This Week in Living Big

LAST UPDATED: Dec 10, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Sep 13, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner
A couple weeks ago, I started the series Living Big by Living Small to inspire you to save time, money and energy and direct them to more important areas in life, all while making my own little transformations. It seems like I have a lot to say today, but first, a photo of Isla baby {as she is referred to in our home}.

Each day, I wake up to what feels like hundreds of emails in my inbox. A few I’ve subscribed to, several received because I once place an order at a store a year ago and a lot like Groupon Goods,  because I subscribe to Groupon. These are the things that take up a few minutes of each day and clutter my already busy mind. In less than 10 minutes, I unsubscribed to 23 emails that I receive daily. Ah, it feels so good!

I’ve been really struggling to put my phone aside. I’m not sure why, it’s not like anything I read on Facebook, photos I see on Instagram, texts or emails can’t wait until nap time. I feel a little addicted to being connected. Anyone else feel this way? It definitely gets in the way of living big. I miss out on all those little moments of the girls making discoveries, doing something sweet or having conversations with them without distraction.

On a positive note, we’ve been making a lot of 10 minute dinners including BLT’s, taco salad and an Italian focaccia sandwich Adalyn helped make. It’s amazing how much time and money we have saved by rethinking dinner!

This morning while we were spending some time hanging out in the living room {versus immediately leaving the house like we always do}, we counted rainbows around the room. I have a beautiful chandelier lamp that stands by our living room window and every morning it illuminates the room with rainbows. I finally took the time to appreciate them and make a game out of it with the girls. It was a great way to start the day!

How have you been living big? I’d love to hear from you and see your photos {use hashtag #livingbig}.

Coordinately Yours,



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