Earlier this spring, I transplanted a bunch of white lilies from my Great-Grandparents’ dairy farm… and while it might sound a bit crazy, the lilies got me thinking about different seasons of my life when I have had very little time for myself.
If you are currently in a season of life with no time for yourself, I hope this post offers some encouragement… you definitely are NOT alone!
Can you believe our sweet baby James is a year old today!?
Come take a stroll down memory lane with lots of cute pictures from the past year…. Also, James is talking!
Dave and I have lots and lots of parties, BBQ’s, picnics, and gatherings from Memorial Day through Labor Day… and what’s a great party without great food?
If you’ve ever dreaded “bringing a dish to pass” or stressed about what type of foods you should bring to your next potluck party, I hope my tips in today’s post will help!
Over the course of my life, I can not even begin to count how many times I’ve heard someone “complain” or bemoan their lack of storage space… but you know as well as I know that SPACE is not their main issue.
In my experience, the more space you have, the more stuff you’ll fill it with — unless of course, you set SPACE LIMITS!
Although Dave currently doesn’t have a summer job, we both had fun reminiscing about our best and worst summer jobs from previous years.
Today, I’m sharing a whole list of our summer jobs, as well as what we’re up to this summer! And yes, I’d LOVE for you to share your best and worst summer jobs!
Over the past few years, I have drastically simplified my life by making a point to limit the number of decisions I need to make each day.
If you’ve ever felt bogged down by all the decisions YOU need to make, today’s post is a must-read…
I absolutely HATE wasting food (especially food I grew or picked myself) so I have a pretty good system for utilizing the extra fruits and veggies in ways that don’t require us to eat the same things over and over again.
Today I’m sharing some of my ideas — I’d love if you chimed in with your ideas too!
Someone recently asked me for my best tip to encourage more purging. Without much hesitation, I responded with one simple phrase…
Today, I’m sharing that one simple phrase in hopes that it will encourage you to part with a few more things you don’t need, use, want, or love!
Systems are an integral part of everything we do. If we embrace them, they will help to simplify and streamline almost every area of life (at least every example I can think of!)
In case you can’t tell, I’m a huge fan of systems… today I’m sharing 3 reasons why!
When we first moved into our farmhouse, one of the first neighbor families to introduce themselves to us mentioned that they called our house the “patriotic house” because of the red, white, and blue bunting on the front porch.
Since then, I have managed to incorporate quite a bit of patriotic items into our decor… and I’m sharing all our red, white, blue, stars, and stripes on the blog today! Happy 4th of July!
I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things today — including a pair of super cute baby shoes that James literally can NOT pull off!
As always, be sure to check out some of my favorite things from past months and share your favorite things in the comments!
Today is Dave and my 10-Year Anniversary!
After 10 years of marriage, I’m certainly NOT an expert — but as I thought about what I wanted to write about today, there were 2 topics that kept coming to mind… I couldn’t pick just one, so I’m writing about both today!
Today I’m sharing the one tip I’ve used over and over and over again to drastically simplify all of our meal times, allow me to enjoy entertaining so much more, save boatloads of time in the kitchen, and even reduce the clean-up!
Sound intriguing? Then keep reading!!
Today, I’m sharing some of the diaper bags we’ve used over the last few years, what we like about them, what we don’t like, and a bit more about the bags we use right now.
If you’re in the market for a new diaper bag, I hope my thoughts and insights are helpful for you!
Today I’m sharing another peek into our week…
James is walking, Simon starts speech therapy, Nora is acting way too grownup, and Dave and I are celebrating our 10-year anniversary later this week!
Today I’m sharing a LONG post detailing our current cleaning schedules and routines — specifically how often we do various household chores.
I’d love to know what type of cleanings schedules or routines works for you.
A couple months ago, the kids and I stumbled across a popsicle mold at the dollar store and I quickly snatched it up, promising homemade popsicles for a snack later that day.
Since then, we have enjoyed homemade juice pops as an afternoon snack on a VERY regular basis! They taste great on a hot summer day and take roughly 10 seconds to make!!
Saying “no” is rarely fun or enjoyable for me as I naturally want to say yes to so many things (I’m sure many of you can relate).
However, in my opinion, saying “no” upfront shows that I respect myself, my time, my prior commitments, and even the person or organization I’m saying “no” to.
I’m often asked about my “decorating style”… and the truth is, I’m not exactly sure what my style really is — or even if I have an actual “style”. I just know what I like when I see it.
That said, today, I’m sharing 2 of MY favorite ways to add a little farmhouse feel to my home… chicken wire and chippy paint!
Anyone who has ever gone anywhere with a young child has most likely heard the phrase, “enjoy every moment — it goes so fast” uttered from the lips of well-meaning friends, relatives, or complete strangers.
Since it’s not actually possible to enjoy EVERY moment of life… I’m sharing how striving for ONE enjoyable moment has helped me realize how much of my life I actually DO enjoy — and alleviate so much guilt for those times when I do get frustrated, annoyed, angry, or stressed.