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My Printable Aldi Grocery List

My Printable Aldi Grocery List

I wrote a post recently with a whole bunch of reasons why Aldi is my go-to store for regular grocery shopping. I save time, money, and loads of shopping there. I just can’t recommend it enough. One of my tricks of a speedy shopping my […]

50 Acts of Self Care in 5 Minutes or Less

50 Acts of Self Care in 5 Minutes or Less

Self care advice is everywhere these days. And with good reason. Most of us – women in particular – aren’t taking enough time to recharge our batteries that are often running pretty low. The problem is, most self care advice revolves around small acts, but […]

15 Reasons Why Aldi is My Favorite Store

15 Reasons Why Aldi is My Favorite Store

For some reason, weekly food shopping has always been one of my favorite chores. I don’t know if its the chef in me, or if it’s just because I really like food, but I find it fun and even a little relaxing. Once our children […]

Easy Ways to Add Greenery to Your Home

Easy Ways to Add Greenery to Your Home

There is nothing like a green plant to make your home feel more put together. Not only are they lovely to look at, simple green plants add much needed oxygen to your home, freshening up the air as they reduce dust, and increase the humidity. […]

The Only Kitchen Tools You Really Need

The Only Kitchen Tools You Really Need

When I finished culinary school at 19 years old, I landed an entry-level job with a large catering company in my area. I was thrown head-first into the crazy world of outlandish weddings, July 4th barbeques, and corporate Christmas parties. We even feed a breakfast […]

Why I Drink Lemon Water Every Day

Why I Drink Lemon Water Every Day

While I was working my way through college, I was a restaurant server for many years. If you’ve ever been a server or have one in your life, you know that it can be a pretty difficult job at times. Mostly, I had a good […]

7 Essential Oils You Need for Your Best Night’s Sleep

7 Essential Oils You Need for Your Best Night’s Sleep

Ah, sleep. Beautiful, wonderful, sometimes impossible sleep. What used to come so easily to me has become more and more tricky over the last few years. I’m sure my sleep (or lack of sleep) story is similar to most women in the same stage of […]

Getting to know me

Getting to know me

This is it! This is the first post in my brand new adventure – my new blog! As much as I love designing and writing the paper crafting tutorials on The Papery Craftery, I was absolutely ready to try something new. I’ve been planning this […]