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Michelle Marine - simplifylivelove blog

Thank you for your interest! Simplify, Live, Love is a PR friendly blog that enjoys showcasing brands that help our audience achieve their green and eco-friendly life choices.

Simplify Live Love is written/edited by Michelle Marine, a bilingual, semi-crunchy mom of four living on five acres in Eastern Iowa. Michelle has a snarky sense of humor, an MA in English Linguistics, and a BA in German. Twelve years abroad in Europe and Asia fueled her passion for greener living, Great Pyrenees dogs, backyard chickens, solar power, and passive houses.

In an ideal world, Michelle would live like Barbara Kingsolver and eat only locally produced food. Her blog, Simplify Live Love, encourages busy families to slow down, make healthy changes, and enjoy life.

Here are a few of the reputable companies that SimplifyLiveLove has been thrilled to work with:

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Simplify Live Love Readers are:

  • Busy moms looking for ways to be more eco-friendly, gardening and homesteading tips, and farm to table cooking.
  • Primarily women (23 – 54 years old), mostly from the US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.
  • Looking for from-scratch recipes (made with local ingredients) that are freezer friendly
  • Want help with vacation planning
  • Are tech-savvy, online shoppers


Michelle offers a variety of products and services from social media shares, written content, photography, video, freelance writing, and more!


Huffington Post – 11 DIY Projects to Turn Your Backyard into a Summer Oasis

Creative Content Director and Social Media Manager at Oak Tree Homes Sawdust Blog

Contributing writer at Mom It Forward – all things gardening and green living

Podcasts and TV segments

Organic Crumbs with Tami Chu –  Podcast #19

 Trayer Wilderness with Tammy Trayer –  Podcast #110 

Fox 2 News, Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Preparing Your Home for the Fall

Email me at michelle @ simplifylivelove . com with any questions or comments. I’d love to chat! You can also download my media kit  here.

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Shelley Berrier

Thursday 9th of February 2012

I would love your receipe for homemade pizza crust and your steps on freezing the extras. Could you please share this with me? I've tried finding the link on your blog but have been unsuccessful. Thanks!


Thursday 9th of February 2012

Shelley, I don't think I've blogged about that. I'll add it to the list. Next time I made pizza crust and freeze it, I'll blog about it! Thanks for the comment.

Cara Ivey

Saturday 8th of October 2011

Michelle, I have done it... I am working on my own blog... I hear it from my Facebook friends all the time but have always been too intimidated by blogging. But I did some research and found my prefered FREE bolg provider, Wordpress. I am almost totally confused by the entire setup process, post, tagging, catagories, pages ect... This is going to take some trial and error for me.... I still can't figure out how to change my theme or color for my blog site.. :( I was hoping you might be willing to help out with questions I may have? I have answered many of my own questions by just trial and error.... And I KNOW that you are very busy and dealing with your babies hip dysplasia. I am in no hurry for answers, I want to fill my blog before publicizing it. I am taking my time making posts, taking pictures. ect. My number one question is.... I would like to post pictures and a recipe for my nightly dinners. I do have a Food "page" and wanted to start posting my recipes under that food page. For example, has her Recipe Page. Is it possible to attach my food posts to my food page? Sorry if that is confusing. I feel completely computer illeterate... Never a good feeling... Would it be easier to just start a "recipe catagory" and add my food post to that? All of the "cute, girly" free blog sites I found were easier to set up.... But I really LOVE the simple layouts Wordpress had to offer. Unfortunately I'm having a harder time setting up my thoughts... Any Advice? Thank You!!! Cara Ivey (

s. court

Wednesday 6th of July 2011

can you please share your tortilla recipe. Thanks!