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What I’m reading for the rest of 2019 + my book Christmas list

What I’m reading for the rest of 2019 + my book Christmas list

I thought I would share the rest of my 2019 reading list. I’ve read 51 books this year and am hoping to get to 52 by the end of the year. (That probably won’t be a problem!) The last few books on my 2019 reading list 1 | The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh 2 | Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston 3 | There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Poole 4 | The Priory of the…

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30+ gift ideas for the working girl

30+ gift ideas for the working girl

Today, I’m compiling gift ideas for the working girl. If you know a woman who is an entrepreneur, manages a business or operates several side hustles, she will certainly appreciate a few of these gifts. I know I, a fellow working girl, would. You could also call this gift ideas for girl bosses, but hey. We’re just bosses. Coffee cups.  A S’well water bottle.  Moleskine notebooks.  Desktop space heater. I sit at my desk all day long, and in the…

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shopping with my fall color palette

shopping with my fall color palette

I’m sharing a few of my favorite pieces for the fall, and they all match up with my fall color palette! A few bloggers I follow are trying the capsule wardrobe process out, but I know that will never work for me. I just want to establish a few stand-by trends so I can avoid wearing the same five pieces over and over again, while looking stylish and cute every day! Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links, and I…

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Our master cleaning list – 3 steps to get it all done

Our master cleaning list – 3 steps to get it all done

I’ve shared before some tips on cleaning and what’s been different since we moved from an apartment to a house. I expected to need a housekeeper more than I did in the apartment, but weirdly enough, that hasn’t been the case. I attribute that completely to our master cleaning list! I’m sharing a little bit about our master cleaning list today and how we keep up with the housework despite our crazy busy schedules. [READ MORE: What has changed now…

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5 tips for practical meal prep

5 tips for practical meal prep

I love looking at meal prep ideas and inspiration on Pinterest, but I’ve found that most of the recipes out there aren’t very practical. Too many ingredients, too much storage required, too time-consuming – all for a week of lunches! So, I’m sharing my own practical meal prep tips. Practical doesn’t have to mean boring! Today, I want to share the things I do to plan dinners for the week, prep and pack my lunches and breakfasts and make grocery…

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My Christmas shopping schedule – how I get it all done, early

My Christmas shopping schedule – how I get it all done, early

It’s time to start planning for the holidays! If you’re a big planner – or if you’re a big last-minute shopper – you’ll hopefully appreciate my Christmas shopping tips for maximizing the months leading up to the holidays, so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute. This will also make it easier for you to take advantage of big retail sale days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Christmas shopping tips: Three months out from Christmas: Make a list of…

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100 days to Disney World: 5 things you should get done

100 days to Disney World: 5 things you should get done

Less than 100 days to Disney World? There are less than 100 days until Mom and I hit the road for Disney World, so I wanted to share where you should be at this point in your trip planning if you’re about to hit that same milestone. Remember: Disney World planning is a marathon, not a sprint! Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I may make a small commission when you click or make a purchase. You’ve booked your…

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how to tackle your weekends

how to tackle your weekends

When I get home from work during the week, I rarely want to spend time running errands, doing house work or even packing my lunch for the next day. So, I take my weekend to do list seriously! Today, I’m going to share my strategy for making more out of your weekends – while still getting in time for rest and relaxation! [29 things to do this weekend before you turn on Netflix] The weekend dump list. On Fridays, one…

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what has changed for us now that we live in a house

what has changed for us now that we live in a house

I wanted to do a comparison of house vs apartment living, now that we’ve spent more than two months in our house. If you’re starting to wonder if it’s worth it or if you’re ready, I hope this helps! There are good and bad things about house vs apartment living, but overall, we’ve found that the house is so much better for us! House vs Apartment: The obvious differences We have more space. Our apartment was two bedrooms, two bathrooms;…

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How to take advantage of the back-to-school mindset

How to take advantage of the back-to-school mindset

If you’re like me, you feel like you get a major reset in mid-August. Why? It’s time for back to school! Even if you aren’t actually going back to school, there’s something about this season in life. It’s time for a new planner, new pens and a whole new you. OK, probably not really, but after 22 years of preparing for the first day of school, that mindset is still a part of me. It helps, of course, that I…

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