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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Moms Who Enjoy Quality Time

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Spending Quality Time With Your Mom

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Happy May! I feel like a broken record, but this year is flying by. One thing I enjoy about May, other than spring-duh, is celebrating how much I love my mom with Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is a special time to acknowledge how wonderful my own mother is and remind her how much I appreciate her. Read More

Six Tips to Help Limit Spending

Tips to Limit Spending and Save MoneyI like to share what’s going on in my life here on the blog. Lately, my husband and I have been doing some serious budget talk. I would say that of the two of us, I’m definitely more of a spender. To be honest, having a blog doesn’t help. Today I thought I’d share some tips that help me limit spending. Read More

Rainy Day Ideas to Get Out of the House

Cooped up on a rainy day? Here are some ideas to get you out of the house.Now that I’ve officially wished for spring, it’s time to prepare for the April Showers. I don’t mind the rain. I know it’s good for the earth. It reminds me to slow down and encourages cozy afternoons inside. But, when there’s a lot of rain going on (like more than just a day or two), or it’s a weekend and I’m dying to get out of the house, I need a plan. Are you the same? Today I’m sharing a few ideas for getting out of the house on a rainy day. I’ve also included links to my favorite places around Grand Rapids. Read More

What It’s Like to Shop After Decluttering My Wardrobe

What it's like to shop after decluttering my wardrobe using the Marie "KonMarie" Kondo MethodThis year I’ve been very successful so far in decluttering my home, including my wardrobe. I wrote about my experience using the Marie “KonMari” Kondo method of decluttering from her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up here. In a separate post, I talked about how clearing my closet of clothing items I don’t love helped me better see the items I do love and has made creating outfits much easier (read that one here).

Those posts have been pretty popular, and since it’s been a couple of weeks, I decided to add this post to the mix. What is it like to shop after decluttering my wardrobe? Let me tell you all about it. Read More

How to Unwind after a Long Day

How to Unwind after a Long DayRough day? We’ve all been there. You just want to come home, kick off your shoes, plop down on the couch and never move. It’s tempting to glue ourselves to the TV, our phone, or to another mindless activity- but what’s really the best way to unwind and relax after a long day?

Often times it’s better to unplug and remove the distractions, rather than embrace them. Today I’m sharing a couple of ways you can relax after a long day. Read More