Over the past few weeks, my schedule has gotten much busier than normal. I have a full time job that has a very busy season - which we are currently in the thick of - and I also do a lot of writing on the side. I was a little bit worried about how exhausted I would feel once things started to pick up, as I knew I’d have to work long days and then come home and work on my writing at night. There is nothing worse than being overtired and . . .
Especially when you live in a small space like an apartment, staying organized is extremely important to keep your home neat and tidy. As I’m writing this, my house is in less than perfect condition as there are random items out the counter, there’s laundry to be folded, and there are work bags and shoes sitting on the floor. But...typically, I try to make an effort to keep things in order. To do so, I have a few go-to items that are key to . . .
Especially when you have a busy schedule, it can be tough to make a home cooked meal every night when you get home from work. I’ve learned that it is very easy to plan out delicious and sometimes intricate meals you’ll make when you get home from work each night at the beginning of the week, but it’s tough to actually stick to that plan. The last thing I want to do most nights when I get home is spend the time cooking and then I definitely don’t . . .
Maybe I am a bit tardy to the podcast game, but better late than never, right? I have been loving them lately! They are the perfect thing to listen to on my morning or evening commute or even during work when I am working on more tasky items and am looking to zone out. I wanted to share some of my favorites here as a fun Tuesday pick-me-up. There are SO many out there that I am dying to find more to listen to, so if you have any recommendations, . . .
Ever since we moved into our current apartment this past July, I’ve been dying to put together a gallery wall. We have a large wall in our hallway that it would look so good on, but I sadly haven’t gotten around to it yet. I posted over on DoItYourself.com about how to design the perfect gallery wall, and now I am just collecting art, photos, and decorative pieces to put my own together. I have a few art pieces that I want to include, but I . . .
Holiday traveling can definitely be a pain. Last year, going home for Christmas was a bit of a nightmare. Weather in New York was foggy, so mostly every flight was delayed. And...to say that O’Hare was busy would have been an understatement. Between the long security line, lack of open seats at the gates, and switching our flight at the last minute and dragging all of our stuff to another concourse...the whole thing was a hassle. Now that we’ve . . .
So I’ve been blogging about cleaning your space to prep for holiday guests, before traveling, or even just to get your place in tip-top shape. I live in an apartment, and it can be tougher than you’d think to keep a small space clean! It seems like one minute it looks tidy and the next, it looks like a bomb went off. Sigh. The never-ending cycle of cleaning :) A clean bathroom is one of the most important parts of a home, if you ask me. I get . . .
When it comes to cleaning for the holidays, there is so much to be done. Whether you’re going to be hosting guests in your home - either for an event or if they are staying over - or if you’re just looking to get your home spick and span prior to traveling (or maybe a mixture of both?!), it always feels great to do a deep clean. The other day, I posted some tips on how to get a sparkly clean and well-organized kitchen, but today I wanted to give . . .
Before we decorated for Christmas right after Thanksgiving, we decided to clean our apartment thoroughly. It hadn’t had a deep clean in a while, and sometimes it can start to feel that tidying up equates to just putting things wherever they fit - shoving stuff in the closet, throwing things in the guest room, and so on. And in the end, that isn’t actually cleaning. So, before taking out all of our seasonal stuff, it was time for a real . . .
Now that I’ve lived in a city for almost nine months, I’ve learned there are certain things that I cannot live without. Before I moved, I was very nervous about the transition from the suburbs to a big city that I was unfamiliar with. Thankfully, it turned out to be surprisingly easy! Some of that simplicity is attributed to the apps on my phone that make city living much easier. Here are my favorite picks: -Google Maps - I mean, obviously. I . . .