How to Have an Amazing Day (it’s easier than you think!)

Do you ever feel like your day runs you rather than you deciding on how to run your day? Are you left wondering how others seem to have it all together while you struggle to keep your head above water? Are you looking to make the most of your day, each and every day? If so, you are in the right … [Read more...]

How to Be Productive Even When You Have NO Time

Life is busy. I totally get that. Life is too busy, in fact. But, it’s about making the time you have count rather than being frustrated about the time you don’t have. Put a different way, being productive is being proactive with the time you have rather than procrastinating until you have the … [Read more...]

Loaded Potato Wedges (Without the Restaurant Price Tag!)

Do you love a nice plate of loaded potato wedges from your local restaurant but are looking for a money-saving option? Potatoes are such a frugal and simple way to feed a family on a dime. Perhaps this is the reason I’ve created so many different ways to prepare them. These are crisp on the … [Read more...]

14 Moving Tips to Keep You From Losing Your Mind!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I moved nine years ago, we thought we would never be moving again. And then, you know how it goes, life somehow doesn’t go according to plan, and now I find myself preparing for a move this summer. I … [Read more...]

25 Homemade Gifts For Mom

I think as moms we can all agree that gifts of the homemade variety are so special. I love to give (and receive) homemade gifts because they really speak love to the person who is receiving the gift. Many of the ideas I have listed here take time and effort on the part of the giver, and to me, … [Read more...]

Super Cheap Summer Bucket List For the Young Family

Summer is the perfect time for longer days, a lazier schedule, and hopefully some extra fun as well. If your summer is like mine, it can seem to go by in a flash. If you’re not careful, the summer can slip right through your fingers. The next thing you know, you realize you’ve done little to no … [Read more...]

The Painfully Simple Secret to a Successful Week

You. Me. Everyone I know. Everyone you know. We all have 168 hours in a week. That’s it. No more, no less. Isn't it interesting, however, that some seem to have more time somehow? You probably know people who seem to get so much done in their week while you accomplish next to nothing. If you didn’t … [Read more...]

What to Do When Your Child Has to Compete With a Cheater

Has your child ever had to deal with a cheater? Has your child ever been forced to compete on a playing field that wasn't level? Why do people cheat? Why did Tom Brady, who is arguably the best quarterback in the entire league, need deflated footballs to win a game? I have no answer for that, … [Read more...]

Spicy Cilantro Lime Rice

We use this rice as the basis for so many things, and it is also great when eaten alone. The possibilities really are endless. We use it in wraps, as the foundation for any kind of taco or burrito type bowl, and it is also really great inside any enchilada or as a side dish to anything Mexican. It’s … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Have a Great Morning

Do you long to have a great morning? There is just something about mornings that I don't like. I guess it's not really the morning as a whole, it is the first 15 minutes or so. Do you agree? Sometimes it can be so hard to get up and get going. Finding that motivation can be such a … [Read more...]

Is Your Planner Not Working? Maybe This Is Why!

Have you tried working with a planner, calendar, or list type system and haven’t had much luck? Have you tried system after system only to end up in the same place, which is with your system, planner, or list collecting dust somewhere while you try to make your way through your day by winging … [Read more...]

Spring Clean Your Paper Clutter

*This post was sponsored by Fellowes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. If there is one thing that makes me crazy, it’s clutter. More specifically, it’s paper clutter. It seems to come from everywhere, and it multiplies like … [Read more...]

March 2017 Blogging Income Report $5,434.62

March was an exciting month for me because I reached a blogging milestone I had set in January...reach the $5,000 a month in income mark. Well, it happened this month! And, I went over it by a bit as well. Sweet! Keep reading, and you'll find my blogging income report for March as well as the … [Read more...]

An Essential Tool For Moms On the Go

As a mom to eight kids, I know what it means to be a mom on the go mom. I am always having to dash out the door. Often at the last minute. And, things take much longer than anticipated nearly all of the time whether I am sitting at a doctor's office or waiting to pick up one of my kids from … [Read more...]

Kitchen Countertops Cluttered? Maybe This Is Why

The kitchen counter is one of my three main hotspots that must be kept clean. For this reason, I have played around with thousands of solutions to keep the clutter under control. When cluttered countertops become a problem, one of these seven reasons is usually to blame. (this post may contain … [Read more...]