A few of my favorite things for September… including a much-loved organizing tool that costs less than $8!
Today, we’re enjoying Dave’s very last day at home before school starts up, bright and early tomorrow morning.
For one last day this summer, we’re all together ALL DAY LONG. Going for walks, playing outside, eating 3 meals a day at our kitchen table, and snuggling together on the couch (per Nora’s daily request).
Over the past two years, I’ve had somewhat of an internal struggle when it comes to splurging on anything that isn’t a necessity.
On one hand, I feel that we can ENJOY a small splurge every once in a while. But on the other hand, I know that one small splurge can lead to feeling ENTITLED to something we might not be able to afford.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve spent more time looking into different personality types… and I’ve learned a lot about myself as an introvert.
I do not feel less than, or worse, or slighted, or restrained in any way simply because I lean more towards the introverted spectrum of personalities. I actually find it fascinating to learn more about my personality type and what make me “tick”!
I’ve never really enjoyed going shopping; however, I also never discovered the amazing world of online shopping until a few years ago. In fact, I never purchased anything online (even from Craigslist) until after we were married!
Over the past 3 or 4 years, I’ve almost entirely switched to online shopping, and I cannot believe how much it has helped me to simplify my life.
When I first started blogging (about 4 years ago) it was rare that I spent more than $25 per week on groceries. Now, 4 years and 2 kids later… our grocery bill has TRIPLED!
Come read why our grocery budget has gone up — as well as a few ways I’m still managing to save money with little to no extra effort!
We ALL get 24 hours to do whatever we need and want to do each day. What we make of that time is up to US.
In today’s posts, I’m sharing one of my weird pet peeves — and also how I empower myself by swapping out one simple word!
Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite things for the month of August — a few of which are perfect for those of you who love being outside during the warm summer months
Over the last few years, I’ve gotten many questions about car seats — both about the seats we have for our kids and about car seat safety. I’ve never felt qualified to answer many of those questions — so instead, I got the folks at Allstate to answer them for me!
Today’s post shares all sorts of car seat safety tips and advice — definitely a must-read for anyone driving around with small children.
I’m excited to be back from my two-week blogging break — of course it went by way too fast (as is evident by the many items still on my to-do list).
We packed a lot of work and a lot of play into my two weeks away… here’s the break-down.
Over the past few summers, I’ve taken some sort of blogging break to rest, relax, and to take full advantage of Dave’s glorious summer break.
This summer, it works best for our schedule to go with a 2-week break, starting right… NOW!
Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite things for the month of July — there’s something for everyone this month!
Have you ever wondered if a Costco membership (or other wholesale store membership) was right for you?
Today, I’m sharing 9 different ways you can shop (and save) at Costco without a membership — which might give you the opportunity you need to test the waters and see if a membership is worth the price.
Over the past 3+ years, I’ve shared a number of DIY cleaning products here on the blog; however, I’ve never shared a recipe for DIY laundry detergent because I couldn’t find a recipe I actually liked.
That all changed a couple months ago — so today, I’m sharing my new favorite DIY laundry detergent. It works fabulously, it’s really easy to make, it’s quite frugal, and it makes a huge batch!
About a month ago, a blog reader emailed me asking for time management tips as she felt like she never had enough time to give 100% to everything she was doing. She admitted she had a lot on her plate, but like so many of us, she loved everything she did and didn’t want to give up any of it.
Today’s post shares my response along with my own thoughts on giving 100%.
Today is my birthday!
And instead of giveaways or any other fancy, celebratory post, I’m sharing something that has been on my mind a lot lately. It also just so happens to fit perfectly with this special day.
As a very experienced Craigslist buyer, I’ve had my fair share of “are you kidding me?” reactions after arriving to buy what I THOUGHT was going to be a great bargain. Thankfully, those experiences are getting fewer and farther between as I’ve learned a lot about asking the right questions.
Today, I’m sharing a list of questions you can ask to hopefully save yourself some time and gas money when shopping on Craigslist.
Over the last few months, our entire family has enjoyed using Netflix with our ChromeCast as we can now watch our favorite shows when and where it’s convenient for us.
These two services have totally transformed the way we watch TV… and today, I’m sharing some of our favorite features of using Netflix with ChromeCast.
Today I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things — one of which I can NOT believe hasn’t made my list yet!
After bringing two kids home from the hospital myself and talking with a bunch of friends who also have small children, I came up with a list of 30 things I would personally suggest NOT doing the next time you visit a new mom.
What would YOU add to my list?
A few weeks ago, I blogged about our super overwhelming yard project. After that post went live, several people commented that my “any progress is still progress” philosophy could actually be applied to almost anything in life. And I totally agree!
Do you have any overwhelming projects on your to-do list? If so, I hope this post will be the motivation you need to get started.