7 Tips to Stop Germs From Spreading and Shorten The Duration of Coughs and Colds

posted by Andrea | 01/24/2020 | 37 comments
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Although we are generally quite healthy around our house, the kids have had enough colds and coughs over the past few years to allow me to develop a little routine of sorts for “what to do when the kids get a cold”.

Today I’m sharing 7 tips to stop germs from spreading and shorten the duration of coughs and colds… they work for us, I hope they work for you too!

Has Aldi Raised Their Prices… or is it just me?

posted by Andrea | 01/22/2020 | 96 comments
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For the last 2 years, I’ve done the vast majority of my grocery shopping at Aldi; purchasing only a few “extras” at Meijer and Costco each month. Honestly, I’m a HUGE Aldi fan! 

However, I’ve noticed their prices starting to creep up lately — even higher than other stores in our area — and I wonder if you have noticed this too?

Delicious Baked Sandwiches

posted by Andrea | 01/21/2020 | 76 comments
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What do you get when you mix delicious deli meats, gooey cheese, fresh rolls, and a healthy amount of butter?
The most delicious baked sandwiches ever!

And just wait until I show you how easy these are to make… perfect for a quick weeknight meal and delicious school lunches the next day.

Exciting News From The Blog!

posted by Andrea | 01/20/2020 | 127 comments
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A lot has changed in my life over the past 10 years… but one thing that has remained the same is my commitment to simplify every aspect of life … for my own family, AND for yours. 

As I look ahead to a new decade, I’m excited to share even more simple-living tips and inspiration with you. BUT… I plan to share this information in a slightly different way. Keep reading for some exciting news!

5 Practical Reasons To Know and Understand Your Personality Type

posted by Andrea | 01/17/2020 | 53 comments

I’ve been fascinated by personality types ever since I took my first Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test in high school. It’s amazing how accurately the results of this test explain my personality, my strengths, and my weaknesses!

Today, I’m sharing my own personality type, along with 5 practical reasons you should know and understand your personality type!

My 2020 Healthier Habit: All-Natural Cosmetics

posted by Andrea | 01/16/2020 | 56 comments
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I’m excited to share my healthier habit for 2020… using all-natural cosmetics!!! 

It took me a long time to decide on the all-natural products and brands I wanted to use for our family, but I’m finally ready to share them with you today (as well as some of the cool changes we’ve noticed as a result!)

20 Things You Should Purge in 2020

posted by Andrea | 01/15/2020 | 11 comments

As we head into a new decade full of possibilities and potential, I challenge you to clear the clutter in your home, schedule, and life with my list of 20 Things You Should Purge in 2020! 

Split Pea Soup With Ham

posted by Andrea | 01/14/2020 | 22 comments

Split pea soup with ham is one of my favorite simple, hearty winter meals. It’s full of fiber, low in fat, and it’s SO delicious!

Plus, if you have dietary restrictions, this recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, and could easily be vegetarian if you omit the ham!

The Power Of ONE: How a Decade of Healthier Habits Transformed My Life

posted by Andrea | 01/13/2020 | 40 comments

If I could drill one Simple Living Message into your brain, it would be THE POWER OF ONE! 

If you don’t believe me, just look at where a decade of Small, Simple, Healthier Habits has gotten me! 

How to Clean and Care for a Porcelain Farmhouse Sink

posted by Andrea | 01/10/2020 | 70 comments
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After 8 years of using (and LOVING) our farmhouse sink, I’m sharing my thoughts and tips on a few of the questions I get over and over again.

If you’ve ever wondered how to clean or care for a porcelain sink, I have several simple, frugal tips and product recommendations that should work for you!

30 Easy Dinner Ideas You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

posted by Andrea | 01/9/2020 | 21 comments
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This list of 30+ easy dinner ideas will save you time, energy, and stress when planning your meals each week.

Each recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less using easy-to-find ingredients. Plus, they all get 2 thumbs up from my kiddos!

My Early Morning Routine Sets the Tone for My Family’s Day

posted by Andrea | 01/8/2020 | 57 comments
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Rushed and busy mornings are not high on my list of favorite things… if you feel the same way, I hope today’s post offers you the motivation you need to simplify your mornings once and for all.

It’s AMAZING how simply sticking with my early morning routine sets a positive tone for our whole family for the entire day!

Why You Should Make a “Done List”

posted by Andrea | 01/7/2020 | 36 comments
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Have you ever gotten to the end of a day and felt like you accomplished absolutely nothing? Yup, me too! Whenever these feelings of inadequacy strike, I know it’s time to make another “Done List” — or a list of everything I accomplished that day.

A Done List is an excellent way to practice gratitude and contentment, and I’m challenging you to try it this year!

Join My FREE 20-Day Challenge to Simplify Your Life

posted by Andrea | 01/6/2020 | 15 comments
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Are you ready to calm the chaos and clear the clutter in your home, schedule, and life?

If so, my brand new, completely FREE, 20-day challenge to Simplify Your Life is for you! 

How To Stop Junk Mail, Spam Texts, Robocalls, and More!

posted by Andrea | 01/3/2020 | 23 comments
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Have you ever wondered how to stop junk mail, spam texts messages, robocalls, telemarketers, promotional emails, and more??

If so, this post is exactly what you’re looking for! I’ve done the research and put together a huge list of resources for how to stop junk mail and more!

20 Of My MOST Favorite Things {January 2020}

posted by Andrea | 01/2/2020 | 38 comments
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Can I tell you a secret? I’ve been planning for and looking forward to today’s post for MONTHS! 

After almost 7 years of sharing my favorite things every single month, I went back through ALL my previous Favorite Things posts and hand-selected 20 of my MOST favorite things to share with you for the start of 2020! 

Happy New Year! (Our Family Christmas Card)

posted by Andrea | 01/1/2020 | 22 comments
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I’m thrilled to be back to blogging after my 2-week hiatus, and I have a couple of REALLY fun, exciting posts to share with you…

However, before I jump into all the fun and excitement that comes with running an organizing blog in January, I want to take a moment to officially share our family’s 2019 Christmas card here on the blog. I designed it myself with free software and I’m so happy with how it turned out!

My Final Word For You This Decade

posted by Andrea | 12/17/2019 | 37 comments
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As we near the close of another decade, the word that continually comes to mind is… SIMPLIFY!

Simplify is a BIG word for my home, my family, my business, and my life. I think you’ll understand why it’s the final word I want to share with you this decade.