Creating a Menu Planning Notebook

Menu planning can be tough, especially for first time moms or first time wives. But even for some moms who have been cooking for their family for years, it’s still a struggle to always think of the next meal to cook. Creating a weekly menu plan is a big help for eliminating … Read more

Using Essential Oils to Create Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

One of the main reasons why you clean is to make the house healthier for your family to live in. But sometimes, the cleaning products we use are also hazardous to our health than the bacteria we’re trying to kill. Perhaps you’re definitely aware that many of our home cleaning products are … Read more

Pinterest Can Help You Organize Your Home

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If you have a new house or if you want to change the overall look of our home, organizing furniture and household items may seem like a daunting task. Besides the tiresome lifting of heavy objects, you would also have to deal with the dirt that moving things around may leave in … Read more

Organizing the House After a Move

Organizing the House After a Move

Moving into a new house can be a daunting task because once the movers have unloaded your things and the boxes have been opened, it’s time for you to figure out how to unpack and organize your new home with all the things you have. But you don’t have to stress yourself … Read more

Getting the Family to Help Clean the House

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Living with your whole family is fun because you get to spend a lot of time with them especially during weekends and holidays. However, it is sometimes frustrating when you have a house full of people and you’re the only one who keeps it clean with a vacuum cleaner. Whether it’s the … Read more

Is Your House New Born Friendly?

Is Your House New Born Friendly

Newborns are a great blissful addition – they bring joy and a whole new change in the lives of parents. Both parents and newborn learn and explore over time. If you’re a new parent, and this is your first newborn, there are a lot of questions that you need to think about. … Read more

10 Things You Can Do to Help the Environment

Things You Can Do to Help the Environment

If you keep up with the news, you have probably heard about the dangers of climate change and the damage we are doing to the environment. The good news is that you can take action today to ensure that you are doing your part to protect the world that we call home. … Read more

Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Tips for Grocery Shopping

It’s always nice to save money; a little here, a lot there.  One fabulous way to help save money is with some simple, free apps on your smartphone!  Read on for my recommendations, along with bonus tips on how to make your shopping and saving a breeze. You can choose to … Read more

Do you want to increase the security of your front door?

Security of you front door

Here are some inexpensive ways to tackle that The news of someone going through the bad experience of having their home broken into leaves a bad taste in the mouth, and may leave you wondering what you would do to protect yourself. The problem is the perception that you need to break … Read more

7 Creative Reuse and Recycle Ideas for Interior Decorating

7 Creative Reuse and Recycle Ideas for Interior Decorating th

Creative Reuse and recycle of derelict home products is gaining a massive following all over the world. This has come as a result of the global push for sustainable and environmentally friendly use of resources. A few years ago, many would have taken this a venture for the retired folks looking to … Read more

KiDecals Product Review

Kidecals review

Disclosure: We received complimentary KiDecals products in exchange for posting the following review.  All opinions are 100% ours.  This review was not guided by KiDecals, nor did they provide any suggestions or requirements as to how the review is written. We are really excited to write about a product that we tried recently, Kidecals.  Because we mostly write about … Read more

Spring Cleaning Tips and How to Avoid Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Tips and How to Avoid Spring Cleaning

Every time we spring clean our homes we say what everybody says: ”I’m never going to let my house get this way again!”  Here are a few tips and ideas to help make our spring cleaning less frustrating and more effective: Minimalism: The majority of spring cleaning time is spent clearing out items to throw … Read more

Easy Menu Board and Meal Planner

Whole Board

I, like all of you, see so many cute menu boards for meal planning on Pinterest and on blogs.  My initial thought is “how cute!”, followed quickly by “I don’t think I could ever replicate that!”.  Unfortunately I inherited the ideas gene, but not the crafty gene, so I have to stick … Read more

Conquer Your Closet Clutter

Conquer Your Closet Clutter

There’s a scene in the first Sex and the City movie where Carrie and Big find their dream apartment.  Amongst all of the 200 square-foot shoeboxes in New York City, this apartment has a terrace, wood floors, huge windows, and never-ending space.  Carrie is sold on the apartment until she sees it: … Read more

Keeping a family file

Simple Trending Desk Hanging File Box Storage Bin Organizer

A family file is the home’s best defense against paper clutter.  Usually clutter is a result of items that don’t have a place – a family file provides this much needed place.  It’s important to keep the file, weed it out frequently (about once a week), and get in the habit of … Read more

Woo hoo laundry

How to Do Laundry Fast

I hate that I’m writing an entire post on the laundry process, and even more, that I’ve been excited to write about this for a while now.  But, I’m pretty sure I’ve perfected the laundry process.  I hope you can pick up some tips that will simplify this dreaded chore. One of … Read more

Gift ideas

Surprise Your Family With These Awesome Gift Ideas

As the old saying goes, “it is better to give than to receive.” As it turns out, there’s a reason that is an old saying; today, gift giving is stressful. It’s almost impossible to buy a gift without a million questions running through your head: “will she like it?”, “does he already … Read more

Holiday planning

Ahhh the holidays.  When did the most wonderful time of the year turn into the most stressful time of the year?  I try to plan ahead as much as possible and do holiday tasks around the year so that I can actually enjoy the special time.  Here are some ways to make … Read more

Packing for Travel with Kids

Organized packing for vacations As a minimalist, I hate “stuff.”  By “stuff” I mean items that are unneeded, unloved, cause stress, take up space, and require maintenance.  Also, I don’t know about you, but I want to spend my vacation time on the beach, not digging through my suitcase.  Using minimalist thinking, I believe … Read more

Master Schedules

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Well, those drifter’s days are past me now, I’ve got so much more to think about: Deadlines and commitments, What to leave in, what to leave out. -Bob Seger That lyric is for my mom, but it perfectly sums up time management as a new mother.  That’s probably not the situation for … Read more

Creating a Family Notebook

person writing in a notebook

There are a handful of must haves in an organized house: the family notebook, family file, family calendar, and house message board. Everyone in the house should know where these are and how they work. In this post Ill talk about the Family Notebook because its the first organization tool I used … Read more

Save Time in the Kitchen

One of the best ways to save time in your day is to simplify your cooking and meal routine. В Here are the best time-saving cooking tricks to make your life easier. Plan Meals Ahead of Time Planning ahead makes cooking much less stressful and chaotic. The trick is to find a meal … Read more

Traveling with Kids


My daughter flew twenty-six times, including internationally, before she turned three years old – true story.  We don’t plan on slowing down any time soon, so needless to say, I have mastered the art of traveling with children.  As usual, you can find a printable at the end of this post: a … Read more

The Most Efficient Grocery Shopping Ever

Grocery Store

Were you one of those people who used to hear about how hard it was for someone to grocery shop with kids – then you had kids?  You probably thought, “grocery shopping with kids – how hard can that be?”.  Then you had kids – turns out it is hard to bring them … Read more

Cleaning for People Who Hate to Clean

5 Cleaning hacks that will make you better and faster at cleaning

You might be thinking, “who in their right mind would want to spend time writing about cleaning?”  Well, the truth is that I’m pretty proud of all the tricks I have gained that decrease the time it takes to clean and buy me time in between cleaning.  I almost feel as though my … Read more