• How To Create A Life-Changing Morning Routine

    For years, my morning routine consisted of being jolted awake by a set of tiny toddler eyeballs inches from my face.  I got up when the kids got up because I was not a morning person and resigned myself to the fact that I never would be.  However, I coveted a few quiet moments alone guilt-free.  I knew the answer… [Continue Reading]

    How To Create A Life-Changing Morning Routine
  • 10 Simple Ways To Drink More Water Every Day

    We all know its important to drink water.  The benefits include better skin, detoxified the body and improved digestion.  Not to mention staying hydrated helps us to feel more alert, feel full and curb those cravings.  However, with so many other delicious beverage options,  I am looking at you fountain soda, coffee, and hot tea, it’s hard to make yourself… [Continue Reading]

    10 Simple Ways To Drink More Water Every Day
  • How To Host a Favorite Things Party + $10 Favorite Products

    This week I went to a favorite things party for the Des Moines Moms Blog contributors.  We did it last year too and it was such a hit we did it again.  Every time I go I leave thinking I want to host one.  Not only do you get some great recommendations, but you also get to know each other… [Continue Reading]

    How To Host a Favorite Things Party + $10 Favorite Products
  • How to Develop a Purposeful Quiet Time Routine

    Most mornings my alarm goes off at 5:45 am, I can’t believe I just typed that.  I am not a natural born morning person and for years I had no desire to get up long before my kids. These days, I know I will regret pushing snooze so I flip off the covers, slip on my slippers and head downstairs… [Continue Reading]

    How to Develop a Purposeful Quiet Time Routine
  • Create A Toy Closet to Organize Your Toys

    If you have kids, you have toys.  I have 3 kids so pretty much I could swim in toys especially with all the doting relatives that just brought armloads of gifts through our doors this holiday but I don’t.  Toys are a fact for this season of my life but we have made peace with the toys and created simple… [Continue Reading]

    Create A Toy Closet to Organize Your Toys

How To Create A Life-Changing Morning Routine

For years, my morning routine consisted of being jolted awake by a set of tiny toddler eyeballs inches from my face.  I got up when the kids got up because I was not a morning person and resigned myself to the fact that I never would be.  However, I coveted a few quiet moments alone guilt-free.  I knew the answer…

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10 Simple Ways To Drink More Water Every Day

We all know its important to drink water.  The benefits include better skin, detoxified the body and improved digestion.  Not to mention staying hydrated helps us to feel more alert, feel full and curb those cravings.  However, with so many other delicious beverage options,  I am looking at you fountain soda, coffee, and hot tea, it’s hard to make yourself…

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How To Host a Favorite Things Party + $10 Favorite Products

This week I went to a favorite things party for the Des Moines Moms Blog contributors.  We did it last year too and it was such a hit we did it again.  Every time I go I leave thinking I want to host one.  Not only do you get some great recommendations, but you also get to know each other…

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How to Develop a Purposeful Quiet Time Routine

Most mornings my alarm goes off at 5:45 am, I can’t believe I just typed that.  I am not a natural born morning person and for years I had no desire to get up long before my kids. These days, I know I will regret pushing snooze so I flip off the covers, slip on my slippers and head downstairs…

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Create A Toy Closet to Organize Your Toys

If you have kids, you have toys.  I have 3 kids so pretty much I could swim in toys especially with all the doting relatives that just brought armloads of gifts through our doors this holiday but I don’t.  Toys are a fact for this season of my life but we have made peace with the toys and created simple…

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Life Lately Volume 11 December 2018

  It’s the first day back to reality after a blissful break. Last year, we nearly killed ourselves traveling to see everyone and I felt like we all went back to reality a little worse for the wear. This year, we didn’t travel and spent a whole lot of downtime at home with very little plans and it was amazing!…

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How to Pick Your Word of the Year + FREE Word of the Year Worksheet

The new year is upon us.  With that, comes new possibilities and fresh starts.  You might have had a great 2018 or you might be ready to usher in a new year and a clean slate.  Whatever is the case, we all want to kick off 2019 simply on purpose.  We all have good intentions and hope and dreams.  However,…

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Simple Tips to Organize After Christmas

How is Christmas over already?  Now that it is, I want a nap.  Then, it’s time to tackle cleaning up!   Taking a little extra time and organizing after Christmas will help set us up for success for next year.  Take some time now and thank yourself later!  Trust me! Fix it Before You Put it Away & Buy Replacement…

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When Christmas Gets Overwhelming

It was my first time hosting a holiday.  Scott and I had been married 2 years and I was 5 months pregnant with our first child. It was the time to show my domestic-ness (you know what I mean).  I decided not to ease into hosting, my first mistake.   I went big like Clark from Christmas Vacation and hosted…

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Simple Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Appetizers are my love language.  You give me a dip and chip and I am yours forever.  SERIOUSLY!  Spinach artichoke dip has always had my heart.  Do you remember TGI Friday’s?  They had good spinach artichoke dip, I digress.  It seems I am not the only one in the I love spinach artichoke dip camp.  It’s a crowd favorite so…

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