Creating an inviting space when entering your house can truly make it feel like a home. The entryway is generally the first place people see upon coming into your home. This space should be functional while also appealing to the eye. Depending on the size, it may be fairly simple to organize an entryway. Whether large or small, it’s important to make this area feel welcoming.¬† This was the first real organizing project that I had tackled. All previous attempts at organizing involved throwing items in a box and then doing my best to hide that box. With this entryway organization project, I wanted toRead More →

Father’s Day is coming. Typically, men are harder to buy for than women. They often say that they don’t need anything or tell you to buy them whatever you want. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put the effort into looking for that perfect gift for your dad. It can be easy to fall into the trap of buying the usual gifts for dad. But let’s be honest, does he really need another tie? Or another golf club cover? Perhaps he does. However, if you are looking for something a bit different, then check out these 8 Father’s Day gift ideas. Your dad is sure toRead More →

We all love our kids. We want them to have fun and succeed in life. Allowing them to explore the world, learn new things, and even fail at times, is all part of being a parent. Finding a balance between being a kid and learning the ways of the world can be difficult. There are only so many hours in the day. So finding the time to teach your child a valuable skill after school, before sports practice, and during the weekends when they just want to play, is the challenge for all parents. However, taking the time to teach your kids these life skillsRead More →

Confession time. I didn’t learn how to cook when I was younger. In fact, learning to cook after 30 was something I hadn’t expected to do. But it doesn’t change the fact that this important skill was missing from my life. You may be wondering how I go to this point in my life and was still useless in the kitchen. It’s honestly amazing looking back now to think how long I went without knowing what to do in the kitchen. If I was hungry, I had to rely on things like sandwiches, microwaveable meals, or snacks. Clearly not an ideal situation. So I beganRead More →

Clutter is a fact of life. Items are bought, used, and often forgotten about. This creates clutter that fills up homes and makes life stressful. Like many homes, mine has its fair share of clutter. Getting rid of clutter can seem like a daunting task, yet it is possible to be successful in decluttering. In fact, this is not our first attempt at getting it under control. Yet it is so easy to become overwhelmed by the process of decluttering that many people give up before they make much progress. This is why I made specific decluttering goals this year. There are many different declutteringRead More →

Emergencies can happen at any time, to anyone. Being prepared does not mean you have to become a prepper. Having a basic kit on hand will lessen your stress during emergencies. What a kit contains can vary based on where you live and what natural disasters your area is prone to. Whether you buy an emergency bag or build your own, having this in your home can make a difference when an emergency happens. Building a home emergency kit is a good investment. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links I mayRead More →

One of my big goals this year is to declutter my house. I did an initial decluttering back in 2017. However, I was not very thorough with it. So this year, I am working towards doing a better job of it. I know that this will take quite some time to get it all done. However, it will be well worth the time and effort. While our house hasn’t fallen to the rank of a hoarder nightmare, it has been a bit of a disaster for some time. We have lived here for almost twelve years, and that means twelve years of stuff has accumulated.Read More →

Are you in need of some Mother’s Day gift ideas that are a little bit different? Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Finding that perfect gift for mom can be a bit of a challenge. Often times, you will see advertisements for various gift ideas as Mother’s Day comes closer. However, I personally know that these gifts don’t always work for all moms. As a mom who doesn’t wear makeup, perfume or jewelry, that takes away a number of gift ideas. Add in the fact that I don’t particularly like flowers either and that removes even more options. So, what do you buy on Mother’s DayRead More →

This year I am making changes and embracing life. Or at least trying to. For years I have struggled to focus and get my life together. I may be able to stick to a routine for a week, but then after that everything falls apart. A lot of my failure revolved around my anxiety and depression. It’s hard to keep things going when your brain tells you everything is going wrong – even if it isn’t. One thing that I have found that helps, is to write things down. Having a list to remind me what needs to get done is great. I don’t alwaysRead More →

Everything has a starting point, but taking the first steps can be difficult. From personal experience, I know that starting a new project can seem impossible. Despite the desire to do it, the ‘what if’s’ start to creep into my mind. What if I fail? What if I break this? What if I succeed, but then regret it? What if no one likes it in the end? Self-doubt often stops me before I can even get started. I am tired of failing. More so, I’m tired of not starting anything. Hell, it took me several months before I was brave enough to finally post this.Read More →