Clothes that Make You Happy

3 Tips for a Happier Closet @

A Time to Clean: Day 25 You can read all of the poss in this series here.  So, a couple of months I ago, as I was preparing to go to my first Allume Blog Conference, I decided I really needed some new clothes. I have a habit of buying new clothes for everyone buy myself and the truth was, I wanted to feel confident about myself instead of frumpy. My daughters went shopping with me and they helped me pick out some pretty new clothes. And you know what? It was the first time in years that I … [Read more...]

Setting Goals & My One Word

Setting Goals {encouragement & motivation} @

Setting Goals Goal setting is important. That's why so many people set goals at the beginning of the year. The problem is that most of those goals tend to fall by the way side within just a few weeks of New Year's Day. In fact, according to, only 8% of people achieve their New Year's Resolutions. So, should we even bother with setting goals? I think so. I mean, if we never set goals, will we ever see major improvement in our lives? I talk a lot about re-evaluating my life. It's … [Read more...]

My Favorite Planner Accessories

My Favorite Planner Accessories @ #planners #planneraddicts #thisismylife #lifeplanner

"This is My Life" Planner So, I've been using my "This is My Life" Planner for a year now. I know I'm a little biased - but really, this is the only planner that has ever worked for my CRAZY BUSY MOM LIFEstyle! I've loved the look of other planners in the past. I've tried to use them. But the truth is... my day mostly focusing around home. I have weekly appointments, places to go, things to do, but I don't usually have more than a few appointments in one day. And I need reminders for a lot … [Read more...]

It’s Not About Perfection

Homemaking isn't about creating the perfect space. It's about creating a space that feels like home. @ #ATimeToClean

A Time to Clean: Day 23 You can read the rest of the posts in this series here.  How have you been? Are you making good progress on this challenge? My home is so much easier to maintain now. I still have some work to do, but already, I see such a huge difference and it makes me happy! It's easy when you are coming from a place of discouragement to fall back into that pit. It's very easy. I know, because I've done it many times! You make some progress and then something goes wrong. you … [Read more...]

The #1 Way to Have a Great Morning

The #1 Way to Have a GREAT Morning! @ #ATimeToClean

A Time to Clean: Day 21 You can read the rest of the posts in this series here. I’ll be honest. I totally failed at this today. My alarm went off and instead of hitting the snooze like I meant, I hit the off button on my alarm. To my great frustration, I overslept - meaning I won’t be able to do everything I had planned to do today. The Importance of Waking Up Early If you want to be successful and accomplish a lot during the day, you need to wake up early. {The exception to this would … [Read more...]