One Year in Our New House (+ 8 Things I’ve Learned as a New Homeowner)

As of last Sunday, we have been living in our new house for a whole year. While on the one hand that seems so crazy, we have felt so welcomed here and so much like this is where we’re supposed to be that it doesn’t seem really that surprising at all. (I do wonder, though, …

How My New Morning Routine is Changing My Life

Why My New Morning Routine Might Just Change My Life Forever

For years I’ve read countless blog posts and magazine articles touting the life-changing magic of set morning routines–from CEOs to famous yogis, prolific writers to politicians, it seemed that everyone was jumping on the morning routine bandwagon, and it made me feel, for awhile, that because my day didn’t start with a green detox smoothie …

My New “Absolute Daily Minimum” Chore List

About a month ago, I read a blog post that I’ve been thinking about ever since— Basically, the post was all about why you should create a list of things you will do every single day in order to bring a greater sense of purpose/peace/fulfillment/order to your life. The catch? This list has to be …

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). …