Dressing Like an Adult: the Page I took from the Midcentury Housewife’s Book

I know our generation has been trained to recoil at anything 1950s and domestic, but hear me out. There was some serious genius there...called the apron. “The apron principle” is how I was finally able to dress like an adult at home. For those of you who have read earlier posts in this series on … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: the Page I took from the Midcentury Housewife’s Book

Doable and Time-Efficient Workouts from Home

I’ve been a high school track & field state champion, collegiate distance runner, and [currently] exceptionally lazy mom—how’s that for qualified to write this post? Basically I’ve run the entire spectrum of dedication when it comes to working out. I know, we’re already tired of talking about exercise by January 15, but I thought I’d … Continue reading Doable and Time-Efficient Workouts from Home

The Question to Ask Yourself Before and After the Holidays

Before we take a wee break for the holidays, we wanted to share the logic behind our favorite question (arguably three questions), which, conveniently, is especially helpful around said holidays. Interestingly, a reader addressed today’s topic in response to our last post and provided a perfect illustration. Lee started a series on “dressing like an … Continue reading The Question to Ask Yourself Before and After the Holidays

Dressing Like an Adult: Capsule Wardrobes Demystified & Simplified

If you're scrolling through Pinterest these days, you've surely noticed the term Capsule Wardrobe beneath a graphic featuring at least a dozen outfits created from only 2 pairs of pants, a few $300 shirts, a hairpin (MacGyver style) and a crap ton of magic. Of course I'm exaggerating, but the idea of buying all new clothes/shoes/accessories or throwing out … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: Capsule Wardrobes Demystified & Simplified

Habit-stacking or How I Fit More Into the Same Number of Hours

I've spent years trying and failing to fit a few more things in my day and establish some specific habits. These goals weren’t anything impressive; for starters, I wanted to read a chapter of scripture each day and do more reading. Mostly I felt overwhelmed at my already full schedule and rebelled (yes, against myself- I do … Continue reading Habit-stacking or How I Fit More Into the Same Number of Hours