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

September 2016 Online Income Report

September 2016 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’ll also be including my...

Cloth Diapering for Beginners: What I learned in our first year

Cloth Diapering for Beginners: What I learned in our first year

Cloth diapering for beginners - what we learned in our first year. How to start, what it costs, what you need and what to do about the poop. Now that we have officially been cloth diapering our son, Atlas, for over a year I wanted to share everything that I’ve...

How to Start a Blog for $20 in 20 minutes

How to Start a Blog for $20 in 20 minutes

If you’re looking to start a blog the quick and cheap way, then keep reading! Blogging is such a passion of mine and I’ve been doing it since 2009. I’ve tried many different platforms, but one I really love for someone on a budget is the Wordpress platform. If you just follow along with this post I will walk you step by step through starting your blog in the next 20 minutes.

How to Survive International Travel with a Toddler

How to Survive International Travel with a Toddler

Before I start I have to admit that I had major anxiety about traveling abroad with my 1 year old son, Atlas. All you hear are the horror stories about planes with babies and we were supposed to take SIX flights over the course of two weeks? Not to mention three back...

What I Fed My 1 Year Old Toddler in a Week

What I Fed My 1 Year Old Toddler in a Week

Balancing getting everything done in your life and feeding your toddler good food isn't an easy task! Luckily I start making strides toward eating better several years ago so transitioning into making little bit sized versions of healthy food wasn't too hard. But...

New house, new life

  It's how crazy how much can change in so little time! Thinking about it now it was just a few months ago we were planning on buying another house about an hour outside of Tehachapi to get back to "civilization". As much as I truly love Tehachapi, it felt a little...

How to Make Extra Money Selling Your Stuff on Facebook

How to Make Extra Money Selling Your Stuff on Facebook In an effort to simplify I'm constantly going through the house to donate or sell items that we don't need anymore. We are always bringing new items into our homes and I do my best to make a conscious effort to...