Misc.

A Life of Moderation: My Top Tip for Simple Living

posted by Andrea | 10/14/2014 | 16 comments
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One of my goals in life has always been to simplify (shocking, I know!) I take great pleasure in finding simpler, more organized ways to run my home, my work, and my life. It’s not always easy, but it is always worth my efforts.

Today, I’m sharing one key factor that has made my life more simplified and helped me avoid burnout. You might just say it’s my “Top Tip For Simple Living”!

When Simple Isn’t Popular

posted by Andrea | 09/17/2014 | 58 comments
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I’ve been striving to live simply and to be more organized for as long as I can remember and I’ve been blogging about it for 4 years now.

However, it just recently occurred to me that although “living simply” is an extremely popular topic in today’s society, my real life simple choices are not always equally as popular.

Clutter-Free Gifts for Kids (100 days and counting)

posted by Andrea | 09/16/2014 | 14 comments
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Last week, two different people emailed me asking for advice on clutter-free gifts for kids.

So, in honor of the fact that today marks 100 days until Christmas (yes, you read that right!), and the fact that I’m a huge advocate for completing at least some holiday shopping nice and early, I’m sharing a few of my favorite clutter-free gifts for kids.

My New Mix ‘n Match Wardrobe

posted by Andrea | 09/8/2014 | 74 comments
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After countless hours of purging, and shopping, and trying on clothes, and buying, and ordering, and taking pictures, and writing, and editing, I am ecstatic to FINALLY be able to share this post with you…

My new super comfy, super cute, super low maintenance, mix ‘n match wardrobe!!!!!!

4 Ways I Save (and Simplify) with Online Shopping

posted by Andrea | 08/18/2014 | 33 comments
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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.

A Summer Siesta

posted by Andrea | 07/7/2014 | 17 comments
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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!

Why I’m a “do more at less than 100%” person

posted by Andrea | 06/18/2014 | 29 comments
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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%.

What’s Your “One Thing”?

posted by Andrea | 05/23/2014 | 56 comments
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What’s your “one thing” — you know, the thing you love doing so much that you’ll almost always make time for it even when you’re super busy and stressed?

Today I’m sharing my “one thing”… any guesses as to what it might be? :)

A Few Of My Favorite Things {March 2014}

posted by Andrea | 03/3/2014 | 11 comments
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Here are a few of my favorite things for the Month of March. I was hoping to have “a new baby” on my list… but we’ll just wait patiently for my due date — tomorrow!!

EXPIRED: Healthy Living Bundle: 86 eBooks for $29.97

posted by Andrea | 11/4/2013 | comment
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I know many of you love eBooks — and so do I. You can read as much as you want with NO book clutter — and at a fraction of the expense.

So today, I’m excited to share the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle with you. It includes 86 eBooks, a free 12-week online conference and 9 freebie bonuses. The entire package is valued at over $1000 but it’s on sale THIS WEEK ONLY for $29.97.

Back From My Blogging Break

posted by Andrea | 09/3/2013 | 49 comments
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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.

A Special Holiday eBook Sale

posted by Andrea | 09/2/2013 | 15 comments
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Happy Labor Day Friends!

I have a full line-up of fun posts planned for the rest of the week (including what the heck I was doing the past 30 days) but today, because it’s a holiday and I don’t want you sitting in front of your computer all day, I’m simply sharing some details about a super fabulous week-long ebook sale that starts TODAY!

Allocating Our Resources at Different Stages of Life

posted by Andrea | 07/22/2013 | 9 comments
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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!

A Few of My Favorite Things {July 2013}

posted by Andrea | 07/2/2013 | 23 comments
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The start of July always makes me feel like summer is rushing away.

We’ll be spending time later this week celebrating 4th of July with family and friends, and then we’re gearing up for a week at the cottage with Dave’s family. But first, I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things with you!

A Few of My Favorite Things {June 2013}

posted by Andrea | 06/5/2013 | 27 comments
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It’s June — which means the end of our no-spending challenge, an 11-week summer break for Dave, my 28th birthday, the official start of summer, our 7th anniversary, and LOTS of yard work! It’s going to be a busy month — but I’m so excited!

I’m also excited to share a few more of my favorite things with you!

A Few of My Favorite Things {May 2013}

posted by Andrea | 05/2/2013 | 10 comments
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It’s time for another of my monthly “Favorite Things” posts — and I’ve got lots more to share.

Everything from kitchen gadgets, gardening tools, kids toys, craft items, and more!

A Few of My Favorite Things {April 2013}

posted by Andrea | 04/2/2013 | 24 comments
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Last month, I started a new “Favorite Things” monthly post series and received a lot of positive feedback.

So I’m back again with the 2nd installment… and a few more of my favorite things :)

My Five Favorite Online Shopping Sites

posted by Andrea | 03/20/2013 | 31 comments
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Over the past two years, the way I shop has changed significantly – I now do almost everything online.

Today (by request) I’m sharing my five favorite online shopping sites — so for those of you who hate shopping (like me) or just live too far away from a convenient shopping location, this post is for you!

A Few of My Favorite Things {March 2013}

posted by Andrea | 03/2/2013 | 22 comments
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I’ve thought about starting a “Favorite Things” post for a while now… and it looks like today is the day! I’m always getting questions about products I use, items I like, etc. so I’m hoping to do a monthly post to share some of MY favorite things with YOU.

These posts will NOT be sponsored and there will be no giveaways or prizes. So in no particular order, these are a few of my favorite things…

Weekend Giveaway: ShaggyBaggy “Bucket” Bags

posted by Andrea | 02/1/2013 | 655 comments
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Today, I’m sharing a really cool giveaway from Shaggy Baggy. It’s a set of 3 Bucket Bags — and I’ve honestly never seen anything quite like them.

The Shaggy Baggy Etsy shop is full of so many colorful fabrics and fun designs — how can it not be fun to get organized!

Weekend Giveaway: In-Cabinet Lighting

posted by Andrea | 10/12/2012 | 236 comments
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So I’m excited that our new kitchen has a whole bunch of lights. We have recessed lights, pendant lights, under cabinet lights, a special light just for the stove… AND thanks to my friends at Jenesis Products, we even have lights for the INSIDE of our cabinets!

Today I’m sharing one of my new favorite gadgets — and of course, there’s a giveaway!

Fall Decorating: My Dreams vs. Reality

posted by Andrea | 09/4/2012 | 19 comments
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I know, it’s only September 4 — but the day I flip our calendar over to September is the day I start thinking about decorating our house for fall. I LOVE FALL!

The only problem is… I’ve decided not to do much (if any) fall decorating this year. Come see why I’m keeping things ultra-simple this year…