Hi there! I’m Kalyn—a busy wife, small business owner, and list maker—who runs this corner of the web. My mission is to simplify your life so you have more time, money, and energy to pour into the things you actually want to do.
My guess is you have a LOT going on. Your home, schedule, family, and finances are so maxed out, there's very little leftover for yourself, or for the people that are most important to you.
I get it.
For years, I tried to do everything at 110%. As a recovering perfectionist and over-achiever, it was basically all or nothing. And that’s not something you can sustain for very long. Something has to give. Most of the time, I was letting pieces fall anyway because I was so stressed from the pressure to perform. I never made progress towards my big goals because I focused on little things that didn’t really matter.
Over time I’ve learned to pick and choose the things I want excel in, and let the rest be “good enough”. It’s about embracing words like “margin” and “balance”, so I can focus my energy on my top priorities, rather than waste it on the non-essential.
I try to bring that perspective to KalynBrooke.com as much as possible…and I'd love to have you join me!
Together, we’ll discover more efficient systems, habits, and routines to make every day just a little bit easier, so you can stay on top of ALL your responsibilities. With the important stuff running on autopilot, you won't have to worry about dropping the ball!
Each week, I share proven methods to help you succeed in every area of your life:
With Your Money — I talk a LOT about money, and for good reason. Smart money management is the first step to creating a balanced life. I show you how to save more, spend better, and earn extra income on the side, all without losing your focus, or your sanity.
With Your Home — I'm a big believer in modern homemaking, and share all my secrets to help you clean easier, meal plan without the stress, organize with confidence, and keep your home running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
With Your Lifestyle — Whether it's eating well, traveling, reading, or simply doing what makes you happy, this section rounds out the rest of your life and reminds you to not only leave room for fun, but also to treat yourself right.
My goal is never to add more to your plate. Instead, I'll help you manage everything you HAVE to do, so you can find fulfillment in the things you WANT to do. I believe you're here to do great things, and don't need obstacles getting in the way of your dreams.
If this is your first time visiting, I’d love for you to get to know me better.
I’m a full-time writer and blogger who left Upstate New York to put down roots in sunny Southwest Florida. I also share life with two of my favorites — my husband, Joseph, and one terribly destructive, but charmingly adorable bunny named Cody. You think I’m joking, but I’m pretty sure I’m on my 4th iPhone charger right now!
Update: Apparently we couldn't get enough of one rabbit, so we added another to our family.
In addition to book hoarding and being a bit of an ice cream snob, I also love about 100 other things including, but not limited to:
- Traveling and exploring new places
- Starting new hobbies
- Shopping at Target
- Binge-watching TV shows
- Bullet journaling
- And cuddling with small furry animals, preferably rabbits
I’m also quite the introvert, so blogging behind a computer screen is my version of the perfect job.
Where to next?
This page includes my most popular posts and is a great place to start if you're new to this site. It doesn’t matter whether you’re shopping, organizing, meal planning, or decorating your home, you’ll find plenty of ideas to accomplish every task in simpler, more efficient ways.
But the absolute best way to keep up with new posts, receive special perks, and get a peek into what goes on behind-the-scenes is to hop on my mailing list, which you can do so below.
I send out a personal newsletter every Saturday morning filled with lots of goodies you don’t want to miss. Plus, you get my FREE Weekly Meal Planning Sheet when you sign up!
Don’t forget to connect with me here too:
- LIKE the KB Facebook page to join our daily discussions and find extra resources to help you simplify everyday life.
- FOLLOW on Pinterest for cute ideas that are just as functional as they are pretty. I also share a lot of yummy and simple recipes!
- FOLLOW on Twitter to introduce yourself, send me a quick message, or pop in for a quick 140-character update.
- FOLLOW on Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look at what I'm up to. I share books I'm reading, bullet journal pages, quick tips, and occasionally an adorable bunny….or two!
Or, if you’d rather contact me directly, you can send an email to [email protected]. My inbox is always open and I’d love to hear from you!