A new “to me” trend that I love is making fun and festive charcuterie boards for parties. I’ve always loved a simple meat/cheese/cracker plate, but then I found the world of boards on IG and instantly knew I wanted to make this a hobby.… Keep Reading
Man this week flew bye. I finally feel like my home is completely back to normal after this holiday season. I can tell I am heading into the time of year I just hate. Those winter blues are creeping in, but I am attempting to make it a priority to not get too down this year.… Keep Reading
Halfway into January, I am guessing those new year goals aren’t so fresh and new, and you, like so many others, may be regretting such HUGE ambitions…. how do I know, because I have been there! Today I am sharing 4 simple things I do daily that make a difference in my productivity, and just general happiness!… Keep Reading
Talk about jumping right back into reality this week…MAN am I glad it’s Friday! This week seems like a jumbled mess. We did get to celebrate JD turning 7 last weekend which was so amazing (more on that in a bit).… Keep Reading
Years ago, not when we were first married but shortly after, I started planning out meals for the week. It’s second nature to me know, and something that comes so easy. It’s a habit and routine that most weeks I accomplish, but if I happen to miss a few weeks, it is simple enough to hop back into it.… Keep Reading
1. DO THIS DAILY
If there is one habit I swear by it is making my bed each day. So as we start into this new year, if you don’t already make this a priority, just try it. Will is work for you, I don’t really know and I HATE giving advice like I am an expert at anything (big pet peeve of mine online…and I am an expert in nothing).… Keep Reading
2019 was a pretty fantastic year. I feel settled in my life currently. My kids are becoming more and more independent by the day, my work life is going really well, and there is just a lot of good.
As far as the new year goes, I’m not doing some big resolution list, word of the year, so master plan.… Keep Reading
A new year is typically when a lot have a fresh start with a new planner. If you are new around here a few things…. 1) HI! 2) I prefer to plan on paper. Some would say the old fashioned way, but oh the world of paper planning is anything but old fashioned.… Keep Reading
While Christmas being over can be kind of sad, I will say that this part of the holiday is kind of amazing. Sleeping in, relaxing, no schedule. Also, there is something about preparing for a new year that is exciting and overwhelming all at the same time.… Keep Reading
I hope everyone had a very special holiday filled with time with the ones they love. I thought I would share a little recap of our Christmas 2019. I don’t have any Youtube videos filmed or planned for the next few days (except maybe a 2020 planner preview)… or maybe possibly into the New Year, so the blog or on Instagram (@happilyahousewife) will be where to find me until 2020!… Keep Reading
I swear it is some joke on how quickly this holiday season is going by. While in a way I am feeling more prepared than I have in years past, I just feel like there hasn’t been a lot of down time to just soak it all in.… Keep Reading
Today is one of my favorite little holiday gift guides. While some of these things would make excellent gifts (think of the people in your life who LIVE for this time of year)…. it’s also just a fun little post about the little things that make me smile during the holiday season.… Keep Reading
Sometimes I feel like buying for kids is the easiest, but at the same time… it’s so hard. It’s easy to pick a toy and just go with it, but, at least for me, I want things that are going to last past dinner on Christmas night.… Keep Reading
Coming up with a wishlist for myself each holiday season can be difficult. But each year I try to give my husband some idea of a few things I would like for Christmas. I would be totally ok not exchanging gifts, but he is a gift giver and LOVES giving gifts on Christmas morning.… Keep Reading
Set Scene: I am sitting (probably in my car waiting to pick up kids), I open IG, I immediately see a perfectly decorated home for the holidays, a festive holiday recipe, another gift guide….. all things Christmas…..
I have absolutely no qualms about early Holiday prep, decking the halls, spreading holiday cheer in November.… Keep Reading
Each year I try to add something to my decor instead of completely changing it out. I have collected many things throughout the years, but one of my favorite touches is changing out our bedding.
Last year I added Holiday bedding to the 4 beds in our home.… Keep Reading
Back to school prep is something some parents start as soon as the doors close on the last day of school. For others they scramble for those last few days before classes start to get it all done. No way is right or wrong and other than a few things, you can totally get all your shit together the weekend before the big day, I promise!… Keep Reading
On a recent Baseball weekend trip to Pennsylvania we made plans to visit Hershey, PA. While planning what exactly we wanted to do, it was a toss up between Hershey Park or Hershey’s Chocolate World. The two are on the same grounds, and you can pop into Chocolate World for the free tour and shopping anytime.… Keep Reading
The time is finally here! School is out and I have had some time to setup my new planner. The Erin Condren Life Planner has been a staple in my life for a VERY long time. This year I am using the Hourly Neutral Version of the Planner.… Keep Reading
For so long I used a tote style bag for my work bag. Then a few weeks ago I had a morning where I was (or course) rushing and I got so frustrated with all the bags and things I was trying to carry.… Keep Reading
Thank you to Great Wolf Lodge for Inviting us and hosting our family for a weekend preview of the Summer Camp-In experience.
Celebrating Summer on a family vacation is a tradition that kids will remember forever.… Keep Reading
A huge Thank you to the Nationals Organization for inviting us to spend the day at the park #hosted. This is NOT a sponsored post, this post DOES NOT contain affiliate links… Keep Reading
Happy Friday Friends! (Does anyone else HATE when they open Instagram stories and all they hear everyone say is “Happy insert day ending in y here” I don’t know why I hate that so much, but I do!!! lol. Anyway, let’s get into 5 things from this week shall we?… Keep Reading