10 Reasons to Become an Avocado-Aficionado

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate than to honor everyone’s favorite green food – the avocado? From your dinner plate to your skincare routine, the avocado is a multi-talented fruit with a number of different benefits. Coined as a superfood, avocados are becoming a popular ingredient used to address a variety of health and beauty needs ....more

Take Better Pictures One Day at a Time with Instagram #simplelife365

I believe that the new year provides a fresh start. This year I’m focusing on trying to take better pictures (among other things!). A few years ago I heard of a fun photography movement ....more

Merry and Bright

Hello everyone! Thank you for following me...more

DIY Beer Bottle Tags

I love images that tell a story. Even if the story only has four steps. Many of you know that I wear many hats…mostly wife and mom to four kids ....more

Stay Connected for Life

After our youngest son was born, I needed intellectual stimulation. The computer was the easiest place to go for an update on what was going on in the world. It kept me connected when I physically couldn’t ....more

Fandom Fashion: Making a Bucky Hoodie inspired by Captain America: Winter Soldier

Do you have a teenager in the house? If you do, chances are that your teenager has experienced “fandom,” enthusiastic appreciation for sports or a fascination with any subject, hobby or fashion. In my youth, my “fandom” was the Super Friends ....more

Choose One Word This Year

Are you ready to launch the new year with a bang? Are you looking forward to making 2015 the best year ever? “One Word” Movement In 2013, I wanted get involved with the movement...more

Gorgeous (and Free!) Photos for your Blog

I love taking pictures. There I said it. It’s supposed to be therapeutic when you confess your secrets, right? ...more

8 Ways to Know You’re in the Right Career

Here’s the cold hard truth: No matter if you’re a full-time employee in a traditional office job or a freelancer who works from home, you’re going to be spending a substantial amount of your life working. So, why not choose a job that you can be happy doing? You probably have an idea of your ideal career path, so it’s important to remember not to settle on just any job unless it’s part of the career that will make you happy ....more

My Favorite Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

It's Thursday, October 30th, a day before Halloween. It's crunch time.As a family, we typically don't go "all out" for this eventful day. But this year, we're invited to festivities and trick-or-treating with some other families, so I'm feeling pressure to do my part....more