How To Dig Yourself Out Of Debt And Build a Savings Account!

How To Dig Yourself Out Of Debt And Build a Savings Account!

When I decided to move abroad, I had no clue where to start, how much money I would need, or how much I could save a month. All I knew was I needed a plan! 

So I got down and dirty with my finances and with myself to make my dream to live in Australia come true. What I loved about this system is that is universal to any savings goal you have in mind. If you want to travel for a year or buy a house, you can. Use my simple method for saving money to move abroad.

How To Overhaul Your Mindset So You Can Pay Off Your Debt And Achieve Your Dreams!

How To Overhaul Your Mindset So You Can Pay Off Your Debt And Achieve Your Dreams!

To start this story, I want to point out that my financial history was terrible in 2006-2012. With a credit score between the high 500s and low 600s. I was always angry, fearful, and anxious:

  • Angry because I had piles of credit card bills that were past due

  • Fearful of receiving yet another overdraft letter from the bank

How To Deal With Life When Everything Falls Apart

How To Deal With Life When Everything Falls Apart

It was seven against one for as long as I could remember. One husband, three stepsons and three daughters.  I struggled to do what was right.

I bent over backward, I ran myself ragged, I was beaten to a pulp.  There was nothing left to give, no patience, No hugs, no compliments not even a smile. All seven looked at me like I was the monster.   

3 Simple Tips To Boost Your Energy Right Now! Plus A Free Download>

3 Simple Tips To Boost Your Energy Right Now! Plus A Free Download>

On the Simple Happy Life Facebook page, I asked this question, “If you had a battery for energy, what percentage would it be right now?”

And what I realized is that WE ARE TIRED!!!

Some people wrote

1% about to die

Another person said they “Turned off and I lost the charger lol!” and don’t forget, “Negative in the negative !”

More than ever we need to simplify our lives and find that happy space in our own lives that is just for us!!!

The Wonderful Truth About Simplifying Your Life, That You’ll Love

The Wonderful Truth About Simplifying Your Life, That You’ll Love

What does it mean to simplify your life? Most websites portray a simple life as serene, gentle, nature-driven, and mystical. Filled with quiet moments and hidden treasures, which is lovely and accurate, but it doesn't paint the whole picture.

Simplifying my life has been exciting, full of travel, road trips, laughs, and possibilities. It's bright, vivid, and adventurous and entirely untethered to daunting tasks or mundane to-do lists. 

How to Encourage Your Husband to Declutter Without Any Nagging

How to Encourage Your Husband to Declutter Without Any Nagging

I think every person who is on the clutter-free journey wants everyone in their life to join the club, right? Once our clutter goggles are on, all we want to do is locate and destroy stuff that is no longer loved. And because we know that clutter is the source of chaos, stress, and unhappiness. 

Quite frankly do you have time for being miserable? I sure as hell don't! I want to spend my life doing things I enjoy! 

A Simple Start To A Self-Care Routine That Anyone Can Do!

A Simple Start To A Self-Care Routine That Anyone Can Do!

As I was making breakfast this morning, I dropped a freshly peeled avocado half on the floor. 

As I tried to catch the avocado, I yelled: "God, you are so stupid!"

It's hard to believe how hard I am on myself. If it were anyone else, like the BF, I would be like "oh, no worries babe, let me just wash it off quick." Squeeze lemon juice for extra sanitation and let the day move on because dropping an avo on the floor isn't a big deal. 

How to Get Rid of Mental Clutter And Become Energized

How to Get Rid of Mental Clutter And Become Energized

I've been going nutty sitting in front of my computer trying to write this blog post. Between not getting all of my thoughts down and my mind taking me on 1,000 different tangents, I am in need of a mental detox to get rid of the mental clutter.

As it's the start of the new year, the internet is buzzing with excitement, hopes, and motivation. For this reason, I have been resisting a detox for fear of falling behind the pack. 

How To Have A Clutter Free Holiday And Give Gifts Your Loved Ones Really Want!

How To Have A Clutter Free Holiday And Give Gifts Your Loved Ones Really Want!

25 days from now, we will be huddled around the Tree, waiting to open presents.

But if you’re anything like me, your anxiety is building! Why?

