1 Year ago…

May 5, 2011 by

Happy birthday to TrulySimple!!!  and a happy Cinco de Mayo to you!!!

One year ago today I launched TrulySimple.com and today I’m celebrating by looking back at some of the fun posts, great recipes and also looking forward to much more to come.

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Looking back…

Here are a few of the most popular posts on TrulySimple.com over the last year.

I’m lazy, so I built a big garden

One of THE best things I’ve ever done was to get rid of my front lawn and put in a garden.  I cannot tell you how much more I enjoy working on the garden vs mowing a lawn.

It is also the most amazing thing to be able to walk out front and pick fresh food to eat.  Every morning I walk out and grab some spinach and cilantro for my omelette and its an amazing feeling.

If you are thinking about starting a garden I highly encourage you to check out some of these posts:

A garden update for November
Growing Food – What’s working what’s not

My Garden Overfloweth
A TrulySimple Garden – building the raised beds, dirt, water, and planting the seeds

Orange rolls cooked in oranges over a fire

We made these while camping up at Pismo Beach and both the adults and the kids enjoyed making and eating them.

Check out this fun recipe to make with the family next time you are out camping or just around a bonfire.

Get out of your inbox. 3 steps to email independence.

Here is a great guide that I’m still working on improving to get yourself out of your email and get real work done.

Most of the time email isn’t work.  Its a distraction from the things you should be doing.  Its a crutch to help yourself feel and look busy.  Its not helping get the product done. Its not helping the customer with their problem.  Its a distraction that “feels” like work and its time to stop it.



Truly the Best Blueberry Muffins Ever

These have been quite popular for TrulySimple and quite popular for my stomach as well.  I’ve been craving these things lately and will need to make them again soon.

These are simple the most amazing blueberry muffins you will ever eat.

If you are looking for something fun to make that EVERYONE will love, check these out.




Paying bills sucks… stop doing it.

I’m not a numbers guy.  Make me stare at a spreadsheet all day and I’ll poke my eyes out.   Another thing I don’t really like that much…paying bills. Its just not that much fun.  So I stopped doing it.

Thats not to say that the bills don’t get paid, its just not me that pays them.  Oh yeah, and I actually make money doing this.

Make sure to read the follow ups to this post with, Free money time of year and Free money part 2.


Here’s a few other random ones that I really liked as well:

Truly Memorial Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Geek Tool Hack

Dutch Oven Jamabalaya

Want to be Happy?


Looking Forward…

I created TrulySimple as a way to encourage and motivate myself to cook more, eat better, and do fun and cool projects like my garden.  I hope I was able to encourage others along the way.

Here’s to another fun year ahead.

Ben Cote…

P.S.  I’ve updated the look of TrulySimple and am still tweaking it a bit.  Let me know what you think. 


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