February Challenges

February Challenges

don't forget that the #minsgame challenge ends tomorrow!  leave a comment (or contact me on social media) if you think you have the most items leaving your place, because there's a…
Embarking On A New Adventure: Zero Waste Living

Embarking On A New Adventure: Zero Waste Living

i think, i think , once the salvation army comes by and picks up my donation, i'll be done with my decluttter.  while i'll have plenty to do when john's things start appearing (…
Three on Thursday

Three on Thursday

welcome back to three on thursday, a post of my weekly (and all time) top three favorites.   1. budget bytes .  one of the best websites out there for cooking easy meals at home, on a budget…
6 Reasons Why I'm Surprised I Have Friends

6 Reasons Why I'm Surprised I Have Friends

a lot of times i tend to hang out with the same people.  john, mostly, but also his brother and his girlfriend (eric and beth), and 3 friends that come to mind.  but when i do branch out a…
Goal Setting Tip of the Month: Habit Formation According to Gretchen Rubin

Goal Setting Tip of the Month: Habit Formation According to Gretchen Rubin

if you're still sticking with me for these saturday tips post, you've made it to the final category i plan on talking about each month - goal setting.  and the first thing i wanted …
Best Things I've Done to Declutter

Best Things I've Done to Declutter

as you can tell by my most recent declutter challenge (the #minsgame i'm doing), i've definitely tried a lot of different systems of decluttering, with varying levels of success.  …
Three on Thursday

Three on Thursday

welcome back to three on thursday, a post of my weekly (and all time) top three favorites.   1. wet n wild under the sheets makeup removing wipes .  they're only $3 for 25 and in store a…
My Favorite Winter Accessories

My Favorite Winter Accessories

chicago is crazy.  for a lot of reasons, but always for the weather.  it goes from 2 degrees, to 32 and snowing, to 52 and overcast... in one day.  although december was mild (as usual in …
#NotEntirelyPerfect

#NotEntirelyPerfect

yes, i turned my blog name into a hashtag.  that i invite you to use.  if you're an instagram user without all the props and lighting, you may be wondering if your photo is even worth …
Pet Tip of the Month: Snow and Ice Safety

Pet Tip of the Month: Snow and Ice Safety

no thinly veiled game of thrones references here, my friends - winter isn't just coming, winter is here . in chicago at least.  i feel like some of my friends are regretting the things …
My Minimalism Commandments

My Minimalism Commandments

i mentioned fully embracing minimalism this year.  which i don't think i've totally done in the past.  i've always had minimal stuff, but not to the level i want.  have you eve…
Three on Thursday

Three on Thursday

welcome back to three on thursday, a post of my weekly (and all time) top three favorites.   1. untappd beer tracking app .   i'm a beer drinker over anything (besides peach champagne, of…
Chicago Winter Survival Skills

Chicago Winter Survival Skills

today, it's 9 degrees.  tomorrow, it's going to be 40.  sunday, it'll be 14.  and that's chicago weather in a nutshell.  here's my top things you need to know about sur…
Spark Joy: A Review of the Latest Marie Kondo (KonMari) Book

Spark Joy: A Review of the Latest Marie Kondo (KonMari) Book

in what seems like perfect timing, given my and everyone else's desire to declutter at the start of this new year, the latest from japanese professional cleaning consultant marie kondo …
Financial Tip of the Month: 52 Week Money Plan

Financial Tip of the Month: 52 Week Money Plan

like last saturday , i'm offering up more quick tips.  but this time, it's on finances.  makes sense to start right at the beginning though, just like organizing, and get yourself o…
My Favorite Things [As Told By Hawkeye]

My Favorite Things [As Told By Hawkeye]

Unlimited duck treats and rides in the car Filtered ice water and my stool at the bar A cooling water bed fit for a king, These are a few of my favorite things White Castle sliders and lic…
Three on Thursday

Three on Thursday

welcome back to three on thursday, a post of my weekly (and all time) top three favorites.   i figured for the first three on thursday of the new year, i should share one of my favorite th…
All Those New Year Things

All Those New Year Things

who else is going to be writing 2015 on their documents for the next 2 months?  no, just me?  anyway, here's all of those typical new year things since i like making goals and i like r…
YouTube Tuesday: My Apartment, Pre-Declutter

YouTube Tuesday: My Apartment, Pre-Declutter

today's video is a little tour of my current apartment.  my roommate has moved out, though i still have a couple months on the lease (don't want to bother finding a new roommate in…
Organizing Tip of the Month: A 52 Week Plan to an Organized Home

Organizing Tip of the Month: A 52 Week Plan to an Organized Home

welcome to 2016, readers!  it's going to be a good time.  i'm excited.  i just love the fresh start of the new year.  some people don't like january because of the christmas le…
The #MinsGame Challenge [Hint: There's a Prize]

The #MinsGame Challenge [Hint: There's a Prize]

happy new year!  literally right now where i am, since this is getting posted right at midnight.  and seeing as how i haven't posted since before christmas, it feels like a long time si…