Tips + Tidbits

11 IKEA Shopping Tips

By |September 27th, 2015|

IKEA St. Louis opens in just 3 short days, and I am over-the-moon! I’ve waited for this day for years (perhaps decades, if I’m being truly honest) and now it is finally here. So I’m deep […]

A Review of Evernote

By |July 15th, 2014|

As a simplify 101 reader, you are probably aware that Springpad has shutdown. *Sniff, Sniff*. Don’t you hate it when that happens? Just when it seems you find software that works for you *poof* it’s gone! […]

Best Parenting Advice for Moms from Moms

By |May 8th, 2014|

When it comes to being a parent, there is no shortage of advice. The amount of information that comes at us can be overwhelming! It can be hard to sift through it all. But in keeping […]

How to Make the Most of Your Staycation

By |April 10th, 2014|

It’s almost spring break time for my kiddos. Finally! Our break is rather late this year, because our school district always plans it for the week prior to Easter. We don’t typically do a big trip […]

Simplify Life in the Kitchen with Five Workhorses

By |April 8th, 2014|

We’ve all got our routines, ways we do things, and how we go about our business in the kitchen. Everyday, there are things I reach for over and over. They’re kinda like my kitchen workhorses, know […]

Fighting Feelings of Overwhelm to Finish the Job

By |March 14th, 2014|

Have you ever felt like the final details of a project are more overwhelming than any other part of it? For me, it often feels like the last finishing bits of any project can be incredibly […]

Black Friday Shopping Tips: Maximize the Savings + Minimize the Clutter

By |November 27th, 2013|

Whether you take part in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, or quieter shopping days, keep these tips tucked in your back pocket to ensure you maximize the savings and minimize potential clutter after the […]

Never Scrub Your Kitchen Cabinet Tops Again

By |August 1st, 2013|

If your cabinets are like mine and don’t extend all the way to your ceiling, the open surface is an invitation for dust. And we are not talking about your run-of-the-mill-everyday-dust, either. Instead, it’s dust that’s […]

Get More Done Faster by Timing Tasks

By |May 6th, 2013|

How long does it really take to do those jobs, chores and tasks we like the very least? I’ve learned for myself that they often seem to take much longer than they really do, and recently I was […]

Tip for Saving Time and Steps in the Kitchen

By |April 11th, 2013|

“When your kitchen is organized and set up so it works for you and how you live, it makes every day easier and more enjoyable.” ~Aby Garvey

Keep in mind, however, that what works for you will […]