Some of My 2019 Plans

Some of My 2019 Plans

This post may contain affiliate links.  It's New Year's Eve!  A holiday up there on my list with Halloween.  Okay, true, nothing is on par with Halloween.  But it's up there wit…
18 Things I Got Rid of in 2018

18 Things I Got Rid of in 2018

This post may contain affiliate links.  We're so close to end of the year - just this weekend to close it out, really.  Do you have time off of work?  Now that Christmas is over, you mi…
Three on Thursday - Top Favorites of 2018

Three on Thursday - Top Favorites of 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're …
What I Gave for a Minimalist, Frugal Christmas

What I Gave for a Minimalist, Frugal Christmas

This post may contain affiliate links.  Ah, the post holiday hangover.  I hope everyone had a great Christmas!  Is anyone else back at work today?  I am.  But my train ride was relatively q…
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Have a very Merry Christmas today, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by.  You can also join me on Instagram , Twitter , and Pinterest . In the bar below you can sign up for my posts and new…
Happy Christmas Eve + Winter Goals

Happy Christmas Eve + Winter Goals

This post may contain affiliate links.  Merry Christmas Eve!  I hope you have the day off, like I do.  I love a good 4 day weekend, and I have one next weekend too, so I'm a happy campe…
12 Days of Christmas - 1 Favorite Holiday Tradition

12 Days of Christmas - 1 Favorite Holiday Tradition

This post may contain affiliate links.  We made it to the last day of the 12 days of Christmas, which means the day is right around the corner.  And it is, Christmas Eve is Monday.  Decembe…
Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

This post may contain affiliate links. Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're …
12 Days of Christmas - 2 Holiday Pet Peeves

12 Days of Christmas - 2 Holiday Pet Peeves

I really do love this time of year.  Christmas is so festive and fun, and I have so many good memories and traditions associated with it.  But.  Like any other time of year, some things ab…
12 Days of Christmas - 3 Things We Always Display

12 Days of Christmas - 3 Things We Always Display

This post may contain affiliate links.  We don't go crazy on Christmas decor.  I think less is more and it's not my favorite holiday so I don't need to be over the top with it. …
12 Days of Christmas - 4 Stocking Stuffer Ideas

12 Days of Christmas - 4 Stocking Stuffer Ideas

This post may contain affiliate links.  Do you hang and fill stockings for Christmas?  We do.  My mom always did too, when I was growing up.  I remember it always being filled with chocolat…
12 Days of Christmas - 5 Gift Wrapping Tips and Tricks

12 Days of Christmas - 5 Gift Wrapping Tips and Tricks

This post may contain affiliate links.  Do you wrap gifts for Christmas or do you just put everything in gift bags?  My mom is the gift bag type, but I love wrapping gifts.  Because I'm…
Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

This post may contain affiliate links. Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're …
12 Days of Christmas - 6 Things On My Wish List

12 Days of Christmas - 6 Things On My Wish List

This post may contain affiliate links.  I still make Christmas lists.  They aren't nearly as ridiculous as when I was a child, but when someone asks me what I want for Christmas, I'…
12 Days of Christmas - 7 Winter Must Haves

12 Days of Christmas - 7 Winter Must Haves

This post may contain affiliate links.  We're finally getting my kind of weather here in Chicago.  We have already gotten snow, but now w're getting the below freezing temperatures …
12 Days of Christmas - 8 Christmas Things I Stopped Buying

12 Days of Christmas - 8 Christmas Things I Stopped Buying

This post may contain affiliate links.  Time for another 'things I've stopped buying' but Christmas edition this round.  I love saving money in December, so here are 8 holiday t…
Swagbucks Update

Swagbucks Update

This post may contain affiliate links.  We're all looking for ways to save big at the register. Well, I've found a way to make every coupon I use at my local grocery store worth an …
12 Days of Christmas - 9 Ways to Organize the Holidays

12 Days of Christmas - 9 Ways to Organize the Holidays

This post may contain affiliate links.  I love organizing, well, everything, but holidays in particular.  You should have seen me packing up Halloween, everything is in labeled matching box…
Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

