Celebrate Simply

Would you like to celebrate the season more simply this year? Take this intensive 2-week workshop to help you streamline your celebrations to suit your season of life.

Years ago when we had one child and a really tight budget, I decided that I was going to make all our Christmas gifts, all our Christmas cards, and all our Christmas feasts by hand, from scratch, all by myself. Yes, I was young and optimistic, was I not?

I started in August and worked, worked, worked all fall. This was in the days when the internet ran on squirrel power and Pinterest was not even a twinkle in a programmer’s eye. I relied on magazines and the craft store for my inspiration.

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Time to Make a Christmas Budget!

A Christmas budget is your first step toward a happier holiday season. Not only will it help you prioritize your expenses, but it will also you to enjoy what you have more fully.

girls looking at christmas ornaments at target

If you haven’t been to Walmart or Target yet, you might not know that the Christmas shopping season has arrived. If you haven’t been on Pinterest, you might not know that they’ve traded pumpkins for elves on the shelves.

I know. It’s not even Halloween.

Even before the turkey’s cooked, the marketers are pushing Christmas on us.

I’m mostly okay with that, since I love the holiday season. But, before we jump right into the jingle bells, can I just say one thing? Continue Reading »

7 Easy Ways You Can Get Organized

If things feel chaotic at your house, it may be time to get organized. You’ll get more done and have more time to rest and play. Make the most of your days! I suppose some people are able to track in their heads everything they need to do in a day. They know where they […]

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How to Create an Emergency Fund (& Why You Should)

Setting aside an emergency fund is a great way to buy yourself peace of mind as well as money to deal with that crazy thing you didn’t plan for, but is bound to happen. You don’t plan for bad things to happen. The unexpected is just that, unexpected. No matter how careful we are with […]

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How to Improve Your Life when You Don’t Know Where to Start

Want to improve your life but not sure where to start? Here are some ideas to get you moving in the right direction. photo source: Allen Goldblatt, used by license, no changes made Ever been in that place where you feel like you’re surrounded by chaos and aren’t really sure where you should start in […]

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How to Prepare for a Recession or Other Tough Economic Times

There’s no better time than the present to get prepared to face a tough economy or other financial struggle.

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Making Your Meals the Way YOU Want

Possibly things have had you a little out of sorts lately. The days have been busy. The nights a brief chance to unwind. And maybe you’ve had to let some things slide. Often times when we experience crazy times, the first thing to go is the intention to eat healthfully. You skip breakfast. Grab take-out. […]

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Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! Try these tried and true organizing tricks for the new school year. I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized […]

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