Whether you are a busy parent, retired and living your best life, or a young adult stepping into independence, budgeting is for you! Budgeting is such an important skill that many of us are not taught how to do until adulthood when money becomes a huge stressor. Not only does budgeting help you keep track of your money, it allows you to become financially free so you can focus your time and energy on the things that are important to you.
Happy Back to School season! This summer flew by. I don't totally mind because I looooove Back to School season. Buying school and office supplies is still one of my favorite ways to spend money (even if it is just for my personal stash of office supplies)!
Although this is an exciting time of year, it can also be pretty stressful. Getting back into the swing of the school year while also trying to keep the family organized causes some major headaches. Organizing is more than having aesthetically pleasing spaces. It's about reducing stress so you have more time and energy to focus on the things you care about! Try these tips to reduce your stress and allow for more time and energy to embrace the new season.
Let's talk about food! I looooove food. It's an important part of our lives. It nourishes our bodies, gives us a creative outlet, tastes delicious, and is at the center of most gatherings with family and friends. It's a total necessity!
Food can also be a stressor. When we don't plan out our meals, it creates unnecessary stress and can cost us huge amounts of money. Just like food is essential to our lives, so is the planning surrounding the meals we eat.
Summer can be a season filled of bucket lists, family vacations, sport camps and an endless list of activities to keep you and your family moving non-stop! It is easy to get wrapped up in the busy, summer vibe but here are some helpful tips to creating some calm in your home when you find those moments that aren't blocked off on the calendar.
Sean and I love traveling and after staying at home for over a year now, we have been dreaming of all the new adventures that will fill our calendar. Slowly but surely, the world is starting to open back up and we have been booking our trips. Whether your travel plans that got cancelled or the plans that were dreamt up as we bunkered down for a long summer’s quarantine are finally coming to fruition!
When you imagine yourself walking into a cluttered space full of stacks and piles of your belongings, how do you feel? I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that you would not feel relaxed, refreshed, or restored. I wouldn’t either.
Now imagine yourself stepping into a clutter-free space you are proud of, where there is room to relax and unwind. Doesn’t that feel better?
Ah, the beast that is moving...it seems like no matter how hard you might work to prepare, you always end up throwing things into whatever container you can find just to get it out of the way (especially if the moving truck will be there in t-minus 5 minutes).
If this applies to you, you’re not alone! We’re here to help you prepare for your next big move in a simple, tangible way. The process of packing up your life can be incredibly difficult regardless of whether you’re headed down the street or across the country, but you can take that stress out of the equation with these quick tips.
If you were to ask my husband, he would tell you I have a secret addiction to buying organizing products! I have tested my share of storage containers, label makers, and everything in between. No matter where we are shopping, I always have to make a "quick" walk through the home organizing products. Over time I have found some amazing products that can transform any space, most of them you wouldn't even know you needed.
Here are my the top 10 organizing products you didn't know you needed on Amazon:
Deep cleaning and organizing can feel overwhelming, especially with many other aspects of our lives holding our attention. Rather than instantly feeling bogged down by the seemingly gigantic task that is Spring Cleaning, let's try to look at it as an opportunity. Not only is this an opportunity to tidy up your space, it’s also an opportunity to boost your mood, your productivity, and your health! Cleaning has so many benefits, and when we keep up with it, we can feel better all year round. What better way to kick off the new season than a boost in overall well-being?
Keep reading for some tips and tricks to help you conquer your Spring Cleaning.
There is no doubt that 2020 has been challenging! As I reflect on the past year, I can't help but think we all had to grow in some way. Whether it be by growing closer with our families, appreciating the value of everyday experiences, (hair cuts, dining in at restaurants, shopping at retail stores, etc.) and learning how resilient we really are. As you anticipate the new year, don't forget to reflect on 2020 and plan to continually grow in 2021.
To help you make 2021 your best, here is 5 my favorite personal development books.