Konmari Method | My Experience 3 Years Later

The Konmari method has inspired many to tidy up their homes. But, will your home really be as tidy a few years down the road?

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There has been a ton of new interest in the Konmari method of tidying recently. With the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, it doesn’t come as a surprise. I love seeing the excitement of the Konmari newbies and have to admit I’m a bit jealous that they are only on the brink of this whole tidying experience. You see, I already read the book and completed the process three years ago after my first child turned one. It was a delightful experience and has prompted some lasting changes within our home. But to be honest, there are also some parts of this process that have been complete flops for us. read more

DIY Valentine’s Day Craft | Easy Personalized Candy Bag

DIY Valentine's Day | #diy #valentinesday #valentinesdaycraft #valentines

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. I’m usually too cheap to buy the standard Valentine cards at the store. If I have time, I opt for handmade. They turn out cuter and are often much easier to make than they seem.

Thanks to these cute little muslin bags and some stencils and paint I had lying around, an easy and cute DIY Valentine’s Day craft was only 10 minutes away.  An added bonus was that the kids had a blast making them.

Heads-up: I will say that if you are planning on doing something like this, consider your mommy mood first. If you’re feeling free and easy, go for the craft paint. If you’re already stressed, save your sanity and give the kids some ultra-washable markers instead.  Just realize that if the bags get washed for some reason, the drawings won’t make it. read more

Cultivate Tidy Habits | 4-Week Tidying Challenge

4-Week Tidying Challenge eBook | $5

In this eBook, I share the tidying tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years to keep my home tidy, balanced, and joyful. You will be assigned five tidying tasks per week (one for each weekday), along with one tidy habit per week, which you will cultivate over the course of the 4-week challenge. This eBook also includes a printable handout for each week, complete with your assigned tidying tasks and designated spaces for notetaking.

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New Year’s Eve with Kids | How to Celebrate

After the excitement of Christmas is over, there’s one celebration before the holiday season comes to a close: New Year’s Eve. We usually consider New Year’s Eve to be more of an adult-friendly holiday. The after-midnight bedtime and champagne toasts make that clear. However, there are plenty of fun and easy ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve with kids.

New Year's Eve with Kids | #newyears #newyearseve #kids #family #party #holidays #2019 #partyforkids

New Year’s Eve with Kids #1 | Turn Your Living Room into a Disco

If you’re in the northern hemisphere, these shorter days are working in your favor. Take advantage of the early sunset by turning your living room into a disco party. With a portable disco ball and some music, you and your kids will have a blast. read more

easy low carb breakfast | savory cauliflower pancakes

Necessity breeds invention and creativity thrives on limitations. That’s how this easy low carb breakfast born. I was in desperate need of a Costco trip, which can make breakfast time difficult — especially with little ones. Once my coffee was in hand, I cooked up some Kodiak pancakes for the kids, which they were more than happy to eat on a Thursday morning.

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I didn’t want pancakes. In fact, while I love me some good carbohydrates, the times I’ve craved bread over the last year have been minimal, thanks to my sweet and happy eating plan. I rummaged through the fridge, pulling out all viable leftover options. Cauliflower rice from last night’s dinner, my last two eggs, and an avocado that may or may not be brown inside. (Thankfully, it was perfectly ripe.) read more

21 THM Christmas Recipes

The holidays are here! I’m jumping up and down at the thought of it. There’s so much fun and beauty to enjoy during this season. And, for once, I have no stress about how it will impact my eating habits. With a little forethought and my handy Instant Pot, I can prepare healthy meals to enjoy amidst the bustle of the season. I’ve also been enjoying a new eating plan for about five months now and look forward to continuing in it over the holiday season. It’s called Trim Healthy Mama, and if you’ve never heard of it, you should definitely check it out. It’s balanced (unlike just about any other plan out there) and joyful. Whether you’re a seasoned Trim Healthy Mama, or just hearing about the plan now, check out these 21 THM Christmas recipes to see how you can enjoy the holidays and your health at the same time. Cheers! read more

put together a capsule wardrobe | 5 easy steps for a wardrobe you love

What Does it Mean to Put Together a Capsule Wardrobe?

Whether we admit it or not, fashion plays a role in almost all of our lives. Even those of us who wrangle children all day probably still try to dress themselves in something pleasing (whether from an aesthetic standpoint, comfort, function, or all of the above). Given this, it’s no wonder putting together a capsule wardrobe has become so popular. Maybe you’ve heard a lot of talk about how to put together a capsule wardrobe, but aren’t quite clear what one is.

Capsule Wardrobe | #slowfashion #minimalism #fashion #capsulewardrobe

A capsule wardrobe involves wearing the same basic, interchangeable items, and accessorizing them with season- or event-specific items. The benefits of this approach to fashion are numerous. Below are my favorite reasons for building a capsule wardrobe. read more

THM pumpkin spice muffins | thm-s | low-carb | gluten-free

THM pumpkin spice muffins are the ultimate way to enjoy a crisp autumn or winter morning. I love that I can indulge in something delicious and healthy, instead of tearing my body down with blood-sugar-spiking ingredients. Just one of the many ways I like to practice self-care. In any case, I’ll take these THM pumpkin spice muffins with some black coffee any day over one of those sticky overly-sweet pumpkin spice lattes. #sorrynotsorry

THM pumpkin spice muffins | #glutenfree #thm #pumpkin #muffins #lowcarb #healthy #recipes #pumpkinspice #muffins

It’s 10 am and the toddler is crawling up my legs, clearly famished and ready for his morning snack. Unfortunately, the cupboards and fridge are also a bit sparse. read more

self-care for moms | 21 practical ideas to re-energize your spirit

Self-Care for Moms | #selfcare #moms #momlife #mentalhealth

With the ever-increasing busy-ness of life, it’s no wonder self-care for moms is such an important topic. Never-ending streams of information bombard us all day, not to mention the demands of work and family. Our society is quickly becoming accustomed to the instant gratification that seems to be offered everywhere, from having information available at the click of a button to free 2-hour grocery delivery (which, let’s be honest, is the best thing ever). When you add kids to the mix, the idea of self-care for moms becomes even more important. read more

15 last-minute father’s day gift ideas

June is here and Father’s Day is just around the corner — this weekend, actually! I don’t know about you, but I always seem to come up short when it comes to gift ideas for dads. Why are they so hard to shop for?! Apart from the standard tie (#nothappening), or maybe a surprise flock of backyard chickens, it can be a challenge to find the perfect gift for him. And if you procrastinate like I often do, you’ll need to find something quick. I’ve scoured the Internet and have compiled a list of a few perfect Father’s Day gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to that handsome face of his. And all are available on Amazon Prime, so you can have them on your doorstep by Sunday. read more