Recently, I feel social media has gotten a bad rap for being a “time suck” and causing unrealistic expectations. I get this; however, I don’t think social media is always to blame for all of that, and I personally feel the benefits of social media far outweigh any negative aspects.
Today, I’m sharing a few ways I have personally benefited from social media — and I’d love to hear your thoughts too!
Would you believe that EVERY couch, sofa, love seat and (almost every) chair we’ve ever owned since being married has been slip covered? I LOVE slipcovers!
And based on the number of questions I get on a weekly basis about our couch, our chairs, what type of slipcovers we would recommend, etc… I figured it might be time for an in-depth slipcover chat!
I’m a big fan of semi-homemade meals and baked goods. These recipes usually take a fraction of the time and effort of 100% from scratch recipes, but they taste so much better than straight “from-a-box” foods.
The brownie recipe I’m sharing today is no exception. No one believes me when I say it all starts with a basic boxed brownie mix… I even had Dave fooled the first time I made them!
Last week, I ordered our 2013 holiday cards — which prompted me to look through my teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy address book. No, I still haven’t gone digital with our addresses yet (it may be coming in the future though).
Today, I’m sharing how I store and organize our addresses, and I’d love to know how you organize yours too.
It’s been over 2.5 years since I first posted about my homemade face wash — and honestly, I still get questions almost every single week asking if I really use and love this oil cleansing method as much as I claim to.
The answer is YES! And today, I’m sharing more about why Dave and I both love this homemade face wash.
Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about painting — specifically painting and distressing furniture to give it a whole new look.
However, I realize painting and distressing isn’t for everyone… so today, I’m sharing one of the all-time most simple ways I’ve come across to breathe a little new life into old, grungy wood furniture!
Without a doubt, the most common organizational question I receive (quite regularly) from readers, friends, and family is, “How can I stay organized?”
So today, I’m sharing an email response I sent to a discouraged reader on this very topic — hopefully you’ll be motivated and encouraged by my answers.
Two years ago, I started posting our meal plans each week — but then I realized that since we eat really simple foods and we eat the same things on a regular basis, these posts would probably get old. FAST. So I quit.
But ever since then, I’ve gotten a fair number of emails asking me to post more about what meals we eat on a weekly basis — so today, I’m doing just that!
A couple weeks ago, I attended the Evernote Conference in San Francisco, CA — mainly to be there when Evernote unveiled their brand new partnership with Post-it Brand.
That’s right, the wildly popular Evernote App has partnered with the Post-it Brand we all love — and today, my goal is to share exactly how this awesome partnership works and how it can help all of us to simplify and organize our lives on a daily basis.
Can you believe that until a few years ago, I absolutely did NOT like blueberries? But then I made this recipe for blueberry muffins (per my blueberry-loving husband’s request) and I was hooked.
If you are a blueberry lover — or even just a muffin lover, today’s recipe is definitely one you’ll want to try.
As a little girl, I frequently dreamt about the day I would have my very own home to decorate. And when Dave and I got married, I blissfully decorated our home for Christmas every year… I loved the whole process!
This year, however, I’m planning to keep things a little more simplified and am scaling back on our holiday decorations in lieu of other projects and leisure activities.
Although Nora is almost 2 years old, we really have not amassed many traditional toys at all. And while Nora loves playing with her real toys, sometimes I think she loves her “non-toy toys” even more.
Today, I’m sharing more than 75 of our favorite non-toy toys that help us save a bunch of money and keep toy clutter at bay in our home.
I’ve been on a “quiche kick” lately and have tried out multiple different recipes. One thing I’ve noticed is that although I love pie crust on pies, I apparently don’t love them with quiche!
In the past, I’ve made quiche using crescent roll dough. Last week, I tried something new — hash browns as the crust!
For the last couple of months, our home has had much less paper clutter and we’ve had much less time clutter, thanks to one simple decision… we canceled our newspaper subscription.
We have enjoyed reading and supporting our local newspaper — but for various reasons (including the time and physical clutter it caused) we decided it would be best to cancel our subscription.
I regularly share my Craigslist experiences on my blog, and because of this, I often get emails asking how exactly I handle my Craigslist meet-ups — specifically when I’m selling items out of our house.
Today, I’m answering some of the most common questions I get related to my little Craigslist “side job”!
When we finally finished our summer-long landscaping project, Dave and I decided to have a bunch of friends over for a backyard BBQ. Of course, our friends were all on board for a free dinner… however, we opted for a homemade soup and bread buffet over traditional BBQ foods.
Today, I’m sharing the recipes I used, how I organized this event, and how I managed to feed 28 people for around $90 total!
When it comes to my every-day life, I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for products that not only help me to simplify and organize my busy life… but also are really easy to use.
Because of that, I’m SOOOOO excited to share the BANDI belts with you and offer a fun giveaway this week!