It’s Never Too Late – Week 6


Guys we’re almost through with the It’s Never Too Late Series!! It’s been a blast for me, Sharing with you guys and reading all your responses has warmed my heart! I have really enjoyed this series and I hope y’all have to, I really hoped it’s helped you, you’ve learned from it, you’ve grown from it and maybe you’ve shared it with someone you think it would help. We covered some great topics from starting over to toxic relationships. All of the previous posts are archived on the Inspiration page.

Its Never Too Late Week 6

It’s Never Too Late To Make a Difference

In a world of take, take, take I want to remind you to give back. Be the light in the darkness. Whether that’s for yourself, a friend or a family member, or even a stranger. There are tons of ways to make a difference in someone’s life. It doesn’t have to be on some grand scale either. I’m not saying you need to donate a ton of money or spend hours volunteering. Making small changes in your daily life can have a huge impact, but require little effort on your part.

Look for small ways to help others. It can be as simple as helping out a family member with their kids or cooking a meal for an elderly relative. Maybe you have a close friend who could use someone to talk to in their time of need. If you think about it, you can find all sorts of ways to make someone’s life a littler brighter. Pay for someone else’s order behind you next time you’re at the drive-thru. It will brighten their day and warm your heart. And if a chain starts, think of  all the lives you will have touched that day with a simple act of kindness!!

Another, easy idea is clean out your drawers and closets and donate those gently used items to your local Goodwill, shelter, or church. Not only is the purge useful for you, you’ll be helping those in need. We live in a time of excess and honestly, we don’t need all that clutter in our life, trust me. Better yet, don’t take my word for it. If you haven’t already, read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and see for yourself. This book changed my life! It’s a best-seller for a reason!

Still need more inspiration? Check out my top 5 ways to make a difference below!

5 Easy Ways to Make a Difference

5 EASY Ways to Make a Difference by Giving Back

1 Volunteer at your local senior center. You can play board games or cards with them, read to them, or just sit and talk with them or watch t.v..
2 Volunteer at your local animal shelter. They are always looking for people to play with the kitten and puppies to help socialize them, but they also need help walking dogs and cleaning kennels. Donations of food, beds, etc. are also welcome. .
3 Donate your old books to your local library. I love reading and this is one of my favorite ways to give back to my community, especially since I don’t usually read some books more than once.
4 Start a toy drive for kids at your local shelters, or donate your gently used stuffed animals to shelters for kids. Stuffed animals can be a sense of comfort for kids in shelters because they don’t have any of the comforts of home.
5 Send care packages to our soldiers overseas, believe me they will appreciate it!. You can go to OperationGratitude,or Google ‘care packages to us military’ for more information,

What ways do you like to give back or make a difference?Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear your ideas! As always, thanks so much for stopping by and please share using any of the buttons below!

6 Reasons to Eat Clean

6 Reasons to Eat Clean

Are you looking to lose weight? Are you already at your ideal weight, but you’re looking to get more defined? Are you looking to take control of your health? Do you suffer from diabetes, hypothyroidism, or other autoimmune disorders?  If you said yes to at least one of the questions above, then I’ve got news for you because the key to getting healthier and obtaining those goals is SIMPLE! It’s clean eating! What is clean eating exactly? Clean eating is simply the focus on making healthier choices by eating whole foods with little to no processed foods. If you’re not already eating clean, what’s stopping you? Keep reading to learn 6 reasons you need to be eating clean right now!

It’s Never Too Late – Week 5


Can you believe we’re almost done with this series? Week after week I’ve tried to bring you topics that will enrich your lives, encourage growth and change, and hopefully get you to think hard and reflect on your life. My goal is to help you live your very best life and get the most out of the time we have here. If you missed any of the previous weeks topics or you just want to revisit a previous topic, you can find the full list here!


It’s Never Too Late – Week 4

It's Never Too Late Series - The House on Spring Ridge

Wow we’re already half way through the It’s Never Too Late series!?! I have enjoyed sharing this series with you guys so much. The feedback has been fantastic and I’m thrilled that you guys are loving it too. I’m so happy that y’all are finding it helpful and using the tips I’m sharing to create your best life! If you’re new to the series, check out the previous weeks’ posts here.


Bacon, Spinach, and Tomato Frittata

Bacon Spinach Tomato Frittata - The House on Spring Ridge

I hope you’re ready, because I”m about to blow your mind! I tweaked the classic BLT sandwich into a healthier, low-carb BST frittata. What in the world is a BST frittata you ask? Bacon, spinach, and tomato of course. And you know what? It’s just as good as the sandwich!! I’ll wait while you let that sink in…

It’s Never Too Late – Week 3

It's Never Too Late Series - The House on Spring Ridge

Can you believe we’re already into week 3 of this series?! I have really enjoyed sharing with you guys and I am loving all the feedback and comments!! If you missed previous posts in this series and want to look back on Week 1 or Week 2, you can find them under the Inspiration tab at the top of the page. This week we’re delving into the topic of toxic relationships. Again, this is something that I feel everyone can relate to, so let’s jump right in I can’t wait to get started!


A Healthier Pesto

Healthy Pesto - House on Spring Ridge2

I love pesto. It’s classic. It’s delicious. It goes with just about anything from pasta to sandwiches. I would slather my own arm in it and eat it if I could. Ok, well that might be a bit much. Anywho, now that I’ve shown you my crazy, let’s move on shall we? Back to the pesto! It’s not like pesto is all that unhealthy, but anytime I have the opportunity to make something healthier or boost it’s nutrition I feel compelled to take it!


It’s Never Too Late – Week 2

It's Never Too Late Series - The House on Spring Ridge

Welcome to Week 2 of the It’s Never Too Late series here on HSR. If you missed the introduction post or Week 1, you can find them both under the Inspiration tab. If you’re new to the series, the Introduction is a good place to start. It covers what the series is about and what you can expect. Week 1 we talked about starting over and this week we’re talking about chasing our dreams.


It’s Never Too Late – Week 1

Its Never Too Late Week 1

Hey you and welcome to the first post in the It’s Never To Late Series!! I’m so excited you’re here and I want to congratulate you on taking the first step to creating your best life. If you missed it and want to get up to date on what this series is all about, check out the Introduction post. Now let’s get started…

4 Total Body 10 Minute Workouts

4 Total Body 10-Min Workouts - House on Spring Ridge

Did you make any New Years Resolutions this year? Is being more active, exercising more, or starting a fitness routine one those resolutions? If you said yes, rest assured you’re not alone. On average about 45% of Americans set resolutions and of those people, 66% of them have a resolution that has something to do with fitness. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 people will ditch their resolutions by the end of January. I don’t want you to be that person, so I’m here with some ways to help you be successful!