Simplify Your Life with Simple Meal Planning | Part 2: The Two Tools You Need to Implement a Meal Plan


One of the hardest parts of meal planning can be figuring out what to make. What will everyone like? Didn’t I just make that last week?  What can I get on the table in 30 minutes or less? And sometimes you just can’t think of anything. Well, I don’t spend hours pouring over cookbooks. I […]

Spring Style


Last week I was over on the Meijer Style Blog talking about my new spring look. Come check it out.

Simplify Your Life with Simple Meal Planning | Part 1: Why You Need a Meal Plan


It’s 5 o’clock, the cupboards are bare and you have no idea what to make for dinner. You don’t like meal planning and you hate grocery shopping even more. But these people who live with you just keep insisting that you feed them multiple times a day. Ugh! Why can’t you just order pizza every […]

Top 10 Craziest Things that Happened in My House Last Week (No. 1)


1. Wade “cleaned” the bathroom with toothpaste. An entire, brand new tube of toothpaste. It was all over the counter, vanity, wall and bathtub. The sink is now completely plaque free. 2. We tried the Waffle Taco from Taco Bell. I was curious. I mean, it has bacon in it. How can anything with bacon […]

How to Make Your Boys Think You’re Awesome


I never thought my obsession with boots would give me common ground for bonding with my boys. I have lots of boots. It’s shameful. No one needs that many pairs. They’re a guilty pleasure. A boot habit can get expensive, so I have a little agreement with myself. I’m only allowed to buy one new […]

Unpotty Training: Letting Go to Let Them Go


I totally have that song from Frozen stuck in my head right now. Too bad the movie didn’t come out until after we were done with potty training. It would make a great toilet anthem. Except it would go more like this: Let it go! Let it go! The poop never bothered me anyway. Because […]

Going to the Dogs


Our house and our hearts grew a little fuller a couple of weeks ago when we brought Isabella “Bella” Barkellini home to live with us. Bella’s all legs, sleek and long. It’s hard to believe this big girl is only a nine month old puppy. She adjusted to her new home easily, claiming the yard […]