It’s All in the Details: Elephant Baby Shower Invitations

Welcoming new little ones into the world with baby showers is the sweetest thing! Because of my bent towards having less, I’ve often skipped over the little details that make a baby shower so magical. But now I’m realizing that paying attention to small details can make a big difference in the wow-factor of a baby shower, or any event,…

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Parenting Is Hard: Modern Parenting is Harder

When people ask me how we’re adjusting to life with three kids, I usually say something like, “It’s going pretty well! I’ve lowered my standards a lot!” They laugh, like I’m making a joke. But I’m absolutely serious. I’ve had to let go of some things, like activities and play dates, so that our days run smoothly. I also let…

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Rodan and Fields Reverse Didn’t Work for Me

I know Rodan and Fields works wonders for so many people. There are so many beautiful, glowing faces who sing of its miracle-making! But, you know I’m a careful consumer, so I wanted to share about my experience. No miracles were made.  I was hoping this would be my amazing tale of a product that worked, from someone who doesn’t…

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Jewelry for Minimalists: Rocks Box Review

The year my daughter was born, my New Year’s resolution was to buy and wear more jewelry. No joke (this was before my clutter-free dreams began). I was determined not to become the stereotypical frumpy mom. I’m not sure I’ve succeeded at avoiding frump, but I’m kind of thankful that I realized early on that it would be easy to…

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Instant Pot Spanish Rice

Rice is boring. I’ve thought that for a long time, and I didn’t understand why so many people loved it. When we got married, my husband told me he liked rice, but he didn’t like my rice. He’s very honest. Apparently the problem wasn’t rice, it was how I made it. I needed to fancy it up. (Any other Plain…

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OXO pantry storage containers

KonMari Your Pantry on Any Budget

A few years ago, the KonMari method of decluttering became a Big Deal. This method, as explained in the The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (affiliate link) by Marie Kondo, involves decluttering by category instead of location, and ending up with items and spaces that bring you joy. I stood back and listened to the buzz about this method, not sure…

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DIY Non-Toxic Hair Gel For Kids

Two of my kids were born with hair the grows straight down into their eyes (jury’s still out on the third!) When their hair gets too long, they look like cute little sheepdogs. When Miss H was a baby and in daycare, she wasn’t allowed to wear the frilly barrettes I bought for her. The poor girl’s hair fell straight…

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Why Kids Love Stuff So Much

I don’t think you’ll argue with me when I say that kids can bring an unbelievable amount of stuff into our homes. The first child brings clothes and toys and lots of baby contraptions that are creative, but really, couldn’t babies do without heated wipes on their bums? (I’m looking at you, baby wipes warmer!) If you have more than…

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Addicted to Shopping

Are You Addicted to Shopping?

We can talk about decluttering all we want, but sending a thousand loads to Goodwill won’t make a dent if we are addicted to shopping. If we don’t also focus on what comes into our homes, we’ll soon be knee deep in Target bags and cheeky coffee mugs. There’s a lot of buzz about decluttering, but not so much buzz…

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