Start HERE for inspiration on how to live life well as a Christian woman, wife, mom, or homemaker.

Ever feel like you’re always crazy busy, but at the end of the day you sit back and wonder what you actually accomplished?

We all have days like that.

Maybe even weeks or months like that. But it’s not the way I want to live every day.

I know that’s not the way you want to live either.

That’s why you + I are here.

We’re seeking solutions for how to really live life well.

I asked Kristy’s Cottage readers,

What is your biggest challenge right now? 

Check out the most common responses —–>  

  • Finding more time to take care of myself. 
  • Having enough time in my day. 
  • Budgeting + finances. 
  • Healthy meal prep. 
  • Homeschooling/parenting/marriage.
How to live life well.
How to live life well.

Next I asked,

Which area of your life needs the most improvement?

Women just like you answered,

  • I get overwhelmed thinking about everything I need to do, and then I give up and do nothing.  (one-third of the women who responded to my survey said this)
  • Getting organized. 
  • Exercising/Health
  • Finding balance and cultivating daily rhythms
  • Time management and finances

I relate to so many of these struggles and desires. 

Maybe you do too?

We all long to live well.

Yet despite our deep desires, living well doesn’t just happen because we want it to. 

We all know that life can happen, year after year, without us ever really reaching our desired goals or God-given potential.

I know, because I’ve been there. I also know that we don’t have to stay “stuck.”  

We were created to live well.

That’s really why I began blogging back in 2007:

I wanted to share my journey with other women who shared the same desire to live intentionally. Not because I have this all figured out, because I don’t! And that’s the beauty of the journey: authentically sharing joys, challenges, questions + solutions with each other.

Want to join me?

I’d love to come along side you + encourage you, step by step, as you break away from living a crazy-busy-but not-really-intentional kind of life. There are a few ways you can join our homemaking community here at Kristy’s Cottage:


If you opt into my Friday Favorites email list, I’ll drop some weekly-ish inspiration in your inbox that pertains to the topics discussed here on the blog: typically something to do with family, faith, or femininity.

I write new content here on the blog a few times per month, and send out about as many emails.

I HATE spam, so you won’t receive more than a few emails per month from me.

Some weeks, I’ll send you a FREE worksheet, list, or cheat sheet of some type- something practical you can download, print + use.

Most weeks, I won’t send freebies. (Because I don’t have time!)

But I do have a freebie for you today.

7 Surprising Habits of Productive Women | by Kristy Howard
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Please enjoy a FREE download- 7 Surprising Habits of Productive Women- when you opt in today. (Once you’ve hit the “subscribe button,” check your inbox for your free download.)

This is a quick read I created to inspire + encourage you as an intentional woman. There are eight pages to read, and two worksheets to help you think through your habits + goals as a productive woman.

7 Surprising Habits of Productive Women | free download for Kristy's Cottage blog Subscribers

Connect on Social Media

Another simple way to join our community is to follow + connect on social media. I’m a bit of a minimalist when it comes to social media, so this part is super simple.

You’ll find me on the following platforms @simplykristylynn.

Ready to start living well?

I have some reads for you to jump start your journey. You can bookmark or pin this page, or any of the posts below, for easy access when you have time to do a bit of reading.

Thanks a million for reading here + subscribing… welcome to the community!

I look forward to getting to know you better.

Here’s to living well-

xo- Kristy Lynn

How to Stop Living Crazy Busy So You Can Live Well