• 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…

  • There is goodness within you, never forget it. (free Fruits of the Spirit printable)

    Today, enjoy this gift from me to you. A simple + free printable of the fruits of the spirit. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 I don’t know about you, but I need a constant reminder of the goodness that is permanently planted within me. I need this visual to help me step up when darkness tries to take over my days, my attitude, my behaviors, my motherhood and sometimes even my marriage.   Because darkness can creep in anywhere if we let it. “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear…

  • 10 Easy Week Night Meals Using Five Ingredients or Less

    Plus the simple and FREE House of Eilers Meal Planning Printable Meal planning and prep shouldn’t be so hard. Life with kids is crazy enough as it is! So today let’s get a grasp on meal planning with my free meal planning printable + a few awesome recipes to get you started. Here’s a quick roundup of ten easy week night meals that ONLY use five ingredients or less! 10 Easy Week Night Meals Using Five Ingredients Or Less Sheet Pan Loaded Philly Cheese Steak Onion Rings Roasted Tomato, Pesto & Chicken Sausage Zoodles Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwich Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas Egg Roll In A Bowl Black Bean Enchilada…

  • Updating the Big Girls’ Room with New Bedding

    If you live anywhere with internet + you’re a mom = you’ve probably heard of Beddy’s Bedding. It feels like they’re everywhere. Many (almost all) big bloggers have and recommend them! They’re highly reviewed as “The bed that makes itself!” and claim to be the solution to a multitude of problems with kid’s bedding. Especially when it comes to unkempt messy beds that never get made + a stellar solution for hard to make bunk beds! Long story short… I tagged Beddy’s in an IG stories the other week while sharing a few bunk bed making tips, because some of you have shared with me that you have + love…

  • 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…

  • Simple and Delish: How To Make Pumpkin Spice Puree

    Pumpkin Spice Latte season is upon us! I have never had luck finding a store bought creamer I liked, but when I fell upon the DIY recipe world I was determined to find a mix that fit my taste buds! I love this recipe because it’s adjustable to each person, it’s fun to play around with, it keeps well in the fridge, and it’s great on so many things, not just coffee! So let’s get started and let’s make some homemade PSL! Homemade Pumpkin Spice Puree First step is to gather your ingredients! You’ll need one cup of your favorite milk of choice (I always use Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk),…

  • 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…