Make this your BEST YEAR EVER

Start enjoying everyday with these easy simplicity and minimalist tasks you can complete is just a few minutes.

  • When you are tired of waking up dreading the day…
  • When you count down the minutes before bedtime…
  • When you can’t think because of the chaos surrounding you…

You need minimalism that’s doable. Start effortlessly with this monthly calendar.

6 reasons your decluttering efforts will fail. The first point is super important, but #4 was the hardest for me.

6 Reasons Decluttering Efforts Fail

6 Reasons Your Decluttering Efforts Will Fail Are you nervous your decluttering efforts will fail? Have you started projects in the past only to abandon them halfway through because you no longer have the energy to keep it up? Have you decluttered before and now you feel like your home

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Feel like you are always organizing your home, but getting no where? I feel your pain!! It's time to STOP organizing. Here's how you can do it and what you need to do instead.

How to Stop Organizing Forever

How to Stop Organizing Forever It may seem crazy to say it, but you really should STOP organizing. I’m not saying you should live in a disorganized mess or that your home should be chaotic. It’s actually the opposite really. You deserve a calm, peaceful, cozy, and relaxing home. But…organizing

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11 Books to Make this Your Best. Year. Ever. Start reshaping your life into the life you want to live. Yes! It's possible. Books #2 and #4 have changed my life and I'm working through #7 now. Wow!

11 Books that will Change Your Life

11 Books that will Change Your Life The following books can change your life. Yes. It’s true. I know it’s a bold statement, but if you take action based on the information provided in these books, your life will look drastically different in a year.  Don’t believe me? Think about

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Family Command Center updates you should make this year

12 Family Command Center Changes To Make This Year

12 Changes You Need to Make This Year to Your Family Command Center Do you have a family command center that hasn’t been touched since you set it up a few year ago? Maybe you have not gotten on the family command center bandwagon yet and have no idea what

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The Best Family Morning Routine for a Happy 2019

Do you dread getting your family out the door in the morning? Are there regular meltdowns? Lost socks? Yelling and screaming? There are no judgements here. I’ve been there and it’s awful. But, you know what worked for us…a family morning routine. Read on and I will tell you our

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Help Your Kids Play Independently with Bored Jars

Pin for later! (or share with a friend who would like this) Do you have a child that struggles to play independently? Are they constantly saying they are bored, asking you what to do, or saying, “Mom, play with me?” If so, you are not alone.  As an only child,

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These 15 activities will keep your kids busy over winter break and help you keep your sanity. Nothing too difficult, but lots of fun to be shared with the whole family. I love #4.

15 Awesome Kid Activities for Winter Break

Schools out for Christmas break and you now have stressful chaotic wonderful family time on your hands for the next two weeks. If you are like me you need to have some go to activities in your arsenal so the days do not devolve into cries of “I’m bored” or “Can I watch

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Need to wrap a last minute gift for Christmas? Don't just grab a plain gift bag! Make it look like Santa with these easy to follow instructions.

Easy Last-Minute Christmas Wrapping

Did you know Christmas is less than 10 days away? It’s really sneaking up on me this year. I still have a ton of presents to buy and wrap and I know I’m not alone. There’s an ornament exchange I am excited about tonight and I wanted to wrap it

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Fun free fonts that are perfect for your holiday cards or party invitations.

14 Free Holiday Fonts

Hey everyone. Now I know it is too early to start talking holidays and decorating our homes. I am one of those people that feel we should celebrate Thanksgiving before we put up the Christmas tree! However, in trying to be more prepared for the season, I went hunting for

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Quick and easy last minute Halloween costume ideas to get the whole family involved.

Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family

Halloween is only 5 days away! Do you have your child’s costume ready? Of course, you could always go to the nearest big box store to pick one up, but I’ve found the cutest costumes are those that are handmade. Costumes don’t have to be elaborate to be loved and these last

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The Ultimate Baby Registry List

For being so little, babies sure need a lot of stuff. Well, that’s what we’ve all been told. In reality, babies really do not NEED all of that stuff. It’s just so cute and we all want to make sure we give our babies the very best so we get

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Budget Kitchen Update: Midway Point

Remember how I said our kitchen makeover was our biggest DIY project to-date? Well, I wasn’t kidding. We might have been crazy to think we could get it done before my mom came for a visit. So here’s the truth…we did not get it finished. That might be a bit

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Thai Chicken Tacos

Thai Chicken Tacos Have you ever tried Thai Chicken Tacos? Do you find mixing world cuisines interesting or scary? I’ll admit, I am the type of person who loves to share meals when I eat out because I hate having to pick just one thing so the idea of getting

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Mac N Chicken Pizza Recipe

One of the fun food traditions my husband grew up with was Pizza Sunday. His family would always share a pizza or two on Sunday night and it has been a tradition we have easily adopted to our family. I love these kinds of traditions and routines because it helps

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Our Top 10 Favorite Children's Books (so far)

Reading has always been super important in our household. We’ve read to Eleanor at least once a day since she was born. I will admit that I felt pretty ridiculous reading to a 2-week old baby, but we did it. The experts say you should talk to your baby –

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How Becoming a Mom Changed My Life List

When I wrote some of my first posts on this blog back in 2010, one of the things I posted was my life list. There were only 20 things on it so it definitely was not an all inclusive list. However, now that I’m a mom I figured it was

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