How Do I Make My House a Home?

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Do you love your house? I have a love/hate relationship with my house. I love it because at least we have it. And I hate it because, well, it’s not what I want, or where I want to be. My husband and I bought this house a few months before we got married. It has {… Continue Reading …}

Keep Your Sanity while Working at Home with Kids

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When I started working from home when it was out of necessity. Money was tight and I was pregnant. Our son was starting part-time pre-school and we needed the funds to pay for it. Getting a job out of the home, aside from nights and weekends, was not an option, as we had one car {… Continue Reading …}

It’s 2013 and I Have Only One Goal

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Usually at the start of the New Year I have been planning and plotting my goals, and am super amped to start the New Year off right. We all know how that goes for most people. I wouldn’t say I fizzle, really. I always keep my eye on the prize. But things never work out {… Continue Reading …}

Printable Planning Tools!

Personal and business all-in-one printable planning sheet from Elaine Griffin Designs

Oh my gosh you guys I totally skipped NaBloPoMo yesterday. I got so caught up in my constant quest for organization and football that it skipped my mind. BUT, the good news is I have some new printables that I’m super stoked about! And so I’m more organized today than I was yesterday. Word. If {… Continue Reading …}

Top Five This Week: Mom Fail, Back To School, Organizing, Pinterest, and Sh*t My Kid Says

Mom Fail So, this one time, I was a hot mess and thought school started a day before it actually did. I got Ben all excited for school (he’s not a huge fan), we had the night before jitters, and the next day I realized it was not, in fact, the first day of school. {… Continue Reading …}

How to Get Organized: A Review of AboutOne.com

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Disclaimer: I was compensated by AboutOne to review their online organizer. All opinions and text are my own. As my family grows and we all get busier, I find it increasingly harder to stay organized. As head honcho and CEO of my family AND my business, it sometimes feels impossible to stay on top of {… Continue Reading …}

Music Festivals and Kids: A Guide

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Does the thought of music festivals and kids give you hives? Festival season is in full swing, and as I prepare to take my family to the 21st Annual Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, which I do every year, I’m feeling a little like a pro at this. I mean, we are leaving in {… Continue Reading …}

Organization: As Elusive as Balance

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I have said it before, and I will say it again.  In many ways, I feel like I’m an organized disaster. I’m organized, but it feels like never all the way. And I really WANT to be organized. All the way. I dream about it. I drool over it. I crave it. Which is why {… Continue Reading …}

SOC Sunday: Fate, Organization, and Inspiration

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Ahhh, the house is finally reasonably clean. Laundry is spinning and tumbling. We are fed, and each doing our own thing. I was going to work this weekend, but I just can’t bring myself to live like that anymore. I have created my own fate – by working my ass off – early mornings, weekends, {… Continue Reading …}

A Year of Living the Life I have Imagined

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Have you tried to come up with 101 things you would want to do in a year? Holy crap, that’s alotta things! I tried it and I couldn’t do it, so this is my version of 101 in 365. As I said earlier in the week, I wanted to tie 101 in 365 in with {… Continue Reading …}