gain blog traffic with these simple tips

If you are looking for simple ways that you can better yourself, then you might want to start small. Things like drinking enough water, exercising and getting the right amount of sleep are great places to start. But, if you’re looking for something a little bit bigger, then you might want to try something that will further your ultimate goals. We have come up with a few things you can do to better yourself, so keep reading to find out what they are. Self Improvement – 3 Paths you can take. This is a collaborative post. This post may contain affiliate links. If you makeRead More →

Gift Wrapping tips for terrible wrappers. A pleated and ribbon wrapped gift

I don’t like to admit it but I have never been very good at wrapping gifts. Most of the time, you could count yourself lucky if your gift was wrapped in one continuous piece of paper rather then a patchwork collection because I sized things wrong. Yes, I was that terrible at it. If I did size things properly then the corners always ended up bunched and bulky looking. Enough was enough! This year I sat down and studied some gift wrapping tips with the intent of attempting to learn how to gift wrap properly. Was I successful?  To some degree! It turns out that giftRead More →

the benefits of starting a gratitude journal or jar

We all know the benefits that come from keeping a journal or following a planner when it comes to achieving goals. Writing things down truly has the power to influence our likelihood when it comes to getting things done! Part of it is the satisfaction that we get when we mark things off as completed and part of it is just the way our brains work. By writing things down we are telling ourselves that this is important and we want to remember it! This keeps our goals at the forefront of our minds throughout the day. But what if we want to remember more thenRead More →

home improvment goals for 2019, sunset on the backyard

The end of the year is closing in and I have decided to set some home improvement goals for 2019! It’s pretty crazy how fast 2018 went by! We managed to get a lot done this year as a family. Both in our personal lives and in our home. In 2018 we managed to stick with our keto eating plan, explored yoga and strength training and fell in love with running. We also replaced our terrible carpets with new laminate flooring and repainted several rooms in the house. I even got around to finally creating that family photo wall I have been thinking about forRead More →

dealing with unexpected costs as a family on a budget

Maybe it’s just us, but it seems like this time of year is a magnet for bad luck. The dryer died last year and this year a sensor in the truck decided to go out. Some years are better than others but it never fails. If something is going to break and need replacing. It’s going to happen close to Christmas or a birthday or some other event that’s already stretching our budget a bit thin. Dealing with unexpected costs is just a hard bit of truth when it comes to being an adult. Would have been nice if someone had warned us about thisRead More →

gain blog traffic with these easy to follow tips

More and more people are picking up blogging as a personal venture. You can’t blame them really! Blogging is a fun and fulfilling hobby, especially if you already enjoy writing. A love of writing (but a dismal track record when it came to finishing a book) is part of the reason I chose to start!  A blog can provide you with a space to share your personal thoughts, journal what you’re up to, or just vent. But there is a chance for it to be even more if you want it too! Though knowing how to gain blog traffic can be a bit of a challengeRead More →

sunrise header for unique shopping experiences at auctions

When I was a little girl I remember attending a few auctions with my family. Some of the time these were farm sales where we kept an eye out for good quality used saddles and other horse equipment (horses are an expensive hobby!) Other times we went out looking for antique furniture and household items. While it was certainly fun to go to these auctions in person and they provide a unique shopping experience I have to say that the convenience of online bidding now that I am an adult also has its perks! Auctions kind of feel like a competitive yard sale and I’m not sureRead More →

cold weather running tips and gear

Lacing up your running shoes on chilly mornings might not seem like a fun idea. Especially if you hate being cold as much as I do! Running in cooler temperatures can be surprisingly satisfying, however, in fact, it’s pretty much the ideal running condition.  I’m not talking blizzards and ice storms of course, but chilly mornings are perfect! Running is much easier on your body when it’s not stressed by heat and humidity. Running during the winter months has also been shown to help those who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affect Disorder) by releasing hormones which helps battle depression and increase positive moods. But! AllRead More →

DIY Skills and equipment

If you want to save some money there are a few DIY skills that would be handy to know. Some of the skills listed below are more challenging to learn than others and while some projects are best left to the professionals, knowing the basics of even a couple of these might come in handy from time to time! In this collaborative article, we are going to identify and discuss some of the most important ones below. Keep reading to find out if any of them might appeal to you!  While a lot of these might seem a touch harder than most things we talkRead More →

I have become a big fan of journaling and planning over the last year. Keeping up with my goals and daily tasks have brought a tremendous sense of peace to my life. Being able to wake up in the morning, open my journal or planner and see exactly what needs to be accomplished that day helps keep the stress of trying to remember it all to a minimum. But, I recognize that creating a bullet journal or keeping up with a regular planner can be time-consuming and challenging for many people. Journaling for busy families requires a less time-consuming method. Something that takes only minutesRead More →