Trying new things, Even if you’re afraid

Trying new things can be scary. Heck, it can be terrifying. It doesn't matter what aspect of life. Maybe its a new position at work or a new job. Perhaps you're in a new relationship or moving to a new town. I know it all sounds scary, but don't start listening to your fears. Its scary because you are stepping out of your comfort zone Your comfort zone is a place where you feel safe. A place...

6 great ways to celebrate Valentines day as a family

Valentines day is a big day for couples. I know its supposed to be all about going out with your significant other for a nice meal. Flowers and pretty dresses. Yes, that's fun and all. But now days, a lot of us have families and sometimes its nice to stay home. Or maybe you can find a sitter that day. What ever the case may be, I have put together a couple ways to celebrate valentines day as a...

The best homemade Valentines day gifts

Valentines day is just around the corner and I am so excited. I love all the love you can feel in the air and lets face it, I'm a sucker for celebrating things. For Valentines day, there are always a lot of gift options. Flowers, chocolates, expensive jewelry, fancy undies. But my favorite are the homemade gifts. For me, its not about how expensive or fancy the gift is. I prefer things that are...
Working out at home

Working out at home tips

Just as I started falling in love with going to the gym, the governor sent a new order that shut it down... again. So, it was time for me to get creative and start working out at home. I've experienced A LOT of bumps in the road. There have been days where I only do a 15 min workout. I've had days where I just don't work out at all. I've struggled, more than I like to admit. But, I've learned...

Tips to being a happier step mom

I’ve been with my significant other for just about three years now. I have one child of my own, he has four. I hate to say this but if I knew what I was getting into in the beginning, I probably would have walked away. But I’m so glad I stayed and I’m so happy with the beautiful family we are becoming.  Learning how to be a stepmom has been a rough journey for me. Its had its ups and...

How to keep your home clean and organized with a large family

Keeping a large family home clean and organized is something all parents dream about. And I'm here to tell you that its not impossible. The task of getting your home clean can seem daunting but its worth it in the end. All it takes its a little work and structure. Put in the elbow grease and you will be on you're way. Keep reading to see my little tips and tricks on how I keep my home clean and...

How to create a simple budget plan

The idea of creating a budget may seem a bit intimidating at first. Whether you are looking to save up, pay off debt or just get your finances in order, a budget plan is the way to go. There is defiantly some work that goes into it. But at the end of the day it will all be worth it. If you are ready to set a budget plan, you have come to the right place! Grab yourself a notebook and a writing...

When you are feeling overwhelmed

I've been fighting lately, fighting mentally. Some might refer to it as struggling but I prefer to say I'm fighting. I think at some point we all struggle, but what makes us stronger is when we decide to fight back. This time of year can be hard. Winter is hard enough as it is. The lack of sunlight and the cold keeping us inside. We are in Minnesota so everything but Walmart is closed. I've been...
Hard times

Hard times during the holidays

I had an article almost done for my Tuesday post. but as I was writing it, I really wasn't feeling it. Not that it was bad or I didn't care for the topic. It just wasn't hitting me in the feels this time. I want all my readers to know, although I've always been honest, I haven't been raw. I push positivity all the time but I want you to know, my life is FAR from perfect. I'm not always positive....

5 Tips to help you save money on this winter

Winter is finally here! Heating bills are on the rise while temperatures are dropping. With the holidays on their way and money being spent like crazy. Its time to start thinking about how to save money on your heating bill. Here are 5 tips to help you save money this winter. Cover all areas where heat might escape If you want to save money this winter, be sure to take the time to cover areas...
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