• 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…

  • Stop Fighting Blank Space, Start Living Life

    Hey friends! Today I just wanted to talk about a little something that’s been on my mind lately. With the busyness and bustle that comes with the new year, we all can feel pressured to jump into the next big thing.  But this year I am feeling such strong urge to focus not on what I can fill my life up with. But instead what I can make space for.  A lot of us feel the pull to clear our spaces. And rightfully so! A cleared space free of clutter is scientifically proven to calm our mind.  But what if we cleared those spaces, and then, we rest. What if…

  • Slow and Simple Tips To Bring Peace This Holiday Season

    Back again with more holiday drama? Not here at House of Eilers. Well, not intentional drama anyway! 😉 The holiday bustle seems to bring enough of that on its own! Here are a few ways I give myself a much needed break during the holiday season as a busy mom of four little ones. But still keep up our most important holiday traditions! 5. Build Smart Traditions The excitement + anticipation of a holiday pumps my kids energy levels through the roof! In hopes of holding my sanity to a reasonable standard, I offer them easy, independent holiday projects. Busy little hands in the days leading up to Christmas save…

  • The Practical Cloffice: How to Achieve A Functional Workspace

    Welcome to 2020. When home, work, school and play are required to coexist within the walls of our home. This is basically a Simplicity Coach‘s dream come true. Needing to reduce clutter visually and in storage components. Create functional organization. Blend multiple purposes into one room or space. AND make it look nice! Challenge Accepted! Closets are one of my fave spaces to tackle. Who says a closet needs to be cluttered? Stuffed to the brim? Unorganized? Boring? No matter the closet location, we always focus on a few main goals. Create a happy space where eye level hits. Cleared floors and top shelves whenever possible. Cohesive organization, implemented in…

  • Life Sucks Sometimes. Minimalism Is Not Always The Answer.

    Minimalism. POOF! The magic answer to solve all of life’s problems. Wouldn’t it just be so dandy if minimalism was the simple answer we’ve all been searching for? I’m so sorry to break it to you guys, and to bust all the positive vibes on the minimalist internet today, but I’d say I’m a decent way down this rabbit hole and I am living proof that life can still very much suck sometimes. Don’t get me wrong, having less clutter + chaos, and enjoying the perks of simplicity does help. One of my favorite quotes is from Gretchen Rubin’s book, Outer Order, Inner Calm. “Outer order contributes to inner calm.”…

  • How To Handle Halloween Storage Like A Pro

    Halloween and the #GoingSimpleChallenge may be over but our work in maintaining our homes is never done!  With four kids and a husband who likes to shop clearance sales, Halloween can get real overwhelming, real quick. Choosing to gatekeep our homes as we flow through seasonal changes is a great way to keep our possessions in check throughout the year! Bonus points, this means the Going Simple Challenge gets easier every year too! How We Do :: Halloween Storage Today I have a few simple tips to tackle Halloween storage. As well as some ways we keep our budget in check as a family of six! Seasonal Books We store…

  • 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…

  • GOING SIMPLE :: WEEK 5 :: Storage

    We’ve made it through bathrooms, kitchens, clothing and toys. But are you thinking, “Amy, there’s so many spaces left untouched in my home!” Well… here’s the deal. The rest, it’s just 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…

  • Tips to Organize and Rotate Toys for Independent Play

    Simplifying toys will get you far when it comes to organizing your home. But even if you’re left with only a few sets of toys, organizing and displaying them in an inviting way will set your child up for independent play success! Today I’m going to walk you through a quick few tips about toy storage and rotation, as we do it in our own home. Tips For Toy Storage + More Engaged Play Time Rotate Your Toys. We have had such great success with keeping out only a few sets of toys at a time. By providing a few select, quality toy sets, children are not overwhelmed when entering…