• 10 Simple Chinese New Year Activities

    Since adopting Quincy we have been learning more about the Chinese culture and incorporating some of their traditions.  One of the biggest holidays in China is the Chinese New Year or its also referred to as the Lunar New Year.   Chinese New Year is a two-week celebration full of lots of fun activities for the whole family culminating at

    10 Simple Chinese New Year Activities
  • 5 Excuses Not to Declutter & How To Change Your Mindset

    I went downstairs to my basement the other day to work on decluttering our toy closet. I have a really hard time decluttering toys, I have so many excuses why I don’t declutter. So I’ve been putting decluttering off but we are being swallowed whole by clutter.  As I started to declutter I noticed five excuses why I struggled to

    5 Excuses Not to Declutter & How To Change Your Mindset
  • 4 Steps to Start A Good Habit

    This is the time of year many of us start to think about curbing bad habits and start a good habit.  After all, we just inhaled about 1000 cookies and consumed 20 meals per day over the holidays. It’s time to fit into our jeans again.  Just me?   My instinct is to fruit basket upset my life.  I am

    4 Steps to Start A Good Habit
  • Simple Holiday Meal Ideas

    With the holidays next week, it’s time to start thinking about the food.  No holiday is complete without a delicious spread of sweet and savory foods. However, if you are hosting it can be daunting planning out several days of food. So, what are some simple holiday meal ideas? How I Holiday Meal Plan –  First things first, it’s important

    Simple Holiday Meal Ideas
  • 10 Best Products to Buy at Aldi

    Aldi finally opened just down the street from my house.  I knew there was a loyal following and I have to say I have joined the fold.  It turns out the hype is real, Aldi has some pretty delicious foods for a fraction of the price.  My wallet and my belly are happy about that.  Since it’s the holiday season

    10 Best Products to Buy at Aldi

10 Simple Chinese New Year Activities

Since adopting Quincy we have been learning more about the Chinese culture and incorporating some of their traditions.  One of the biggest holidays in China is the Chinese New Year or its also referred to as the Lunar New Year.   Chinese New Year is a two-week celebration full of lots of fun activities for the whole family culminating at…

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5 Excuses Not to Declutter & How To Change Your Mindset

I went downstairs to my basement the other day to work on decluttering our toy closet. I have a really hard time decluttering toys, I have so many excuses why I don’t declutter. So I’ve been putting decluttering off but we are being swallowed whole by clutter.  As I started to declutter I noticed five excuses why I struggled to…

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4 Steps to Start A Good Habit

This is the time of year many of us start to think about curbing bad habits and start a good habit.  After all, we just inhaled about 1000 cookies and consumed 20 meals per day over the holidays. It’s time to fit into our jeans again.  Just me?   My instinct is to fruit basket upset my life.  I am…

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Simple Holiday Meal Ideas

With the holidays next week, it’s time to start thinking about the food.  No holiday is complete without a delicious spread of sweet and savory foods. However, if you are hosting it can be daunting planning out several days of food. So, what are some simple holiday meal ideas? How I Holiday Meal Plan –  First things first, it’s important…

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10 Best Products to Buy at Aldi

Aldi finally opened just down the street from my house.  I knew there was a loyal following and I have to say I have joined the fold.  It turns out the hype is real, Aldi has some pretty delicious foods for a fraction of the price.  My wallet and my belly are happy about that.  Since it’s the holiday season…

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5 Simple Christmas Tips to Reduce Holiday Overwhelm

It really is the most wonderful time of the year even if we feel slightly crazy!  However, as a grown-up, the lists are long and all in addition to our normal full lives.  This season can leave you overwhelmed in a hurry.  I don’t know about you but I can get pretty grinchy!   Today, I am sharing 5 tips…

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Simple Sweet BBQ Meatballs Recipe + Simple Party Menu

Tis’ the season for lots of holiday hosting which can get really overwhelming in a hurry.  I don’t know about you but when I entertain I want simple recipes I won’t screw up and won’t take me away from my main priority, my guests!  This simple sweet BBQ meatballs recipe is one of my go-to’s when I host!  It will…

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Unique Iowa Made Gifts for Everyone On Your List

This post is made in partnership with the Made in Iowa Gift Guide & Travel Iowa.  All opinions are my own. Tis’ the season for gift giving.  Every year I am on the hunt for thoughtful gifts for those that I love.  I am Iowa proud so I rounded up some of my favorite Iowa made gifts online to gift…

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New Smyrna Beach Florida Trip Guide

We just got back from a week at the beach and there’s nothing quite like spending a beach in a lounge chair watching your kids dig in the sand and ride the waves.  All that sunshine and the soothing sounds of the ocean makes my soul feel at rest.  How about you?   While New Smyrna Beach has been in…

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Best Toddler and Preschool Toy Gift Ideas

    It’s officially Christmas time and we are checking our lists twice.  I am looking for those good, tried and true gifts.  My emotional side wants the “wow factor” on Christmas morning while my practical side doesn’t want a ton of toys collecting dust by New Years Day!  I am sharing our favorite kid’s toys.   These are our…

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