Rarely do I look back at a month and think ‘that was a great month’. Perhaps it’s because I don’t get out much and when I do I tackle my tasks as quickly as possible before returning to the safety of my home. That is the introvert life for you. But this year, I have decided to make changes in my life. So, in many ways, May was a transition month. Winter comes to an end and spring finally arrives. Embracing positivity, I thought I would share my May favorites. What I enjoyed this month will, hopefully, lead me to enjoy the rest of theRead More →

Looking for a quick and easy item to make for a delicious breakfast option? Scones are a great choice! There is a great number of flavors of scones out there, but by far my favorite has always been cinnamon raisin. This one-bowl recipe can be put together in less than 30 minutes. These are easy enough to make for those beginning their journey to cooking as well as those who are experts in the kitchen. If you are looking for an easy to make breakfast or snack option, then look no further than these easy cinnamon raisin scones. This post may contain affiliate links. ThisRead More →

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 →

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 →

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 →