January Goal Check-in

I set monthly goals.  All last year, I set monthly goals that I knew, in the back of my mind, I would not reach.  It was a pointless exercise, and only made me feel like I wasn’t achieving anything.  This year, I decided I would still make a list of 3-5 monthly goals, but I…

Clutter Challenge Update

Between work and home I’ve been ridiculously busy lately, so I haven’t had time to update in a while.  Have you been doing the Clutter Challenge that I mentioned in another post?  I have a bit, but not as much as I’d like.  I thought I’d do a quick review now. Week 1:  Declutter Jumpstart…

Snow Storms and Baby Birthdays

Well, we definitely had snow.  About 8 or 9″ where I am, and lots of wind to blow it around.  Everything pretty much closed down on Thursday, including the bank where I work.  I gave myself a real day off by not scheduling a bunch of chores for a change.  My main focus was to…

Broken down buses and lots of snow

The second day of January brought with it a confusing first day back at school and work due to some broken down high school buses, but other than a late start it all worked out fine. I created and organized my weekly spread in my bullet journal that morning, and added a daily page to…

Happy New Year!

The first day of a new year.  One of my favorite times, despite the winter weather.  I have a few goals for this year.  Not so much “resolutions” as things I have an overall plan for and will be breaking down into smaller, more reachable goals throughout the year. Get my house in order I…

Halloween Style: Sale of the Week

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What to do when you feel ineffective

Lately I’ve been feeling ineffective, and like I have not done anything “blogworthy.”  I haven’t tackled any huge projects, or made any big changes around the house.  I thought I really wasn’t accomplishing much.  Then I thought that some of you had probably felt that way too, unless I’m mistaken. A couple of days ago,…

Modcloth: Sale of the Week

I love affiliate links.  I love helping my fellow bloggers make extra money on things I was already planning on buying or downloading.  More than that, I love shopping.  Each week I’m planning (and by planning I mean it may never happen again) to post a “Sale of the Week” post highlighting something exciting from…

Liebster Award Nomination

A huge thank you to Allie from Live Love Mess for the nomination! Live Love Mess is a fun and helpful blog for moms.  From advice for parents to activities for kids, the blog has a lot to offer. My current favorite post is her “Family Friendly Bucket List” which is a list of 50 activities…

Meal Planning for Busy Families

There are so many apps, websites, printables and planners to teach you how to meal plan or help you do the planning that it can be genuinely overwhelming when you sit down to do it.  I’m still working on my method, but I do have a plan that works pretty well. As some of you…