DIY All-Natural Cleaner (made with Citrus Peels and Vinegar)

citrus vinegar cleaner

Vinegar is a powerful cleaner, but it doesn’t smell very nice. The scent usually dissipates after the vinegar dries, but you still have to smell it while cleaning. Adding a few drops of essential oil will mask the scent and add extra germ-fighting power, but not everyone has (or can afford) essential oils. Another option […]

Green Cleaning Tips for Beginners

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Green cleaning is an important part of natural living. When we use chemical cleaning products, we introduce more toxins into our homes, which eventually end up in the body (and rather quickly actually. Some sources say it only tales 26 seconds for these chemicals to be found in every organ of the body after use.) […]

Creating a Grace-filled Morning Routine

creating a grace-filled morning routine

I had plans. Many plans. I was going to rise before the sun and pursue my dreams and passions. I was going to study my Bible, pray, and exercise. My mornings were getting a makeover. But then . . . One of my children began to suffer with some extreme difficulties. One of the worst times […]

Giveaway: $1000 Shopping Spree to Thrive Market!

thrive market giveaway

Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike shopping? (In-store shopping that is. Online shopping is much more enjoyable.) One reason I dislike it so much is that it takes such a great amount of time! And I don’t have much of that to spare these days. I also don’t care much for lines, crowds, […]

Schoola – Gently Used Kids Clothing for 70% off!

save money on kids clothing with schoola

Have you heard of Schoola? It’s a website where you can get gently used kid’s clothing for up to 70% off retail. (Schoola has brands like Gap, Gymboree, Tea Collection, Mini Boden, Hanna Anderson, and more!) Actually, they now have women’s clothing too! I signed up today and am excited to try it. I know a […]

How to Spend Less Time on Laundry {4 Tips}

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Laundry is one of those chores that never ends! As soon as the laundry basket is empty, something else gets thrown in there! Spending a lot of time washing, folding, and putting away laundry is frustrating .  .  . there’s so much more I’d rather be doing! There’s no getting around it; laundry is a part […]

Take Back Your Mornings!

wake up and be awesome

Do you feel like your mornings have gotten away from you? Like the morning is happening to you rather than YOU happening to the morning? If so, you are not alone! I used to have a decent morning routine, but have let it slide lately. Without an intentional morning, I feel like I’m starting the day […]

Getting it Together at Home


I’ve never been an excellent homemaker. I entered the realm of marriage, motherhood, and homemaking with little preparing or instruction. It’s been tough to develop these skills, but also fun to learn how to take care of my own little domain. Even though things were humming along OK (not awesome, but OK) they seemed to […]

Stress-Free Homemaking {FREE Gift for You}

Hop straight to the eCourse here: 4 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking! Are you tired of getting behind on laundry? (Yes!!!) Do you struggle to keep your kitchen clean? (Um, every day!) Does the dinner hour have you harried? (Frequently) If so, you cannot miss a FREE 4-part mini eCourse that is available for a […]

Planning for an AWESOME Year!

planning for an awesome year

Goal setting has changed a lot for me over the years. I used to plan major achievements and accomplishments, but now prefer to focus on building habits slowly and surely. The end result may be the same, but the journey feels more sturdy and less uncertain. Building habits and implementing smaller changes, are the stepping […]