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    How to Form Healthy Habits : 30 Days of Habits

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    “We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” – John Dryden

    I bet it’s safe to say that everyone has things in their life that they wish they did more of. Whether it is eating better, exercising, reading, investing in people, or even taking baths, we all have those things that we would love to have as healthy habits in our life.

    We want more of those things because we know they are good for us. We know that they will improve our life and be good for us in one way or another, yet it is so hard to adopt those habits and stick with them for the long run. Read more

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    K.I.S.S. of the Week

    Short and Simple | K.I.S.S. | The Everyday Simple

    1. To Eat: This casserole is incredible. The perfect amount of cheese, and no one would even know that they were eating vegetables. Quick tip: if you can, “zoodle” the zucchini as opposed to shaving it, it reduces the liquid
    2. To Know: Thieves Essential Oil is specifically designed to support the bodies healthy immune system. It is excellent for cleaning, as well as for diffusing. Diffuse it during cold and flu season to kill the airborne germs floating around your home!
    3. To Buy: This is exactly what you need to make that zucchini casserole. Use it to make noodles to replace veggies in any dish. So quick and easy to use!
    4. To Read: Here is a list of my top 5 parenting resources that I highly recommend to everyone
    5. To Use: This smart scale will guarantee you the perfect cocktail every single time.
    6. To Style: These chairs are a for sure way to update any dining space. They are also surprisingly comfortable and super affordable!
    7. To Change: This book changed my relationship with food. It brought back the fun and joy in cooking and eating, and took away the guilt and restrictions. The first half of the book is valuable information, while the second half is full of incredible recipes.
    8. To Do: Take this test and see what makes you tick. Find out your strengths and weaknesses, why you do the things you do, and how you relate to other people. You may even find a new career path! * After you take this, let me know what you are! I love learning about different personalities. 
    9. To Drink: This mimosa looks amazing for any Fall get together
    10. To Download: Google Photos. This app stores and organizes all of your photos, free of storage. Never miss a photo opp due to “Not Enough Storage” again.
    11. To Remember: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis
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    5 Favorite Parenting Resources

    Parenting Resources | Parenting Tips | Children | Expectations | The Everyday Simple

    “Mama, you were given these children. You—no one else. You were given these children because you are who they need. You have the soul to love them even on their hard days. You have the motivation and love to give to these children everything they need. You have the heart to wake up every morning and do it all over again, even when you are exhausted. You have the smile that they crave and the touch to make everything okay. You are their sunshine and their comfort. You are theirs, and they are yours, Mama. On the days you are questioning yourself, remember this…you’ve got this.” – Unknown Read more

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    How Financial Struggle Affects our Mental Health

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    ” Money is tight right now. We can’t spend the extra. Financially we can’t afford that. We don’t know what next month is going to look like, so we have to be very careful.”

    These are all things that we probably have either said, or heard someone say in the past month.

    According to CNN Money, “Wages are finally rising. Unemployment is the lowest it’s been since 2007. Inflation remains muted. But 31% of American adults, or 76 million people, say they are struggling to get by or just barely making it.” Read more

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    New Series: K.I.S.S. of the Week

    K.I.S.S. - First Day of Fall | The Everyday Simple

    Today I’m starting a new series, and I am so excited. On my old blog, I had a series called “Finally Friday”, where I would post a list of goodies every Friday. It was one of my favorite things to put together every week, and I loved trying to find the best and newest things to share with you all. When I started The Everyday Simple, I didn’t continue that series over, and I am here to tell you that I miss it. So, drumroll please ……. today is the first K.I.S.S.  Read more

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    CONSUME, HOUSE + HOME

    Kale, Sausage & Potato Soup

    Kale, Sausage, & Potato Soup | The Everyday Simple

    As the temperatures dip below the 70’s for the first time this season, it brings out all the nostalgic fall feelings in me. There is truly just something about fall. The air is cleaner and easier to breathe, the time spent outside it actually enjoyable, and the food is incredible. Especially the soup. Read more

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