Last week was a pretty low-key week for us… and although the kids were a little under the weather for parts of the week, we enjoyed building snowmen, making Valentine’s Day treats, lots of fun playing at home, and a little Culver’s custard!
Oh, and I ‘caved’ and finally got a Costco membership
The purpose of my blog is to share what I DO do. Because of this, I get many emails from people saying “I don’t know how you do everything you do.” However, what they often fail to consider are ALLLLLLLL the things I DON’T do.
Today, I’m sharing 10 of those “DON’Ts”
If you’re the type of person who doesn’t necessarily love cleaning and organizing… but still wants a neat and organized home, you’ll definitely want to read these 5 simple habits that help prevent clutter build-up in my home.
It might not seem like much now, but these simple habits have completely transformed the way I live my life and how I feel about my space.
Although I do enjoy being in the kitchen, there is no way I want to be in the kitchen for hours every single afternoon just to make dinner for my family each night. However, I’m also not willing to order takeout or eat sandwiches every night either.
Instead, over the past 3+ years, I’ve settled into a rough routine that allows us to eat homemade meals almost every night of the week — while I only need to fully prepare 2-3 of those meals.
Although purging is the BEST way to maximize your space… I also know that many of you live in very small spaces or share space with lots of other people.
So, I figured it might be fun to share how we maximize our space (and in a sense, make more space) by utilizing as much vertical space as we can!
I have a handful of bargain items on this month’s favorite things list — in fact, I believe every item is less than $20!
As always, be sure to check out some of my favorite things from past months and share your favorite things in the comments!
In “honor” of Dave and I buying a new-to-us minivan last week, I thought it was only fitting to share a few of my tips and tricks for saving money on all kinds of insurance (auto, home, life, health, etc.)
If you’re frustrated with how much you pay for insurance, then I hope today’s post offers a few useful tips and ideas to help you save a bit more too!
I’ve never been the type of person to do a lot of extra cleaning in the Spring…
So from January through March, I make a point to tackle some of the things on my annual and semi-annual cleaning lists so I don’t have to do them when Spring finally arrives.
Pea soup was never one of my favorite meals growing up; but over the past few years, I have grown to love this hearty soup — especially once I realized how ridiculously simple it was to make!
I recently heard a statistic that by the year 2020, 50% of the workforce will have the opportunity to work remotely for part of their work week!
If you are one of the many people who work from home, I’d love to hear your thoughts on mixing your business and personal lives…
We enjoyed a slightly different week last week as Dave was home a bit more than normal due to exam week at school.
We celebrated the end of his semester with yummy Culver’s food, and… we bought a minivan!
If one of your goals for this year is to simplify, I certainly hope this post will move you one more step in the right direction!
In my opinion, these tips are all integral pieces to the puzzle and will all work together to help you to simplify and organize your home and life.
You might think that someone in my line of work would have a serious infatuation with all types of storage containers… but in my case, you would be wrong because I (almost) never buy storage containers. Today, I’m sharing why.
I’m also sharing my favorite types of storage containers (for when I actually do buy them!)
Although I am the farthest thing from a “health food nut” or a nutritionist, I am always striving for “better” in every area of my life. So for the past few years, I’ve been making really small changes to implement a few healthier habits into our diet.
This year, I’m making one more…
I firmly believe that no matter how tight your budget is, there is always SOME way you can save a few cents here or an extra buck there. One way we’ve been able to save more is simply by using less.
I know that statement might sound overly obvious… but have you ever tried it? I mean REALLY tried it? Here are a few ways we save more by using less…
I’ve been asked about my new routine several times over the past few months… so now that James is 6 months old, and I’ve been home with all 3 kids for half the school year, I thought it was time to share a little bit more about my “new” daily routine.
Over the past 5 years, I have shared several posts about the planners I have used… but I don’t think I’ve ever shared exactly HOW I use my planner, or why this method works so well for me.
Obviously, I don’t expect my method to be the perfect system for everyone else. However, maybe what works for me will spark a few new ideas that will work better for you!
Yes, you read the title of this post correctly… James is already 6 months old!
Come see lots of cute baby pictures and weigh in on who you think he looks like
Green beans are my most favorite vegetable… and even though Dave doesn’t necessarily share my intense love of green beans, he has really enjoyed the beans I’ve been making lately (I’m sure the bacon doesn’t hurt my efforts!)
If you’re looking for a new (but extremely simple) way to cook green beans, give this recipe a try!
Throughout the month of November, the kids and I worked on an “extra special Christmas present project” that we couldn’t share until after all our Christmas gifts had been given.
We made handprint calendars for our grandparents… and today, I’m sharing the results (as well as a few tips and resources to simplify the process)!