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Before/After, Frugality, Home Projects, Homemaking, Our Home

$100 Bathroom Makeover (with Before/After Pics)

Remember when we moved into our new house a year and a half ago, and for the first few months, I did all sorts of fun house update posts? And then remember how it’s been radio silence ever since?? REMEMBER THAT?! I have six words for you: No time. No money. No energy. Or just …

Goals, Monthly Recap

It Will Be a Miracle If All This Gets Done {May Goals + April Recap}

This post contains some affiliate links, which means I may get a small commission on any purchases made, at no extra cost to you. As always, I only include my honest opinion and link to stuff I love or that I would want to get for myself. April was a month of doing a lot …

Family, Monthly Recap

State of the Family Address {April 2019}

After receiving lots of feedback in my latest reader survey (which you can still take if you haven’t yet–click here), I’ve decided to do away with the Sentence a Day posts. However, because there were enough people who said they really liked them and would be sad if they went away, I’ve decided to meet …

Homemaking, Housework, Minimalism, Motherhood

Why I Don’t (Usually) Hide From My Daughter That I’m Getting Rid of Her Stuff

Note: This post contains affiliate links. All opinions, as always, are my own. Now that spring has finally decided to grace us with her presence, I am in full-on Spring Cleaning Mode over here. I am re-reading Dana K. White’s How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind (which I talked about extensively in …

Assigned Reading, Reading

What I Learned From 7 Terms of Self-Assigned Reading (+ Why I Finally Quit)

I’ve always known I’m a little on the unusual side when it comes to my reading life–I’m a bit obsessive about tracking my books, I’ve kept pretty much every recommended reading list ever given to me (including some given to me in high school around 15 years ago), and I basically have to read multiple …

Faith, Motherhood

How to Make It Through Church With Young Kids (5 Actionable Strategies)

Hey! Today’s blog post is inspired by a reader’s response to last week’s blog survey (if you still haven’t taken that, click here!), and I thought it was a brilliant idea for a post. I know many families have a tradition of making sure they go to Sunday worship services on Easter Sunday, so since …

Products and Books I'm Enjoying in April 2019
Book Recommendations, Loving and Learning Lately

Loving and Learning Lately {13}

Welcome to Round 13 of this little series I started of all the things in life I’m loving and learning lately! Here you’ll find everything from the books I’m currently reading to the products I’m loving to the shows I’m watching (which, spoiler alert–won’t be very many or very exciting, since I’m not a huge …

Family, Monthly Recap, Sentence A Day

An Upcoming Surgery + A Farewell {March in a Sentence a Day}

If you’re new around these parts, this monthly series is an exercise in brevity as I try (but not very hard) to summarize each day of our month in one sentence. (Also, I’ve been taking a picture of my daughter – and now my son, too – every day since they were born, and this …