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

Stop and Smell the Roses // September Vlog

  This is my first time linking up to the Stop and Smell the Roses Vlog! I've come to be a little more comfortable vlogging lately and it's been so busy that this is a great way to talk about what's been going on and making me happy lately. I'm linked up over at...

Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

I've mentioned it before, I don't really like breakfast. The past few days I've had caprese sandwiches for breakfast. My husband, on the other hand, loves breakfast. Waffles, eggs, pancakes, you name it, he loves it. Biscuits and gravy is one of his favorites when...

Weekend Link Love

It's the weekend, it's the weekend! I plan on having a relatively relaxing, lazy weekend and I hope you do too!   If you aren't tired of my obsession with simplifying, here are some links: space, feng shui to help cut clutter, walk away Dream towns in California....

Meet Our Zoo: Roxy

I write this in the early, early morning because I can't sleep. Later today Roxy is getting surgery to remove some tumors and, of course, I'm worried enough that I can't go to sleep. Worried that something will happen, but mostly upset that I can't explain to her...

Tehachapi Mountain Festival

Tehachapi Mountain Festival was over the weekend and we, surprisingly, made appearances every day. On Friday night we decided to head over to the carnival. We ended up hanging out there for probably an hour between walking around there and the surrounding neighborhood...

Handmade Biz, I MISS YOU.

I spend my days on Kintage and design. Hours and hours on the computer, everyday, working away. These days, though, I've started to miss having a handmade business. Design is lovely because I can create digitally and there's no messy studio involved. Kintage is great...

What I Wore // Striped Skirts + V-Neck Shirts

Today I discovered that shade does not exist in my back yard. Front yard? Shady all day, every day. But living on a main street with cars passing every few seconds scares me away from setting up my tripod to take a few outfit photos in the front yard. Another thing I...