What if I don't want to over-achieve in midlife?

I’m sick of all the pressure. The pressure to micro manage the next part of my life. I’ve done that. From college to jobs to better jobs to marriage to babies. Then cycle again as I take my kids through those same steps. I say I’ve earned the right to hit pause. I say I’m […]

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You Gotta Let That Sh*t Go

Yea, we’ve all done it. Played the drama queen. Made mountains out of molehills. Made everyone aware we were the injured party. And made negative events last much longer and have much more impact then they should have. Been there. Done that. Once you reach midlife, hopefully you have realized that the times you chose […]

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This Blog Is Making Me Fat

My blog allows me to sit on my ass all day and absent mindedly shove food in my mouth. And it also makes me feel super busy so that I can use that as an excuse for not taking the time to exercise. God I love this blog!

Yes, I am trying to deflect responsibility. My blog allows me to sit on my ass all day and absent mindedly shove food in my mouth. And it also makes me feel super busy so that I can use that as an excuse for not taking the time to exercise. God I love this blog! […]

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10 Things I Always Do Before Traveling

We all have our little rituals, checklists, and funny superstitions to help us through a trip. This is what that is. Here’s a quick list of things to always do before traveling.

I am starting to freak out. I have 4 more sleeps before I leave for the UK for 3 weeks. Honestly, I have been preparing for this trip for months now which is so unusual for me. What I normally do is wait till the last second, then throw my whole closet and bathroom in […]

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Why Do Deaths Hurt More As We Age?

Lately, I have been acutely aware of loss all around me and it takes very little for my eyes to fill with tears. Is it hormonal? The change? Maybe. Or could it be that with each loss, I feel myself moving up the ladder.

This month marks the one year anniversary of my Mother’s death. I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. When she was ill, days seemed to last forever. Now, if I sit too long or blink, I miss a whole season. How am I doing? Well, most of the time I think I am […]

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How To Start A Bullet Journal

If you love the idea of a bullet journal but are unsure how to start or feel over-whelmed, check out this blogger's bujo.

This post contains affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy here. Hi. My name is Elena and I have an organization problem. There I said it. I know that may come as a shock to some of you and I always find it amusing when another blogger thinks I have my shit together. Trust me. […]

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The Best Planner To Get You Super Organized!

Get a handle, get a grip, get back on track and get organized. Beautifully. And save money on the best planner to get you truly organized!

Guest Post: Kimberly Montgomery, Fifty Jewels Award winning illustrator with over 35 years of design experience in the Paper Products and Gift Industry, Kimberly is now joyfully illustrating and designing about Happiness & Gratitude just for you!     How are you coming along on those New Year’s Resolutions you vowed to stick to a mere […]

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Best 15+ Sites That Pay Cash For Taking Online Surveys

Did you know you could make cash money from home taking online surveys? Here are the best 15+ sites that pays cash! Great side hustle!

Who doesn’t want a side hustle to earn extra money online with minimum effort? This post will list 15+ sites that I use that will pay you cash for participating in online surveys. Taking paid surveys online is by far the easiest way to make money in your spare time, right from the comfort of […]

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Word For 2017: Simplify. What's Yours?

You know that New Year’s resolutions never last right? Set yourself up for success and stop making them. I propose instead that you choose a word for the year. A feeling. A Goal. An Aim. A focus. When you look back on 2017 in 2018, how would you like it to be remembered?

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