Writing desk

NaNoWriMo is just over a month away. You know what that means? That’s right, it’s time to panic! What are you going to write about? When will you have time to write? How do words even work anymore? Why do I do this to myself every year? Where did that flash drive full of ideas go? Who will feed me when I am buried deep in my writing? These are just a few of the things to figure out in order to get ready for NaNoWriMo. For those who aren’t aware NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is a writing challenge held every NovemberRead More →

Favorite anime header

Did you know that I’m an anime fan? Well, I am. In fact, I mentioned this in my A to Z post a little while back. I didn’t always watch anime. It wasn’t until about 15 years ago that I started watching it, and my love of anime has grown from there. There is such a large number of anime movies and series out there is, so it can be hard to find good ones. Much like everything else in the world, what I like and what someone else likes will vary a lot. However, I thought it would be fun to share my favoriteRead More →

It can be hard to know what you need in your kitchen. There are so many products out there. They are designed to make our time in the kitchen easier. However, it’s not always easy to figure out what items you need and which fall under the want category. What items you truly need will depend on what you want out of your kitchen. After learning how to cook, I now have determined the essential kitchen items that I need. Perhaps this list will help you in putting only useful items in your own kitchen. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you makeRead More →

Pizza breadsticks

Homemade bread is one of my favorite things to make. Bread has such great versatility. It can be made in a loaf, buns or even breadsticks. These delicious homemade pizza breadsticks have become a favorite in our home. Though they take about 2 hours to make from start to finish, they are absolutely worth it. Give these a try next time you are in the kitchen. Gather and measure all of your ingredients. This will prevent you from missing anything as you go. In a large mixing bowl, add the first 6 ingredients and mix well. This step can be done by hand or usingRead More →

September goals banner

Oh August where did you go? Is it just me or did August just fly by? It seems that this year going by super fast. Another month means another list of goals. I have been enjoying making these monthly goals list and doing my best to reaching all of them. Before we get to my September goals, we will take a moment to look back at my August goals. How I did in August I did okay with my goals in August. Admittedly, I could have done better, but I honestly don’t mind not hitting some goals. Weed the garden. I didn’t do all thatRead More →

How to grow and store potatoes

Gardening is a great activity for everyone. Although not everyone is born with a green thumb, which a little knowledge, anyone can become a gardener. Once you know the basics, it’s time to start working on growing something. Every type of plant has different requirements. Some need constant attention, while others do well with little to no help. Knowing exactly what each plant requires will make growing them a success. Potatoes are on the lower end of the maintenance spectrum. Today I will be sharing how to grow and store potatoes. How to plant potatoes The first step is deciding which variety of potato to grow.Read More →

Summer reflections

Summer is nearing its end. The days are starting to become shorter and the temperatures aren’t quite what they used to me. The time has passed quickly and before it truly comes to an end, I thought I would share my feelings about this summer. While there is still nearly a month of summer left, with school starting next week, summer is basically over. Honestly, fall is in the air, and that is what sent me down the summer reflections path. Summer reflections I have to admit, I’ve never really taken the time to look back and reflect upon a summer before. They tend toRead More →

Summer is winding down. Although some kids have already returned to school, many still have a few weeks left of summer vacation. Tackling the summertime boredom is coming to an end. Now is the time to start setting up your back to school routine. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Create a successful back to school routine Admittedly, your kids will likely not be happy about most of the back to school prep. They will still want to stay up late,Read More →

Clutter happens. Nearly every home has clutter in it. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Accumulating clutter is easy, but getting rid of it can be a challenge. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming. If you are facing piles of clutter in your home, then it’s time to do something about it. Whether it’s in your bathroom, laundry room or even your entryway, setting aside time to declutter will pay off. To get you started, I have listed 35 items to declutter now. 35 items to declutter now Bathroom items Expired medicine Makeup you never use Shampoos, conditioner, etc that you don’tRead More →

Tips for beginner gardeners

Not everyone is born with a green thumb. However, with a little bit of knowledge and a bunch of persistence, anyone can learn to be a gardener. Whether you live in cooler Northern climates or warmer Southern ones, these tips for beginner gardeners are sure to help out. Once you have these things under your belt, you are ready to grab a trowel, dig in the dirt and get growing. Many of these tips are geared towards growing a vegetable garden, however, nearly all of them can apply to flower gardens as well. Now, let’s get started! Tips for beginner gardeners Know your grow zoneRead More →