• Curate your life with this Monthly Goal Worksheet

    The start of each month calls for a fresh spread and a fresh outlook on the life you want to be living. The start of a new year? We feel this pressure to refresh and reinvent even more. I love using the monthly view in my TAP Planner System to reassess my habits. Do I need to focus on a work goal this next month? Or maybe I have been feeling so frazzled in the busyness that my focus should shift to more personal self care? Now, the monthly goal setting worksheet from the TAP Planner System, is available in a simple, single sheet, printable friendly instant download! What does…

  • Celebrate Advent the Simple Way

    Including a Simple Advent Planner to set you up for success! This year I wanted to house everything I use to plan a simplified Advent season for our family in one spot. In today’s post you’ll find resources to help you tell the story of Jesus’ birth to your family, tools to organize the family calendar this holiday season without overwhelm, and some tips to help simplify your home along the way. Free Advent Planner Printable Pack From our home to yours, this is a free simple printable pack to help you plan out your family’s holiday celebrations, the simple way. Build in the celebrations you already have scheduled, weed…

  • Going Simple: Storage Organization and Decluttering

    Week Five of The Going Simple Challenge, we discuss storage organization and decluttering for the remaining spaces in your home, and how they can serve you best. Are the things we store in the remaining areas of our home necessary? Once we start decluttering and reassessing the storage organization in our home, we uncover what we truly wanted our home to feel like all along. Find Your Why before you start decluttering your storage spots! The first thing you need to do is define what you want from each space. The coming days are yours to reshape and rediscover your home. This week you get to use these decision muscles…

  • Homemade Hot Cocoa on the Stove Top

    A hot cocoa recipe worth the effort of a three minute stove top stir, I promise! This is our go to for those cold winter days when the kids want something to do… and something sweet to eat! Whipping up a fresh batch of homemade hot cocoa is a regular request in our home, and I’m not complaining about it! Made with everything you already have in your pantry, you won’t find any fancy random ingredients required in this homemade hot cocoa. Rich. Decadent. Sweet. Delicious. Creamy. And OH SO GOOD. Hot Cocoa Nostalgia, party of two. I previously shared this homemade hot cocoa recipe on my Instagram page when…

  • Tips For Toy Storage and Independent Play Time

    Plus, how toy rotation can benefit your home, too! Does your child get easily overwhelmed in their toy space? Is tidying up after playtime always like pulling teeth? Do you walk into their toy storage and feel overwhelmed as the caretaker? Then your home could benefit from some toy storage and rotation! Simplifying toys will get you far when it comes to organizing your home. But even after decreasing the quantity of toys, organizing and displaying them in an inviting way will set your child up for success and encourage independent play! Tips For Toy Storage + Improved Independent Play Time Today I’m going to walk you through a quick…

  • Going Simple: Toy Organization and Decluttering

    Week Four of The Going Simple Challenge, we declutter + toy organization. Plus a FREE Printable to get you started! Week four, TOYS! One of the most impactful weeks for a home with children. When we first decided to go simpler in our home, we were overrun with toys. Decluttering toys that had become unwanted and outgrown, and establishing functional toy organization are two great ways we will bring more peace (and joy!) into our home this week. Decluttering toys and improving toy organization benefits our kids most. Too many toys can be very overwhelming for a child. Does your child get easily overwhelmed in their toy space? Is tidying…

  • Going Simple: Clothing Organization and Decluttering

    Week Three of The Going Simple Challenge, we declutter + clothing organization. Clothing organization and clutter holds us to a different standard. It just feels more personal. We purchase clothing in hopes of who we want to become. Or maybe 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 this specific season of life. That is where we feel most frustration with clothing organization and decluttering. As we enter into our clothing storage this week, we might feel things like defeat, guilt, discouragement. This week we are going to focus on the…

  • Going Simple: Kitchen Organization and Decluttering

    Week Two of The Going Simple Challenge, we declutter + kitchen organization. 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. With some fast decluttering decision making and a little strategic kitchen organization, this is possible for you! Let’s Go Simple: Decluttering and Kitchen Organization Here are four simple tips to clear your kitchen of excess, and focus on what we seek most: decluttered kitchen organization. 1. Start with a clean slate. Kitchen organization and decluttering is easiest when we can assess contents with a reset space. So unload that dishwasher…

  • Going Simple: Bathroom Organization and Decluttering

    Week One of The Going Simple Challenge, we pace ourselves with bathroom organization, decluttering and progress, while keeping life first. 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 with some bathroom organization, and decluttering too! 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 decluttering, refreshing and organizing your bathrooms 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,…

  • Simple and Sweet: Snickerdoodle Cookies

    Snickerdoodle cookies are one of my favorites to make with littles. Sweet and sugary, soft in the middle and just the right crunch! Feel free to use a hand mixer or a stand unit for this dough, these snickerdoodle cookies mix up easily with softened butter. We find pre-greasing cookie sheets works well with this recipe (even for nonstick) to insure the cookies slide right off the tray when done. Check out this simple trick for spraying your baking pans! Tips for Baking With Littles This recipe is so simple, and *actually* fun to make with the kids. They love swirling the snickerdoodle cookie balls in the cinnamon sugar coating…