June 15, 2020

We have been in our house since the last week in January and up until last week I was still rearranging furniture.  It takes so long to know a space and how you use it.

Getting settled in a place requires soooo many decisions.  Then, after you decide you have to decide...

May 27, 2020

The key about keeping a house tidy and minimal is to be a gatekeeper for what comes in.  Everything you purchase or allow to take space in your home will at some point require your attention.  Whether that be in keeping it clean, picking it up off the floor, washing it...

May 27, 2020

Join us this week as we hear from a variety of speakers on "How to make your house a home" 

April 9, 2020

I've been home for about a month now.  We never made it to the first baseball practice of the year, along with the million other things that were scheduled for life. Such as my birthday, swim practice, swim team, church, conferences, the list goes on.  This week I fina...

August 31, 2019

Here are a few great items that have helped me kick off this school year successfully.  None of these are paid affiliates or links that give me any kickback.  

Land's End Jeans 

50% off until Sept 3, 2019 with code: SWING

Land's End has great pants, especia...

August 25, 2019

Life has swirled by this summer since we left Michigan on Memorial weekend and landed in Chicago.  We have had some wonderful celebrations these past three months with a graduations, birthdays and exploring a new city. 

We have also had some struggles thi...

March 20, 2019

After the first week in January, I started putting away the Christmas decorations.  Since I was already in the storage room and moving boxes around I thought, "Why not start slowly packing now?".  A few ideas came to mind of why I should start so early; 1. We knew we h...

February 2, 2019

After Christmas, I asked two of my good friends that live nearby if they would want to participate in a "No spend January" challenge.  I saw a few debt free Instagram accounts promoting this challenge and knew I would be taking a break from social media, but still want...

January 24, 2019

Ever have a hard time getting motivated to clean or organize an area? 

Here is the classic thought process:

 "Ugh, I really don't want to do that right now."

"It is going to take so much time, I will do it later."

"I will never get it done in the amount of time I have righ...

January 16, 2019

Last week, I have the privledge of speaking at a local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting.  A third of the way into the presentation I asked everyone to be brave and vulnerable and empty their purses right there on the table for everyone to see.  To my surprise, th...

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