In a matter of one day I read The Miracle Morning and, even though the ideas Hal had written about were hardly original, I was so excited to immediately start putting into practice his collective ideas on personal development and the ever important morning routine. I would love to say I’ve done it for seven days without missing a day like I’ve been reading about on every other Miracle Morning-er’s blog, but motherhood calls. It seems like since I put my mind to doing this the kiddo has decided to start waking up an hour or two before my pre-determined wake up time.Read More →

Sometimes meal planning can be such a hassle. I used to wonder where to start. What would I be in the mood for? What would it cost this time? What do I already have that I can use? Should I try something new or just do something I’m familiar with? Easy or elaborate? Then I started a system that has made meal planning much less time consuming and more predictable–enabling me to use less brain power on it! Here’s one way you can make meal planning less of a headache. Read More →

Every Monday is baking day for me, or, treat-making day to be more exact. I try to make something sweet and delicious the hubs and I can snack on all week instead of buying processed desserts and snacks. This week, I stumbled across a recipe for Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins on the lovely Running with Spoons blog and said YES.Read More →

Happy Monday, Readers! I have had the house to myself all day because my husband had an overnight trip out of town. To begin with, I was a little bummed about hanging out by myself, but then I decided I really wanted to channel that time into not just some quality me-time, but also into something productive. Read More →

One of my favorite apps that I’ve come across in the last year has helped me purge my closet, find potential for my clothes, and learn to appreciate each piece. Stylebook! This app allows you to take photos of your clothes and accessories against a contrasting backdrop and file them away for outfit planning or keep a log of past outfits.Read More →

Giving up most of the clothes that make me feel like me for the past couple months has been tough! Thankfully, I’ve been able to hang on to a few pieces of my old self while incorporating a few new silhouettes to get through the third trimester. The key has been to mix and match a few basic pieces and rely heavily on shoes and accessories to change it up.Read More →

Instead of buying junk food at the store, I always try to bake something every Monday for us to snack on all week. It might be as simple as a pan of brownies or as creative as tiny homemade apple pies (with pie crust made from scratch, mmm). Even though baked desserts aren’t good for you, making them at home instead of buying packaged snacks is a better alternative because there are less ingredients and preservatives.Read More →