July Social Media + Shopping Experiment

July 9: Each and every time I do one of these experiments, one of the very first things I notice is how much happier I am. That's not to say I haven't missed some things. I've found myself wondering what some of my favorite Instagrammers are doing, but that's led me...

Fun Board Games for 2 Players

Happy Friday, everyone! I thought that this week I would share some games that are fun for only 2 players, as most group board game nights are probably canceled for now. I'm going to keep this short and just link photos, where you can buy, and some basic info about...

English Country Homes | Decorating Inspiration

Happy Friday, friends! I'm joining you with something a little fun and inconsequential today - some home style inspiration! I have a few things for the home on my purchase list that I'm keeping an eye out for at the moment and, as usual, I turned to Pinterest for some...

Celebrating the Season of Light

I’m one of those people who gets pretty excited to take down the Christmas decorations because, despite how much I adore them, I love that fresh, clean slate. This year, however, I decided to leave a few bits and bobs up - mostly, the dried oranges, evergreen boughs,...

Visualizing My Year

You may have already seen my post about my Rule of Life and how I decided to use this as a framework for 2020 (and beyond!) rather than choosing a resolution or word of the year. I'm still excited about my rule and have been referring back to it regularly. BUT I've...

Developing a Rule of Life + 2020 Monthly Challenges

The time for resolutions to be made and words to be chosen is here. We're filled with grand dreams of what we want this next year to mean for us. Some people scoff at these practices, realizing how often they are futile, being pushed to the side as soon as the...

The Importance of Rhythms + Routines

My personality type - INFJ, Eneagram 4 - is apparently the type that both needs routine the most and finds it the hardest to establish them. And although that is, I'm sure, somewhat due to my personality itself, I can't help but think that it's in part due to the...

Simplifying the Work Lunch: Crock Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer | Review

This is a post from my SLP blog, A Happy Learner. I’ve reposted it here due to its relevancy to living simply and intentionally, whatever your occupation or purpose. Enjoy! Since beginning my school career six years ago, one of the things that has stressed me out the...