Who would think that focusing just 15 minutes a day to declutter new areas of the home would be so challenging? Well, slowly but surely, I am making my way through these daunting and neglected areas and it’s so worth it.
If you haven’t been following along with our Clutter Countdown Series, I’m tackling 15 minutes a day when I’m home. Join along whenever you get a chance. Little baby steps make all the difference.
Today I’m tackling the areas in the bathroom that everyone sees.
We’ve had quite a few overnight guests recently and that means more than just wiping counters and flushing toilets in order to keep our downstairs half bathroom clean, it means diving in and getting it all done.
For many, this seems overwhelming, but when you set the timer for just fifteen minutes, you will be shocked at how spotless you can get the entire bathroom.
You don’t believe me? Give it a shot. [Read More...]
Howdy, howdy! My name is Katie Clemons; I’m the storycatcher and journal crafter behind the much beloved-writing prompt journals at Gadanke.com. I’m going to be joining you and Jen here twice a month to talk about intentional living and crafting a life of stories. Can I just tell you that I’m soooo excited?!
I just became a mom this past year, so Jen and I are really looking forward to tag-teaming a bit, sharing our perspectives during our different phases of motherhood and life. Jen and I originally met online when I was living abroad in Berlin, Germany, and Jen was writing a few posts that really changed my life (like this). My German home was 720 square feet; the kitchen was only 36 square feet. I unintentionally became a master at living with less and really being deliberate about the stuff I kept in my home. I had to be.
You know what the best trick I learned for downsizing or decluttering? It came as I was packing my suitcase, deciding which things to take overseas: [Read More...]
Over the last six weeks, I’ve had the privilege of diving into the delicious history of Colonial America, alongside American Heritage Chocolate.
Since I’m studying American History with our girls this year, it was such a wonderful opportunity to allow the facts and stories of our great nation come alive. With three different visits, we saw first hand some of our most iconic historical locations.
First, we visited the beauty that Thomas Jefferson poured into his home: Monticello.
Next, we spent the weekend where George Washington devoted his time: Mount Vernon, and finally, I drove just 25 miles away from my home to once again be transported to the beautiful Moravian town of Old Salem, founded in 1776.
I think when something so beautiful and unique is so close to home it’s easy to take it for granted. For years, I took my boys to Old Salem and we would walk around the beautiful cobblestone streets enjoying the gardens, but it’s been a long time since I’ve actually taken a real live “field trip” and perused all the workshops and Moravian homes built hundreds of years ago. Every year, my brother’s family enjoys the Old Salem’s Moravian love feast. It’s one of their time honored Christmas traditions and periodically, we join them, but after my visit back in time, I will be prioritizing it this year. [Read More...]