My name is Shelby Ray. I'm a wife, mother, and human living in North Minneapolis. I care a lot about plants, people, good food, and having plenty of variety in life. I move the furniture in my house quite often and like to talk about Jesus, and caring for the world and each other. Pure and Simple is my intellectual child, birthed out of many, many conversations about all the topics covered here. Rather than endlessly sending the same links, resources, and ideas to so many different people, I decided to consolidate it all here. Pure and Simple is ever growing and by no-means, an end all resource. My hope is that whether you're all in with a zero-waste-vegan-urban-farm lifestyle, or you think that's all pretty ridiculous, that you might be encouraged here. I deeply believe that the world gets a little bit better every time we show up for each other with love and grace.