Favorite Organizing Tools

Organization has always been something I've strived to accomplish, but never fully did. In the last eight years since we've lived on our own we have accumulated so much shit. When I was pregnant with Ellie I began nesting at around 18 weeks and have never stopped. I purged a lot of stuff when I [...]

I’m doing what…?

In May of 2019 I graduated with my Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services. I made it very clear I was DONE with school because I wanted to focus on other areas of my life until I was ready to go after my Social Work degree. However, in June I announced that I had [...]

2020 Goals

Whew. We made it another year here at OCM! 2019 brought me a lot of overwhelm, both in life and with my blog. I had set goals for OCM in 2019 that I didn't meet and I kicked my ass every time I didn't meet one. Let's recap on what those goals were 2019 Goals [...]

2020 Blog Schedule

Hey y'all! I hope you had an amazing holiday season and welcome to 2020! I struggled with my goals for the blog last year, which I will go more into detail on my goals post later this month, and I put a lot of thought into what I want out of my blog going forward. [...]

Two Decades

People always say "you said you couldn't live without them but look at you living.." It's true, I am living.. but it doesn't make it any easier sitting here with my girls wishing we could pack up and visit with their great-grandparents. Great-grandparents that they'll never get to meet or interact with. I'm doing the [...]

40 Blog Post Ideas

Picture this.. You're sitting at your desk, planner (or notebook) and pen beside you. You do this every month or so to jot down new blog ideas for the upcoming weeks. You pick up your pen to begin writing and nothing.... Writers block hits us all at one point or another and that feeling is [...]

House Plans

When we bought our house we knew that there were things we wanted to update and/or change throughout the whole house. Our house was built in 1960 and it definitely shows its age in some areas. I will update this blog and probably add to it as I remember things we want to do or [...]

10 Words, 1 Person

Often people are lied to, cheated on, abused, etc and become stuck in the past (or present) unable to close the chapter and move on. In order to be completely happy with yourself you must be able to, at some point, say that all of your past demons have been shut off. A large number [...]

Blog Update

So, it's been a bit since I've sat down and got some content out. Truth is.. I've been struggling. A lot. As most of you know I started classes in August for my psychology program. Normally I take three classes and it is somewhat okay when it comes to balancing everything else in my life. [...]