringing yourself and real-life experiences into all this. I have been truly moved and inspired.”
“I am SO incredibly thankful for Christy and her beautiful heart and insightful spirit. I was referred to Christy and found her immediately to be uplifting. She is an amazing woman of faith who reinforces courage to stand up and fight for the best.”