On the Road in August

All right, folks, NOW I’m excited. It’s September!!! And while I can hardly believe the time is going so quickly, I LOVE September. Any guesses why? (Think September 23…)

FALL! Fall comes in September! And fall is my most favorite of all! So Happy September, everyone! Oh, but first, help me bid a fond farewell to August. These are the top five posts here on the blog last month!


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Revamp Your Entryway with Ikea…in Under $30!

So, the kids are back in school and everything is back to “normal”…whatever that means for your family! And this time of year is always when I get the itch to redecorate something. Seasons are changing, schedules are normalizing, and I tend to feel like I need something new and fresh. But I also don’t want to spend a lot of money on it. I think most of you out there can relate to what I’m saying, right?


So when Kelsey Reaves from Modernize.com contacted me to see if I’d like to publish her colleague Danielle Hegedus’ post on how an entryway could be re-decorated for UNDER $30…now, that’s my kind of article! Let’s see what her secret is!


An attractive entryway sets the tone for your entire home. After a tough day at work or school, it welcomes you and your guests into your home with a burst of your own personal style. It also creates the illusion of a larger space, while providing you with a command-zone that will keep your keys, purse, and coat tidy and easy to grab on your way out the door.

If you’re worried about the expense of decorating a new space, don’t fret. We love a good deal at Modernize, and where better to find stylish, inexpensive pieces that will spruce up your entryway than IKEA. Read on for tips on how to create a beautiful, inviting entryway with products from IKEA—all under $30!

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Light Breakfast or Brunch Quiche…from Wholly Wholesome!

Good morning, everyone!

If you’re a regular reader here on the blog and you’re local to Central Florida, tune your television to ABC Action News right now, and you might just catch a glimpse of me! (I’ll post the link to the interview when I get it!) If you’ve already seen the spot and you’re visiting to get the recipe I shared on air, welcome! Feel free to poke around the blog – lots of interesting things happen here each week! 

Did you know that the month of August is actually National Breakfast Month? It sure is! Of course, right when school starts back – there’s so much going on and so much to prepare the family for, folks tend to think there’s just no time left for a healthy breakfast. In reality, that couldn’t be further from the truth! And when there’s scientific research proving that eating a healthy breakfast can make you more productive than those who don’t, why not become a breakfast-eater?


That’s where Wholly Wholesome comes in! Wholly Wholesome’s products are Kosher and made without artificial flavors, preservatives, additives, hydrogenated fat, oils or trans fatty acids or conventionally refined sugars. They also have Organic, Vegan and wholly gluten free products – literally setting consumers up to prepare healthy meals – like this one for a Light Breakfast or Brunch Quiche!

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Coming Soon…


Hey, y’all! Happy Friday!

Normally you come by on Friday and see a new post, but today, things are a little bit different. Today’s post has been replaced with TOMORROW’S post…and you KNOW I only post over the weekend if it’s something really special! Well, it IS! 

I’m not spilling the beans yet, but let’s just say it has to do with a fabulous recipe and a live TV spot! And that’s all I have to say about that!

SO, check back tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. EST (or just sign up to the right to be emailed when a new post is published, and you’ll get a notification as soon as it’s time!)

See ya tomorrow!

Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read thermal, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com. I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog!

Tips for Staying Organized All Year ‘Round

I’m pretty sure that everyone this side of the moon knows I LOVE organization. A basic organization post here on the blog is normally geared towards organizing for a specific event, like going back to school, etc. But you know what? Sometimes I find it hard to KEEP my home organized, either after I organize it or when it’s not so important that it BE organized! Do you ever feel that way?

So when Jenn Grabowski contacted me with some tips for staying organized all year ’round, not only did I put them into practice myself, but I wanted to share them with all of you! Are you ready? Here we go!

Folders Showing Organizing Documents Filing And Paperwork

As the seasons change, it can be easy to let stuff accumulate around the house. We all have the habit of buying things as we need them, but we don’t tend to think about how we will store all of the things we buy. This can make it very easy to discover that we’ve let things pile up and that we now have a clutter situation on our hands.

With the cooler weather coming, and not to mention the holidays, now is a good time to work on your home organization system so that, by the time Christmas rolls around, you’ll have a good system in place.

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