We know that physical clutter is mental clutter, and the state of our home affects not only our mental health but the health of our family as well. Most of us would agree that we want to simplify our homes, and organize the possessions we have in a way that better suits our day-to-day lives.… Read More 8 Basic Tips for Decluttering Your Home | How to Simplify Your House
So, Laura and I (Becky) are on a new mission; a mission to declutter our homes, business, and lives. We are calling it The Simplicity Project (#UpNoPaSimplify). I predict it will be a freeing process. My inspiration to lose the excess baggage in my life and “pare down” actually started a couple of years ago when… Read More When “Stuff” Weighs You Down | The Simplicity Project
As we embark on this new year, many of us are yearning for a clean slate. A fresh start. A chance to begin again, and make changes to our lives to help them be better. For Becky and I (Laura), and I bet many of you too, that translates over to our homes and our… Read More The Simplicity Project: Why Decluttering Matters and 5 Reasons to Simplify Your Life
If you could sum up everything that moves you…everything you want to achieve….everything that you want to be for 2018 in One Word, what would that word be? In 2014, I (Becky) noticed many of my online friends picking their “Word” for the upcoming New Year. At first I was puzzled by this whole concept,… Read More The One Word Movement | What is Your Word for 2018?
A huge thank you to the crew at Affiliate Graphix for providing us with the hats and baseball tees showcased in this post. We love them! At the time of this post’s writing, it’s currently 13 degrees BELOW ZERO outside in balmy Minnesota, and today’s HIGH is -3. We’re obviously in the thick of winter… Read More The Most Comfortable Baseball Tee in the World – Affiliate Graphix Collaboration
I (Becky) worry every morning when my tousle-headed, blurry-eyed teenage son staggers down the stairs to get ready for school. My Spidey Senses tell me he did not get a good night sleep and was probably up too late doing who-the-heck-knows-what (even though he denies it). I don’t think he’s lying to me when I… Read More What is Healthy Sleep Hygiene? Why Does it Matter to Tweens and Teens?
We want to say a huge heartfelt THANK YOU to Maren and The Frugal Farmhouse for allowing us to join her DIY woodworking class so we could experience it and share about it with you. We loved every second of it, Maren! It was one of those weeks where, by Friday afternoon, all I (Becky)… Read More The Frugal Farmhouse | DIY Woodworking Classes Where Fun & Creativity Collide
There are many things as synonymous with childhood as a good bedtime story. I’m not sure what your house looks like at bedtime, but my toddler son insists that we read at least a half-dozen books every night before he goes to bed. I’m a firm believer in the importance of books in a kid’s… Read More The Ultimate Minnesota Kids Books Gift Guide
Quitting smoking is a popular New Year’s Resolution for many people, but the success rate for those who quit “cold turkey” is far from encouraging. Thanks to Essentia Health of Brainerd/Baxter’s Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists, long-term success is more possible than ever. It’s tough to quit smoking. No one knows this more than Rose Heimark.… Read More Quit Smoking with Essentia Health’s Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists
It’s no secret that most of us are guilty of thinking (at some time or another), “If only I could just____, then I will be happy” or “If ____would just fall into place for me. Then I could be happy.” Conventional wisdom holds us to the theory that, if we work harder, we will be… Read More A Checklist for Your Happiness Journey