Between work, school, kids, friends, hobbies, side hustles and trying to just enjoy life, there's a lot of not-so-fun activities that pull us away from something more important. These are 10 ways to simplify your daily routine so that cleaning, cooking and getting ready doesn't take so much time.Read More
When my husband & I started our debt free journey, the first place we knew we had to cut back was food. It's just the two of us, but we were spending anywhere between $900-$1500 on meals each month. Yikes. Most of that was because of morning coffee, buying lunch and going out to dinner for most weekend meals.
We decided to cut back, a lot, and since then we've gotten our bill down to under $500 every month while still going out to dinner 4 times per month and eating yummy home-cooked meals. Our trick is to plan our meals out an entire month in advanced and bulk-buy the ingredients. Today I'll be walking you through the entire process step-by-step so that you can do it too!Read More
I’ve been in denial. I have told myself over and over again that this is just a side hustle. I don’t really want to make a full-time income from this. I’m okay with just a little extra money.
The truth is, I’ve been holding back. Sabotaging myself. Short-changing my own business. The truth is, I’m afraid of this site becoming too big. I worry about how I will handle taxes when I make more than my expenses (stupid, I know). I worry about the people I’ll let down if I grow and don’t meet their standards. I’m afraid of success.Read More
Last year my husband and I started a bible study group with absolutely NO experience. I hadn't ever been part of a group before, but God was tugging on my heart so we jumped in head first. We learned so many lessons, what worked and what didn't work in our first year. Today I'm going to share what we learned during the process and give you some ideas for how you can start your own small group.Read More
Most of us start the new year off with all kinds of goals and resolutions in our heads, but rarely do we actually implement the habits we need to meet those goals. Today we're going to look at 10 self-improvement habits that you can start this year to help you hit your goals and make more time for your own growth while you do it.Read More
Are you always forgetting to do things on your to-do list? Or do you find yourself trying to remember "Do I have something going on this weekend"? This is usually the result of a crazy schedule and a disorganized one. Today we're going to look at my all-time favorite tool, Google Calendar, and I'm going to show you how a better calendar system paired with simplifying your days will help you feel a little more sane. Let's jump in.Read More
How many times do you set new year resolutions that fall short by February? How many times have you read blog posts about hitting your goals? Ouch. I know. Listen, I was a cereal goal-setter-then-goal-forgetter-or-giver-upper before last year. I had only set a couple goals because they were super short-term and easy to hit. Never had I actually reached all my new year's resolutions UNTIL LAST YEAR. So what changed? That's what we're going to talk about today.Read More
This is going to be a bit different than my usual blog post. It's a bit personal, but I think it's important and should be shared. I'm going to give you a little glimpse into my world right now and talk about this season of hustle. I'll also share how I'm making my time work for me and give you some of my favorite resources for managing a busy season in your life.Read More
2017 was the first year in my twenty-four years of life where I hit every single one of my new year resolutions. It wasn't because I was super disciplined, or because I set simple goals. It was because this year I had one amazing tool that helped me stay motivated, keep organized, and make my goals my baseline for every single day. I'm talking about PowerSheets.Read More
Time tracking isn't a new idea, but it's a great productivity trick that many people haven't tried yet. I decided to try time tracking for one month and see if it helped me be more productive. These are my results and some tips to help you get started and try this experiment for yourself.Read More
Bullet journaling has blown up the past few years. If you've never heard of it, you probably aren't a planner person, but you might become one after reading this. Bullet Journals combine planners, notes, tasks, journaling, and braindumps into one super-customizable system. An entire community has blossomed around this idea and today I'm going to walk you through the basics.Read More
When you start your own business, you put on a ton of hats - accountant, administrative assistant, office manager, sales team, creative director, designer, social media manager, human resources and a million more. It can be overwhelming, and while you're a one-person army trying to do it all, some things can fall through the cracks. Today we're going to look at 5 ways you can streamline your business to help keep you on track.Read More
Over the past year, I've had the chance to meet and work with a ton of different Christian business owners. Because our site is more focused on productivity and business tutorials, I haven't had the chance to really share some of these awesome people with you. So, below you'll find a list of people we've worked with, people we've admired from afar and people doing amazing things in the business community. Check them out!Read More
Whether you're a "wake up at 4 am" kind of person or a "snooze the alarm 8 times" kind of person, having a solid morning routine will get you out of bed a little easier and give you a better start to your day. Who knows, you might actually learn to like mornings in the process.Read More
I've been blogging, working, social media-prepping and doing some thing to grow my site consistently for the past 6 years. Since I started, things have changed a lot. "I" grew into "us", a lifestyle blog turned into a business site and our goals financially have grown over time. But, somewhere along the way, I lost sight of WHY I was doing all this.
So, I asked myself an important question - What is important to me? I wrote down things like my marriage, my family, daily prayer and bible study, our financial goals, getting in shape for a half marathon.... on and on. Basically, my blog did not fall very high on my list. I had gotten to a place where if someone just wiped the slate clean and all the sudden my site was gone, I wouldn't really miss it. I realized that this needed to change. There are a lot of aspects of my business that I love; I love making videos. I love talking to people one-on-one. I love helping small businesses solve a problem they've been struggling with. I love systems and workflows and organization.Read More