How to Create an Evening Routine That Sticks

Having an evening routine is a great way to wind down from the day and prep for tomorrow. I'm a huge proponent of an evening routine, but I'll admit - getting started can be overwhelming.   How do you plan for something that you're willing to commit to EVERY...

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20 Minute Fix: Productivity Burst

This 20 Minute Fix will get you on your game when you're feeling sluggish or unmotivated. I love this strategy because it is extremely versatile - I use it on anything from writing a blog post (I'm using it now!) to cleaning the house in the evenings. Next time...

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Make Your Dream Week a Reality in 15 Minutes

I think most of us have heard the expression: How you spend your time is how you spend your life. Harsh already - but can we take this a step further today? It’s a little bit challenging and scary, but this idea has been pushing me forward lately and I want to share...

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DIY Inexpensive Nursery Art using Scrapbook Paper

Babies are expensive - have you heard? I love to decorate but we try to live as inexpensively as we can around here (more on budgeting here) - so I got thrifty (and a TINY bit crafty) for my kids' nurseries. Best news? This DIY nursery art is super simple to pull off,...

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DIY Magnetic Clipboard Mini Command Center

It will take you about 2 minutes and 2 dollars to pull off this cute (and practical) DIY. I LOVE the idea of a command center, but can't ever quite find the space for one in my small kitchen. The side of my fridge is all I've got! I got a little crafty with clipboards...

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How to Organize Your Life and Schedule (it’s easy.)

Real talk: Becoming more organized doesn't happen overnight. Real-er talk: It will never happen if you don't change your habits. It's resolution time, and many of us are planning to turn over a new leaf this year in our organizational habits. But your plan will never...

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How to Set and Track Your Health and Fitness Goals

I love the fresh start of a new year. I've never really been a New Year's Resolution maker, but I have always been a goal-setter, which is really the heart behind the idea of resolutions. I am a firm believer in the power of naming your goals, writing them down, and...

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The Next BestLaid Adventure

My friends... what a ride these past six months have been. The unfolding of this "little summer project" has been everything unexpected and surprising. I think it's important to be open and honest, especially in business. Even in the tiniest things, like running this...

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Drowning in STUFF?

Things have gotten a little out of hand in my home. We moved in a year and a half ago, and the timing of our move wasn't the greatest ever. I was at the tail end of the first trimester of my pregnancy with our second baby, and the exhaustion/puke/crazy toddler...

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How to Declutter Your Junk Drawer – and Keep it That Way

Ah, the Junk Drawer. The most innocent of the clutter-collectors. It almost feels like you're putting stuff away when it goes in there, but if it looks like this... ...well, you're not. Currently, this "Junk Drawer" is housing a bunch of pens and pencils, TV remotes,...

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Freezer Meal Challenge

I did a major experiment at the beginning of the month and made 10 freezer meals in one marathon cooking session to help ease the burden of our weirdo family schedule…

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Jam-Packed, Printer Friendly Weekly Planner

You guys, I am in love with my new printer-friendly weekly planner. I KNOW I just posted about the awesomeness of my go-to weekly printable planner, like, uh... a month ago, but this one is right up there (and YES, I am actually using this one In. Real. Life). Ya'll...

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5 Ways to Make Your Tiny Laundry Room Work for You

Laundry. Everyone has it, nobody wants it. We all have our own routines when it comes to getting the stuff done. Some of us do a little every day, some of us wait until we can't see the bedroom floor anymore. Some of us just do it whenever we can get to it, some of us...

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Date Night Prep: FREE Printable Babysitter Notes

Date Night. YES. My husband and I got out for a much needed, long-anticipated date night for our 5th wedding anniversary recently, and it was so refreshing. Delicious dinner, beautiful river views, and a nice (humid, sweat-inducing, makeup running) southern July...

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My Go-To Weekly Printable Planner

If you stick around here for a while, you'll find all kinds of weekly planners. Everyone's looking for something a little different in a printable planner, but today I'm sharing MY personal favorite style. This is the version that's hanging on my fridge right now. I...

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Friend Friday: Bold Weekday Planner

LET ME TELL YOU 'BOUT MY BEST FRIEND... It's time for another Friend Friday, and I'm so excited to share this one with you. I met Emily last summer at the park. Our boys were playing together and we struck up conversation, only to find that the boys were just a couple...

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11 Tips for Surviving Solo Parenting

During the summer, my husband travels a lot for work. When the rest of the world slows down, he ramps up. Of the past 36 days, he's been gone 26. Gone 10, home 10, gone 6. Friends who are aware of his travel situation have been so kind. I get texts like, "Are you guys...

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How to organize an overwhelming to-do list

It was ONE OF THOSE WEEKS. You know the kind. The kind of week where you look at your calendar and wonder who on earth was the crazy person who thought you could be in four places at once every single day for a week straight (hint: IT WAS YOU.) I love/hate these kinds...

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Friend Friday: Party Planning Mama

I'm kicking off a new summer series called FRIEND FRIDAY today! I love lists and I love pretty things. I love keeping a tidy home - this happens approximately 50% of the time, as in, when everyone else is sleeping - and coming up with new ways to make things work...

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