Live Your Dreams with SMART Goals

We all have dreams. Whether they’re related to our careers, relationships, wellness, finances, or bucket-list type fantasies, it can be helpful to set goals in order to live out our dreams. Sometimes we really want to do something, but we’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. It’s good to get a game plan together […]

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New Look. New Name. New Content?

Musings of a Manthe is now Fit and Frugal Living! Since beginning Musings of a Manthe, I had been searching for my niche. I started by writing about anything and everything I thought about. I have since found some common themes in my posts, and I’ve decided to rename my blog to more clearly identify […]

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Get Ready in Half the Time

Many of us feel frantic in the morning as we get ourselves ready for the day. We feel like there’s just not enough time to get everything done and we run out the door at the very last minute. Here are some suggestions for cutting your daily morning routine in half so you can have […]

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9 Items to Declutter from Your Kitchen

I love spending time cooking in my kitchen! It’s a great place to create recipes and prepare delicious meals, so I try to keep my creative space clean and organized. I find it’s good to go through and do a deep declutter every now and then to keep things fresh. Here’s a list of 9 […]

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How to Make More Time: 7 Things to Cut Out

We all only have 24 hours in a day. We have different commitments, priorities and values. Regardless of how our time is spent, most people seem to want more of it. Here are 7 things to cut out or cut back on to “make” more time for the important things. 1. TV. This may be […]

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Saying “No”: Prioritizing and Finding Balance

Sometimes the word “No” is one of the most difficult words to say. We like being involved in things, helping people out, and we hate to disappoint other people. But if we can’t say no, we often over commit ourselves and end up doing a poor job with these commitments. There are only so many […]

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8 Great Ways to Eat Well This Summer

With Memorial Day approaching, summer is just around the corner. I LOVE SUMMER! I love the warm weather, the fresh fruits and vegetables, and all of the outdoor fun! It’s a social time with lots of eating and drinking and traveling, and sometimes these things can pack on a few pounds. But they don’t have […]

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9 Things to Declutter From Your Bathroom

If you’re like me, you spend a good portion of your morning getting ready time in the bathroom. It’s part of what sets the stage for the day, so it’s important to have good, functional space free of mess and clutter. Here’s a list of 9 Things to Declutter From Your Bathroom so you can […]

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12 Healthy Travel Snacks

I’m gearing up for travel season. Although most of my road trip destinations are less than 3 hours away, I still like to be prepared with healthy travel snacks. I have this (kind of irrational) fear of being without food when I’m away from home. And stopping at a fast food restaurant is a very […]

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Whole30 Finale: Wins & Recipes

I made it through Whole30! What an experience. I was pretty strict, and I was surprised to learn how much self-control I have. The day after finishing my Whole30, I went through a Non-scale Victories checklist. I found: I was less anxious. This was the biggest win for me! I was more in control over […]

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