The November Use It Up Challenge is here and it's all about tackling sentimental clutter.

Gather your phones, computers, game systems, and cords. It’s time for the March 2021 Use It Up Challenge. This month we are focusing on technology. We live in a technology-filled society. Many homes have a plethora of devices, from smartphones to game systems and computers galore. We love upgrading your devices as often as possible and this can lead to technology clutter. Chances are you have a box or drawer filled with old tech along with a few random power cords that have an unknown purpose. It’s time to deal with this clutter and ensure that the items you have in your home and actuallyRead More →

It is commonly said that in order to be productive you need a morning routine. While I don’t deny that’s true, it’s easier for some than others. For morning people, a routine comes easily and quite naturally. However, for those of us who are not morning people, it can be a struggle to shift to this thinking of being productive right after waking. Like many aspects of life, these routines are not a one-size-fits-all scenario. There is no rule that says you must wake up at 4 am to have a successful day – though many people will be adamant that’s the only way toRead More →

Donuts are a treat that many people enjoy. Yet when we want them, we often find ourselves having to run to the grocery store or coffee shop to satisfy our cravings. Not any more. It’s time to start making your donuts at home. These baked double-chocolate donuts are quick and easy to make and are oh so delicious. Once you have had homemade donuts, you will never go back to the store-bought ones again. Bake yourself and your family something special now that will help satisfy your chocolate and donut cravings. Because these donuts are baked and not fried, the most important thing you willRead More →

The second month of 2021 has arrived. I don’t know about you, but I felt January went by fairly quickly. Perhaps it’s because I will busy with all of my goals. For those of you who set resolutions instead of goals, I hope that you are going strong with whatever you chose to focus on this year. As always, a new month means it’s time to set some goals. Before we give into my February 2021 goals, let’s take a moment to look back over my January goals to see how I did. January goals review January was an odd month. I started out lookingRead More →

Another month of reading has come to an end. January is the month where readers often set goals of how many books they want to read in the year. I used to do this, but now I no longer set number goals, outside of a minimum per month. That is because I mainly want to focus on enjoying the books I am reading and ensure I am working through my TBR. With every month that passes and every book read, I have managed to take my TBR from an overwhelming pile of books to something far more manageable. This January 2021 reading wrap-up showcases theRead More →

The November Use It Up Challenge is here and it's all about tackling sentimental clutter.

Gather your leashes, cat trees, bedding, and treats. It’s time for the February 2021 Use It Up Challenge. This month is for all the pet owners out there, as we focus on pet supplies. As pet owners, we tend to want to buy our pets all of the treats, beds, and goodies that will provide them with everything they need while showing them how much they are loved. While there is nothing wrong with this, eventually you may find your cupboards and drawers filling with pet supplies that your pet never touches. However, by joining in on this month’s challenge, we will work to changeRead More →

The idea of a bucket list has been around for a long time. I have seen many people talk about their bucket lists. Some are short and very specific and others have huge lists that seem impossible to do in a lifetime – at least in my opinion. To be perfectly honest, I never really gave bucket lists much thought. Then 2020 and the pandemic hit. I think we all realized how quickly life can change and how things we used to take for granted were suddenly impossible to do. This got me thinking about the things I really want to do and experience inRead More →

Cabbage rolls are one of my favorite food to eat. I love the flavor combination of the meat, tomato sauce, rice, and cabbage. However, if you are like me, making cabbage rolls feels like an impossible affair. The cabbage leaves never seem to cooperate and I am left with ripped leaves that don’t work well. That’s why this unstuffed cabbage roll casserole is a fantastic alternative. It has all the flavor of classic cabbage rolls while not being as finicky as you no longer need to carefully wrap the meat mixture in the leaves. This relatively quick to make recipe has become a family favorite.Read More →

It’s a new month and a new year! That means it’s another opportunity to set and achieve our goals. As we all let out a collective breath now that 2020 is over, it’s time to ramp up for another year. Many people may be setting resolutions but I am more of a goal person. I find goals are more manageable and realistic than resolution. In fact, you could turn your resolutions into goals to ensure you actually work towards them. I have been setting monthly goals for a few years now and it has been extremely beneficial. By sharing these goals here, I find myselfRead More →

With the arrival of January, it’s time to take a moment and look back at the books I read in December. This month was filled with holiday preparation, the first few heavy snowfalls of winter, and that overwhelming desire for the year to be over. The goal I had set for myself was to read 5 books during the month, something I can usually easily do. However, this month I found myself either not feeling like reading or simply not setting aside the time each day. Despite this, I was able to squeeze in just enough reading to hit that goal. Doing so helped toRead More →