The crisp air calls for fall baking. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the fall harvest, especially the abundance of apples, and create some delicious fall treats. While apples are available year-round, freshly picked fall apples are the best. If you have the opportunity to go apple picking, do so. Not only is it a great fall activity, but you will have plenty of apples for fall baking. These apple oatmeal muffins are the perfect way to use up some apples. Between the apple base and the cinnamon highlight, it tastes like the perfect autumn day. Your house will smell wonderful asRead More →

NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. That’s right fellow writers, the month of writing is approaching swiftly. Grab those novel ideas, brush off your notebooks, go cry in a corner. Do whatever it is you do to get ready for NaNoWriMo. Going into my eighth year of NaNoWriMo, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what to expect and what needs to get done ahead of time to be successful. However, as a blogger, I now have to find a way to balance my blogging responsibilities and writing a novel. Sounds hard, doesn’t it? Balancing NaNoWriMo & blogging can be a bitRead More →

Today is a very special occasion. For today officially marks one-year blogging here at Insecure Housewife! It’s kind of crazy to think it has been exactly one year since I published my first post. In truth, I have been blogging off and on, mostly off, for the last ten years. However, this blog holds a special place in my heart. Many of the previous ones were abandoned after a few months. In fact, some of them never had a single post added. Back then I was so afraid of posting the wrong thing that I couldn’t bring myself to even truly try. In the pastRead More →

As winter’s icy chill continues to have a firm grip on the land, it can be easy to succumb to the winter blahs. Depending on where you live, this may not even be an issue. After all, some areas barely get any winter weather. However, those who live in the colder Nothern climates know all too well how long and cold winter can be. When the wind is howling, the snow is blowing and the temperatures dip to a dangerous level, what is one to do? Here are 8 things to do when it’s too cold to go outside. This post may contain affiliate links.Read More →

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Ah, November. The second last month of the year and the real beginning of winter for us Northerners. It is hard to believe that the year is almost over. I feel like these past few months just flew by far too quickly. Hopefully, that means that the winter will also pass in a flash. Since it’s a new month, that means it’s time to set some new goals. Every month, I take the opportunity to assess what my previous goals were, how I did and what I need to work on in the future. This means I am constantly working on improving and ensuring anythingRead More →

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August is here! Can you believe another month has come and gone? This year seems to be flying by. A new month means it is time to set some new goals. Back in June I started making monthly goals and continued to do so in July. I have really been enjoying this new trend in my life. Honestly, it gives me that extra push I need to get things done. So, I want to keep doing this every month. Before we go over my August 2018 goals, let’s take a moment and see how I did with July’s goals. How I did in July Overall,Read More →