Monthly Goals

October 2018 Goals

October 8, 2018

And just like that we’re in the throes of everything pumpkins and foliage. Fall in New England is just, simply put, beautiful. It’s also a season full of fun activities! Apple picking, pumpkin carving, hayride and corn maze fun. While my October goals don’t have any fall fun specifics, we live in a very rural area, so there’s plenty of local farms to visit and indulge in everything fall has to offer. We’ll be heading up to Colrain this weekend…

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September 2018 Goals

September 6, 2018

I’m somewhat in denial that it’s already September and summer will slowly be fading away soon. With back to school chaos and Fota not coming home until a couple weeks ago, it’s been a weird month, to be honest. However, I almost feel like September is similar to January where it feels like a new beginning. We’re back to a more structured schedule and the changing of the seasons brings a sense of a fresh start. So with that being…

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Blogging Resources

Blogging Tools That Are Worth It

August 30, 2018

Finding blogging tools that are easy to use and worth my effort and money is important to me. I had toyed with the idea of starting a blog for years. I even had a secret Pinterest board where I pinned tutorials and blog ideas, because I knew it was something I’d eventually get the nerve to do. I’ve always been a writer and have kept a written journal for most of my life. Scrapbooking used to be a passion of…

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Infertility

Infertility Sucks! My Long Journey to Motherhood

August 27, 2018

Infertility sucks, plain and simple. Something that seems like it should be so natural, can sometimes really give you a run for your money (both figuratively and literally). We struggled with infertility for several years before finally conceiving our son. It seems so strange that for many women, you avoid getting pregnant for so long, and then when you feel you’re finally ready, it’s not happening. Everyone around you is getting pregnant and it’s hard not to feel jealous. Openly…

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Mom Life

5 Items From Our Baby Registry We’re STILL Using Two Years Later!

August 14, 2018

Putting together a baby registry is half the fun of having a baby right? (kidding, haha). But honestly, it’s a bunch of fun to make up this wishful fantasy list of items you’d love to have for your baby. Something that’s kind of annoying about baby stuff is you only get a few weeks or months of use. It can be challenging to find items that are worth the money that will truly last through your child’s first year and…

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Mom Life

15 Ways to Enjoy Me Time {Self Love}

August 13, 2018

When I think of ‘Me Time’ I don’t necessarily think of alone time. Me time in my mind is any time I’m spending where I’m focusing on my own needs first. I definitely took for granted all the free time I had before having children. I’m a very independent woman and can be somewhat of homebody. The few times I get to have some time to myself or get to do an activity not centered around my children, it feels…

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Monthly Goals

August 2018 Goals

August 8, 2018

I can’t believe I’m already posting my August goals. Where has the summer gone? No, seriously! Here in New England we only get a few short months of true summer weather all year, and it honestly feels like it flies by so fast and then we’re back to wishing for an early spring and soon to be summer (again). July was a crazy month for my family. We traveled to Senegal for the first time as a family of four…

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Blogging Resources

Start Your Blogging Career Today!

August 7, 2018

Have you thought about starting a blog, but just not sure exactly where to start? Does the idea of possibly making some extra income with blogging sound enticing? If so, this How to Start a {Money-Making} Blog post is for you! Why Blogging? It’s no secret that blogging has become a world-wide phenomenon. Everywhere you look on the internet and social media you see a myriad of bloggers. Whether your niche is lifestyle, travel, money management or mommyhood, there’s absolutely…

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Blog Life

It’s My Blogiversary!

August 5, 2018

Happy Birthday to My So Called Crunchy Life! WOW! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I started this blog. It’s been a year of self-discovery and trials and triumphs, but overall it’s been a really great learning experience. I’ve met people from all over the world through blogging and loved learning from other bloggers. Related: 5 Tips for New Bloggers When I first started this blog, I was literally just flying blind. While I had always been…

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Mom Life

Sleepovers at the Grandparents’ Are My Saving Grace

July 5, 2018

Last weekend I enjoyed a kid-free Saturday night. It was glorious. The house was so quiet. I wasn’t fending off my toddler or have to hear aboutΒ boredom, hunger, or whatever other first world problem my tween was complaining about. Before kids, I had a ton of me time. I’m a pretty independent person and enjoy the time away from my kids to focus on myself. Now that I have two more humans to keep alive, alone time is few and…

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Monthly Goals

June & July 2018 Goals

July 1, 2018

I know, I know, I totally spaced on getting my June goals up on the blog last month! We’ve just been super busy lately. My daughter Fota graduated 6th grade last month and the weeks leading up to that event were hectic. My free time and energy have been more focused on rest and relaxation. While not super productive on the blog front, I do feel like I’ve been going above beyond all my other life goals. Following Up With…

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Mom Life

Summer Bucket List 2018

June 27, 2018

Summer is upon us here in New England and I’m excited to make the most of it with my family.Β This year I thought it’d be fun to start a bucket list of activities we’ll try to get done this summer. Feel free to join in the fun and make your own or follow some of our ideas! Go to the Drive-Ins Yes, you read that right. We have a drive-in movie theater right here in town, and only about a…

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May 2018 Goals

May 10, 2018

It’s finally full-blown Spring here and I could not be more excited about it. April was a super busy month for me and it literally flew by in the blink of an eye. I’m feeling a bit more grounded so far in May and hoping to be a goal crusher this month! Let’s First Review April’s Goals: 1. Blog Goals I’m still just plugging away when I can. My work life is much more busy in spring (I work in…

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April 2018 Goals

April 18, 2018

April is often a month of change and rejuvenation for me. Spring is here (even if it doesn’t quite feel like it yet), so I’m itching to get outside and get dirty in yard. I foresee lots of cleaning, digging, planting and planning in my future and in this edition of my monthly goals. Also, I absolutely cannot wait to get our big front porch cleaned up, opened and be out there as much as possible.Β It’s also my birthday month…

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Mom Life

Why I LOVE Ibotta!

April 12, 2018

One of my resolutions this year was to be better about our family budget and spending. I’ve been working hard to find ways to save anything extra I can. One of my major money savers has been the Ibotta app. It’s so simple to use and I’ve already made over $75 this year! Overall I’ve earned $135.92 since last January. What is the Ibotta app? Ibotta is a FREE app that has hundreds of cash back offers and coupons for…

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