Baby Scrap Boxes: How I Store Baby Keepsakes

My mom had a cedar chest that she kept our baby clothes in. I remember going through it and pulling out the yellowed pieces from when we were little. Hearing the stories about her dressing my twin sister and I in boy’s clothes because they had no money at the time to buy formula, let alone … Continue Reading

Back to School without stress…something’s different this year!

We had a successful first day of school! This year we have a second grader, first grader and our third started preschool (4K), leaving just our youngest and I at home on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. In the past first days of school have left me slightly sad, a reminder that our kids are growing … Continue Reading

My Third (& Final) Stitch Fix

The goal with my wardrobe is simple: I want it to be thoughtless. I want to walk to my closet in the morning and know within 15 seconds what I’m going to wear for the day. With this said, I still want to look nice, respectable and for my clothes to look current. What I … Continue Reading

Reader Question: How do we put a stop to the overwhelming amount of toys that enter our house for birthdays, Christmas (& everything in between!)?

Question:  I’m a mom of 4 and we are far from minimalists, though it would be a dream to make a move in that direction.  We have a ton of family, and they all love to lavish my children with gifts: Christmas, birthdays, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving they find any reason to buy my kids MORE.  … Continue Reading

How I Store & Organize Kid’s Clothes

It still strikes me at times, that our problem is excess when the majority of the world lives with so much less. Even my mom never had this problem of WAY too many kid’s clothes. So let’s not be too hard on ourselves if our kids grow before they have a chance to wear things … Continue Reading

How I’ve Simplified Dinner with an Instant Pot + My Favorite Weeknight Recipes

Since I simplified our kitchen a few years ago, I’ve noticed I cook at home more and find it more enjoyable. But, life is still busy and unpredictable at times, so having quick and easy go-to dinners is always helpful. I first noticed the Instant Pot on Pinterest. Posts about quick dinners and making healthy … Continue Reading