Let’s Talk About Why Our Microwave Doesn’t Match Our Kitchen

So not too long after we moved into our smaller house, our microwave went out. Because we were smack dab in the middle of debt payoff we decided that a new microwave was not our top priority. It wasn’t until we were visiting our oldest daughter at her apartment and our other daughter asked, “Do you have a pot I can warm this up in?” –She was referring to some cider that she wanted to warm up. We were all met with blank stares as everyone realized we had been living like…basically cavemen for months. Sure, it was no big deal that we were warming our leftovers on the stove…until we realized that our children had totally forgotten about the modern convenience of a microwave. So why didn’t we just shell out the $200 for a new one? Well, I’ll tell you.

10 Tips for Decluttering and Cleaning When You Don’t Have the Motivation

Sometimes the best of us want to have that clean, clutter free house. We want the benefits of feeling better that come with a decluttered home. Unfortunately, for many of us, it can be tough to know where to start. There have been so many studies that prove that a cluttered home can actually aid in depression. So what do you do when you feel stuck? How do you start decluttering and cleaning when you just don’t have the motivation? Well, I have put together some practical tips to help get you started.

How to Dress Like a Minimalist…and have more money.

I used to make a game out of finding people who were “well off” at the mall. After years of observing, I’m fairly confident that I have nailed how to find people with tons of money. Now, here’s the catch. It’s not the people with the flashy, designer purses, the suit, or the bling. Oh no. Those people may be well off of course or they just might be fantastically in debt. I’m talking about the people with simple clothing, high quality shoes, and a clean cut appearance. I’m telling ya… It’s the frugal people who are killing it at life. The people who keep things simple and choose a more minimalist wardrobe. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be living in a time when it’s cool to dress simple and have more money in your life. So let’s talk about how to dress like a minimalist…and have more money.

Blog Talk: Trying to be myself is hard. Especially on Instagram.

If anyone has ever attempted to be successful at an online presence you probably understand exactly what I mean by this title. There are so many rules to follow. So many guidelines to success that all the helpful tips and information can leave your head in a giant, jumbled mess.

“Find a niche. Talk about only one thing.”

“Just be yourself. People will love you.”

“Don’t just talk about yourself!”

What. do. you. want. from. me?

His and Hers KonMari Closet Makeover Before and After

I did a KonMari closet makeover to my wardrobe years ago (check it out.) When I first learned about Marie Kondo and her genius organization skills, I was reading her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Honestly, I only read the first chapter. I found myself so inspired, that I just had to start decluttering and cleaning right away. I didn’t even finish the book! Now that the KonMari Netflix special is on Netflix, I see just how much I missed out on by not following through. Needless to say, I decided it was time to give this whole KonMari method another try and Tom decided to join in! Check out our full his and her’s KonMari closet makeover and all the before and after pictures!