My family has lived in our current home for about four years. When we purchased our home we knew that we wanted it to be a place where our friends and family could gather together. Our home was new construction so the build process took about a year. Eventually we closed and were given the keys to our first home. From the day of our closing we decided that we would practice an open door policy. Our home is always open to anyone in need. Our hope has always been for our loved ones to know that they have a…

This post is not what you might think. Let’s start by getting the obvious out of the way. I’m not going to ask you to start meal planning because it saves you money or because it’s healthier for you. While those are great benefits of meal planning, that’s not why I think you should start. This post is about how you can help and encourage others with an act as simple as making dinner. Keep reading for three unconventional reasons why you should start meal planning today. 1. Family dinners are still the best way to connect. Everyday my family…

A few months back I was looking for assistance with reducing clutter and creating a more functional design in my home. I learned through Facebook that a friend from high school had started her own business and decided to give her a call. I am delighted to feature her on the blog today! Her tips have been life-changing for my family and I know they will help you too! 1. Create a Lunch Packing Zone Clear the drawer, cabinet, and counter space closest to the fridge. In this area, store not only lunch boxes and thermoses, but all other lunch…