Be Prepared with a Day Trip Checklist

Be prepared for a fun day out and about when you have a day trip checklist. Don’t recreate the wheel; reuse your own brain power. As you plan out your summer, no doubt you see a few day trips in your future. No biggie, right? No need to pack much, no need to sleep in […]

Gear Up For Summer

Are you stocked up on summer supplies? This list will help you gear up for summer and never be caught unprepared. Summer vacation has commenced! What this means at our house is that we shift to a more relaxed mode of living. The kids still have some schoolwork (math and reading) and daily chores each day, […]

Five Favorite Things to Help Me Save Money

Saving money is a team sport. It helps to have friends to share ideas with and brainstorm, so let’s chat about our favorite ways to save money. Money. Money. Money. Can’t live without it, yet it causes so many problems. Oh my word. I’m pretty sure that money is something that lots of people argue […]

How to Make Your House Do the Housework

This post has been sponsored by 2000 Flushes ® Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner. Consider these strategies that require your house to do the housework, not you. You? You head to the beach! It wasn’t until I was a grown woman with a handful of kids that I finally understood my mother’s reply when we’d ask […]

6 Simple Spring Cleaning Tasks You Can Do Today

This post has been sponsored by 2000 Flushes® Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner. Spring is here; don’t spend it inside! Consider these six simple spring cleaning tasks you can do today to make a big impact on your home. Spring is in full swing at our house. Neighbor kids have been knocking on the door, asking […]

Five Favorite Things that Help Me Feel Fancy (Without Costing a Fortune)

I don’t feel fancy very often, especially when it comes to home management stuff, but when I do, I enjoy it! Here are five favorite things I’m enjoying, that help me feel fancy, and don’t cost a fortune! You know when you come across something so cool, you just have to share it. Well, today’s […]

Getting Ready for the Week Ahead

Planning for the week ahead, rather than letting it happen to you, can help you make the most of all the great things in your life. I don’t know about you, but my brain works in weeklong timeframes. Those are the chunks of time that my mind operates in. On Sunday I feel like I […]

Favorite Home Management Resources

Is your home Better Homes and Gardens ready? Or could you use a little help in the home management department? I’ve learned a lot in the last two decades — and these resources have helped! I tend to pile stuff. When I get busy, tired, overwhelmed, I pile things up. My clothes. My paperwork. My […]