Sunday, November 28, 2010

{Christmas cards}

If you are like me you have not ordered your Christmas cards for the year. If you have, you are Awesome! Well instead of going to the store to do all the designing, ordering and pickup, use one of the many online sites to do everything and have it shipped to you WITH envelopes. This year I used because it is super simple, around .36 cents per card (including envelope) and they ship it free to your home. Can't get much better than that! Hurry and get yours done so that you can stress less as Christmas gets closer.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving "china" made simple

So I know like me most of you LOVE Thanksgiving. All the family together, yummy food, and remembering all of the blessings that we have. 

I know one thing that I HATE about Thanksgiving. Dishes. After all of that yummy food and good company who really wants to spend more time in the kitchen doing dishes? Not me.
Well now there is an alternative to tacky paper plates or having to wash all of your pretty china and risk getting it broken.

Well I have found a site that offers the best of both worlds. The beauty of china and the ease of paper plates.
Check it out They really have a beautiful selection for a reasonable price. Make your holiday season a little less stressful and take time to enjoy the little things.

Friday, November 12, 2010

{Just say NO}

This is a phrase that is useful in so many ways. What I am specifically talking about is saying no to things that will leave you over-extended and stressed out. I don't know about you you but I always am finding myself in the position of automatically saying yes to everything asked of me. No thought involved. I swear I hear the words hey would you mind? . . or, could you possibly?. ..  or I have a favor to ask of you, and I say yes. I don't even know what the thing IS that I have just agreed to, but I have said yes. I find myself VOLUNTEERING for things also that I know I do not have time for too. Gaaah! I mean seriously? Am I the only one that has this problem?

As I have been trying to simplify my life and get back down to the root of things that really matter to me I have come across this idea. When we say yes to something or someone outside the home, we are saying no to someone inside of it. Upon hearing this I began to look at saying no differently. I wasn't saying no to get out of helping someone, I was saying no to give the attention that is so desperately needed to my family and my children. We should help with what we can and who we can, but it should not take priority over our family. Family IS the most important thing in our lives next to God. 

So to shorted this post into one sentence.
Say no to everything you truly do not have time for.

{The Beginning}

I am sure many of you out there are in the same stage of life as I am. Married with children at home. Well I don't know about you but I feel like all I do is run around all day with everything that needs to get accomplished. I figure that there has GOT to be a way to make life more simple. I am dedicating this blog to finding ways to do things more easily, or to finding products that are inexpensive and will help us hard working moms (and dads) get things done more quickly. I welcome all of you to comment freely! If you have any products that you love or tips on how to make life more simple for all of us, PLEASE, email me and tell me about it! I will try and post once a week, but in the spirit of this blog, if life gets crazy I may skip a post. So bear with me. Hope you find some great tips here and that you can make your own life more simple and really take time to enjoy the little things in life. ENJOY!