Because you may receive gifts that fall into the "Don’t need this,” "Don’t want this,” or “Don’t like this” categories. I'm not ungrateful, I am eternally thankful, but I just don’t know what to do with stuff that brings overwhelm and guilt for not liking it. 

Feel Good Gifts To Give When You are Stressed And Broke

Feel Good Gifts To Give When You are Stressed And Broke

Fantasy me, wants to buy gifts three months ahead of time for the people I love. Leaving me with plenty of time to wrap, write the most epic cards, and deliver them. I would bask in the joy of my sister crying as she read my sincere card and relished in the perfect present. 

Reality? I have been busy and working late nights. It’s now a week before the holiday/birthday/wedding, and I have yet to complete a single minute of shopping. 

The 7 Best Tips to Start Your Decluttering Journey Today!

The 7 Best Tips to Start Your Decluttering Journey Today!

Have you ever looked at your home and felt stuck? Walls are caving in, every surface and corner filled with papers and objects stacked on top of each other. The desk is so utterly disorganized that a keyboard and mouse are barely peaking through the debris. 

When did it all get so messy? 

To be honest, when I see my home in disarray, it fills me with anxiety. I get so anxious that I want to scream, cry, and fall to the ground. 

How To Create A Plan To Beat Clutter For Good!!

How To Create A Plan To Beat Clutter For Good!!

Everything starts with a plan. And a plan isn’t a plan unless you’re organized! Organized planning is essential when you begin decluttering.

I know planning isn’t easy for everyone. I struggled too. But I promise you this guide will provide a clear plan of attack to start decluttering your house.

When you look at your clutter (no matter the size) do you ask yourself

The Best Montréal Summer Travel Guide for Anyone In Their 30s

The Best Montréal Summer Travel Guide for Anyone In Their 30s

Summer is almost over, and we’ve been in upstate NY for a few months now. Although I love the greenery and thunderstorms here, I’ve been feeling a bit restless. So when we found out my boyfriend’s younger brother got his passport, we figured it was time for a trip!

Montréal is only a 3.5-hour drive from Albany, New York. Highway 87 will take you straight to the border. Along 87 you’ll see the Hudson River, pass Lake George, go through the lush Adirondack mountains, and drive besides Lake Champlain. 

18 Easy Zero Waste Swaps To Declutter Your Life And Save The Earth

18 Easy Zero Waste Swaps To Declutter Your Life And Save The Earth

We hear it every day global warming is real! And it seems like we’re a long way away from leaving gas behind, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do anything!  

Americans produce 4.4lbs of trash every day! Multiply that by 365 days, and that’s 1,606 pounds a year! To be honest, when I look at my day, I’m continually using paper, plastic, cardboard and other non-usable items. Don’t forget all the boxes and bubble wrap I get delivered to my door from online shopping!  

7 Steps To Making Life Changing Habits You Will Actually Keep!

7 Steps To Making Life Changing Habits You Will Actually Keep!

Many say that September is the new January. We all know what happens in January, resolutions, new beginnings, and setting goals. But we also need to recognize our habits, good and bad.

I’m a firm believer that good habits simplify your life and increase productivity. When you create good practices, like eating healthy, getting enough rest, your body and mind function improve. 

It goes without saying, but bad habits, keep you stagnant and uneasy. Lame!

17 Things You Need To Do Before Traveling Abroad So You Can Enjoy Your Dream Vacation

17 Things You Need To Do Before Traveling Abroad So You Can Enjoy Your Dream Vacation

No matter how many times I travel, I am always thankful that I've prepped before the trip. It puts my mind at ease and also ensures everything is in order while I'm overseas.

So if you’re on your way abroad make sure you don’t forget these essential things before you head out.

The Only Packing List You Need Before Moving Abroad!

The Only Packing List You Need Before Moving Abroad!

As you all know, I moved to Australia in 2012 on the work & holiday visa. The visa allows you to move to Australia for one year, and packing for a year can be difficult. 

After many attempts at packing, I realized it wouldn’t be possible to stuff everything I owned into two pieces of luggage. I had to weed out the unnecessary from the necessary. Somehow, I managed to meet the weight requirements of a 50 lb Backpackto check and 25 lb carry-on.