• Function Meets Family of Six in our new Laundry + Mudroom

    Each week as part of the TAP Planner system, I pick an area of focus to simplify our home or life. Sometimes it’s a personal goal (movement or reading more), and other weeks I focus on a home project or task. This week’s Go Simple Focus is resetting our laundry space. Broken down into bite sized tasks, yesterday I decluttered the entire space. And today I actually scrubbed this room head to toe for the first time since we moved in six months ago! So I thought I might as well take some snapshots and share the space with you today! Here’s a peek inside the laundry + mudroom that…

  • Going Simple with Daily Habits

    Each year I love to end this challenge with a space of thought and intention. Also known as Week Six. The final week in the Going Simple Challenge. The beginning of this challenge is all about our things. Simplifying, leaving, loving, and sometimes learning to re-love them. But I don’t want to ditch you in a space where you are hyper focused on your things. That is not what life should be about. Instead, let’s start learning to go deeper with life, and let our things be as they should. Background music in our life. This week, how we choose to live is taking center stage. Welcome to the 2021…

  • Going Simple with Storage

    How to tackle storage spaces in your home. This week, let’s really consider what we are keeping in the remaining areas of our home. Are the things we store actually necessary? Are they truly purposeful to our daily lives? Once we take a hard look at the rest of our spaces we realize a lot of it we don’t actually need after all. These spaces might even be large sources of frustration. This week is the time to face items that we maybe never needed in the first place! It might feel scary to face some daunting spaces of indecision. But I want you to think about how far you’ve…

  • Going Simple with Toys

    Plus a FREE Printable to get you started! Week four, TOYS! One of the most impactful weeks in a home with children. When we first decided to go simpler in our home, we were overrun with toys. The first Christmas after Going Simple, we were gifted over 50 toys between extended family. I don’t know about you, but our home cannot hold 50 toys, let alone 50 new sets on top of the toys we already own. Since going simple, we’ve requested family give intentionally. We recommend gifts that fall into the following categories: edible treats, experiences, arts and craft supplies (perishable!), and toys with intention and purpose. Did you…

  • Going Simple With Our Clothing

    Are we really at WEEK THREE already?! This challenge has been flying by! Thanks for being here and I’m praying this challenge is blessing your home and your heart. For some reason clothing can hold us to a different standard.  I think maybe because we purchase clothing in hopes of who we want to become. Or we are holding on to someone we once were.  But maybe the most unfortunate of all is that often, our clothing does not represent who we actually are. In these very moments.  And these moments, we will never get them back.  So this week, let’s try to tune into where our feet stand currently. And let’s…

  • Going Simple In Our Kitchens

    Congratulations on finishing up your bathrooms in week one! I’m so excited we made it through our first space together. Imagine walking in to your kitchen, the space is clean. You can find exactly what you need, and you know exactly where to put it when you’re done. This is possible. To join the private Facebook Group + Going Simple Challenge, click here! I just want to remind us that even during this challenge and our progress, to continue to focus on our real life priorities first! Our family life, our personal goals and filling our own cups with a dash of real life self care throughout the week should always come first. Going…

  • Going Simple In Our Bathrooms

    It’s here! Week One of the Going Simple Challenge: bathrooms. During this challenge we are going to focus on building our decision making muscle. We are also going to work on making progress. But most importantly, we will work on slowing down to enjoy life. So after you finish your bathroom tasks this week, you may be tempted to “jump ahead.” But I ask, instead let’s stop. Rest. Relax. And enjoy the progress we’ve made for just a bit. Then, I promise, we will meet up next week for round two! I so strongly encourage you do what works for you, if something I suggest doesn’t feel right, post about it…

  • Going Simple 2021: Setting boundaries and going easy on ourselves

    Hey guys! So glad you are joining me for another round of the Going Simple Challenge. This year, some things will be the same! But some things will look a little different. Let’s chat about that quick. It’s no mystery that the last few years we have been going through it. I think it would be silly of me to come onto your screens with the same energy that I have brought previous years. Because honestly, especially when it comes to social media, I don’t have it. And I’m guessing some of you are in the same boat. So as we start the 2021 Going Simple Challenge, I think we…

  • Slow Down with Simple Soul Care Ideas

    Plus a free printable for when you need to refuel! I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been putting myself majorly on the back burner. Filling ourselves up is the only way we are able to give back and serve others, as well as our home. So if we are running on empty, we aren’t going to get very far in our relationships or goals. Enter, self care.  If you’ve been here before, you probably know my take on the term self care. Long story short, I believe we need more than the commercialized version we know today.  In searching out self care, we see these acts are often quick fixes,…

  • GOING SIMPLE :: WEEK 6 :: Phones

    You know what sucks? When you have to admit that you’ve failed at something. Like, not just oops, I’ve made a temporary mistake. But like, Hi! I totally suck, and yet I can’t stop myself. I’m taking a major hit to my pride this week and admitting to you that I have a major problem. I’m addicted to my phone. The entire #GoingSimpleChallenge exists because of my own personal past mistakes. So why not work on our phone use too? This year’s bonus week is going to push us all to scroll a little less, and amp up our hands on, real life experiences a whole lot more. This post…