Blog

What We’re Growing in our 2020 Garden

What We’re Growing in our 2020 Garden

This year, we're expanding dramatically! Last summer my main project was growing and loving baby Abbie, who was born at the beginning of August. Honestly, I was too hot, enormous, and uncomfortable to do much gardening, and we were woefully unprepared for the...

The Easy Journaling Trick to Help You Maintain New Habits

The Easy Journaling Trick to Help You Maintain New Habits

Making new habits can be hard. Really hard.  It's something I've been working on actively recently - replacing old habits with new ones. Habitual eating is one of the big ones I work hard against in the evenings.  What started off as one page in my planner has evolved...

Thriving When You’re A Minimalist Living with a Non-Minimalist

Thriving When You’re A Minimalist Living with a Non-Minimalist

I like things, but very selectively. I have moved 5 times in the past 5 years and every time I swear that I'll have less stuff than the time before. Somehow,  I always manage to reduct the chaos in some areas, even if it increases in others. I understand that living...

Habits to Help You Stop Compulsive Spending

Habits to Help You Stop Compulsive Spending

I really love to shop.  The fact that I always spent more, no matter how much more we made, was always a problem, until I started to really figure out how much it was hurting me.  The funny thing is, I have a lot of frugal habits that allowed me to save a lot of money...

What to Do When Your Freezer Gets Left Open

What to Do When Your Freezer Gets Left Open

We discovered this morning that when someone went downstairs to get bread for dinner out of the freezer, the door didn't seal completely. Thankfully we keep our freezer very cold, so somethings in the back were still frozen solid, and only about half the stuff in the...

Lessons from creating our homemade pantry

Lessons from creating our homemade pantry

This month was the first time we started preserving things in earnest for creating our year-long pantry. This is the first year I've ever done any major canning, much less Have a garden that was more than a handful of plants in hanging planters. Gardens, rain, and...

Second Month Update: Creating Our Homemade Pantry

Second Month Update: Creating Our Homemade Pantry

This month, preserving was a lot less fast-paced. The garden hasn't started producing fruit yet, but I did find some good deals on things this month that I ended up putting up in the pantry. I got more pineapple chunks to can and preserve because I found more on sale...

3 Practical Ways to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation When You Get a Raise

3 Practical Ways to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation When You Get a Raise

We've had some great upswings in our financial circumstances in the past few months. My husband left a job for one that paid much better, and I've been working to automate my income as much as possible so I can focus less on selling and more on just creating content...

First Month Update: Creating Our Homemade Pantry

First Month Update: Creating Our Homemade Pantry

As this was the first month of us working to create our completely homemade pantry that will hopefully last until next year's growing season, I wanted to do an update to show how the process worked, what we learned, and the final overview of what we accomplished in...

The consistency myth: how perfectionism kills your motivation

Consistency is a touchy subject with me. For a long time, I held the belief that I couldn't succeed because I wasn't "a consistent person." Growing up, my mother called it laziness and tried to train it out of me by making my copy Bible verses on the subject. It...

How to Process 50 lbs of Chicken Breasts in One Day

How to Process 50 lbs of Chicken Breasts in One Day

I love chicken. Back in the day I used to save money by buying a case of chicken at a time, which meant I would come home with 50 pounds of raw chicken breasts, which was insane before I got into a groove for processing it. My goal for bulk cooking days is always to...

Quick & Simple Website Setup Tips for Newbies

Website design used to be how I made my living, while my husband is in college, so I've seen, and worked on, all kinds of websites and I've picked up a few tips for creating your own website. In my experience, a lot of people who want to have their own website get...

Hacks for Content Creators Who Don’t Love to Write

Hacks for Content Creators Who Don’t Love to Write

One of the things I love about our Facebook community is that it exposes me to questions and issues that I never would have dealt with on my own, and it helps me be a better teacher because I can help with issues I never would have even imagined were a struggle for...

4 Ways to Create Content for your Website Besides Writing Articles

4 Ways to Create Content for your Website Besides Writing Articles

I'm a big fan of the idea that because we're all unique, our businesses can (and should!) be unique too. But what about the need to create website content? Without content, your audience would have no reason to come to your site. And without an audience, you don't...

What services should you offer to clients?

What services should you offer to clients?

There are lots of things you can call yourself when you offer one on one services to others - a virtual assistant, coach, freelancer, consultant... but what you call yourself is a lot less important than the services you offer to your clients. I've been spending some...

How to Create a Website

How to Create a Website

Do you ever seem to have those little projects that never seem to get done? You always intend to do them, but somehow you never seem to remember to do them until it becomes important? This blog post is one of those. I know I've been asked a lot about how to start with...

How to make sure VA clients pay you every time

How to make sure VA clients pay you every time

I'm currently doing a series on being a virtual assistant, which was how we paid our bills for a while before Organize Your Biz was around. One of the questions I've heard from my lovely Facebook groupies (you should join us, we love meeting new entrepreneurs! The...

What is a virtual assistant, and should you be one?

What is a virtual assistant, and should you be one?

Bak before this blog was a spark of inspiration inside my head, I made all of my money as a virtual assistant. I've been spending some time talking this week about if you can really get clients on social media (you can read that here!) and some of the mistakes I made...

Pin It on Pinterest