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.

Freshen Up Your Home with Color

Deciding what colors to use in your home can be tricky. Trends are always changing and very few of us can afford to constantly redesign each and every one of our living spaces. However, there are tricks you can use to refresh your home for a fraction of a full

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A Golf Tournament for Melanoma

For the past four years our family has been organizing a golf tournament to raise funds and awareness for melanoma. We lost my father-in-law on April 28, 2011 and honestly before that we did not know how bad melanoma was. My husband and I thought skin cancer was something that

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Industrial Coffee Table Sneak Peek

I am so excited to start sharing more DIY furniture pieces with you all again! We just finished an industrial coffee table made from beautiful maple and galvanized steel pipes. It’s been a couple of years since we built our last piece of furniture – something about having a baby

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8 Ways to Beautify Your Home This Weekend

Want to make your home a beautiful retreat, but short on time? Check out these 8 simple ways to make your home beautiful this weekend with time to spare. I’m always looking for quick ways to make our home a relaxing oasis, but with the everyday tasks and a busy toddler

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6 Must Have Baby Items For Surviving Summer Travel

Tick tock…tick tock…do you hear that clock counting down the days till summer? It’s almost here and so are family vacations and that summer travel time with your kiddos. If you’re like me you hate having to pack up a what feels like a semi truck worth of equipment for an

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Create a Beautiful Reading Canopy in One Afternoon

Are you looking to make a reading canopy for your child (or yourself!)? This simple plan will help you create a beautiful reading canopy in an afternoon. Read on to learn more. When we left to travel in the middle of 2014 we sold most of our belongings. It was

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We Finally Picked Out House Colors – Shades of Gray

I love, love, LOVE the trend toward neutral colors – as opposed to the kaleidoscope effect of painting every room a different bold color we saw in the past 2 decades! And I’m beyond thrilled that gray is the hot color. It can be so calming and soothing while playing

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12 Awesome Easter Crafts for Kids + 1 for Mom

Easter is fast approaching. If you’re like me, you wait until the last minute for holidays too. Now that we’re settled back in the States, I am hoping to get better at that, but since this is the first holiday in our new house, I am still running behind schedule.

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How to DIY Scrabble Coasters

Looking for a special wedding gift? Check out these DIY Scrabble coasters made with love words! For a couple friend of ours, the game Scrabble has special significance. They played the game on their first date and he actually used the board game to ask her to marry him. So,

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One Month of Freezer Meals for $200

I am a planner. Did you know that? Of course you probably do. I am also the cook in our house. That’s not to say my husband can’t cook. In fact, he can make up a nice meal every once in a while for my birthday or Valentine’s Day, but

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Making French Macaroons at Home

Sticking with the French theme (that started with my baby shower), this week’s DIY is making macarons (French Macaroons) at home. I was always terrified to try making these delicate little cookies because they seemed like such hard work. Then, I saw a video on YouTube that make me think

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Saint Patrick's Inspired Treats

In honor of Saint Patrick’s day this Sunday, I wanted to create something fun to share with the girls at my consulting job. After perusing Pinterest (remember my St. Patty’s board?) I decided to tweak a treat I had seen on there. These pot of gold at the end of

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DIY Closet Organizers on the Cheap

DIY Closet Organizers: Cheap and Easy Update: Wow! I cannot believe how many of you have said you loved these DIY closet organizers. We loved them too so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised though.  Since we created these we had to say goodbye to that rental home in

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Step-by-Step DIY Dining Bench Plans

If you’re like me you love the look of Pottery Barn, West Elm and Restoration Hardware, but you hate the sticker price. That’s why I created my own furniture and put these DIY dining bench plans together so you can too. Read on to find out how you can craft

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A Good Reminder for Prioritizing Life

A few months ago I found this inspiring article floating around Facebook. I was intrigued at the time because the ingredients listed made me originally think of the golf tournament my husband’s side of family is starting to prepare for. I’m sure you have heard me talk about it before,

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DIY: Baby Gender Reveal Idea

Okay so here it is…the big gender reveal! On Friday afternoon we had our big 20-week ultrasound where they look at the baby’s anatomy to see if everything looks good and they can also determine the sex of the baby. We asked our technician not to tell us because we

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