• Simple Morning Routine – 5 Morning Routine Tips

    Simple Morning Routine - minimalist family

    Today I am sharing my simple morning routine as a mom to little kids.  Plus 5 morning routine tips I find helpful! If it was up to me I would sleep in, get a massage, and someone would make breakfast for me.  This is my fantasy life LOL! Watch it Here: Starting My Day My typical day starts around 6am.  I currently have a 5 year old and a 2 year old and they prefer to wake up at 5 am.  They have always been early risers.  This means I am going on 5 years of not sleeping in.  A while back I tried an experiment where I woke up…

  • Cheap and Easy DIY Headboard

    cheap and easy simple headboard

    Learn how to make a cheap simple headboard with this tutorial. We wanted a simple way to decorate our bedroom while keeping a minimalist vibe.  Our room was very colorful so as a result I wanted something light and bright.  This headboard was the answer.  The transformation is amazing! Watch it here: Step 1 – Lumber Choose the lumber you want to use. I was able to salvage some reclaimed 2×6 foot douglas fir for the frame.  For the slats I bought a 1x 6 foot douglas fir.  If you don’t have the tools to process wood you can buy tongue and groove from the hardware store.   Look for the…

  • Emmett Turned 5 – Parent of a 5 Year Old

    I never thought I would have a child that is 5 years old!  When I first got pregnant all I could think about was having a baby.  Google, how to take care of a baby?  Turns out you learn as you go.  Back to my original thought,  I honestly never thought past the baby stage.  Correct me if I am wrong, but most people think about the baby stage.  Where did this 5 year old come from? (photo by Teresa Long) Read the BIRTH STORY here Time is weird.  A lot of people say, wow time flies by or you are growing so fast.  As a stay at home mom…

  • How to Organize Photos and Videos for YouTube

    HOW TO ORGANIZE VIDEO FOR YOUTUBE

    When I started my YouTube channel I realized I had to find a way to organize my photos and video.  I was taking so many videos and photos my computer was becoming overwhelmed.  Dumping everything into a folder was so easy, until I was trying to look for a certain video clip a month later.  This is when it dawned on me that I had to get organized. Make sure you store everything on a back up drive.  I choose to work off my back up drive.  I don’t store anything on my computer.  When I did store things on my computer it became so slow I couldn’t even make…