October, 2012

The Last Wedding for the Year

posted by Andrea | 10/11/2012 | 15 comments

It’s been a LONG summer of weddings for Dave and me… and Nora. We had a few friends and cousins get married — PLUS we also had Dave’s brother’s {out-of-state} wedding in June, my sister’s wedding in July, and then my other sister’s wedding this past weekend!

However the wedding this past weekend was extra special because Nora got to be the flower girl and she was so stinkin’ cute!

Do You Have a Space Budget?

posted by Andrea | 10/10/2012 | 18 comments

I’m a huge advocate for budgeting because I’ve seen first-hand how living within a budget helps us to simplify and organize our lives (not to mention stay out of debt).

And today, I’d like to talk a little bit more about budgeting — but this time, I’m going to focus on creating and using a budget to manage your space.

How I Simplify Christmas with Gift & Wish Lists

posted by Andrea | 10/9/2012 | 22 comments

Now that it’s October, I feel like I can {and should} start thinking and planning for Christmas — specifically Christmas gifts.

This past weekend, I spent about 10 minutes making a Gift List and a Wish List — I do this every year and I’m always amazed by how these lists help me to simplify the holiday season.

Our Kitchen Appliances

posted by Andrea | 10/8/2012 | 21 comments

Over the past few months, I’ve gotten tons of emails and questions asking about what appliances we purchased for our kitchen renovation, where we purchased them, what features we were looking for in appliances, etc. etc.

So since the appliances are finally here, and since I’ve been able to test them out for the past week or so, I figured I it was time for me to share a bit more about them.

Outdoor Explorations

posted by Andrea | 10/6/2012 | 13 comments

Every day, Nora and I play outside for at least 2 hours. We usually go out in the morning for about an hour — sometimes more. And then we’ll go out in the afternoon again. If she’s really lucky, Dave will take her outside again when he gets home from school.

She LOVES being outside.

Weekend Giveaway: Invite.L Cooler & Felt Shopper Bags

posted by Andrea | 10/5/2012 | 518 comments

You know me… I’m always looking for fun, practical, and stylish products that will help to simplify and organize my life.

Well today, I’m super excited to share two new products from one of my favorite companies — Invite.L.

Back to Bread-Baking

posted by Andrea | 10/4/2012 | 9 comments

Now that our new kitchen is actually usable, the thing I’m most excited about is baking bread — yeast bread, from scratch, in our oven!

I’m hoping to share a bunch of yummy bread recipes throughout the fall and winter months, but today, I’d love to know… What are your favorite yeast-bread recipes?

Organize Your Family’s Schedule with the Free HeyWe App

posted by Andrea | 10/3/2012 | 7 comments

Even though I’ve always been a HUGE fan of pen and paper planners/calendars/etc. There is something so convenient about digital calendars and the ability to access all your information right from your phone.

Today I’m sharing my new favorite FREE app that allows Dave and I to stay connected, stay organized, and stay on-top of each other’s busy lives!

eBook Bundle 90% Off + a Chance to Give Back

posted by Andrea | 10/2/2012 | 11 comments

I usually write all my blog posts well in advance, but just yesterday, I learned about a REALLY amazing opportunity to “give back” to a fellow mom in need — and I wanted to do my part to help her out.

Keep reading if you’d like to help someone in need AND snag a huge bundle of fabulous eBooks for only $5.

Guest Posts Worth Reading

posted by Andrea | 10/2/2012 | comment

I’ve written several guest posts over the past couple of months, and linked to a few of my favorites right here.

I’m talking about starting a business on the cheap, giving back to your community, learning to be more creative, increasing productivity, and more!

I {Heart} Organized Drawers

posted by Andrea | 10/1/2012 | 44 comments

In our first house, we had a grand total of THREE drawers in our kitchen. They were all extremely shallow so hardly anything fit in them. In our new kitchen, we have TEN drawers — and you better believe they are all big, deep, and wide enough to organize all our kitchen goodies!

Today, I’m sharing pictures of our new kitchen drawers — as well as all the different tools I’m using to keep them organized.