A Planner to Help You Simplify Your Life: The Simplified Planner!

By Tara Creel | January 8, 2018

I am a simple girl who likes simple things who writes a blog about simple living. Simple. Honestly, I feel like I can breath a bit deeper just from typing the word. When I find someone who shares that same passion, I’m elated. When I find someone who turns that passion into a business that further simplifies my life… well, that’s when I bring it to the blog! Enter: The Simplified Planner by Emily Ley. As much as I love technology, I crave pen and paper. A physical planner is a must. Before I give you a breakdown of the planner, I should start with the story behind it. Emily created the Simplified Planner between potty training, inbox managing, and meal planning aka being a mother and boss lady all at the same time. Over the years she tried managing her life using different planners but none of them fit…


So Long 2017! Reader Favorites and Special Memories!

By Tara Creel | December 31, 2017

Well guys. This is it. The year is coming to a close (say what?!) and in less than 24 hours we will be kissing 2017…

Christmas Eve Box

A Peek Into our Intentional Christmas Eve Traditions!

By Tara Creel | December 26, 2017

Okay okay okay. Look, I know it’s December 26th … making this post a day late and a dollar short (or rather, multiple days late…

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Merry Christmas From our Family to Yours!

By Tara Creel | December 26, 2017

It’s currently 7:00, on the night of Christmas. The kids are taking a shower, washing up after a busy day, as my husband and I lay on the couch soaking in the last remaining hours of Christmas 2017. I couldn’t go to bed without writing a quick post wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas! This Christmas season has been everything I have dreamed of and more. In years past I spent the season running around, creating, doing, and gifting. This year I made a conscious effort to take a step back, eliminate all the excess, and truly enjoy the time I have with my loved ones. It’s been a bit of a crazy year for this little family. Lots of traveling, lots of heartbreak, and lots of behind the scenes work getting this new website up and running. At times it felt overwhelming and defeating, but at the end…

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Simple Plant Based Meals to Combat Holiday Overwhelm

By Tara Creel | December 13, 2017

Is anyone else sad that Christmas is so soon? I know, that makes no sense coming from the girl who loves Christmas. But like, the…


Musings About Deliberate Living with Viktoria of The Lifestyle Files

By Tara Creel | December 8, 2017

You know what I love? A modern day woman that just gets it. And by “gets it,” I mean the not so secret secrets of…

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Tara Creel

The Blissful Elefante is an intentional living blog dedicated to helping the modern day woman simplify her life to free up time for things that matter to her most.







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