simple matters. / sfgirlbybay


as erin boyle’s blog title might suggest, Reading My Tea Leaves is a lovely lifestyle blog celebrating a practical and purposeful approach to a simple, sustainable life. and now erin has written her first book, Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More — a beautiful and thoughtful message of simplicity, paring down, and living with what you love. For anyone (like me!) looking to declutter, organize, and simplify, simple matters shares practical guidance and personal insights on small-space living and conscious consumption. At once pragmatic and philosophical, erin’s book is a nod to the growing consensus that living simply and purposefully is more sustainable not only for the environment but for our own happiness and well-being, too — and embraces the notion that “living small” is beneficial and accessible to us all.


a look inside Simple Matters by Erin Boyle / sfgirlbybay


simple home decor featured in Simple Matters by Erin Boyle / sfgirlbybay


Filled with personal essays, projects, and helpful advice on how to be inventive and resourceful in a tight space, simple matters shows that living simply is about making do with less and ending up with more: more free time, more time with loved ones, more savings, and more things of beauty. here’s a sneak peek at some of the pretty imagery.


accessories and homewares featured in Simple Matters by Erin Boyle / sfgirlbybay


surfboard and old radiator featured in Simple Matters / sfgirlbybay


*and if you’re in the L.A. area: you can join Erin and natural beauty expert, Jessa Blades, in two locations this week for simple matters book signings and some chat about self-care, natural beauty, and the advantage of going back to the basics.:


+ March 4 | Venice


Where: Cuyana Store | 1140 Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice Beach • 90291


When: 7 – 9 pm



+ March 5 | Arts District DTLA


Where: The Springs | 608 Matteo Street, Los Angeles • 90021


When: 3 – 5 pm



Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More by Erin Boyle / sfgirlbybay


Simple Matters author Erin Boyle / sfgirlbybay


teal vintage tool box / sfgirlbybay


• photography via simple matters.