Simple Living

What REALLY Happens When We Choose Experiences Over Stuff

Disney World photographers take between 100,000 and 200,000 photos of guests at their theme parks every day. Everyone in these photos is all smiles. (The sticker shock of buying the photos must not have sunk in yet). But Disney ain't always "The Happiest Place on Earth." The photo you won't see from the parks is one… Continue reading What REALLY Happens When We Choose Experiences Over Stuff

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Frugality, Simple Living

Is Minimalism Only For Those Who Can Choose It?

In reading more about minimalism and pursing a more simple life, I stumbled across some attitudes toward it that were interesting. Ideas like "only wealthy people can afford to be minimal, as they can replace something if they really need to" or, "minimalism is only for the privileged, who can choose it rather than do… Continue reading Is Minimalism Only For Those Who Can Choose It?

Encouragement, Simple Living

10 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Actually Easy To Keep

40-60% of people make New Year's resolutions, but only about 8% keep them. US News says that 80% of New Year's resolutions fail by February. [Are you feeling (un)motivated yet?] Why even make resolutions if we're just going to fail anyway? How can we be in that 8%? New Year's resolutions can be a really… Continue reading 10 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Actually Easy To Keep

Frugality, Simple Living

Favorite (Fabulously Frugal) Things | Winter 2017

Today is the first official day of winter! Though, depending on where you live, it may have felt like winter for a long time already. December 21st marks the winter solstice, the time of year with the least amount of sunlight. While it may seem cold and dark now, the days are only getting "longer"… Continue reading Favorite (Fabulously Frugal) Things | Winter 2017

Frugality, Simple Living

4 Reasons To Switch Up Your Gift Wrap Routine

I thought I needed a variety of bags in different colors/sizes and different rolls of wrapping paper; I used to save all the tissue paper and stick on bows we received...but the majority of it never got completely used up. I wondered about trying something different this year: One roll of recycled brown paper, and… Continue reading 4 Reasons To Switch Up Your Gift Wrap Routine

Simple Living

To Homeschool Or Not To Homeschool? 6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Jumping In

What is the right choice for your child's education? We know there is no "one-size-fits-all" answer. I've experienced homeschooling, homeschooling groups, private school, and public school. Of course, everyone's experiences are different (and I'm not going to tell you what to do), but here are some thoughts based on my experience. Homeschooling does have some… Continue reading To Homeschool Or Not To Homeschool? 6 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Jumping In

Frugality, Simple Living

Favorite (Fabulously Frugal) Things | Fall 2017

Crimson and gold leaves, warm sweaters, hot apple cider....there's so much to love about fall. Here's what I'm loving as the temperatures cool off and the daylight hours begin to shorten: (If you missed the spring list, you can find it here, and the summer list is here. Everything on the lists is $15 or… Continue reading Favorite (Fabulously Frugal) Things | Fall 2017

Simple Living

10 Routines To Make Your Day Run Smoothly

Are you tired of mountains of laundry and piles of dirty dishes? Have you already gotten rid of your excess/unused items and it still doesn't feel manageable? We all do the same things every day- we get dressed, make ourselves food, wash our clothes, etc. But when we do those things make a huge difference in whether or… Continue reading 10 Routines To Make Your Day Run Smoothly

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How To End Your Facebook Addiction (Without Getting Rid Of Your Account)

Do you spend way too much time on Facebook? I know I have. What do you think is the average amount of time we spend each day browsing its never ending pages? The answer may surprise you:  "Fifty minutes. That’s the average amount of time, the company said, that users spend each day on its… Continue reading How To End Your Facebook Addiction (Without Getting Rid Of Your Account)

Simple Living

What’s In A Minimalist Momma’s Bag?

I used to be that person who carried everything in my large, overstuffed bag. It looked like I was going on a weekend trip...every day of the week. Band-Aids, lotion, Tylenol, granola bars, stamps, phone chargers, water bottles, cough drops, etc.- I was prepared in case all the Walgreens, Targets, Walmarts, and grocery stores within a 10… Continue reading What’s In A Minimalist Momma’s Bag?