My 5 Favorite Accessories

My favorite pieces of jewelry to go with my life-changing capsule wardrobe

When I shared about my life-changing capsule wardrobe I briefly touched on accessories. Today I’m here to showcase my top 5 favorite accessories! These items easily mix ‘n match with all my wardrobe pieces, and they’re the items I’m constantly grabbing. I don’t limit myself to a certain number of accessories, because I think they can change an outfit so easily. Which is great for a capsule wardrobe! However, if we were playing “What 5 Accessories Would You Take to[Read more]

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Healthy, hearty and delicious cinnamon oatmeal

I absolutely love this cinnamon brown sugar oatmeal! It’s quick, hearty, and filling – all things I need for breakfast. It’s only 6 ingredients and requires 1 bowl, which means it’s great for an on-the-go breakfast. Also, I’m counting water as an ingredient, so basically it’s 5. Plus it tastes SO MUCH BETTER than any package of oatmeal you buy!! I know this “recipe” isn’t rock science, but sometimes it’s nice to be reminded that simple delicious food doesn’t have[Read more]

Sloppy Joes

Quick weeknight dinnertime meal. Yummy sloppy joes

Sloppy joes are classic! They are one of those foods that remind me of childhood dinnertime. These sloppy joes are super easy to make, I can’t emphasize enough how easy, and delicious!! Plus they only require four ingredients. Love that! Super easy to make, delicious, and four ingredients you better make these tonight!! Oh and they only require one pan! Most sloppy joe recipes use brown sugar, but these are made extra delicious by adding a can of chicken gumbo soup.[Read more]

Perfect French Press Coffee

Two cups of delicious french press coffee

My love for french press coffee runs deep! I love mochas and a standard pot of brewed coffee, but a fresh cup of french press coffee tops them all!! It’s my absolute favorite weekend ritual. Saturday and Sunday mornings I’m the most spoiled wife EVER and have french press coffee made by my husband! He has perfected the method and I’m here to share all the details. Kitchen Tools: Electric Water Kettle Coffee Mill Burr Grinder Bodum 3-cup French Press Coffee[Read more]

Apple, Pecan, Red Onion & Feta Spinach Salad

Apple, Pecan, Red Onion, Feta and Spinach Salad. A quick & yummy side salad

Yummy, delicious, and loaded salads are my jam! It’s about the only thing I can manage to make as a side dish around here. The struggle is real… Although when they are *this good*I think I’ll survive! I love having my salad all “beefed up” – ya know minus the beef. Well there’s an idea…. Anyways, I love to load up our salads with a variety of mix-ins. I love adding fruit (fresh or dried), nuts, a variety of veggies,[Read more]

How to create a life-changing capsule wardrobe

How to Create a Life-Changing Capsule Wardrobe The Clumsy Wife

I’m in the middle of my third season with my capsule wardrobe, and I’m not looking back! After reading about what a capsule wardrobe is on Unfancy I was hooked. This concept has been life-changing for my closet and I want to share what I’ve learned over the past 7 months with you! In the three seasons I’ve had my capsule wardrobe I’ve had two seasons I would call a “hit” and one season I would call a “miss”. The difference[Read more]

Kitchen Storage

small space kitchen storage 6

It’s been a long time coming but I’m finally calling it “complete” on my coffee cart. It’s been in the books for awhile as documented by my inspiration post, the DIY chalk paint post, and when I removed the laminate. So to say this project should finally be wrapped up is an understatement! In reality it’s evolved from being a coffee cart to my favorite kitchen storage piece! Living in an apartment can present some storage issues, but our kitchen cart has[Read more]

Life Right Now 1.0

Right Now at The Clumsy Wife - making memories

Right now: I finally finished the book Hawaii and so glad I did! I started in the fall and read intermittently until this past weekend. 937 pages later I officially need to visit Hawaii. #inmydreams My favorite books are always heavy on character development and typically fall into the historical fiction category and this one fit the bill. Right now: I’m missing all the wonderful time spent with family over the holidays! We made lots of great memories like tree hunting with fur hats[Read more]