This post may contain affiliate links. Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're …
12 Days of Christmas - 10 Minimalist Gift Ideas

12 Days of Christmas - 10 Minimalist Gift Ideas

This post may contain affiliate links.  For some reason, people get very stressed out by Christmas when they have a minimalist in their life. I don't know why, minimalists are very easy…
12 Days of Christmas - 11 Ways to Simplify the Holidays

12 Days of Christmas - 11 Ways to Simplify the Holidays

This post may contain affiliate links.  You didn't think I'd have 12 days of Christmas without at least one post on how to simplify the holidays, did you?  My personal mission in li…
12 Days of Christmas - 12 Savings Tips

12 Days of Christmas - 12 Savings Tips

This post may contain affiliate links.  Happy December and welcome to the kick off of the 12 Days of Christmas.  Every week day in December you're getting a post from me.  Exciting, I k…
Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

This post may contain affiliate links. Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're …
Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

This post may contain affiliate links. Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're …
Things I'm Grateful For

Things I'm Grateful For

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, America friends.  What are you thankful for this year?  Here's my list at the moment: Friends who text instead of call Free food on my birthday Holiday time o…
Happy Birthday To Me

Happy Birthday To Me

Yes, today is the day, 11/20 - my birthday!  And the glorious weather is just like when I was born (or so I'm told): sunny and freezing cold.  Love it. I don't have a dedicated bir…
Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

This post may contain affiliate links. Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're …
My Birthday Wish List

My Birthday Wish List

This post may contain affiliate links. Only 1 week until my birthday!  I still love celebrating my birthday, no matter how old I get.  Of course, I add less and less to the gift wish list o…
Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

This post may contain affiliate links. Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're …
Swagbucks Update

Swagbucks Update

This post may contain affiliate links.  As a pre-Black Friday warm up, Swagbuck s is offering big cash back for shopping online at several of your favorite retailers right now.  Just go to t…
Some Quick Halloween Photos

Some Quick Halloween Photos

I know it's already November, but I still wanted to share in case you missed them on Instagram.  They're still highlighted under the Celebrate label on my profile if you'd like…
Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

This post may contain affiliate links. Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're …
Things I Stopped Buying Since Simplifying Everything

Things I Stopped Buying Since Simplifying Everything

This post may contain affiliate links.  If there's one thing I have been on track with in 2018, it's been simplify everything .  I love every portion of my life that I simplified, an…
Halloween Favorites Tag

Halloween Favorites Tag

This post may contain affiliate links.  Halloween is my favorite holiday.  This should not come as a surprise to anyone who knows me or reads this blog.  We're in full on Halloween mode…
Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

This post may contain affiliate links. Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're …
More Simplified Hosting Tips

More Simplified Hosting Tips

This post may contain affiliate links.  Although Monday's post covered a lot of things that make having overnight house guests easier and make your home more comfortable for them, I hav…
How to Be Ready for Guests

How to Be Ready for Guests

This post may contain affiliate links.  The hosting season is upon us.  Holiday parties and visiting family, and all sorts of reasons for people to be coming into your home and staying for …
My Personal 'To Stop' List

My Personal 'To Stop' List

This post may contain affiliate links. I love goals and to do lists.  I love systematically checking things off and tracking my progress on longer term goals.  I'm excited to get a bunc…
Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

Three on Thursday - Weekly Favorites

This post may contain affiliate links. Welcome back to Three on Thursday, a weekly list of three things I'm loving at the moment that I think you should do, try, or buy.  If you're …
Things To Do Before the End of the Year

Things To Do Before the End of the Year

This post may contain affiliate links. We are 2.5 months away from 2019.  I'm not going to say that time flies, because 2018 has felt particularly long to me, and not in a good way.  I …
Tips for Living With Someone Who Isn't Minimal

Tips for Living With Someone Who Isn't Minimal

This post may contain affiliate links.  Boy, do I get this question a lot - how do you deal with someone else's stuff?  How do you live with someone who doesn't want to be as minima…
Reasons to Own Less Stuff

Reasons to Own Less Stuff

This post may contain affiliate links.  I talk an awful lot about how much I've decluttered and how much I love my fresh, open spaces.  And everyone knows how much I love decluttering a…