In Life · Motivation · Motivational Monday

10 Tips to Help You SUCCESSFULLY Get Up Early

Raise your hand if you love sleep. Raise your hand if you love sleep so much that you’re almost worse than a teenager in the middle of puberty? *raiseshands* Seriously people, I LOVE to sleep. As you read previously, my new job has made establishing a productive routine very difficult. In trying to create a… Continue reading 10 Tips to Help You SUCCESSFULLY Get Up Early

In the Garden

5 Ways to Create an Eco- and Pollinator-Friendly Garden

Alright, so veggie gardens. Veggie plants have flowers…they need pollinators, so how do you get even more of them coming to your garden than usual? You invite them! No, this does not require printing invitations or licking envelopes and stamps…but it does require bright colors, flowers, and efficient yet safe pesticide and pesticide-use. Here are… Continue reading 5 Ways to Create an Eco- and Pollinator-Friendly Garden

In the Kitchen · Monday Munchies · Recipes

Monday Munchies: Patriotic Berry Palm Piettes

In the spirit of Independence Day I decided to make some yummy desserts. These are delicious Patriotic Berry Palm Piettes. They’re basically miniature star-shaped pies that fit in your hand. When we chow down on them this evening at our Independence Day cookout, I’ll be adding a dollop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup…uhhh…yum!… Continue reading Monday Munchies: Patriotic Berry Palm Piettes

DIY · In Decor

So Crafty Sunday: DIY World Map Pin-board

So, the theme of the decor in our den is “Explore the World.” We have all sorts of decor from places around the world that we’ve traveled to or that family and friends have traveled to. The space over our love-seat was looking somewhat empty so I decided to create a world map pin-board where we… Continue reading So Crafty Sunday: DIY World Map Pin-board

Books · In Life · In the Garden · Motivation · Wordy Wednesday

An Encouraging Book-Pairing: “The Secret Garden” & “As a Man Thinketh”

If you’re looking for a few good and encouraging books to read this summer, I have a great pair for you: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and As a Man Thinketh by James Allen.They’re the perfect mixture of fiction and non-fiction/self-improvement reading. The Secret Garden has been on my to-read list for a… Continue reading An Encouraging Book-Pairing: “The Secret Garden” & “As a Man Thinketh”

In Life · Motivation · Organizing · Tip-ical Tuesday

Simple Ideas to Help You Deep-Clean Your Home

Foreword: I promise, I didn’t forget about my blog…it’s just been CCRRAAZZY up in here. Between the school year coming to an end, helping with graduation, cleaning out my classroom, renovations on our home, and prepping for a huge yard sale, I got lost in life…and, I’m not going to lie, I got tunnel-vision on… Continue reading Simple Ideas to Help You Deep-Clean Your Home