Browse Month by April 2017
BUDGET, CLEANING TIPS, HOME, ORGANIZATION

How to Freshen Up Your Wardrobe on Any Budget

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all have had a great week and are having a relaxing Sunday so far. I know many of you have been busy working on your spring cleaning. My post How to Declutter Your Entire House in One Week has quickly become my post popular post so far! I hope it has proven to be as helpful for you as it has for me when tackling that huge chore!

In that post, I broke down the process of decluttering into seven steps, one for each day. Not everyone has the time to devote an entire week to cleaning, so I also mentioned that you could spread it out over a couple of months and work on one step each week if that works better for you. However you chose to do it, I’m sure your home is already starting to feel much more organized!

In that seven day project, we started by working on our wardrobes. I know that this time of the year, many of us (including myself) get the urge not only to deep clean our homes, but also to freshen up our wardrobes, so I thought it would be the perfect time to go into a little more detail about that. If you haven’t started working on my decluttering plan just yet, or if your wardrobe still needs some work, keep reading!

It’s usually around this time each year that I start to feel like my wardrobe just isn’t working for me anymore. I don’t know how this happens, but as soon as the weather starts to get warmer, I start to wonder what the heck I wore this time last year! I know I had plenty of clothes and I know I didn’t get rid of any of them, but suddenly it’s like I can’t find anything to wear. Continue Reading

CAMPING & TRAVEL, LIFE

Tour of Our Vintage Camper

April is finally here, and one thing I have been looking forward to all winter long is finally getting to open up our camper. I haven’t talked much about camping on this blog yet, but I hope to change that this summer because it’s one of our favorite things to do.

My husband and I both love being outdoors, and we have been going camping for several years now. We started in a tiny two person tent, which worked just fine for a few years, but I have to admit we were both starting to feel a bit cramped. It wasn’t the fact that we didn’t have running water or electricity. That didn’t matter much to us. We don’t mind roughing it a little bit. After all, that’s what camping is all about, right? I don’t mind using the campground bathrooms and cooking over a fire. The hardest part for me was just the lack of space, and not being able to stand up straight when I was trying to move around inside the tent. After a few years of camping, it was starting to get old.

We didn’t want a big camper with all the bells and whistles. We still wanted to feel like we were camping, we just wanted something a little bit more spacious. When we found this 13 ft 1965 Holiday Rambler for sale just down the road from our house, already painted in my favorite shade of blue, we knew it would be perfect for us. Continue Reading

DESSERTS, FOOD

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Spring is finally here! I know it technically started last month, but this week I’ve really started to notice the first signs. This morning the birds were chirping when I woke up, and I’ve heard the spring peepers twice now. My mom used to tell me that when you’ve heard them three times, it’s officially spring. We’re starting to see more nature walks, bike rides, and kayaking in our near future, which totally beats working out inside the gym. All of these things indicate the beginning of spring, but in my mind, spring hasn’t officially started until we’ve celebrated Easter.

Growing up, Easter Sunday always consisted of a special church service, pretty spring dresses, Reese’s eggs, and a family dinner at my mema and grandpa’s house. The dinner table was usually filled with ham, deviled eggs, my mom’s homemade rolls, potato salad, baked beans, mac and cheese, and plenty of dessert. I remember my aunt used to make those bunny shaped cakes with coconut flakes, which us kids loved. One year we had a pineapple cake with coconut cream cheese frosting, another year we had lemon cake. Every dessert I can remember has been incredible, but my favorite dessert at Easter will always be a classic carrot cake, with plenty of pecans and cream cheese frosting, of course! Continue Reading

HEALTH & WELLNESS, LIFE

4.2.17 Self Care Sunday – 5 Self Care Ideas

Happy Sunday! It’s been a very busy couple of weeks around here, so I’m really looking forward to taking some time for myself today. The warm weather we’ve been having has really lifted my spirits and sparked that motivation inside of me. I’m ready to get outside and clean up the yard, open the windows, and freshen up the house. My husband and I are getting more anxious each day to begin building our deck as well as work on a few other projects around the house.

But for now, it’s time to focus on self care. Sunday is my day to relax and forget about the chores for a little while. For this Self Care Sunday post, I thought I’d share a few self care ideas that I’ve been loving lately. This should give you some ideas to enjoy today and throughout the week.

Enjoy! Continue Reading