Monday, May 23, 2016

Decluttering Challenges

I'm pretty ruthless when it comes to decluttering, but I've also been told I have no emotions so that could be why.

Just kidding. I have emotions. I'm not a monster.

I am just very practical when it comes to stuff. If I don't need or love it, then I generally don't have a problem getting rid of it. And I always keep in mind that things are replaceable.

Decluttering has it's initial challenges, but you don't have to fall victim to them. Face these challenges head on and reclaim your space.


But you're not me, and you might have a little more trouble parting with your stuff. A lot of people do, they either don't know where to start or they find themselves faced with some of these challenges once they truly start examining their clutter.

Friday, May 20, 2016

BTS: How to Enable Rich Pins on Pinterest

For this week's behind the (blog) scenes, I wanted to share how I enabled rich pins for my site on Pinterest. It was super simple and only took a few minutes.

Super simple instructions on how to enable rich pins on Pinterest


WHAT EXACTLY ARE RICH PINS?

Rich Pins add a little extra something to your pins which help them stand out on Pinterest.  By enabling rich pins, your pins will show your favicon and blog name as well as the blog post title on all of your pins. You can see see some examples below on a few of my pins.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

My Go-To Green Juice

I've been juicing almost daily since Christmas 2014 when my sister bought me my first starter juicer. She knew I was eating healthier and taking better care of myself and thought juicing might be something I  would be interested in. She was right. This past Christmas I transitioned from a starter juicer to my holy grail big girl super juicer and I've grown to love juicing even more. It's just so easy.

PREP. JUICE. STRAIN. DONE

I did get a little too excited at the beginning and tried to make all kinds of fancy juices with fruits and veggies with names that I had never heard of. Sometimes I do still like to get a little creative and juice a Korean sweet potato or some red bell peppers, but for most days I have two go-to juices, one green and one red.

This is my go-to green juice.
 
My super easy go-to green juice recipe.

Monday, May 16, 2016

How to start decluttering

This one is for you, Ashleigh.

Whether decluttering or adapting a new healthier lifestyle, oftentimes the hardest part is just starting. I've had a few people tell me they want to declutter but they just don't know where to begin. Some have so much stuff it becomes an overwhelming task, or they struggle with parting with expensive, sentimental or just-in-case items. I'll talk more about these struggles in depth in a future post but for now I really just wanted to touch on starting. Because it truly is the biggest battle, but once you find that momentum you almost start looking for things to get rid of. At least I do. 


When it comes to decluttering, just starting is oftentimes the biggest battle. Here are a few tips to help you make that first step.

There's no right or wrong way to start decluttering, but my best advice for those who really struggle is to...