Shoulder or Back Pain? Consider Minimalizing your Purse!

Minimalizing your purse can provide relief from back and shoulder pain, as well as being unable to find your keys, phone, or a pen lost in the abyss of a big bag! Once the diaper bag was retired, however, I still felt the need to keep everything at the ready. In reality, I couldn’t find…

My First Whole Room Interior Design Challenge

I reused items we already had including a college dorm chair, but made it extra comfy and in style with a DIY midnight blue velvet re-cover job. The nesting shelves were from my son’s old nursery (which had been in a box for 6 years because we kept moving and they were a pain to…

Better than Toys

Every kid can easily make an expansive (and probably expensive) Christmas wish list, and have a lot of fun dreaming of what they want to receive.  I used to look at a toy catalog as a kid and write my own illustrated list to Santa. (I had an inkling it was really Mom and Dad…

DIY Rust Removal without Harmful Chemicals!

I am SO glad my mom showed me how to remove rust this way.  I use this method several times a year, and I never need to go out to buy any supplies because they’re right in my KITCHEN so I know they’re safe around kids! All you need are two common household ingredients…watch how…

The Surprising Outcome of my No Credit Month in 2019

A few days before November, I don’t recall what prompted it exactly, but I spoke to my hubby asking him to be on board with a “No Shopping November” challenge.  Considering a few recent purchases (but not knowing we’d need a lot of work on our vehicle), he agreed that would be a good idea. …

I did WHAT to Save Money?

Well, I’m half-way into my No-Credit November Challenge, and I must admit I’ve made a few risky fashion decisions lately…Not risky to my finances, but they were financial decisions. I’m determined not to spend money! But what should I do when I CANNOT STAND any more bad hair days as my pixie haircut grows out??…

No Shopping November: But Baby it’s Cold Outside!

I looked through my clothes last week and realized I had ONE everyday sweater shirt to wear…and it was in the laundry pile.  Also, it was freezing outside.  Bummer.  Normally, I’d run to the thrift store and pick a few out, wash them and be good to go.  But nope.  This is NO SHOPPING NOVEMBER,…

Summary of No Shopping November Challenge, wk 1

Sometimes when inconvenient things like these happen, it can be easier to say “Let’s go to Starbucks and treat ourselves!  We’ve been through a lot!” But nope, sticking to the challenge despite the unexpected things. 

Two words I’m going to keep repeating this November no matter the challenges that may keep coming: Thankfulness and Intentionality.  (And thank YOU for intentionally spending time reading this!)    

No Credit November Challenge, day 1

(If you want to know why I’m doing this challenge, watch here.) Yesterday my senior citizen neighbor who does not drive asked me if I could take her to Target.  You know, that place with the adorable home decor and the Dollar Deals center that collects women like flies on a sticky trap?  (Sorry, couldn’t resist…

Sensory Processing Disorder and the Clothing Conundrum

I’m kinda feeling like minimalism is out to get me; SPD has put on a minimalist hat and is decluttering my kid’s wardrobe at an alarming rate. Clothing.  One of the SPD mom’s biggest headaches. It was 7:30 a.m. this morning, and we were out of pants.  Not because we didn’t have several pairs clean,…