Why we Can’t Ignore the Mess in our Lives


    It feels like it has been forever since I have sat down to write. And that’s because it has been. I haven’t written consistently for about 4 months. 4 whole months that just slipped by. I told myself that I would give myself a week off, and then that turned into a month, and now here we are. If I am being completely honest, I didn’t take this time off because I was too busy, but in all reality, I just haven’t wanted to write. I haven’t had the energy to write lighthearted fluff, yet I definitely didn’t have the ability to process everything that has been going on in the past few months, much less write about it and share it with the world. Read more


    The Art of Slow Cooking

    Slow Cooking | The Everyday Simple“This kitchen is for dancing” 

    Growing up, cooking in the kitchen with my mom was always one of my favorite things to do. Whether I was helping to cook, doing homework at the kitchen counter, or just hanging out while my mom cooked, dinner time was a time that brought us all together. The kitchen was the space that we all came together and hung out after a long day, and even before dinner started. Read more


    Making Memories and Saving Money with Basket

    Different seasons of life bring different needs. Sometimes we need to slow things down a little bit, sometimes we need something to spice things up, and sometimes we just need something new and different. This past season of life for us has been full of change, transition, and the unknown, so we have been holding onto anything that helps save us time, money, and brings us together as a family. Read more


    How Plants Reduce Insanity


    Plants in the home

    “It’s been proven by quite a few studies that plants are good for our psychological development. If you green an area, the rate of crime goes down. Torture victims begin to recover when they spend time outside in a garden with flowers. So we need them, in some deep psychological sense, which I don’t suppose anybody really understands yet.”
    -Jane Goodall Read more


    How to Decorate a Rental Home

    I18B9527There’s no place like home, right? Well what about those of us that don’t own our own homes? Those of us that have the potential to have to pack up and move every year when our lease runs out? How do we make those temporary houses or apartments be our home? Be our safe haven where we know we belong? According to the National Multifamily Housing Council, 35% of families in the US rent either a house or an apartment, and that only continues to rise every year. Read more