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Making Time for Yourself

At the beginning of this school year I took a few moments to think about how many more Vitamin C tablets I had left in the bottle (I make a point to take one each day, especially during the school year and flu season).  Yet as the second week of school rolled in, so [...]

Making Time for Yourself2019-10-06T17:34:35+00:00

Automating Your Morning Routine

Mornings have the potential to become quite hectic.  I can’t count how many times I’ve let a not so perfect morning affect my attitude.  Whether it’s changing outfits three times, waking up late or a fuse blowing in the middle of me blow drying my hair, I’ve been known to let the unpredictable get [...]

Automating Your Morning Routine2019-09-09T22:48:42+00:00

5 Benefits of Starting a Garden

If you had given me a plant of any kind 6 years ago it would have been dead within a week.  Growing up I had always had a brown thumb.  I thought plants were lovely- I just never managed to keep many of them alive.  In middle school I asked my mom if I [...]

5 Benefits of Starting a Garden2019-08-14T13:09:13+00:00

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 Schedule2019-07-16T13:37:21+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 Minimally2019-07-09T18:49:02+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

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

Simplifying Your Wardrobe

I have always loved shopping for new clothes.  Sometimes my family would make a day out of it- we would shop a little, get lunch, shop some more, stop for coffee and then head home.  It was always fun- spending time together and going home with some new outfits that made you feel great. [...]

Simplifying Your Wardrobe2019-07-17T19:29:27+00:00