Happy New Year readers! Instead of starting this month with my typical post about my latest bullet journal spread, I’m excited to share my goals with you for 2017. I keep telling people (perhaps for accountability’s sake more than anything) that 2017 is going to be the year that I finally and fully embrace what I’ve always wanted to become: a minimalist. Why Harboring So Many Interests Is Hurting You Operation Minimalist. It seems from the dawn of the idea in my mind, the implementation of minimalism has either eluded me or I’ve made every excuse to keep clinging to every unnecessary thing in my life.Read More →

Christmas has come and gone and I’m already thinking about how I can get back on track once the season of sweets is over. If I haven’t totally gone off the edge, I’m definitely standing on it! (Who was I to think I could resist the homemade haystacks, baklava, samoas, and payday bars!? Rum balls anyone?) If you haven’t read my posts on the why and how to of planning your detox, check out Parts One & Two! If you go through a detox, be aware that you can’t jump right back into a normal diet–and, hopefully, you won’t want to. Here are a few tipsRead More →

Welcome to part II of my series on Detoxing! If you haven’t yet, check out the first post in the series, 7 Day Detox: Why Detox?, and get inspired to start your own reboot experiment. The Secret To A Successful Detox Today, I want to give you the secret to detoxing successfully. Are you ready? You have to plan your meals, your snacks, your beverages, everything! Down to the last detail. If you skip this part or just gloss over it with generalities, you will set yourself up for failure! Knowing exactly what and about how much you are supposed to be eating ahead ofRead More →

Have you been feeling sluggish lately? Sleeping poorly or waking up feeling heavy? Barely making it through the afternoon without a nap? Perhaps it’s time to give your body a mild reset. One day last month I found myself once again pulling the tortilla chips out of the pantry for lunch…with a side of lemonade and yogurt (for the second time since 8am). Over and over I was finding myself reaching for the dairy, the plastic wrapped snacks, and anything that would just fuel me long enough to make it to the next meal, if you could call what I was eating a “meal.” TheRead More →

We’re finally starting to get a little chill in the air here, so I broke out the ironing board and steamed my winter wardrobe for the season. I’m actually pretty excited to see how I can mix and match and dress this capsule up over the next couple of months! Ever created your own capsule wardrobe? It’s a super fun and challenging way to make the most out of a small collection of clothing. Why create one? If you are a SAHM like myself, sometimes it feels easier to just stay in your leggings and oversized sweat shirt all day. No more with a capsuleRead More →

Thanksgiving has come and gone and I feel like we’ve barely had a minute to breathe before the Christmas trees start going up and lights appear everywhere. I decided to take a week long break from social media to enjoy family gatherings and it was refreshing. It’s so easy to forget how real the world is and how much there is to be thankful for when you live your life on the internet–family, traditions, feasts, and togetherness. Read More →

If your family is anything like mine on Thanksgiving, we really put out a spread. I’m talking 10 to 12 different dishes. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, salad, rolls, dessert… the works! But with so much happening in the kitchen, it quickly gets stressful trying to organize time and space to make sure everything has a spot in the oven or on the stove–not to mention making sure everything is ready for the table at the same time. It takes cunning and skill. Read More →

We all know at the end of a long day or the completion of a big project, it’s important to reward ourselves. But how often do we take the time to enjoy something just because we made it through another day of chores or monotony? This is especially crucial for SAHMs! We so often forget to make time for ourselves (when we can) as we stay busy seeing to the needs of our families. But without taking time to celebrate our accomplishments, our motivation can begin to drop tremendously! We are wired to respond to incentives. Even small rewards can help keep you motivated.Read More →