20 Homemaking Binder Sections + a Flip Through of My Self Care Section

For those of you who think starting a homemaking binder is hard, it’s not. Your homemaking binder does not have to look like anyone else. It doesn’t have to be decorated with pretty stickers and washi tape.  Don’t let a undecorated binder stop you from getting your life organized. It’s not about the cutest stickers or best handwriting. It’s about finding a practical way to manage your time, resources and life the best you can. What your binder does have to be is useful. You can learn to make it pretty as you make it practical.  The first thing you want for your binder is useful sections. There are a ton of options to choose from, but choose wisely. In the beginning I had way too [Click here to continue reading]

Thanksgiving Menu, Shopping and Prep List Tutorial

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I know it can be challenging trying to plan and not go crazy. When I first began hosting anything at my house I’d get overwhelmed. But with time and practice, it’s gotten easy and it’s something I look forward to. Today I’m going to show you how I plan our Thanksgiving gathering on paper. This will show you how to map out what to buy and cook leading up to Thanksgiving. It won’t show you how I decorate, but for ideas you can take a look at our Thanksgiving table from last year, my New Years Eve table two years ago, or any of my parties for ideas on how to decorate.  If you are not already subscribed to [Click here to continue reading]

Easy Basketball Tournament Party Plan plus Taco Salad Recipe

Today’s Basketball Tournament Party Plan and Taco Salad Recipe shopping has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HoopMadness #CollectiveBias We love doing fun things as a family, so any time I see an opportunity, I seize it. With the big college basketball tournament coming up, I wanted to get a better understanding of how it all works and do something fun with the family.  I ended putting together a basketball tournament themed party we can use over the next couple of months as we track our brackets. I want each game day to be fuss free so I went with a fuss free taco salad bar, easy decor and simple printables. To start, I grabbed a copy of [Click here to continue reading]

Thanksgiving and Christmas Party Table

Today’s Thanksgiving and Christmas Party Table inspiration and shopping trip has been compensated. All opinions are mine alone. The winter holidays are my favorite time of the year. Between spending time with family, shopping for gifts an decorating, I get to indulge in my favorite past times. I’m a big fan of guests coming over and enjoy setting the scene for events. Event planning is just as fun as spending time with my guests. Choosing the color scheme and using home decor items to beautifully displayed food and beverages is my happy place.  When decorating for Thanksgiving I want to create an atmosphere of comfort for myself and my guests. To do that during the winter holiday, I choose decor that can be used the entire [Click here to continue reading]

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Wooded Dinner Party | How to Plan an Outdoor Party on Short Notice

Today’s inspiring wooded dinner party plan and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StouffersHoliday #CollectiveBias We have friends over almost every weekend and sometimes getting a meal together can be a challenge. Especially a last minute meal. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be. I’m going to share some of my favorite short notice party tips with you. They are going to help you pull together a fun party at short notice without going nuts. Never again will you get all frazzled, when you have these solid party planning tips in your arsenal.  Mix Store Bought & Homemade Menu Items When I’m pressed for time I love incorporating a mixture of home cooked and store brought [Click here to continue reading]