Browsing Category : Simplify

How a Book Encouraged Me to Become a More Mindful Consumer.


My friends and I have been talking about becoming more mindful consumers for over a year. When I read, The Year of Less by Cait Flanders, it was an a-ha moment. Cait outlines a specific plan, based on her own journey, and it made the whole thing feasible to me, just like that.

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Ways I Make My Life Easier as a Disorganized Mom.


Sleeping Beauty woke up singing to birds and full of promises for her future. This is what I pictured as my mom life. Full of ambition and promise for my little ones- my whole worlds, my hearts! I would wake up singing to my baby and fall in bed, exhausted but looking forward to doing it again. Blue dresses would twirl around my calves as I mopped and tended to the baby’s laundry and rocked her back to sleep. It would be a tiring but magical and fulfilling time.

Instead, having a baby was disorienting and exhausting, without the singing of birds or pretty dress swirling around me as I efficiently checked off my to-do list. My daughter and son were, are, and will forever be my whole worlds, my heart, but it isn’t always that straight-forward, is it?

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How to Keep a Clean & Organized Fridge.


My fridge is a constant source of chaotic misery to me. I suck at keeping it organized! When my family puts things away, they never know where things go, so it quickly slides into a mess where things fall on you as you open the door. So I jumped at the chance to use Simply Self Storage’s guide to fridge cleanliness and organization. Read on for helpful tips!

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Timeless French New Wave Fashion


In which I buy myself a new look and discover it is French New Wave style…. The other day, I went through my closet and saw that I had a lot of clothing that I thought I “should” be wearing at my age, as a mom, rather than what I want to be wearing. I ruthlessly cut out what I didn’t…

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Fastest DIY Harry Potter Inspired Chore Chart. Plus a Chore List Freebie!


*Note: Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Pottermore Publishing and Stage Theatrical Rights © J.K. Rowling. All Rights Reserved. The use of Harry Potter here is for entertainment only and not for sale or profit.* I have turned my entire family into…

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Organizing what you love makes a house a home.

Organizing Collections and Letting Ideas Flow.


I am supposed to be working. I am supposed to be writing some articles to submit, paying my bills and doing my online course. But I can’t settle into it because my bookshelf is untidy. Also, I see a dust bunny on my floor, and my cabinet is too crowded. I’m having one of those scattered days where every little…

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Brainwave: How I Saved My Mornings.


I am not a morning person. I’ve tried. I’ve read countless articles saying that you just had to switch your schedule to adapt to it: don’t drink coffee after 2 p.m., go to bed early and at the same time, don’t drink water before bed so you’re not up peeing all night, eat a banana before you go to sleep,…

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And The Universe Pulled Me….Believing In Signs


Do you believe in signs? I never used to, but I do now. I think things changed when I started to listen to what many call their “gut instinct” or “following your heart”. I would feel this panicky need to do something, or a pang of jealousy over someone’s accomplishment, or start seeing the same word over and over and…

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Living Room Reveal


It started with a couch. An unexpected purchase. When we found out we were moving, we knew that our L-shaped couch wouldn’t fit in to our new space. There is really only space for a couch in one of two spots. On either wall our old couch would stick out into the room, causing bruised knees as we tried to…

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Capsule Wardrobe: Attempt #3


If you live in Calgary, AB, like I do, you know how crazy erratic the weather can be. I’ve lived in three provinces and Alberta is, by far, the craziest. There are no seasons, there are seasons within seasons. It is possible for it to snow in June or rain in January. It is also possible to have really warm…

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