Self Care

The Time Change: Adjusting to Daylight Savings

As we approach the end of Daylight Savings each year, social media blows up with opinions on this seemingly outdated practice. Who is collecting all the daylight, and what are they saving it for?, I wondered as I got up with my dog one morning at 4:30am. Dogs can’t read clocks, and a week out… Continue reading The Time Change: Adjusting to Daylight Savings

Self Care

Five Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

The end of Daylight Savings Time in most of the United States this weekend means¬†shorter days and along with that, for 10 million Americans, comes Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Another 10-20% of the population suffers from a more mild form of SAD, and it’s 4 times more common in women than men. Many people who… Continue reading Five Ways to Manage Seasonal Depression

Organized and Productive Living

31 Days of Organized Living: The Perils of Storing Pumpkins Indoors

With Halloween just a week away, pumpkins are cropping up on every doorstep. Carved or uncarved, they make a festive decoration throughout the entire fall season. Pumpkins and gourds, along with being a great way to add a bit of fall cheer to your house and yard, are also a source of food for a… Continue reading 31 Days of Organized Living: The Perils of Storing Pumpkins Indoors

Bullet Journaling

Organizing Fall Cleaning in Your Bullet Journal

Much like with my spring cleaning, I like to create a schedule for my fall cleaning. I start by creating a list of all the rooms in my house, written in no particular order. Once I have that list made, I have a look at my future planning layout, and pull all the items off… Continue reading Organizing Fall Cleaning in Your Bullet Journal

Organized and Productive Living

Why You Should Fall Clean Your House (even if you did a spring clean)

While I am a huge fan of hot summer days, I absolutely love fall. The way the light changes, the¬†freshness of the air, the brilliant colors of the changing leaves. Then of course there are cozy sweaters, bowls of hot soup, and snuggly blankets. What’s not to like about fall? Back in the spring, I… Continue reading Why You Should Fall Clean Your House (even if you did a spring clean)

Organized and Productive Living

Fall Cleaning: Outside

Fall starts this week and it’s time to start getting the yard ready for winter’s inevitable arrival. Here in New Hampshire they are calling for the first frost of the season Sunday night into Monday morning, which means the growing season is officially over. It’s a good idea to take advantage of the mild afternoons… Continue reading Fall Cleaning: Outside