A Time Saving Tip to Lessen the Load

Calling all laundry lovers!  Okay, you can all go ahead and put your hands down. Actually, who are we kidding?! Let’s be honest…the words laundry and love do not belong in the same sentence.  Not sure I have ever met anyone who actually ENJOYS doing this household chore. I mean, if for some odd reason, you do, well….you’re an anomaly. The process of washing, drying, folding, and putting clothes away is just fart too lengthy of a process.  Some days, I have to run the washing machine a 2nd {Read More}

A New Year: my PLACE in life!

Yes, a new year has arrived, which brings about resolutions and goal setting.  Everyone wants to improve areas of their life to be happier and healthier.  Last year, I chose a word that inspired and motivated me, START.  My main objective was to stop fearing the unknown and no longer allow my perfectionism to get in the way of moving forward to follow my passions. For 2017, I’ve chosen the word PLACE, using it as an acronym, to help outline the areas of life {Read More}

Lessons Learned in 2016 (PART 2)

If you didn’t have a chance to check out Part 1 of Lessons Learned in 2016, check them out here! Over a cup of coffee and some solitude (a rarity with kids), I came about the remaining reflections: SHIFT your SOCIAL interactions Sometimes (call me crazy), I wish we could go back to the days without internet and social media. People actually engaged AUTHENTICALLY with one another, instead of their head buried in a cell phone. Again, am I innocent of this?  No.  But it’s definitely an {Read More}

It all starts with a step…

START.  This is my chosen word for 2016. It’s something I’ve struggled with for quite some time. Being the perfectionist that I am, I often become very hesitant to get started on something.  The given task always seem so monumental in my head. I’m a planner. I like to have my ducks in a row and be prepared for what may come.  The thing is, you can never fully prepare for what lies ahead.  You can’t avoid mistakes.  You certainly {Read More}

Looking Fear in the Face

I went out to lunch with my mom a few weeks ago.  As we sat at the table, I told her about a random thought that had been consuming me, “I feel like everyone I can possibly think of has gone through, is currently facing, or has always experienced a really big struggle in their life.”  Whether it be… Marital issues and/or divorce,  Finding out someone has cancer or a lifelong illness,  Having a child with special needs,  Losing a {Read More}

I “Chairish” Color: A Design Challenge

Lately, I find myself thinking, “How many more days until Spring?”  Aside from the obvious reason of warmer weather, I look forward to a new season because of all the color that reappears.  Winter is just too drab….from the scenery outside to the clothes we wear.  It would be an understatement to say that I’m ready for some pops of color!  One specific area that I constantly try to incorporate more bright and bold colors is in my house.  Since {Read More}