How I Made Myself Hate These Daily Chores Less

These are the Chores I Hate (and This is How I Make Myself Hate Them Less)

If you’ve been a blog reader for any length of time, you should know that being tidy + doing household chores like dishes and vacuuming are NOT strengths of mine (and, as I told my (shocked) mother, I legitimately prioritize reading over cleaning, so…there’s that). But, in my quest to become a better homemaker (especially …

How I Meal Plan + A Month's Worth of Meal Plans

How I Meal Plan (+ A Month’s Worth of Meal Plans)

Meal plans and I have somewhat of a hot/cold relationship—when I’m in the depths of planning meals regularly, I’m REALLY devoted to the practice (and eager to share all the benefits with anyone who will listen), but when I inevitably fall off the bandwagon from time to time (sometimes for long stretches of time), I …

Why I’m Doing a Refresh of the 50 Weeks to Organized Project

Really, I could just post these quote-unquote “Before” pictures and call it good on posting today. But I’m nothing if not a little long-winded, so we just can’t have that. A brief summary for those of you who haven’t been reading this blog since 2013: Five years ago, I decided to tackle my clutter habits …

Secret Family Recipe: 10-Min. Prep Chicken & Rice

I grew up in a family with six kids, and my mom, for all 18+ years that I was at home, had dinner on the table by 6:00 p.m. sharp 90% of the time (or at the very least, we knew that we could expect a home-cooked meal at roughly the same time each night). …

How to Roast a Turkey the Night Before + 4 Other Friendsgiving Tips

This week, we’re hosting our fourth Friendsgiving, which was a tradition that we kind of started by accident but that’s one that we’d love to keep on doing. However, in these four years, I’ve come a loooong way when it comes to making the event be as stress-free and smooth-running as possible, and today, I’m …

Grocery Store Face-Off: Which Grocery Store Will Save YOU the Most Money?

I’ve always prided myself on being a frugal person; I’ve been the “crazy coupon lady,” I’ve done the “no-spend” month thing, and after several people asked, I did a whole post on how we manage to keep our grocery bill so low (usually between $250-300/month, which includes ALL household goods such as toilet paper and …

Our Basement Bathroom Mid-Process (+Before/After Pics)

Considering it’s been over two months since I’ve posted any progress pics of our new house, I figured it was high time I get my ducks in a row over here. Honestly, not many “new” updates have happened lately, but I’ve been holding off posting before/after pics because I haven’t hung up a lot of …