Journal your way to a Happier, Healthier YOU: Gratitude Journal Tips
Home Decor

How to Choose an Interior Design Style for your Home

Mindful Home Design Style Interior

Designing your own space can be so exciting, but also very overwhelming. I remember decorating my 1st home and telling everyone that my style was very eclectic, but in reality I now realize that I didn’t really have a clear style or vision at all! When I had the opportunity to redesign our space, I wanted to make sure my design style was very clear and that it connected and flowed throughout the house. The key to a good design space is having each room …

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Mindfulness Activities

3 Proven Ways to Feel Calm and More Relaxed

With so many tasks to complete and work to do during our days, there is no wonder many of us feel so anxious, stressed and overwhelmed. However, even on our worst days, we can still feel calm and relaxed. The secret to reducing your stress and anxiety is learning how to be PRESENT. Have you ever noticed that when your mind is too full with all of your thoughts, tasks to do, and emotions, you begin to feel anxious, easily agitated, overwhelmed and tense? I …

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Breakfast Recipes Recipes

The Best Chocolate Chip Sourdough Muffin Recipe

What sets these muffins apart from any other chocolate chip muffins is the addition of creamy buttermilk and nutritionally packed sourdough starter. Theses are hands down the best chocolate chip muffins and they have the added health benefits of sourdough! The best part is that they are so easy to make, you can quickly whip them up anytime you are looking for a snack or breakfast treat. Not to mention, you can easily switch out the chocolate chips for blueberries or any other ingredient of …

farmhouse wooden table with antique wood hutch and black farmhouse chairs
Home Decor

How to Create a Farmhouse Look on a Budget

I have always felt that you do not need to break the bank to create a farmhouse look! Farmhouse style, whether vintage, modern or traditional can absolutely be achieved on a budget. In fact, most of the decor pieces in my home do not cost more than $10-20 per decor item. Here are a few farmhouse decorating ideas on a budget! Try any of these tips when creating a farmhouse style look on a set budget. This post contains amazon affiliate links for your shopping …

How to Hygge in Wintertime: Image of lite candle, soft blanket and cup of coffee
Mindfulness Activities

How to Hygge: The Secret to Feeling Happier and Healthier in Wintertime

Say goodbye to those wintertime blues! Start feeling happier and healthier by embracing the Danish concept of HYGGE. Growing up in the northeast, winters have always been something I have dreaded as an adult. Mostly due to fearing a season of illness and hating the dark cold days. However, on my journey to a simple more mindful life, I stumbled upon an article about changing our thoughts about wintertime and learning how to love this cold season. The article even took it a step further …

Family Command center Wall
Home Decor

How to Create a Family Command Center

One way to simplify and organize your home is to create a family command center. This is a place where you can conveniently store everyday items. Home command center walls can not only be a way to keep your family organized, but it can also be a stylish statement wall in your home. A place for you to show off your style while being organized at the same time! When designing our families command center, I wanted a place where I could hang our keys, …

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FREE E-BOOK

Best Winter Food Recipes and Decor for Simple Living

Winter is a time to settle in and get cozy and what better way than with delicious winter food recipes and warm, simple decor style. To celebrate the joys of winter, myself along with 7 very talented women teamed up to create a FREE e-book for you full of 60 plus pages of winter food recipes and winter DIY decor tutorials. Homestead Living: winter edition, will teach you how to make the most out of winter, while also finding joy in all the rest that …

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Mindfulness Activities

How to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

Tis’ the season to feel jolly, but how come we often feel so stressed?! What is meant to be the most magical time of the year, can often feel pretty overwhelming and at times not so magical. So how can we reduce our holiday stress so that we can enjoy the magic of the season? The simple answer is that we need to embrace the present moment more and not focus on the past and future. In other words, we need to live in the …

Baked Brie with Jam on a glass dish
Lunch/Dinner Recipes Recipes

Easy Recipe for Delicious Baked Brie with Jam

If you are looking for a sinfully delicious baked brie appetizer, than this is the recipe for you! Warm, melted brie with a buttery crescent roll crust and baked with red pepper jelly. As you cut into the golden baked crust and taste the explosion of flavors of the decadent brie, topped with a sweet and slightly red pepper jelly, you will have to stop yourself from eating the whole thing! The best part is that this easy recipe for baked brie takes less than …