Reading is a vital part of my life. I consider being a reader part of my identity and I always have at least one book going at a time. I get my reading recommendations from friends, Goodreads, Pintrest boards and podcasts and usually rotate between self-help, spiritual, parenting, historical fiction and young adult literature. How … [Read more...] about Trying a New Reading Trick
I’m still plugging away at Gretchen Rubin’s book Better Than Before, and thoroughly enjoying it. We’ve already discussed the Four Tendencies: Upholder, Questioner, Obliger and Rebel. Here’s a new question: Are you an Abstainer or a Moderator? When you are trying to give something up, like drinking diet soda, eating french fries or … [Read more...] about Which One Are You?
Foodies, stop reading right now. I'm going to give the rest of us a practical guide to serving a Thanksgiving feast without having a nervous breakdown. I have visions of a beautiful tablescape with candles, tablecloths, place cards and cloth napkins with napkin rings the coordinate with the plate chargers. Can you imagine a perfectly … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving (How to Host Dinner and Not Go Insane)
Did you know that you get tired from making decisions? Everyday, it slowly adds up, all of the choices and decisions that need to be made. What to wear, what to eat for breakfast, drive or ride the bus, grab a coffee or not, what to make for dinner, which bills to pay, make your kids eat their veggies or let it slide tonight... the list … [Read more...] about Decision Fatigue, It’s a Real Thing
I loved this book! It was written by a lovely lady Mindy Starns Clark, a self-professed slob. She believes that it's easier to change the environment than it is to change the people that live there. Clark gives examples of problems she has found in her house and practical solutions. Her book is a step by step guide to a complete … [Read more...] about Book Review: The House That Cleans Itself
Have you heard about this book? It's causing quite a stir in the organizing field. It was absolutely an interesting read. The KonMari Method, named after it's creator Marie Kondo, boasts a 100% success rate. Once you work with Marie Kondo and complete her full program, you will never be cluttered and disorganized, ever again. Does it … [Read more...] about Book Review: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up – The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing