• 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…

  • How to Rock Functional Pantry Storage on a Budget

    Have no fear, my three year pantry journey is here! I don’t know about you, but I totally fell victim to Pinterest Pantry Storage envy. The containers. The symmetry. The built in cabinets. And the chandeliers! So many pantry chandeliers. But how can we achieve this dreamy look in our actual homes? On a realistic budget? And in a functional way? As we’ve simplified our lives, aiming for things like zero food waste has become a surprising new goal as a family. Not only is zero food waste budget friendly, it’s so great for our environment. I used to knock the beautiful photos of decanted pantry goods, but the closer…

  • GOING SIMPLE :: WEEK 3 :: Clothes

    Are we really at WEEK THREE already?! This challenge has been flying by! I’m so excited to see the community over on Facebook growing and flourishing. I’m even more excited to see where it leads after this challenge is over! To join the private Facebook Group + Going Simple Challenge, click here! Clothes. I’ve tried the backwards hanger method. I’ve tried the “pull out what you haven’t worn in 6 month’s” method. And in and out of pregnancies, postpartum and nursing seasons, things like Project 333 just didn’t work for me. Breaking things down to smaller sections works. It makes the task more manageable, less overwhelming, and creates simpler decision making.…

  • GOING SIMPLE WEEK 2 :: 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. Because we use the kitchen in our homes every day, multiple times, this room can feel the most daunting, but it’s also one of the most rewarding. Remember to continue to focus on your family life, your personal goals and a dash of real life self care throughout the week as well! To join the private Facebook Group +…

  • HOME :: Accountability Planner

    I’m lazy. There. I said it. And I think because I’m lazy, I by default find the most efficient ways to accomplish my to do’s. Because the less hard I have to work at it, the more likely I am to accomplish it. Planners are all the rage lately, and spending $50+ on a planner each year, not including accessories, has quickly become the trend. The time invested in to bullet journals and the like is so cool if that’s your thing. But this lazy, frugal mama just doesn’t have the time to dedicate to that much planner prep. Nor do I want to invest that type of money in…

  • Simple Pantry Organization That Won’t Break The Bank

    I love that we are all starting the year off with a big simplifying kick! Having a team approach definitely helps keep the motivation; hopefully it’s the same for you. Organizing pantries and kitchen cupboards is one of the main questions I receive. And I hear you, our kitchen in our old home was an organizational nightmare! Our cupboards were constantly overflowing. 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 keeps my blog running, and keeps me home with my babies every day. So thank you for your…