5 Ways to be a "do-it-all" hostess without doing it all

5 Ways to be a “do-it-all” hostess without doing it all

This shop/post has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #KrogerPizzaDeal #CollectiveBias I’m hosting for the holidays, have 6 family birthdays between November 22 and December 25th, plus Christmas shopping, gift wrapping, and a New Year’s Eve dinner. Quarter four of this year is absolutely hectic, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. One thing I’ve learned is that family is everything and spending as much time with them especially around the holidays is important. This time of year can be overwhelming with all of the dinners, pot-lucks, and parties, so I try to incorporate convenience meals to lessen the burden. After hours prepping and cooking for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I don’t want to think about [Click here to continue reading]

How to Track Income for Bloggers & Creative Entrepreneurs

How to Track Income for Bloggers & Creative Entrepreneurs

If you are a blogger or creative entrepreneurs you should put a system in place for tracking income from day one. From the moment I made my first dollar as a solopreneur, I grabbed a notebook and wrote down the most important aspects of my revenue sources. My first source of income was from referrals. I’d refer my readers to resources I used and loved. In return, I’d make between $0.80 and $8.00 for smaller referrals and as much as $250 for larger ones. Every time I earned revenue, I’d write it down in a notebook. When it paid out, I’d write that down too. At that time my expenses were small, but I also kept track of them. I mean, how else would I [Click here to continue reading]

DIY Stencil Binder Cover

This simple DIY stenciled binder cover tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyGo2Pen #CollectiveBias Can you believe school will be starting up again in a few weeks? I’m the type who likes to get my back-to-school shopping and planning out of the way as earlier as possible. I hate fighting the crowds and finding empty school supply aisles at the stores. Last week I shopped for the kid’s clothes and this week we started buying school supplies. We went to Walmart to buy some of the basics like binder and pens. I bought some view binders for the kids and one to create their school year binder. Every year, I create a [Click here to continue reading]

5 Clean Kitchen Hacks for the Not So Perfect Homemaker

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HomeIsWhereMrsMeyersIs #CollectiveBias I know I’m not the only person who loves a clean kitchen, but hates doing the actual cleaning up after others. When you have a home full of people, the kitchen is bound to get dirty again and again. This concept is something I struggled with when I became a homemaker. I would get frustrated when the kitchen would end up dirty in what seemed like minutes after I cleaned it. I’d have everything shiny, fingerprint and grime free only to go away, come back and the sink be full of dishes yet again. So what’s a homemaker to do? First we need to throw [Click here to continue reading]

Tips for keeping your refrigerator neat and clean

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OrganizeWithBrilliance #CollectiveBias Today is grocery shopping and food prep day. We have our lists made and are ready to pre-cook our meals for the week. When cooking ahead, before shopping is the best time for us to clean out and prep the refrigerator. That’s usually when it’s emptiest. Every couple of weeks, I use the day before shopping to quick-clean and tidy up the fridge. Once it’s clean and neat, we can cook our weekly meals and store everything with ease. I’m going to tell you how I do my quick clean, but keep in mind, this is not a deep clean. It’s a spot cleaning that doesn’t [Click here to continue reading]

20 Homemaking Binder Sections + a Flip Through of My Self Care Section

For those of you who think starting a homemaking binder is hard, it’s not. Your homemaking binder does not have to look like anyone else. It doesn’t have to be decorated with pretty stickers and washi tape.  Don’t let a undecorated binder stop you from getting your life organized. It’s not about the cutest stickers or best handwriting. It’s about finding a practical way to manage your time, resources and life the best you can. What your binder does have to be is useful. You can learn to make it pretty as you make it practical.  The first thing you want for your binder is useful sections. There are a ton of options to choose from, but choose wisely. In the beginning I had way too [Click here to continue reading]