The word “systems” seems a lot more confusing and terrifying and super-official-sounding than it needs to be, don’t you think? At least, that’s the way I used to look at it. I was always a little intimidated by systems, and what seemed the near-constant, not-so-gentle … [Read more...]
Productivity & Planning
Personal growth means an interest in productivity and making our lives more beautiful as we go.
Growing up, the Christmas dinner menu at my parents’ house was very similar to the Thanksgiving dinner menu at my Gran’s house. The staples included turkey, green beans, ham, a cranberry orange salad, and of course, dressing. My aunt would bring piles of cookies, and another aunt … [Read more...]
Move over, Green Bean Casserole. There’s a new girl in town, and her name isn’t French fried onion strings. It’s cheese and bacon. And she’s here to tell you how green beans are really done. Don’t get me wrong, I love a can of cream of mushroom soup, and French fried onion … [Read more...]
While I firmly believe in maintaining an attitude of gratitude year round, it is certainly fun to celebrate our appreciation for blessings this time of year. Surely everyone already knows I’m thankful for my husband, kids, family, friends, and even my iPhone (oh precious … [Read more...]
When I was sixteen, I picked up a book that changed my life. It was called Put Your Heart on Paper. The premise of the book was how putting your heart on paper could help you be a better writer. I liked it because I was sixteen and into emotional pontification, and anyone in … [Read more...]