Self Care

How you can use a Bullet Journal

I'm not normally a fad follower. Occasionally I do get on a bandwagon or two, but I try to keep true to myself. A Bullet Journal is one that I have embraced easily this last 6 months. “The best time to begin keeping a journal is whenever you decide to.” ― Hannah Hinchman, A Life… Continue reading How you can use a Bullet Journal

Relationships

Toy for a Baby: Wiggle Worm’s Favorites

Looking for a toy for your new child, grandchild or maybe nibling? (That's the gender neutral for niece or nephew.) I want to share with you the toys that have been Wiggle worms' favorites over the last year. We live in a really rural area and try to not go to any big stores like… Continue reading Toy for a Baby: Wiggle Worm’s Favorites

Homemaking

Planting the Garden: An update on Expansion

Its been almost a month since we started the garden on our land. Immediately I faced challenges but there's been progress. It rained for almost a whole week on and off, but with the clay soil, it turned it to this sludge that was worse than the hard dry ground. Also, we had to redo… Continue reading Planting the Garden: An update on Expansion

Financial

How You can Spend less While Grocery Shopping

I've shared how we budget each month and I've given you a glimpse of my kitchen pantry. Now I want to share how I'm able to stay under budget almost every shopping trip. Each payday, bi-weekly Fridays, I go to the bank and withdraw $200. I then go shopping on the following Mondays. Most times… Continue reading How You can Spend less While Grocery Shopping

Lady Mae

Hope for the Sleepless

Wiggle worm is a year old now. That's twelve months of Co-sleeping (because he won't sleep alone) breastfeeding with no breaks (cause he stopped taking a bottle entirely by 8 weeks old) and napping in my arms or on my chest each day cause he wouldn't sleep alone. It has caused stress and frustration on… Continue reading Hope for the Sleepless

Self Care

Why I Don’t Regret My BIG Mistake & How I Moved Forward

Regret isn’t anything new these days. Everyone has them. Regret that you said something mean about a coworker; Regret that you ate that extra sugary donut this week; Or regret that you didn’t give that woman you passed that compliment. Big or little. Regret comes to many in different ways and sizes. But it's moving… Continue reading Why I Don’t Regret My BIG Mistake & How I Moved Forward

Homemaking

Stocked Pantry: Beginning Guide to Food Storage

Food storage is a concept that without context could be taken the wrong way. Either you're a crazy survival prepper and have a bunker full of food or you have absolutely nothing in your pantry. Growing up in an LDS home we had a mix of both, Mom had canned flour and sugar and other… Continue reading Stocked Pantry: Beginning Guide to Food Storage

Self Care

Self-care: My Great Awakening

“Most survivors tend to be the caregiver rather than the care-receiver. We tend to be good at being spouses and parents, anticipating our loved one's needs, going the second mile when it came to self-sacrifice. But seldom can we ask our loved ones to give to us. We fool ourselves into believing we don’t need… Continue reading Self-care: My Great Awakening