My 5 favorite Productivity apps

5 Favorite Productivity Apps

I have talked recently about what a time-suck Facebook and social media have become for me, and how I

DIY Essential Oil Perfume

DIY Essential Oil Perfume

I think we can all agree that we are exposed to an overwhelming number of chemicals and toxins every

Instant Pot Basics

I think I was the last person alive to break down and purchase an Instant Pot, but when Amazon

Family Summer Bucket List

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July Reads

I can’t believe we are cruising through July already! This summer has been so busy and fun with my

How To Declutter Craft Supplies

How To Declutter Craft Supplies

I’m a pretty ruthless declutter-er – until it comes to my craft supplies. EVERY marker, pen, paintbrush, and pad

DIY Ice Cream Bowls

DIY Ice Cream Bowls

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June Reads

June Reads

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May Reads

May Reads

*This post contains affiliate links I have spent a lot of time reading in the month of May, because

April Reads

April was a strange month, and my reading choices probably reflect that. I had so many big, stressful decisions

DIY Mason Jar Photo Vase

DIY Mason Jar Photo Vase

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Why I Cook From Scratch

  *this post may contain affiliate links When I was a kid my mom cooked almost everything from scratch

March Reads

March Reads

This post may contain affiliate links. View my full disclosure here. A lot of people like to curl up

Roasted Chickpeas

March has been unseasonably warm in my part of the country (I’m definitely not complaining), so some of our

Chocolate Granola Clusters

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Zero Waste Home

Several years ago I watched the documentary “No Impact Man,” and I was intrigued by a zero waste lifestyle,

Konmari vs. Minimalism

Konmari vs. Minimalism

A little over a year ago I started a journey to minimalism, and drastically reduced the number of things

Bullet Journal Update

I have been using a bullet journal for a couple of months now, so I thought I would update

Your Budgeting Why

*this post contains affiliate links 2 AM and my eyes flew open. Had I transferred that money? I reached

Vegetable Quinoa Soup

Vegetable Quinoa Soup

This has been a very long week. On Saturday I had a severe toothache come on suddenly – that

4 Ways To Stay Positive

4 Ways To Stay Positive

*this post contains affiliate links So you made some new year’s resolutions, and have already fallen off the wagon.

My Bullet Journal Blog Planner

Bullet Journal Blog Planner

*this post contains affiliate links About a month ago I started bullet journaling, and instantly fell in love with

DIY Draft Stopper

DIY Draft Stoppers

*this post contains affiliate links It seems like winter has been a drastically different experience this year depending on

Easy chili and bread bowls

Easy Chili And Bread Bowls Recipe

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how to get heat marks out of wood

Getting Heat Marks Out Of Wood

I discovered a life-changing, magical Pinterest tip this week, and I just have to share it with you.  This

December Reads

December Reads

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Holiday Gift Guide For Creatives

Gift Guide For Creatives

*this post contains affiliate links I know a lot of people already have their holiday gift list checked off,

Family Movie and Pizza Night

Family Movie and Pizza Night

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Dairy-Free Frozen Yogurt Strawberries

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Finding Balance In The Busy

A couple of months ago I took over the social media for my church, and I have started attending

Hi! I'm Melissa!

Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is a wife, mom, and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.

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