• Christmas Home Tour

    There is nothing cozier than a home at Christmas.  They just come alive and glow and I don’t just mean from the thousands of twinkle lights.  Although, we have thousands of twinkle lights.  There really is no place like home for the holidays, I want to invite you inside our home for a few minutes.  I get my best Christmas… [Continue Reading]

    Christmas Home Tour
  • 10 Favorite Pictures of 2018

    Today I am sharing my 10 favorite photos from 2018 which is always so much harder than I think it will be.  I loved scrolling back through the previous 12 months of photographs and reliving all of the sweet memories we made as a family.  Not only with each other but with our extended family and friends.  It’s been another… [Continue Reading]

    10  Favorite Pictures of 2018
  • 11 Simple and Fun Party Games Ideas for Adults

    Who has two thumbs and loves party games?  This girl.  If you come to my house for a get-together you better believe there will be party games.  I had my 87-year-old Grandpa blowing turkey feathers down a table for a feather relay race at Thanksgiving last year.  Party games are the perfect way to break the ice and invite everyone… [Continue Reading]

    11 Simple and Fun Party Games Ideas for Adults
  • 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… [Continue Reading]

    Unique Iowa Made Gifts for Everyone On Your List
  • 10 Fun and Easy Advent Activities for Families

    Every morning during Advent my kids’ dash down the stairs to see what our special daily activity is in our little advent calendar hanging in the kitchen.  I love it too, I won’t lie.  Come Christmas day I am a little sad it’s all over.  So, I rounded up 10 of my favorite fun and easy Advent Activities for families… [Continue Reading]

    10 Fun and Easy Advent Activities for Families

Christmas Home Tour

There is nothing cozier than a home at Christmas.  They just come alive and glow and I don’t just mean from the thousands of twinkle lights.  Although, we have thousands of twinkle lights.  There really is no place like home for the holidays, I want to invite you inside our home for a few minutes.  I get my best Christmas…

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10 Favorite Pictures of 2018

Today I am sharing my 10 favorite photos from 2018 which is always so much harder than I think it will be.  I loved scrolling back through the previous 12 months of photographs and reliving all of the sweet memories we made as a family.  Not only with each other but with our extended family and friends.  It’s been another…

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11 Simple and Fun Party Games Ideas for Adults

Who has two thumbs and loves party games?  This girl.  If you come to my house for a get-together you better believe there will be party games.  I had my 87-year-old Grandpa blowing turkey feathers down a table for a feather relay race at Thanksgiving last year.  Party games are the perfect way to break the ice and invite everyone…

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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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10 Fun and Easy Advent Activities for Families

Every morning during Advent my kids’ dash down the stairs to see what our special daily activity is in our little advent calendar hanging in the kitchen.  I love it too, I won’t lie.  Come Christmas day I am a little sad it’s all over.  So, I rounded up 10 of my favorite fun and easy Advent Activities for families…

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Life Lately Volume 10

November was a big month in the life of Simple Purposeful Living.  We launched our first line of products!  Because of all of you, it has been a huge success and I am so grateful for each and every one of you for purchasing and gifting simple & purposeful living.  I can’t wait to see what 2019 will bring but…

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Kids Gift Ideas

It’s that time of year to start wracking your brain for kids gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list.  This year my kids had a few things on their wish list so I thought I would share with you today what they really hope Santa brings them this year. Our Favorite Kids Gift Ideas Sports & Outdoor Toys Both…

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10 Frequently Asked Questions about Meal Planning

When I tell people I meal plan for our family, they always want to know how I do it.  I shared how I meal plan in this post, read here.  Then, after I explain how I do it they have lots of questions.  So, I thought I would answer a few of the most frequently asked questions I get pertaining…

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Advent Calendar Gift Guide + More

Tis the season to start thinking about Christmas!  Today, I wanted to share a fun tradition we love, advent calendars.  Every year my mom gets each of my kids an advent calendar based on their interests.  Luckily, retailers have caught on to advent calendars and there are more options than ever.  Now’s the time to pick some up and they have…

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7 Steps to Create A Simple Weekly Meal Plan

If creating a meal plan for your family makes you want to pull your hair out, you are not alone.  Meal planning can be such a chore but can make your life so much more simple if you take a few minutes and do it. There are also a lot of misconceptions about meal planning.  Like, since I meal plan…

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