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 […]

Lavender-Rosemary Fire Logs

rosemary and lavender

These herbal fire logs smell lovely and add a delightful fragrance to a fire place or wood stove. They are simple to make and have a beautiful, rustic look. I have used lavender and rosemary, however, other herbs would be work very well. How to Make Lavender-Rosemary Fire Logs You will need: 10 stalks  dried rosemary […]

Building Family Systems {A Giveaway!}


I have often found myself overwhelmed as wife and mom. At times I’d even say I was paralyzed; filled with plans, desires, and hopes, yet completely unsure how implement them. When it comes to raising kids and building a thriving family, there is a lot to think about: How can we train and discipline our […]

There’s a new bundle on the block! {You’ll want to check this out}

By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it’s better than ever! This year’s homemaking bundle is packed with great books, but the bonuses are just as exciting. As with every bundle, you’ll probably find there are lots of books that apply to you and some you could do […]

Embracing Self-Care: Peace in the Home

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Peace in the home. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? What provides peace in the home will be different for every one, but I venture to say there are a few methods that are the same for most of us. For me, I’ve got three main areas that I’m working on to being more peace to my […]

MORE Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms

time saving tips for busy moms - part 2

If you missed the first installment, you can find all the tips here.  Continuing on. . . Limit social media Yeah, I know, it’s a hard one. For me, as a stay at home mom, social media gives me some wonderful interaction throughout the day. But there are times when it causes distraction and ends […]

Time Savers for Busy Moms


It always seems like there are more things to do than hours in the day. Recently I sat down to brainstorm the ways I could save time in order to do more of the things my family enjoys (and to be honest, to have  more time for some quiet by myself!). Here are some of […]

4 Ways to Use a French Press

4 Ways to Use a French Press

You’ve probably seen (or used) a French Press to make coffee, but this handy little tool can do lots of other things too. I’m sure you already know a few. I love using a French Press; it feels luxurious, yet simple. (Although, I did recently break mine. That was not fun!). Uses for a French Press […]

Quickly Containing a Mess with Rubbermaid All Access Tubs

I’m on a mission to declutter and organize my home. It’s just too hard to function in a mess.  And it’s not just about getting rid of messes, it’s about making things easy to get to. If things are difficult to access or put away, I’m not likely to deal with them at all.  My storage spaces are […]

Build Your Mighty Nest {and Tea Set Winner!}

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Whenever possible, I think it’s important to use natural, non-toxic products in our homes; especially items that are used frequently. Today I want to encourage you to check out and awesome company called, Mighty Nest. I love Mighty Nest because they provide an abundance of safe products for the home; things like cookware, glass food […]