Easier Living

3 Magical Resolutions for Your Happiest Year Yet! 

I love this time of the year. January 1st is always a great time to make a fresh start. Many of us set goals and resolutions for the coming year. Some we keep, many we do not. But whether your resolutions revolve around losing weight, gaining weight, getting in shape, running a 5K, making more time for fun, going out with your spouse once a week, keeping your house neater, getting rid of cutter, getting your finances in order or simplifying your life in some other way, I’ve got 3 magical resolutions you’ll want to add to your list to make this year one of your happiest and most successful yet!  Magical Resolution #1  M.Y.O.B – Mind your own business.   Stop comparing yourself and your life to others. Social media sites like Facebook are an absolute menace when it comes to this.   Whether you’re…

7 Must Know Packing Tips to Pack Light & Pack Right

When you’re traveling it’s a great time to dabble in simplifying your life and try out your own version of minimalism. These 7 tips to pack light and pack right are a great start! I just got back from a wonderful 2 week working vacation in Maine. My husband and I have been going to Maine in the fall just about every year for the past 15 years. Most of those years we have stayed at the same cottage on the shore. It’s a pretty “no frills” kind of place, but the ocean views are so gorgeous and we just love it there. But I’m not writing today to tell you how lucky I am to be able to take this annual trip. (Although I truly hope each of you are able to get away to a place you love every year…