How do you prioritize?

How and when do you find the time to “declutter”, “organize”, “minimize”, etc… Are you tired of thinking about these things!? It can truly be exhausting if you don’t tackle it mindfully and with intention. Like I previously mentioned, I love setting the timer to keep me in check… but what happens when the timer goes…

Just do it…

is my mantra for today. I have to keep reminding myself that this transition into a more minimalist-ish lifestyle is, unfortunately, not going to happen overnight. Life is still happening all around me and needs my attention. My favorite way to approach the house when I’m totally outnumbered by my piles is to start in…

My kids’ clothes………….!!

Are you swimming in hand me downs? I am, and am forever grateful for this. I have never had to buy snow pants for my kids because my sister in law continues to pass them along. While this is so worth it, it can be difficult to carve out the extra space, and stressful to…

What does simplicity mean to you?

Upon first glance these shelves look pretty darn organized. Yes, they’re a little disheveled and disorderly, but it could definitely be much worse. That said, I just read the book, Simplicity Parenting, by Kim John Payne, who would likely say that this is far too much clutter for a small child’s bedroom. When a child…

never. stop. tryin.

I LOVE accessories. On any given day, chances are the reason I end up running late is because I took one last look at myself and decided I needed to put on earrings, or a big chunky ring, or my favorite knit cap to hide my bedhead. And yet, in spite of my love for…

Containers.

I recently read the book: How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind by Dana K. White. I LOVE what Dana had to say about containers and the idea of containment. She talks about letting your home make the decisions on HOW MUCH it can handle and hold on to. An example of this is…

Matchbox cars

No matter what I store my son’s matchbox cars in he always ends up dumping them out. This vintage suitcase that I scored for $20 will (hopefully) tame the mess because he’ll be able to see what he’s looking for WITHOUT dumping them out. Wishful thinking?? I hope not.

The itty bitty toys…

I know this is an adorable, sweet phase of my children’s lives, however, there are days when I want to vacuum up Every. Last. Piece! I know I don’t have to tell you that stepping on a Lego REALLY HURTS! Starting today I reconcile this relationship and find a home for these little guys, once…

Stuff.

Stuff. My stuff. My kids’ stuff. My husband’s stuff. The house’s stuff! Have you ever looked at the time only to realize you’ve spent the last five hours “managing” your stuff!? Meanwhile, your day, your kids, your family, your (oh so important) self-care all sit on the back burner? I’ve read almost every book out…