• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 Hand Me Down’s and Gifts with Care

    Isn’t it funny how someone’s generosity can leave us feeling overwhelmed? On our path toward Going Simple, one of the hardest hurdles to jump can be handling new things as they enter our home. Some of the links in the post are a part of the Amazon and Target Affiliates Program. This means I get a small percentage back from from any potential purchase. Thank you for your support, and for reading my blog! For more info, please visit my disclosure policies here.  When we are trying to cut out excess, its easy to become reactive toward anyone trying to continue to add more in to our lives and homes. I…

  • Ten Completely Free and Simple Ways to Self Care

    Self care is all the rage for today’s mama. And I get it. Less martyr. More intention. Being a good mom doesn’t mean you sacrifice every moment of every day. But now we’ve created a cross culture, where if you aren’t getting these luxurious self care moments, you aren’t momming right either. And this can leave us feeling even more depleted. A few years in to parenting I felt so frustrated. We are told because we are moms, we deserve all this luxurious me time. Elaborate (and expensive) pampering sessions, endless beauty products, time away from my kids. So why wasn’t it happening? And when I did take that time,…