Easy Ways to Save Money and Create Less Waste by Replacing Disposable With Reusable

With the new year at hand, I’ve got goals on the mind… One of these goals is to invest in a few practical items that would cut down on our waste, and possibly even save us a little money in the long run.  After a quick inventory, it was easy to see that a lot of our waste comes from disposable items that if we thought a little smarter, we could either do without or find a better alternative.

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Finding the Courage to Jump Start Your Big Ideas

Have you ever stood in line at an ice cream shop with a long row of flavors to choose from? Do you go with the chocolate chunks and swirled caramel or the strawberry with cheesecake chunks? Pecan? Pistachio? Vanilla Bean? Mocha? Raspberry? And what’s that…? PUMPKIN??! Continue reading “Finding the Courage to Jump Start Your Big Ideas”

Three Unique Ways to Preserve Your Best Memories

As our kids are getting older it feels like time is flying faster and faster. I can barely remember how old I am each year, let alone all the events and special little moments that occurred throughout our year. Remembering is becoming more of a challenge as my days get busier. Continue reading “Three Unique Ways to Preserve Your Best Memories”

Five Easy Ways to Connect With Your Small Children

Have you ever had one of those days that you have a million things to do and none of your kids are cooperating with you? Busy mamas and kids who need their attention are two things that always seem to go hand in hand, right? You want to give them the attention they need, but you also have a to-do list a mile long. Continue reading “Five Easy Ways to Connect With Your Small Children”

Motivational Quotes For the New Year

I don’t know about you, but a wise word from someone who has gone before me, is sometimes just what I need to get motivated. I love the clean start of a new year and the thought of exciting things that might take place. But I always do a little better with a word of encouragement and a nudge in the right direction. Continue reading “Motivational Quotes For the New Year”

A Newbie’s Guide to the Happy Planner

Apparently, I have been living under a rock. I went on a quest to find a new planner for 2017 and upon arrival at our local craft store, I found an ENTIRE ISLE of planners and planner accessories. Planner accessories?! I guess this has become the ultimate cross between scrapbooking and organization. Then I came home and did some Google slash Pinterest-ing and found that this is not merely a glorified to-do list, but a full-blown hobby for some people. Continue reading “A Newbie’s Guide to the Happy Planner”