Getting Thrifty

Getting Thrifty

Last month (and in March too), I talked about capsule wardrobes and budgeting for new clothing pieces, so if you read that then you might remember that I said to really weigh the benefits …
Chicago Restaurant Recommendations

Chicago Restaurant Recommendations

Since I do my Three on Thursday posts every week (haven't missed one yet this year!), I try to make my 'add it to my list' posts a little bit different and more specific than j…
Balance

Balance

Summer is definitely the time when I lose my 'balance,' so to speak.  A lot of things about my routines and goals get thrown out during the summer months, which I think it part of …
Three on Thursday

Three on Thursday

This post may contain affiliate links.   Welcome back to Three on Thursday, my weekly even though I sometimes skip weeks list of things I'm loving at the moment that I think you shou…
How I Maintain a Clutter-Free and Organized Home

How I Maintain a Clutter-Free and Organized Home

Last Monday I talked about how I style my home to still feel as simple, clean, and calm as I like it. I also mentioned that I'd spend today answering how I maintain my clutter-free sp…
Things That Used To Be Important

Things That Used To Be Important

5 Years Ago (2012, age 27) What to write for blog content Whether or not to go to Vegas with a group of girls I'd (mostly) never met Going to country night every single Thursday at Houn…
Farmer's Market Tips

Farmer's Market Tips

Farmer's market season is underway here in Chicago (with many more locations opening in early June), and summer is such a great time to stop by one near you. I love getting produce at…
Real Life This Week

Real Life This Week

In my real life this week... ... I haven't made the bed once.  I can't bring myself to care. ... or put any of my makeup items way, they're scattered across the coffee table. .…
Three on Thursday

Three on Thursday

This post may contain affiliate links.   Welcome back to Three on Thursday, my weekly even though I sometimes skip weeks list of things I'm loving at the moment that I think you shou…
How I Style and Maintain a Simple Home

How I Style and Maintain a Simple Home

A lot of people ask me about this particular topic, especially after they've done a massive declutter themselves, something like the KonMari Method.  How do you (a) keep the decor and …
Life Lessons I Learned From My Dog

Life Lessons I Learned From My Dog

If you can't eat it, it's probably not worth your time. Fort building is appropriate and amusing at any age.
Frugal Ways to Enjoy Summer

Frugal Ways to Enjoy Summer

If you're suddenly feeling like your social calendar is filling up and you're spending more money on meeting up with friends, you are definitely not alone.  The warmer weather just…
Natural and Effective Stress Relief

Natural and Effective Stress Relief

I always talk about being productive, my routines, and how much I enjoy getting things done and checking off various goals things, but I rarely talk about my strategies for dealing with st…
Three on Thursday

Three on Thursday

This post may contain affiliate links.   Welcome back to Three on Thursday, my weekly even though I sometimes skip weeks list of things I'm loving at the moment that I think you shou…
How to (Quickly) Prep Your Home For Company

How to (Quickly) Prep Your Home For Company

Well last week I gave you a list of some things I think make great housewarming or hostess gifts, so this week I thought I'd flip that and give you some quick tips if you're the on…
Checking Off The Lists (An Update)

Checking Off The Lists (An Update)

As we approach June, the dreaded 'dear lord the year is half over already' month, I wanted to do a check in and show you the progress I've made on my 101 in 1001 list and my 20…
How I Reset For Each Week and Month

How I Reset For Each Week and Month

The best way I know how to ensure a great week ahead and stay on top of everything I like to get done is to spend the time 'resetting' everything on Sundays.  That way my Monday mo…
Cinco de Mayo Cupcakes for Two

Cinco de Mayo Cupcakes for Two

Betsy pointed out that I haven't made a recipe for boozy cupcakes in awhile.  And she's correct.  John isn't big on sweets and what sweet stuff he does eat, he's pretty par…
Three on Thursday

Three on Thursday

This post may contain affiliate links.   Welcome back to Three on Thursday, my weekly even though I sometimes skip weeks list of things I'm loving at the moment that I think you shou…
Housewarming and Hostess Gift Ideas for Minimalists

Housewarming and Hostess Gift Ideas for Minimalists

This post may contain affiliate links. At this very time one year ago, we were finishing up moving all of our stuff into our new house.  Time has flown indeed.  So I don't know if it…
Things I Can't Give Up

Things I Can't Give Up

When I examine my life in general and try to see what I'm still wasting money and time on or what's not so zero waste, I've found a couple of things that keep popping up.  But …
Beginner's Guide to Horse Racing

Beginner's Guide to Horse Racing

I've always been wary to post a guide to horse racing because there's so many ins and outs and even I don't know everything and we've owned thoroughbreds (aka race horses) …