Striking the Balance

I could not bear to look at this blog and see a post from March at the top any longer! I’m still here, very much aware of my lack of posts and I’m trying to figure out what the root cause really is. I would like to use the “too busy” excuse, and I could come up quite easily with a list of reasons why my plate is really full right now and that list would be incredibly convincing ....more

Yard & Garden Prep: March 2015

It’s still a little chilly out there but my 2015 garden plans are already underway. I told myself this year I wouldn’t take on so much. I have a lot of home and DIY projects that need to be completed so I’m not planting as many plant varieties as in years past....more

Top 5 Ways to Relieve Stress

Stress is a constant in my life, but as I get older I realize I can’t avoid certain situations and there will always be “drama” in my life. But how I react is within my control....more

Ready to Get Back to Blogging

Time and time again, when...more

Top Five Posts of 2014

I realize I haven’t been blogging much lately, but I did want to do my annual roundup of top posts throughout the year. It’s always fun for me to look at my blog statistics and also to rediscover posts I previously wrote and sometimes forgot about. Oddly, these most popular posts were all written right at the beginning of 2014 ....more

Review: KISS InstaWave Hair Curler

I don’t write about hair or beauty much because I try to be really simple with how I style myself. I’ve written before that I use homemade shampoo and conditioner – which I’ve now been using for a full year! However, when it comes time to dress myself up I am often at a loss ....more

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Over the past few years I’ve transitioned to making more homemade Christmas gifts. A good blogger would have documented all of these gifts with photos. However, I didn’t, so we’ll leave that up to you to consider ....more

Find #FinancialPeace on Black Friday

Tired of shopping yet? I’m not a big Black Friday shopper but...more

Practicing Self-Care

One of the biggest adjustments I’ve had with self-employment is taking time off. It’s really easy to become wrapped up in work when it’s well… right here. It’s easy to work for a few hours on a Saturday morning or a Sunday evening ....more