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February 2021 Goals
Goals, Monthly Recap

A Fresh Start After a Rough Month {February 2021 Goals}

Is January a hard month for you? I have a long history of not feeling warmly towards this particular month—I always seem to get the blues amid the seemingly endless winter, with day after gray day all seeming the same. This particular January was especially hard, as my husband was away for much of the …

do alternative back treatments work

What I’ve Learned About “Alternative” Treatments for Back Pain Over the Last 2+ Years

In November of 2018, I was starting to get into the best shape of my adult life–I was exercising 4-5 times a week, eating reasonably, had shed the last of the pregnancy weight less than 6 months postpartum with my second, and I was seeing my stomach muscles for the first time in, well, ever. …

A Year of Weekly Family Pictures 2020
Family, Family Portraits, Year in Review

A Year of Weekly Family Pictures + Year in Review {2020}

Whew. 2020. The year that many of us will be trying to process for the rest of our lives, I think. Honestly, we’re almost at the end of January, and I STILL feel like I don’t know what to make of the last year. It was messy and hard and unexpected. It brought big (unplanned) …

Unread Shelves Challenge 2021
Book Recommendations

What I’m Planning to Read for the Unread Shelves Challenge

Thanks to Stephany’s post, I discovered a new-to-me challenge that PERFECTLY fits the bill on what I was needing from my reading life this year. One of my 101 in 1001 goals is to start reading a lot more from my own shelves (50 books, in fact), but I was struggling with a way to …

Products and Books I'm Enjoying in March 2021
Book Recommendations, Loving and Learning Lately, Products I Love

Loving and Learning Lately {32}

Welcome to Round 32 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 …

1001 decluttering challenge
101 in 1001, Decluttering, Goals, Homemaking

Declutter 1,001 Things Challenge: Progress Report #1

Like everyone else, January often hits me hard with the urge to declutter, simplify, pare down, eat less chocolate…you get the idea. While I got rid of about half of my possessions back in 2013 as part of my 50 Weeks to Organized project, I have acquired PLENTY more stuff since then, especially as we’ve …

January 2021 goals
Goals, Monthly Recap

A Big Purchase + More House Projects {January 2021 Goals}

I’m late in posting these because our plans had to change a bit this week. We’d originally been told that Matt would no longer be needing to travel up to the old location for work starting in mid-December (and he did, in fact, work the last two weeks of the year from the new location, …

101 in 1001, Finances, Goals, Money

Our 7 (New) Big Financial Goals: Initial Report

Happy new year, everyone! We made it to 2021!!! Because I’m in the middle of working on my new 101 in 1001 list, I’m not setting any traditional New Year’s resolutions this year, but in honor of the beauty of a brand-new year and fresh start, I figured I’d bring some goal inspo to you …