Simplify and Enjoy Christmastime

    Simplifying Christmas | by Nicole George

    Christmas is, as for most people, one of my favorite times of the year. I love the smells, the lights, the weather, and the feelings. However, it is the season that goes by so quickly. The one that comes and goes before I am anywhere near ready for it. Summer blends into fall, which turns into Christmas, and then before we know it we are making New Year’s resolutions. How does it happen so dang quickly? I feel like as a kid I always counted down the days, and couldn’t wait for Christmas day to arrive. The anticipation was so real, that I could barely sleep the night before. Now, I so often fall into bed on Christmas Eve wondering how it is possibly December already? Read more


    9 Ways to Reset Your Day

    9 Ways to Reset your Day

    I don’t know about you guys, but there are just some days that I can’t quite get it together. It doesn’t really matter how much or how little I have going on, but no matter what I do, I just can’t seem to get my feet underneath me. This is especially common on Mondays. Here are a few simple and very practical things that I do when I am feeling totally unmotivated and down. Read more


    Finally Friday

    by Nicole George

    Happy Friday, folks. This week has had it out to get me. Between school stuff, work, family, sickness, we’ve been ready to throw in the towel a couple times already. Even this morning, when I went to post this, I had it all saved and pretty last night, and then this morning when it posted, it only posted half. It didn’t save the rest, so here I am redoing it. I am determined not to let the week beat us though, so here I sit typing away showing this week who is boss. Anyway, we made it to Friday and all survived. Cheers to the freaking weekend has never sounded so good.  Read more


    The books we read everyday: A baby’s reading guide

    Baby's reading guide: The books we love

    Shiloh has recently fallen in love with reading. It’s something that I always hoped for my child, but definitely haven’t pushed. I’ll be honest, we haven’t been very good at consistently reading to her, but thankfully she has started picking it up on her own. She is always asking for “buk”, and points to the room with her bookshelf. We sit on the couch in the morning and read book after book after book. Typically the same books over and over again.  Read more