For those of you who don't already know, I live in the South. To be more specific I live in South Alabama on the Gulf Coast. It's really hard to get MORE southern than me. And as a rule Southerners love front porches. In fact, a few months ago the cover of Southern Living Magazine was dedicated to front porch design.Read More
This week we have been talking about becoming a Work at Home Mom, what my journey has been like and some things you can do.
Yesterday I talked about how one of the ways I schedule in work time is by getting up a little earlier. I am not talking about 4:30 or 5 in the morning, although I have done that, I am talking about just 15-30 minutes before my kids get up.
You can accomplish so much, but you have to maximize that morning time.Read More
Working from home sounds like the ideal, right? You get to stay at home in your jammies, get some work done, maybe a load of laundry, hang out with your kids. Easy peasy? Nope. No, it's not.
Working at home, especially with kids, is a fine balance of time and home management. It's all about telling your time where to go.
Just like at the beginning of the month when you make a budget, you also have to budget your time. In order to see business growth and success this is something you have to do daily.Read More
This is part of a 30 Day series on getting started. This week we are focusing on starting a home-based business.
I have been running a business from home for almost three years. And by my own definition of success, it is successful.
I get asked by a lot of women A LOT of women how to start a business. So I thought this week I would walk your through it.Read More
I wasted $27 at the grocery store last week. It’s not that I bought I bunch of junk food or things we weren’t going to use. No. Instead I spent $27 on things we already had in our pantry. I did the math. If every week I accidentally bought stuff we already had, that would end up costing my family $1,404 a year. Sure, we could eventually use those extra bags of rice or jars of peanut butter. But wouldn’t that money be better put into savings? Because my life lacked organization, because I wasn’t keeping good track of what was in my pantry, I ended up wasting money.Read More
This is something I have been thinking about a lot lately. What if we quit talking about all the things we wanted to do with our lives, and we just started doing them.
All month long we have been sharing our journeys, talking about how to get out of debt, save money and simplify our lives. Next week I am going to be talking about how I started my small business from home.
I wish I could say I lived in a meticulously organized home that was clean and tidy 24/7. But I don't. Nope. I stepped on three legos and a cowboy hat before I got to my desk to type this blog post.
However, I have learned a few ways to simplify and streamline some areas of our home. While none of these are grand, ground breaking, earth shattering ideas, but they have really worked to create a more cohesive space in different areas of our home.Read More
In the past two years we have gotten rid of about half our stuff. It has been both freeing and frustrating, satisfying and telling.
Here is how we (or should I say I, because let's face it men don't worry about clutter) did it.Read More
I didn't happen all at once. I don't think at the time it was even conscious. But slowly over time our life began to change.
But I honestly cannot pin point the exact moment we decided that a life of simplicity was for us.Read More