I am often asked about how I get so much done! The truth is, I have put a lot systems in place to help me get the most out of my time. From ordering bulk chicken to save money to making 20 cups of tea in the morning so I always have some healthy to drink throughout the day, there are lots of ways that I’ve hacked my own life so that I don’t feel busy. Yes! You can get a lot done and not feel busy. You just need to learn to maximize your work time and then to really give yourself over to rest and leisure time. Below are some of the tools I use to do this!

Zaycon Fresh

My family has used Zaycon Fresh for three years and we’ve been really happy with them! Here’s how it works. You order bulk meats 2-3 months in advance. You have to pay for it when you order so you need to budget for this. When it’s ready, you meet them in a parking lot and they load it up in your car for you. It’s actually a very pleasant experience! It’s the best price on hormone-free chicken that I’ve found. It’s not organic but my confidence in that label these days is mediocre at best.

We love the chicken and I order 120 lbs at a time. This does come unfrozen and I put four breasts in a freezer bag the day I pick it up, usually with a sauce or some spices so when I take it out of the freezer later, it’s marinated. This takes a bit of time, especially if you want to cut off any bits of fat.

We buy chicken, ground beef, bacon, sausage links, and pork tenderloins from Zaycon Fresh. We have bought salmon but we didn’t eat it fast enough to warrant buying it in bulk. We also bought a prime rib here but it was pre-cooked and we didn’t like that at all so we won’t be buying it again. Other than that, we’ve been really happy with them!



This is my favorite caffeine-free tea!

Don’t buy k-cups! Use this instead to save money!

What I use to make coffee using the filter to the right!

The filter that goes with my pour-over coffee glass!

This is my favorite caffeine-free tea!

Things For Kids



We love the costumes here! The quality is so nice and they hold up well!

My girls love this build-a-garden toy! It continues to be a favorite for the 2-5 year old crowd!

Good for ages 5+ but man, this is like a babysitter at my house!

I don’t like too many bath toys but this one horse has been a huge hit in our house!

Favorite Catholic Books


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Favorite Fiction Books


This was so much better than the movie!