Mama musings: What to do when life suddenly becomes complicated

Well folks, here we are on the official first day of fall. Here in the South the weather has yet to catch up to the calendar (our highs are still averaging in the high 80s), but those lazy days of summer are a thing of the past and we are barreling straight into our fall … More Mama musings: What to do when life suddenly becomes complicated

Simple Style: some thoughts on capsule wardrobes and my summer uniform

It’s been a while since I posted about my capsule wardrobe on the blog, so I thought I’d give a bit of a fashion update/reality check. First, since I’ve been using the capsule wardrobe for almost two years, I have a few conclusions to share: It’s a great place to start, but allow for some … More Simple Style: some thoughts on capsule wardrobes and my summer uniform

Simplifying: Dipping my toe into the pool of minimalism (oh who am I kidding, I’ve jumped in with both feet)

The first time I heard the word “minimalism” my reaction was immediately negative. I pictured stark white walls, uncomfortable, futuristic looking furniture, and nothing to brighten the space except maybe a weird modern art piece or two. I like my stuff, thank you very much, and had no desire to pitch most of it and … More Simplifying: Dipping my toe into the pool of minimalism (oh who am I kidding, I’ve jumped in with both feet)

2017 Goals: new habits to make, old habits to break

I don’t like the term “resolution.” It’s too broad, too vague, and too intimidating. I mean, does anyone really keep up with a resolution past February? I do, however, like goals, especially if they are specific and trackable. After I spent some time reflecting on what worked for me in 2016 and what didn’t, I … More 2017 Goals: new habits to make, old habits to break