• Do this when your party is flopping in order to entertain guests

    How to Throw a Great Party (Or Bring it Back If It’s Nose-Diving)

    How to throw a great party (regardless of the occasion). Ever wonder how to entertain guests when it seems like your party is taking a huge nose dive? After hosting my fair share of events, including some that were less than successful, I’ve come up with a few tricks to nip the silence in the bud and bring the party back to life. 5 Ways to Entertain Guests and Bring a Dying Party Back to Life 1. Make sure you’ve properly introduced your guests If your party includes guests from different circles of friends, introductions are key. While it’s ideal to introduce your guests to each other first thing, you…

  • 7 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying to Have a Baby

    How to know if you’re really ready to have a baby (by answering these questions). Ever wonder if you’re ready to try and have a baby? There are just so many unknowns when you think about becoming a first-time parent, and it’s hard to know when the time is right.   As someone who’s had to work through a lot of baby questions, I understand it can be hard to feel ready. But, thee questions below cover important topics that have helped me and may be useful to you – especially if you’re considering parenthood! 7 Essential Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying to Have a Baby 1. Why do…

  • Low on Space But Want a Home Office? Try This!

    Small space home office idea (create a guest room, office combo). Have you ever thought a home office would make your life a bit easier? Having a dedicated space to work, focus, and leave documents sounds pretty good! But, it doesn’t seem very realistic when you don’t have space, time and money to make it happen. I was in that exact situation when my husband went back to university. We needed a dedicated spot for him to study but a home office seemed out of the question. But, just when we thought we may have to give up our guest room (which didn’t seem like the best solution as we…

  • Want to stop being overwhelmed by housework? Here’s my secret!

    Are you feeling overwhelmed by your messy house and want to learn to stay on top of your housework? Do you ever feel like your house runs you instead of the other way around? You know, the never-ending pile of dishes, the laundry, the rotting leftovers in the fridge, the counters that are never clean, the husband that can’t see the mess… it’s exhausting. I’ve been there too! It’s discouraging and hard, but it can get better. And, contrary to what I initially thought it would take (i.e, cleaning harder and/or hiring a maid), improvement comes by focusing on your mindset. 3 Things I did to Go From Overwhelmed to…

  • The crazy truth about how organization saves you money

    The Crazy Truth About How Organization Saves You Money

    How to get organized to save money. If you’re looking for a way to spend less money, focusing on organizationis actually one of the best things you can do.  Did you know it’s actually proven that getting organized can help you control your spending impulses? And, that being disorganized actually has a negative effect on your brainpower (and spending impulse control). But, organization doesn’t just help with impulse control.   It also helps you save money in other ways. Here’s how: The Crazy Truth About How Organization Saves You Money 1. Organization Reduces Money Mistakes Getting organized doesn’t mean you’ll never make a money mistake again, but it can help cut back on…

  • Want to earn more money? Try asking for a raise.

    5 Ways You Shouldn’t Ask for a Raise (And How to Do It Right)

    How to ask for a raise the right way. (Plus what not to do!) What’s the #1 tactic you should try before turning to a side hustle for more money? Asking for a raise! If you’re a contributing employee and can make a strong point as to why you deserve the bump, asking for a raise is a great way to work smarter not harder. But, even with a strong case, how you go about asking will have a huge impact! So, learn from my mistakes and steer clear of these 5 things. 5 Ways You Shouldn’t Ask for a Raise (And How to Do It Right) Mistake #1 –…