Working from home isn’t always the idyllic arrangement it seems. Distractions and space that’s ill-suited for work can make your home an obstacle to productivity, especially a small home with limited office space options. The key is to establish a dedicated work area that’s separate from everyday household activities and large enough to accommodate all the elements of an efficient workspace. It may take some creativity and experimentation, but you can make it work even in a home that’s short on square footage.
We recently returned from an all-girls road trip to Nashville, Tennessee. This has been a tradition ever since I was a little girl. My mom would take me and her mom to little places all within driving distance for a long weekend, just us girls. We would go to craft shows or Colonial Williamsburg or Plymouth Rock, somewhere cute and adventurous, but easy enough to handle in just a few days. Even though this tradition started when I was only four or five years old, I still have memories stored away from those trips, and my mom and I hope to keep those memories going with my girls.
Just a few more days until those guests come knocking at your door for Christmas dinner! Are you ready?
The answer to this is probably not. There is so much to do to get ready for this holiday, and if I’m honest, rushing around is part of the fun! We’re hosting Christmas dinner this year, and I am SO excited! It’s going to be a wonderful small group, just my parents, my mother and father-in-law, and my brother-in-law. Plus me, Dave and the girls. Seven adults- I don’t think I’ve ever had such a small and intimate Christmas dinner. This is right up my alley.
I just love this time of year. There’s so much excitement and anticipation in the air. Holiday parties, making cookies, wrapping presents, and LOTS of shopping! But if you’re anything like me, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the holiday gift guides out there, and stressed out by the money you’re shelling this time of year. For all of my budget conscious readers out there, I’m here to give you a few tips on how to save money this holiday season, while still making the most out of this magical and precious holiday.