“What energizes you?” and thoughts on being joyful

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I don’t always pick a word for the year. Last year my word was hustle – and I did hustle: completing my certification as a doula, and supported three women in birth. This year – I’m going to focus on my … Continued

4 Simple Tips to Help you Get Organized Today

I’m sure I’m not alone. No matter if you are married or not, have kids or not – most of us struggle with staying organized and keeping free of the excess in our life. Time keeps going by swiftly and … Continued

5 Things I Do Every Day to Stay Sane

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Are you overwhelmed with everything in life? Are you stressed out because you have a million different things going on and several places you would like to be/need to be at the same time? Are you just trying to figure … Continued

Seasonal Meal Planning

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Meal planning takes up a lot of time. Over the last 5 years of my married life, I’ve tried numerous new recipes. In fact, during our first year of marriage I never once repeated a meal (besides our homemade pizza, and … Continued

The things that are saving my life right now

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  Modern Mrs. Darcy challenged us to think through and write a list of what is saving our life right now. It’s a great question to think about and helps bring to our attention what to be grateful for. What is … Continued

5 Habits to Begin this Week + My Reading Goals

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This month I went through the Make Over Your Mornings (affiliate link) course by Money Saving Mom, Crystal Paine. I LOVED it! It has helped me get back into a routine of being purposeful with my mornings. And when that happens, … Continued

Reclaiming My Mornings

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I’ve always been more productive in the mornings and I like to get up early, but I’ve struggled with being disciplined enough to go to be early. And I NEED my sleep. I don’t function well on little sleep. I’ve … Continued

Focus for this Website

I am constantly pulled in so many different directions. I have two boys under the age of 2 1/2 and I have the type of personality that wants to take on every challenge I hear about! Haha. Yet, I want … Continued

Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese

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Here’s a good way to add vegetables to your toddler’s favorite meal! If your toddler is like mine, a favorite food group is starch, and he specifically likes pasta. We try not to give our kid pasta all the time, … Continued

Minimalist Lifestyle: Clothing

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How did you do on decluttering your clothing? I wrote a minimalist mindset post last week to give you some ideas on where to start. I was not able to declutter as much as I wanted, mainly because I’m currently … Continued

Minimalist Mindset: Clothing

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Having a minimalist wardrobe I want to keep only the clothes that I love and wear. Right? Minimalism is living with what you need and what you love. The steps to getting more clothes that I actually wear is: 1. Declutter … Continued

Minimalist Lifestyle: Kitchen

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As you may or may not know, we moved into a 3-bedroom townhome last weekend. It’s SO nice to have extra space in the living room, basement, and kitchen. However, that did NOT translate to having more cabinet space – … Continued

Minimalist Mindset: Kitchen

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Hello everyone!! Your assignment for the weekend is to declutter your kitchen! Are you overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Well, I hope to help!! How to Get Started Wednesday I gave you a list of 20 + things … Continued

5 Week Jump Start to living a minimalist lifestyle!

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How to Create a Minimalist Home Monday I mentioned 5 ways you could get started living a minimalist lifestyle. Did you start googling minimalism after my post? There are a lot of great articles out there and examples of people you … Continued

Minimalist Mindset & Introducing the series!

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Saturday I introduced my Guide to living a minimalist lifestyle in 2015 series. I’m so very excited about this series!! I’m going to take you through 5 week jump start to living a minimalist lifestyle – but it doesn’t have … Continued

Guide to living a minimalist lifestyle in 2015

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If you are anything like me, you are feeling the urge to purge your home of everything extra and simplify your life! Wouldn’t you love to have less clutter and less stress? I LOVE the season of decluttering so much, … Continued

Menu Plan Monday: Holiday Meals

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I know it’s been awhile since I’ve shared our menu or the recipes we’ve been enjoying. I’m going to try to share our menu plan about once a month. Here is what we’ve been enjoying lately: Menu Plan During Thanksgiving … Continued

Project Declutter: Tour

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Hello all!! I just wanted to write this post as kind of a wrap up for my 31 day decluttering challenge. I’m here to show you my little, lovely house as is – post challenge. I’ve loved the space we … Continued

Project Declutter: Completed!

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Well, I finished decluttering the whole house and just a few days early!! So, yesterday I posted about some of my favorite declutter/organizing blogs. I hope it inspired you. Today, I just want to wrap up the series by listing … Continued

Project Declutter Inspiration!!

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Maybe I should have started this 31 day challenge with this post, but I’m hoping that as October closes and November starts you are motivated to declutter your own home. If you are, follow this fantastic guide from Pop Sugar: … Continued