Tips for Decluttering Your Life – Not Just Your Home

Clutter and organization are hot topics. There are hundreds of books out there dedicated to helping you master the clutter, organize your home and workspace, and let go of household items that you don’t need. I am all for decluttering your home and making it a liveable place that sparks joy, filled with

What to Journal About in the Spring

Spring is all about rebirth and renewal . Spring is the time when you often feel ready for a restart in your life. It almost brings more excitement for change than New Years. Maybe it is the sunshine, warmth, and new life that inspires us to to want to make changes ourselves. I don’t know but it’s powerful! Flowers are blooming, the sun is coming out, and you want to revamp your body and mind. Many people turn to journaling during this time of year, or at least re-dedicate to it, but what do you journal about? Here are some ideas that are perfect for the spring season. Create Your 90-Day Goals Every

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2018!

I am super excited to share that you can now get the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for 2018…but only for a few more days. I am a customer myself and I love these bundles every year. As a person always reaching for knowledge, wisdom from others, and ways to better myself in general this bundle of awesome products is the ultimate in

Meal Plan Monday – French Onion Theme

It’s meal plan Monday! I plan my meals out every Saturday (my grocery shopping day) but I use a Monday-Sunday calendar. It just gives the week an organized feeling and if I don’t plan things then I end up going to the store with no plan and I buy what I “think” we may need. 100% of

Staying Positive and Avoiding Situations That Bring You Down

Hopefully we all have people in our lives that act as our cheerleaders and who are great for our self-esteem. They lift us up and make us feel great in our own skin. There are also places we can go that promote the same feelings. The beach is one of those places for me. The rush of the ocean and

Back To School Favorites List

Back to school season has ended in my neck of the woods. I have two kiddos who have been back to school for a few weeks and one who starts this week. Yay! They are back in school and I have more free time to myself. Yes, I said it. I am also pretty pleased with how the back to school shopping shaped up as well. All school clothing was thrifted. The only new stuff I bought was socks and underwear. I also shopped at Dollar Tree for the majority of the school supplies. Last year I spent $75 on the basic supplies…this year, $30. Booyah! Of course there were

How to Make and Use a Bullet Journal

Of all the journaling methods around, the bullet journal is the probably easiest but has the most confusion surrounding it. You may have seen a bullet journal before and loved how they can be customized into your own perfect personalized journal. You may have also seen one of these journal styles and thought “What the heck? It looks like graphing paper.” They do allow you to create a journal perfect for you in every way but the operative word is “create”. They do require you to get the creative

Shop Online, Save Money, and Give to Charity with Giving Assistant

I am sure by now you have seen that there are many web sites out there that offer you cashback from various online retailers when you shop through them. Basically you go the company site, use their link to click through to Amazon or Best Buy, do your shopping, and get a cashback reward. Essentially these sites are affiliates for all these online retailers and when you go through

His N Hers: How Couples Choose Which Side of the Bed to Sleep On

Think the side of the bed you sleep on is irrelevant? Think again! It could reveal more about your personality than you first imagined. A 2015 study undertaken by Sealy, a manufacturing firm, looked at the sleeping habits of 1,000 people for insights into how they affect our mood, careers, and life outlook. The results might surprise you. The 2015 study results It was concluded that those who sleep on the right side of the bed were: – 9% more likely to prefer being by themselves – 7% more likely to wake up in a bad mood – 5% more likely to be pessimistic – 3% more likely to dislike their job On

Fun Funky Molds for Homemade Popsicles

Why Popsicle Molds? Do I even have to tell you how fast kids can go through popsicles in warm weather months? I doubt it! Heck, they like popsicles all year long. If you are relying on store bought popsicles then you are wasting money on something that you could easily make yourself. You are also putting the health of your kids in questionable hands because conventional popsicles have loads of refined sugar and synthetic dyes. Opt to make popsicles yourself with DIY popsicle molds and you can keep your kids in frosty treats all summer with minimal expense. For pennies you can make “healthier-for-you treats that kids and

Mother Day Package from the Rainforest Alliance

My mother’s day was quite nice and I wanted to give a shout out to the Rainforest Alliance for sending me a special Mother’s Day care package. So thoughtful! I loved everything. A bar of Salazon Chocolates Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt, made with Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa Republic of Tea Mango Coconut Water Iced Tea, made with Rainforest Alliance Certified tea An Aloha Bay candle, made with Rainforest Alliance Certified palm wax A bar of Toms of Maine soap, made with Rainforest Alliance Certified palm oil A Bixby Birdie

No Time in the Morning? Make Over Your Evenings Instead

Many, many gurus, authors, coaches, and general advice givers often advise you to get up earlier and create special morning routines to get your day started right. I have no issue with this advice. I think it is spot on and can help you create some winning habits and some great successes in life. But I don’

10 Best Gifts for Wildlife Lovers

With the festive period looming it can be tricky picking the perfect gift for everyone so we thought we would help make your job a little easier. If you have a wildlife loving friend or relative then we have picked some of the best gifts that you can purchase for them this year – and best of all, they’re all under £30. 1. Build your own nest box – £19.80, Vine House Farm This is a great gift

CurrentC Makes Shopping and Buying Gas a Little Less Tedious

The above might sound like a strange title for a blog post but it really does capture the essence of why paying for goods, food, and gasoline with a phone might appeal to so many people. This is why it appeals to me and why I have become such a

#DArtagnanFeast Giveaway

So what makes a feast? Good food and lots of of it? Yep. I also classify I feast as a roundup of foods we don’t get the pleasure of eating too often. This is the only time of year when I eat turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, etc. It just makes it special because we don’t eat these foods all year round. I recently added some new items to feast on via D’Artagnan Foods. They were kind enough to send me a bunch of goodies and we feasted before Thanksgiving and after. We feasted on mousse truffee, pate, sausage, duck leg confit, prosciutto, and black truffle

26 Nature Inspired Adult Coloring Books

Adult coloring books are all the rage right now. Art therapy has long been known to help improve mood and reduce stress so it is apparent why so many adults are buying up coloring books. Below is a collection of nature inspired coloring books… just remember to frame and enjoy or recycle when done. They would make great gifts (the finished art) for nursing home residents and great gifts (the complete book) for adult friends and family. Enjoy! 1. A Coloring Book for Adults Featuring Mandalas

Mary’s Secret Ingredients Subscription Boxes

As I have mentioned..dozens of times before, I love subscription boxes. I don’t have to many coming to me anymore because it can get wasteful if I don’t watch it. I think I might just have one subscription box right now, for makeup. A new one to me of late though is Mary’s Secret Ingredient box service and the theme is cooking. Yay! We all cook right? Having a subscription box that provides a theme to inspire your cooking is a great concept. The photo above is the box I received from them recently. It was a goodbye summer, hello fall box. I think they nailed the theme. It had some pepper jellies (which

2015 Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

Don’t you wish you had affordable short-cuts to make healthy living easier? Are you tired of trying to make a Whole Foods lifestyle work on an Aldi’s budget? I get it. You want the best for your family. You want to raise healthy kids, have strong immune systems, be more fit and energetic, and be intentional about creating a natural home, but sometimes it just feels so hard…and so expensive. There’s a lot to learn and the internet can be more than a little overwhelming at times. I know what it’s like to feel that healthy living shouldn’t be this difficult, and it shouldn’t have to cost