Spring Cleaning Resource Guide

Spring Cleaning Resource Guide

It’s that time of year again – time to get the house cleaned out, scrubbed down, and sparkling clean. Well, at least until kids or pets mess it up again. So here are some of my best posts to help YOU get organized with your spring cleaning plan. De-Cluttering your home is a great first step for cleaning.. less stuff to clean that way, right? So start out with a 10 day de-clutter-a-thon. I also have a de-clutter-a-thon email challenge {Read More}

How to Increase Focus and Get More Done

How to Increase Focus and Get More Done

If I took enough time, I could probably fill a good chunk of a notebook with my to-do list for all areas of my life. With so many ideas bouncing around in my head, it can be hard to concentrate on completing one thing. Have you ever seen the meme that says something like “If you want to know what a woman’s mind is like, picture a browser with 2,500 tabs open all.the.time.” Well, that’s how I feel most days! {Read More}

DIY Dusting Spray, Polish, & Disinfectant

DIY Disinfectant Dusting Spray

Dusting is my least favorite chore. But.. thanks to allergies and a couple cute dogs who shed a lot, I dust my home at least once a week. Sometimes I use something like this, but I also like to add a little polish and fresh smell with this homemade dusting spray. Not only does it shine the furniture, it actually works as a disinfectant too. It’s a nice added bonus to be able to disinfect your home while wiping dust {Read More}

Breakfast Cupcakes Recipe

Breakfast Cupcakes

Cupcakes for breakfast!? This version, yes. They are healthy and full of protein to give you a great start to your day. I love that this recipe is also freezer friendly and a quick breakfast to grab for mornings on the go. The ham is the cupcake “liner” and then you can fill it up with egg and other goodies. Here’s how to whip up these cute, clever “cupcakes!” Ingredients You’ll Need: 12 slices of ham 10-12 eggs 1 cup milk {Read More}

A Game Plan for Getting More Rest

A Game Plan for Getting More Rest

Do you wake up feeling sluggish? Is it all you can do to get out of bed in the morning? Then you might not be getting enough sleep. Most experts recommend somewhere between 7-9 hours each night. Here are some tips that I have found helpful in getting adequate rest. Have a Consistent Sleep Schedule Getting up and going to bed at the same time each day can do wonders for getting your body on track with sleep. I tend {Read More}

5 Easy Steps to Start Eating Real Food

Are you trying to switch to a more whole-foods diet? I am! There are so many preservatives and chemicals in foods these days, I am slowly making small changes to incorporate real foods into my cooking. That being said, I’m not making any drastic changes. But I am trying to be more intentional about the foods I eat. I don't exclusively eat "real" food by the way, and most likely never will. But I think if we make small changes as we can that we can live healthier and feel better about the food we are eating. Here are some easy baby steps I’ve taken to incorporate more whole foods into our life. 1. Switch to Pure Maple Syrup Did you know that the only maple in most syrups on grocery store shelves is a small amount of "maple flavoring"? This was a really easy switch for me... pure maple syrup tastes SO good. It’s a little more expensive, but if it’s in your budget then it is totally worth it. Plus, I’m usually able to find pure maple syrup at Aldi.. it’s a lot cheaper there! 2. Use Unbleached Flour Unbleached flour is processed less than the bleached variety. I’m hoping they start carrying this at Aldi, because that’s where I like to buy flour. I did find whole wheat flour there though. That’s a good choice too, so I stocked up. 3. Buy Real Butter I have cut out margarine and switched to actual butter. When used in moderation, the fats in butter are good for you. This is also something I buy at Aldi.. it’s less expensive than other places I’ve seen. 4. Know the Clean Fifteen/Dirty Dozen The "dirty dozen" fruits and vegetables are the ones that are more important to try to find organic. The dirty dozen are the ones that are supposed to have more harmful chemicals on them than the “clean fifteen.” 5. Find Local Farm Fresh Eggs I love having farm fresh eggs! These are easier to find in warmer months, but when they are available I try to buy them. Switching out a “normal” product for a much more wholesome product is an easy way to make a quick switch to eating some foods that are better for you. A lot of these simple changes actually taste a lot better too! What are your best tips for switching to more real foods?

Are you trying to switch to a more whole-foods diet? I am! There are so many preservatives and chemicals in foods these days, I am slowly making small changes to incorporate real foods into my cooking. I’ve recently taken these easy steps to start eating real food. That being said, I’m not making any drastic changes. But I am trying to be more intentional about the foods I eat. I don’t exclusively eat “real” food by the way, and most {Read More}

Financial Habits to Start Right Now

Financial Habits to Start Right Now

We all try to manage our money well. It’s much easier said than done. I think it’s something that will always be a work in progress as we go through different chapters of life. However, there are certain financial habits that I think are key in managing finances well throughout our lives. Save First and foremost I think a savings account is a must. You never know what’s going to come up – a car repair, home repair, unexpected bill {Read More}

5 Ways to Encourage Your Husband

5 Ways to Encourage Your Husband

*This post may contain affiliate links. For more info, read my disclosure policy. Are you looking for some ways to encourage your husband? I think encouraging one another is an essential component of a happy marriage.. my husband is my biggest supporter and cheerleader and it means so much to me. Here are some ways that I try to encourage him: Write Leaving little notes around the house for your man is a simple little way to offer some kind {Read More}