• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Meal Planning Made Simple

    Meal planning can be such a struggle. From finding recipes, to building a grocery list to actually cooking the meal. It’s a lot of pressure. Using this free printable I created has not only streamlined what we eat for dinner, but it’s simplified how we plan it out! Today let’s take a quick peek inside the Free Meal Planning printable, as well as how the TAP system can help to streamline the meal planning process! 1. Build your meal bank. When you grab your free meal planning printable, it’s simple to get to work. Follow the steps to complete a full meal bank of ideas in two easy steps! No…

  • Make a Plan: Five Reasons to Establish Daily Rhythms

    When I started into my early motherhood journey, I was clueless. I attempted multiple home management, meal planning and self care routines. I printed charts. I wrote out schedules. But nothing worked for me.  Finding myself so discouraged by my failure, I would throw in the towel. The repetitive cycle of giving up on these systems left me helpless. I felt like my home was always controlling me, and I desperately wanted it the other way around.  Sound familiar? It wasn’t until I discovered the concept of daily rhythms, that I really finally found my footing in motherhood. Setting myself up for success didn’t look like a chart of completed…

  • Meet TAP: The Accountability Planner

    Who says you can’t have it all? Finally, simple home management, meets bullet journal, meets planner.  An interactive, simple, step by step guide to find balance between personal goals + tasks, family life and home management. TAP. Finally an acronym that works to my favor. The Accountability Planner has been years in the making. Literally, each and every week for the last three years, I have written out the bones to my planner pages.  Check boxes for my daily *must do* items: Soul Care, Daily Rhythms, Cleaning Rhythms and a few personal trackers. And each year, I get a new planner, and yet the bones to my week never change. …

  • Your Jump-Start to Minimalism, and Simple Parenting Too!

    PLUS, a free printable that breaks down the path we took to minimize our home, and introduce a simpler life to our family! Since a recent post in a minimalist mama’s group got a lot of attention, I’ve had a few DM’s asking where to get started. I thought this was a great opportunity to share the steps I’ve taken, bloggers I’ve followed, books I’ve read and podcasts I’ve enjoyed while creating a more minimalistic home life for my family. The links in the post are a part of the Amazon Affiliates Program. This means I get a small percentage back from Amazon from any potential purchase. This is what…

  • PARENTING :: Morning Rhythms + Self Care

    I love Love LOVED sharing my morning rhythms with you guys last year (find my Instagram story highlight here!). And I think I LOVED even more how many of you have since downloaded and used the printable! And I’m even more excited to talk all things self care during this week’s #simplifyyourlife challenge! Disclaimer!!! Before we jump into the chat of all things morning rhythm success + self care… This is a rhythm (not routine) of how I try to run my mornings. Key word TRY. Things happen. Life happens. Husbands happen. Kids happen. So remind yourself this when going about your day. Give yourself GRACE + SPACE to achieve…