• The Gift You Give Yourself: Guest Post

    I cleaned out our attic this year. This year, when I had a lot more time inside our home, I finally was able to slow down enough to focus on chores I’ve been putting off.I ended up with more than 30 large trash bags full of stuff I couldn’t see the reason to save anymore. I was finally able to let go of things I’ve held onto for a long time. And it felt good to let it all go. I’ve discovered another way I’m a pack rat during this year. I store hurts. If someone has caused me pain, I tend to save each one to carefully pack away.…

  • 6 Easy & Time-Saving Tips to Always Have a Clean House (Even with young children!): Guest Post

    I won’t lie – it’s important to me to have a clean house. But within the past few weeks, I have had multiple people tell me that they think I deep clean all day every day. Ha! Ain’t nobody got time for that. Especially if you have young children, am I right?! I will admit that I like our home to be kept a certain way, which is why I’ve prepared these 6 simple housekeeping tips to let you in on my secret… 1. Don’t “Save it for Later”This one is huge (which is why I made it #1) – the mother of all housekeeping tips. No matter if we’re…

  • Spring Cleaning 2019

    Last year, about this same time, we were elbow deep in Spring Cleaning projects. I had put together posts for spring cleaning plans for bathrooms and bedrooms. Next on my list was Kitchens (the worst room of all!) and Living Areas. But I never got to it. I never finished my own spring cleaning. I never published a <2 part> plan for tackling kitchens and a plan for living areas. I disappeared from my blog and resided in hibernation until just recently. Pushing through spring cleaning last year was a struggle. I started the project ON FIRE!! So full of motivation and energy thanks to the beautiful weather, and addition…