Life Archive

Celebrate the Fourth with an Evening at Orchards Park with Kaylee Rutland

This post is compensated by HireInfluence, but all opinions are my own. The Fourth of July, for me, is all about getting together with people and having fun. I remember Fourths of my childhood,

Cleaning the Craft Closet, a #projectsimplify Update

I have not been doing all that well with my One Little Word this year. Simplify is such a great word — and I did some good stuff with it at the beginning of

How to Take Care of Yourself When You’re Exhausted

The girl has never been the best sleeper. She has never slept as long as I would like, and she still has periods where she just can’t or won’t sleep through the night. We’re

Meet Your New App Game Obsession: Best Fiends

This post is sponsored by Acorn: an influence company and Best Fiends. All opinions are my own. I do a lot of writing for my jobs, and when I need a break from writing

#BirthCenterNWA Helps Moms Craft Their Own Birth Stories

This is a sponsored post for Acorn Influence and Birth Center of Northwest Arkansas. All opinions are my own. I had a pretty firm plan of what I wanted to happen when I had

Why It’s Great for Grownups to Try New Things

It’s really good for adults to feel stupid from time to time. Or if not stupid, at least awkward. Painfully out of your depth. So excruciatingly new at something you’re not sure you’ll ever

Stuffocation Urges Readers to Pick Experiences Over Stuff

I’ve been trying to get my stuff under control for a long time. My word for the year is simplify, and while it hasn’t been as easy to carve out the time for decluttering