Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. Andrea Dekker is telling you that it’s OK if your life is stressed and crazy! Well, kind of
Keep reading for my thoughts on why it’s probably OK if your life is a little crazy for the next 6 weeks…
Over the years, I’m sure the number of times I’ve said “that’s good enough” is astounding. I catch myself saying it ALL THE TIME — and honestly, I’m not sure that’s such a bad thing.
Today I’m sharing why “good enough” is good enough for me!
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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!
I had a really hard time choosing what to include in my Favorite Things post for October. I keep adding to my list of things I want to share with you all eventually — and seriously, for being a clutter-hating minimalist at heart, I sure have a lot of tangible things that I like!
Today’s post includes the things I’ve decided to share with you for this month — but my list is already growing for next month!
As many of you probably realized by now, I took the entire month of August off from blogging — not because I was burnt out or feeling totally overwhelmed — but simply because I could.
We accomplished a lot AND we relaxed a lot over the past couple of months — and today, I’m sharing a bunch of the things we did while I was away.
I know, I know — there’s still a whole month of Summer left — but I’ve decided to take a blogging break for most of the month of August.
So for me and for my blog, the last month of Summer should be pretty quiet (and yes, I’m super excited!)
Most people I know have somewhat fixed amounts of time, money, energy, etc. — and it’s our job to then allocate these resources the best we can.
Sometimes, the decisions are no-brainers and easy to make. However, many times, it can be quite difficult to know the best way to allocate our many resources. And just when you think you’ve figured out the best solution, things change. You enter a new season of life and you need to figure things out all over again!
You know how much I love lists… right? Well, I don’t literally have a “don’t-do list”, but I do have a mental list of things that I’ve specifically chosen NOT to spend my time on — and I think everyone would benefit from making some sort of don’t-do list.
Obviously your list will be different than mine, but if you’re wondering what activities I DON’T make time for… keep reading.
I think that no matter how old we are, we tend to look back on the past as the Good Old Days, remembering things as better and simpler “back then”. So if you think about it, this means that in 1, 2, 5, or 10 years, we’ll be looking back on today, this week, and this year, and remembering these moments as the Good Old Days.
Right now, we are living and experiencing tomorrow’s Good Old Days — are you making the most of them?
Today’s post is a reflection on a recent email I received. The email was quite rude, but ironically, the phrase they used to try to put me down actually affirmed that what I’m doing here on AndreaDekker.com is working!
The ideas and concepts presented on my blog are NOT rocket science — that’s true. I never intended them to be rocket science. In fact, it would defeat both my business and personal goals if my ideas were rocket science!
Today I’m sharing an overly-simple message that I KNOW you already know.
You’ve heard it 100 times before, but maybe today will be the day you take action. Maybe today will be the day it makes sense. Maybe today, this message will be just the reminder you need to start simplifying your life!
“Don’t forget the big picture…” I repeat this phrase whenever I feel overwhelmed with my job as a Mother (so usually around 50 times a day!)
Today, I’m sharing how “big picture thinking” can help me (and you) push through some of the more challenging times of life.
EST — these 3 letters occur often in our English language — and no, I’m not talking about an abbreviated form of the words “estimate” or “established”.
The EST I’m referring to is found at the end of many, MANY adjectives… and it has the potential to completely sabotage simple living.
With the launch of my new blog name over the weekend, I thought it was only fitting to share this week’s “Simple Living” ebook bundle (especially since the bundle is 90% off!)
Discover the secrets to living simply from five authors who are living intentionally and inspiring others to do the same!
I’m always an advocate for borrowing something versus buying something whenever possible. Not only do we save money by borrowing, we also save so much space in our home by not storing things we don’t need on a regular basis. The only issue is that I then need to remember to return the items!
Today, I’m sharing a few tips that help me remember to return.
I love thinking about better, more efficient ways to keep my home and life more organized — but I usually don’t start looking for a more efficient way until I start feeling like my current system isn’t working anymore.
If my current system isn’t broken… I don’t fix it (and I save a lot of time, money, and stress in the process!)
I’ve always been a big fan of lists. Surprise, surprise! I just love having that visual reminder of what I need to do next.
Because I love lists so much, I actually have 2 lists going at the same time — a Master List and a Daily List. Today, I’m talking about why I keep 2 lists going and how these lists work together to help me get more done!
I’m frequently asked if I would share what a day in my life looks like… if there are certain things I do at the same times every day, schedules I stick to, productivity secrets to share, or any tips for how I balance work, home, family, and life.
Our daily lives are far from perfect. But since I preach “progress, not perfection” I’m sharing our perfectly imperfect ways with you today!