My front porch


This is minimalism at its best. All this took took was a fresh coat of paint and a garage sale find for $80 bucks.

Sitting on a porch is the best therapy a person can get.

Life can be simple if you truly want it to be. Less is definitely more.

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My Pinterest bedroom


Yup. I finally followed through on some design ideas I saw on Pinterest. ”This is one half of my bedroom and I must say I’m quite impressed with myself. No I’m not a narcissist lol.

Comforter set: Homegoods, $60 bucks

Headboard: Wayfair, $107 bucks

Wall prints(made from fabric: Goodwill $4 bucks for ALL!

Curtains: $7 a panel, Boscovs.

I’m sooo happy!!!

I did it over the course of 3 paychecks but I still made it happen and so can you.

My theory is that you can’t deplete yourself doing it or it’s no fun. There are so many ways to be smart about decorating.

Good luck!!!

Staying motivated on days like this


It’s Friday and it’s been a long week. The kids are ready for a vacation and so are we.

I haven’t slept the past few nights because my mind has been going nonstop. I have taxes left to do besides our own. I’ve been subbing everyday and it snowed again last night lol.  Yes snow in upstate NY one more time.

It’s time to regroup and get with the program.  The key is to get back on track.  Stay focused and gave a purpose in life. Am I saying this for you or me? Today it’s a little bit of both.

Keep moving. If I can so can you.

I love Googling quotes and finding ones like this.   It’s simple and yet couldn’t be more true.  Love and appreciate the little things in life like your beating heart. Once you recognize this gift, everything else will come a little bit easier.

No way two years later and I’m still here posting!!!


I just scrolled back to a blog post I did two years ago this coming March and I am happy to say I feel accomplished. It’s not that I accomplished anything major but I did continue on with my blog and I’m still here today.  So yes it’s possible to finish and continue what you started.  At times I feel like I can’t but that two year old post just confirmed and reassured me as well as gave me the confidence to keep going and so can you!!   Never give up! Anything is possible. That two year old post is found under “My Story” section.  Very interesting. Wow.  It’s amazing to go back and see what happened through the years.  Good, bad, or ordinary it’s interesting to see how life truly evolves.