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Simplify Your Schedule

Do a quick Google search on “people pleaser” and this definition from Psychology Today immediately pops up: “one of the nicest and most helpful people you know.  They never say no”. I’m not sure about you, but for the majority of my life this is the “bucket” I would place myself in. Today, I’m [...]

Simplify Your Schedule2020-07-23T15:29:21+00:00

Live With Less, Travel With Less: A Guide to Packing Minimally

Summer is in full swing and for many of us that means some kind of vacation is just around the corner.  For Travis and I that meant our first week long family cruise. After overpacking for our ski trips this past winter (I probably wore about one third of what I brought with me) [...]

Live With Less, Travel With Less: A Guide to Packing Minimally2020-07-23T15:29:48+00:00

5 Steps to Budget Friendly Meal Planning

I love to eat.  I even enjoy cooking most of the time.  However I have tried and tried again to trick myself into loving meal planning and I have failed miserably each time.  In my mind I picture myself happily cooking away and then storing everything in our fridge in a beautifully organized way. [...]

5 Steps to Budget Friendly Meal Planning2019-07-06T16:40:52+00:00

How to Simplify & Manage Your Paper

  It's incredible to me to think about how much paper our mail carrier manages to shove through our small mail opening in the door each day. Bills, magazines, advertisements, and coupons are just some of the things that we come home to every afternoon. My husband and I would pick them up, toss [...]

How to Simplify & Manage Your Paper2019-07-17T19:17:59+00:00

How To Simplify Sentimental Items

Old photographs.  Letters.  Drawings made by my younger siblings. These are just some of the sentimental items that I made myself go through.  Deciding which sentimental items to keep and which to get rid of is an extremely difficult task.  I definitely felt that pang of guilt when I decided to get rid of [...]

How To Simplify Sentimental Items2019-07-17T19:20:53+00:00

How To Simplify Your Kitchen

This was a tough one for me, especially since I enjoy cooking and baking.  However after my husband and I got married, we slowly realized that we might have accumulated too many cooking gadgets.  Not to mention that we have an extra small kitchen at our current place... Pull every item out: place it either [...]

How To Simplify Your Kitchen2019-07-17T19:21:45+00:00

How to Keep Your Wardrobe Simplified

  A few months ago I posted about simplifying my wardrobe.  Using the Marie Kondo method, I laid out all of my clothes on the bed and eliminated about ⅓ of what I currently had.  I donated these if they were in good condition, and threw them out if they could not be reused. [...]

How to Keep Your Wardrobe Simplified2019-07-17T19:22:46+00:00

Creating Spaces That We Love

This past Christmas my husband bought me Joanna Gaines’ book Home Body.  After looking at all of the beautiful rooms that she had designed I was motivated to change up some things in our home. I drove out to the nearest Home Goods, pulled into the parking lot and then quickly remembered my goal [...]

Creating Spaces That We Love2019-07-17T19:29:04+00:00