Moving with Kids

Hey friends! Here’s the fourth and final installment in my profitable home investment series- the how I move cross-country with five kids 13 and under chapter. And even though there’s not a lot of profitability in the tips you’ll find here, I definitely think being well-organized and prepared for a big move has mega payouts for the… Continue reading Moving with Kids


Home Investment Part 3: When it’s time to sell

Hey friends! I know it’s been a while…homeschool with three kids and a baby is taking a LOT more of my attention these days. But I’m finally ready to share with you the part of this series I get most excited about: GO TIME. I feel like selling the homes we’ve lived in and loved… Continue reading Home Investment Part 3: When it’s time to sell


Home Investment Part Two, Prioritizing Projects

Hi friends, sorry for the delay. Back to school and some upcoming sinus surgery has me totally thrown off track. Bless it. Ironic because I’ve been working for weeks on how to organize my thoughts to convey that there really is no way to prepare for the way things are going to shake out when you undertake major house… Continue reading Home Investment Part Two, Prioritizing Projects


Making your home a profitable investment, Part One

Hi friends- as promised, here’s the kickoff to my series on profitable home ownership! No, this is not a gateway to some amazing product I’m offering you. No, I’m not a realtor, and yes, this is a totally-free, non-monetized blog that is literally just a dumping ground for all the inner workings of my mind.… Continue reading Making your home a profitable investment, Part One


Reflections on a Renovation

We’ve just wrapped our whole-home remodel, and I’ve had enough time now to get settled and actually share some of my thoughts. This is the prologue to a series on home renovation/home investment that I feel pretty passionate about, so stay tuned for more fun info on what’s become a profitable lifestyle choice for our… Continue reading Reflections on a Renovation

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Baby Steps to Wasting Less

I’ve been sitting on this topic for a while, and given the current headlines, now seems as good a time as ever to break it out. Whether you’re a die-hard environmentalist or just a person looking to spend less at the grocery store every week, chances are you’ve given some thought to ways you or… Continue reading Baby Steps to Wasting Less

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Minimalism Part 3: Keeping it Going

  Greetings friends! If you’re just tuning in, you may want to check back at the previous posts in this modern-family-does-minimalism series, here. Today I’m sharing the final step in the process for us, which, inherently, is the hardest one. One of my favorite parts in Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is when she… Continue reading Minimalism Part 3: Keeping it Going

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Minimalism with Kids

Hey friends! Did you miss me in the three weeks it’s been since I last posted? Did you think I’d given up on blogging altogether? It certainly feels like I did. However, in keeping with my commitment to live this life instead of exist in it, I’ve been out and about experiencing. And holy moly, there has been an… Continue reading Minimalism with Kids

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Living with Less: Getting Started

Spring is here, it’s Easter weekend, and I don’t know about you guys, but I have been super-involved in spring-cleaning projects. There’s just something so beautiful about new beginnings in the springtime, and nothing says “starting fresh” to me like a clean, distraction-free house. I know I’m not the only one, because this is the… Continue reading Living with Less: Getting Started

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I got to check something off my bucket list today. I didn’t actually set out to do it. Truthfully, I’ve been working fiendishly toward completing several of the items I listed, largely because I am neurotic and manic and can’t stop working lists once I’ve started. But today’s item just kind of happened. Ironically, I’d been mentally… Continue reading Re-evaluating