Organize Your Kitchen

 At The Happy Gal, we believe that life is just a little bit easier when you are organized. Organization in the kitchen? That’s a big part of healthy eating. After all, if it’s too hard to find what you need, when you need it – and your drawers are jamming every time you look for a whisk or … [Read more...]

Organize Kids’ School Papers

Yesterday when I walked into Walmart, the Back-To-School aisle caught me off-guard. Sudden memories of backpacks stuffed full of paper came to mind. Anyone else find themselves on paper overload once school starts again?Because it can be a challenge to appreciate, display, and store schoolwork … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You Aren’t Achieving Your Goals

I know this something we usually talk about in January, but it’s actually PERFECT for March. Why? Because it’s about this time of year that the majority of us throw in the towel on our New Year’s Resolutions. It’s easy to give our goals a few enthusiastic bursts of attention early in the year. But … [Read more...]

10 ways to get ready for spring

I love the changing seasons! I can never quite pick my favorite. Long, carefree summer afternoons at the pool…crisp fall days in your favorite sweater… bright winter mornings with the sun glistening on the snow…how can you pick? But there is something about the fresh start of spring that starts … [Read more...]

3 Tips to Help You Get Organized Now

New Year’s Resolutions are around the corner, and I bet I can guess what is on your list. Anyone feeling like this is the year to get more organized? Statistically, getting organized is the second most popular resolution, second only to losing weight. Set yourself up for success by following these … [Read more...]

Organize Your Paper

I have given you a few tools to get organized, such as my post that guides you through organizing areas such as closets, cabinets, and drawers (read that post HERE) I’ve also given you some specific organizing help with areas like as the refrigerator (read that post HERE.) And I’ve shared with you … [Read more...]

Tips for an Organized Christmas

I’m going to be honest…sometimes I have to laugh at myself because I will look at something I’ve written and think, “That is brilliant! What a great idea!” And I am giddy because I get to follow my own advice. That is exactly about how I am feeling about my guest post “4-Week Guide To Getting … [Read more...]

Ready, Set Back to School!

Calling all mothers out there…the end is at sight! Don’t get me wrong. I love summer as much as the next girl, but come August, a little bit of predictability starts sounding pretty good. And what inspires predictability? The school schedule, of course!But there is another side of the … [Read more...]

5 Ways Kids Can Help With Spring Cleaning

When it comes to managing the home, I'm a big believer in working as a team. My motto? If you live at my house, you get to contribute. (My kids want me to change that motto!) But there's no Little Red Hen syndrome going on in my house! Here are some fun and easy ways the kids can help out with the … [Read more...]

15 Ways (and Days) to A Spring-Cleaned Home

Here it is...the 15-Day Plan that will get your home ready for spring. Some of these are my own tasks, and some get delegated to my husband. Either way, these are the must-do's around my place after a long winter. And the spring cleaning doesn't have to rest on your shoulders (in fact, I think it … [Read more...]