• 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…

  • 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…

  • Upcycling Trash Into Simple, Functional Home Storage

    We live in a world where everything is linkable, buyable, shareable. But what if we spun the script. What if instead of shopping for our next need, we explored the option of upcycling? I know it goes against everything in our consumer driven world to encourage living with less. But today on the blog I wanted to share with you many of my upcycled pieces to provoke some creative thought. And in the process, hopefully, spark some light to live with a little less waste. Did you know you can Pin any of these photos to save them by giving them a simple TAP! How many things do you think…

  • Simplify the joys of motherhood: Ditch the guilt with One Good Mom Thing

    In early motherhood I was so stumped how other mom’s were doing it. How they were happy and thriving. I often felt so lost in how to actually connect with them, without feeling like a failure. I didn’t connect with my kids on anything because I was so overwhelmed with the thought of doing everything. As they got older I grew more comfortable in my mom shoes (figuratively, and literally, I’m lookin at you, sensible loafers with arch support 😉 ). Because I felt the need to love ALL of motherhood, I was missing out on finding joy in the parts I actually did like! It is okay to not…

  • Simple Morning + Evening Rhythms for Kids

    With a free printable to get you started! When I first started out parenting, I always told myself I’d never be that parent that hangs little charts up (and you know how I feel about those ‘nevers’). It seemed too formal and forced. But once I realized my child was craving independence around two, I realized maybe those charts weren’t so bad after all. In our home we introduced a simple morning and evening routine by placing visual charts up in our daughters’ room. By giving them an easy reminder of the steps they could take on their own, we saw them bloom in independence. They know what was expected…

  • How to be Marriage Positive with Date Night Check In’s

    Marriage positivity isn’t the most popular side of the fence to be on, especially on social media. Needless to say I was super nervous when I hit “post” on some thoughts the other night on IG (find it here). But I was so happy, relieved actually, because my inbox was FLOODED with you amazing women agreeing that marriage positivity needs to win this battle. I’m curious, when did our perception of successful relationships become so heavily weighted by negative quotes on social media. These cliche’s can be so detrimental toward how we perceive the success of our own relationship. I’m speaking from experience on this one. In early marriage I…