Meal Planning Made Easy

Simplifying Sunday Series: Part IV Happy Sunday, Friends!  We are on chapter 3 of the book that inspired this series, Emily Ley’s Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living.  I am thrilled to be digging into a part of life with… Continue Reading

A Bunch of Junk

Simplifying Sunday Series If you are new to the series, check out the past two posts here and here.   This series is inspired by the book A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living by Emily Ley.  Ley outlines incredibly simple tips… Continue Reading

How to Organize a Closet for Free

I have just days [waaah!] left in my maternity leave and my sudden urge to get this house in order is coming in at full speed.  I am reorganizing our home’s most neglected places such as the pantry, the kids cupboards,… Continue Reading

Daydream Believer

Things are changin’ in the Canfield home.  Our too-big-for-one-kid bonus room is under major DIY construction and I’ve counted the days, weeks and weekends I expect it to be complete no less than 10 times.  I’m going to go out… Continue Reading


  Tuesday.  The air was crisp the way Fall air usually is.  The sun was warm in just the right spots.  I was pushing a stroller with my 2-year-old who was sitting straight up, taking in all the air, all… Continue Reading

Door turned Desk: Part II // DIY

ICYMI, in the summer of 2014, we purchased a $10 hollow core door from our local ReStore.  We used the whole door and remodeled a filing cabinet to create a “built-in” kitchen desk.  This was part one of our “Kitchen… Continue Reading

Door turned Desk: Part I // DIY

While shopping for cabinets for our laundry room makeover, we came across the massive selection of doors at the Habitat ReStore.  There must have been no less than 50 hollow core doors priced just right at whopping $10 a piece. … Continue Reading

A Super First Birthday Party

It’s only taken me 3 years to sit down and blog about the birthday party that would set the precedent for all my children’s parties to come.     I don’t know what I was thinking.  I was excited to… Continue Reading

Owning an Etsy Shop // Backstory

Polka Dot Cheeks, named for freckles that adorn my cheeks [and forehead and nose], was started in May of 2012.   After three plus years in business with Etsy, I am finally finding my stride.  No longer do  I say… Continue Reading

Laundry Room Reveal//That Home Life

Once upon a time there was only one measly wire shelf in my laundry room   Gosh, that was awful!  Luckily, after stumbling upon a diamond in the rough at the Habitat ReStore and remodeling it, I can say that… Continue Reading