When I’m bored, I pick up my phone and start mindlessly scrolling through Facebook. When I’m into a show, but a commercial comes on, I pick up my phone and again, start mindlessly scrolling through Facebook.  Then I might scroll...
"Sparking joy" is all the rage these days. Thanks to Marie Kondo, drawers around the world have found their organized way into our hearts. My social media feeds are filled with KonMari organizer boxes and Kondo’d kitchens. However, how...
Tidying up seemed simple since I strive to be a minimalist. I only go shopping when I need something. I have totes and boxes to organize clothes, toys and sentimental items. I try my darnedest to find a spot...
When my husband and I got married we had to merge holiday traditions and figure out what worked for us as a couple, while still maintaining harmony amongst our extended families. Both of our parents live in the Cedar...
 Dear friend who doesn't RSVP, Friend, you know that I am a planner. I love to organize, plan, come up with themes and have everyone “ooh” and “ah” over the final production. From baby showers and bridal parties to girls’...
30 things in 30 days is all the rage right now. The idea is simple: complete a bucket list of ambitions in 30 days. These 30 things can be self care, habit changes, or completing tasks put on the...
It is early November and I decided. I woke up this morning with a firm decision in my mind and I stuck to it. Although it is about 20 days earlier than usual, I still made the decision. I decorated my house...
Fall is finally here and it is my favorite time of the year. I love the crisp air, changing leaves, and of course all the pumpkins! But most of all, I love all the traditions we have started with...
“Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?” A line from a song, sang by Alan Jackson that plays on repeat in my head whenever I hear the words, "September 11th." 8:46 EST time - Flight 11...
Something happened when we started having kids: the rate at which we accumulated stuff increased exponentially. I suppose it makes sense – I mean babies grow like a foot in that first year alone, which results in four or...
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