I’m Aileen! A mother, entrepreneur and advocate for living a simple, natural, frugal life. Mindful living and earning an income from home have lead me to have the freedom to enjoying a meaningful life on my own terms and I want to help you do the same!

Latest blog posts

How to make clean eating fit your budget

How to make clean eating fit your budget

Today’s guest post is from Mandi, a fruit and veggie enthusiast, over at Big Tiny Steps where she shares how to live a happier, healthier lifestyle. She’ll be sharing with us how to make clean eating on a budget work. Five years ago my family was approximately $80,000...

How to backup photos so they’re safe

How to backup photos so they’re safe

Digital photos are the standard these days. How many people actually print out their photos? Not many. I know I hoard photos on my iPhone and the thought of losing them if my phone or computer malfunction or get lost makes my stomach turn. That’s why I’m going to...

21 Easy Ways to be More Eco-Friendly and Reduce Waste at Home

21 Easy Ways to be More Eco-Friendly and Reduce Waste at Home

Over the last few years I’ve become really aware of all the waste that’s produced from the average household. It’s been a mission of mine for us to make changes towards helping us reduce waste at home and just have a more eco-friendly lifestyle. One thing I want to...

11 Tips for Surviving Disneyland with a Baby or Toddler

11 Tips for Surviving Disneyland with a Baby or Toddler

Disneyland! Every kids dream! But what about parents? Are you the type of parent that gets excited too or do you dread Disneyland with younger kids in tow? The crowds, the expense, the wrangling of children, the waiting in line. It can be a lot when you’re trying to...

How I plan simple, healthy meals on a budget

How I plan simple, healthy meals on a budget

Food. We need to eat it (duh) and sometimes making that happen every day can be overwhelming. Especially when you have a family to feed and a budget to stick to. As a mom, business owner and someone who puts a lot of pressure on myself to feed my family well, meal...

10 Ways to Unplug: Simplify Your Digital Distractions

10 Ways to Unplug: Simplify Your Digital Distractions

Digital distractions. Ugh. I dream of the days when I was a kid and I just freely went about my day without worrying about where my phone is or having the ability to look up trivial information rigththissecond. Even when I’m using it, I hate that I’m using it. But...

March 2017 Online Income Report

March 2017 Online Income Report

Welcome to my online business income report! I love reading the income reports of other bloggers and wanted to start sharing mine as a way to be transparent, as well as motivate myself (and hopefully others!) to create a successful business. I'm excited to keep track...

6 Ways I’ve Made Money as a Stay At Home Mom

6 Ways I’ve Made Money as a Stay At Home Mom

I’ve been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I would fill notebooks with business ideas and probably highly inaccurate calculations of how much money I would make. I still do this. One business was a dog poop clean up business called The...