When Love Is On Your Chore List

when love

It goes with out saying that life with a new baby is different. Incredibly, amazingly, wonderfully, different. But it can also be confusingly, disorientingly, stressfully, different. Although my life is full, if not fuller, of love, that love has been displaced and moved around from the normal places it used to occupy in my life. […]

Awesome Baby Shower Decorations That Can Double As Baby Shower Gifts

awesome baby shower decorations- paper lanterns

I am blogging on behalf of Walmart.com and received compensation for my time, but the views expressed here are solely mine, not Walmart’s. Shop online and save money to live better at http://www.walmart.com. I am a waste-not-want-not kind of girl, so when it comes to baby shower decorations, I say make them work double time […]

5 Art and Craft Ways to Reuse Plastic Water Bottles

plastic bottle reuse puppet

Each year Americans toss out roughly 28 billion bottles and jars, according to the EPA that is.  Why not try these ways to reuse plastic water bottles, turning old used plastic into art and craft projects? Instead of tossing your water bottles, try one (or all) of these recycled crafts with your kids. Tie these […]

Spring Cleaning Diet: What to Toss What to Keep


It’s that time of year again, when the shorts start to make their way out of hiding and those New Year’s resolutions of sticking to your diet really come into full bloom. After months of consoling yourself through the cold with everything warm and buttery in sight, spring is finally upon us. You might be ready […]

5 Natural Ways To Soothe Sunburned Skin

Natural ways to soothe sunburned skin

You are the picture of comfort when you soak in the sun’s rays. On the other hand, the sun’s rays can be punishing too. A little too much sun and you can develop sunburn.  Sunburn is caused by two wavelengths of ultraviolet (UV) light UVA and UVB.  Prolonged and repeated exposure to these UV rays […]

How To Deep Clean and Organize For Spring Cleaning

how to deep clean and organize

Get a jump on your Spring Cleaning early! De-cluttering, organizing, and deep cleaning will not only make you feel better about your space but give you the opportunity to organize your home as well. Spring is a great time to get rid of all the excess you’ve been storing away in your house over the […]

Swapdom Helps You Swap Items Easily

Swapdom circle swaps

This post is sponsored by Swapdom, a website that facilitates swaps! All opinions expressed are my own. Swapping Is Awesome   I am a huge believer in swapping!  Not only does swapping help save you money, something almost everyone could use, but swapping is also a green choice.  Reusing is an excellent way to go […]

Interactive Plush Bunny Powered By Your iPhone

Tutu interactive plush bunny

This post is sponsored by Roam & Wander, maker of plush toys powered by your iPhone or iPod Touch. Kids love playing with stuffed animals and now there is an interactive plush bunny toy that is powered by your iPhone or iPod Touch- TuTu Bunny! This fantastical plush bunny brings together the power of an […]

How To Make A Child’s Apron

DIY kids Apron

Today y’all are in for a special treat!  I have permission to reprint a fun DIY project from  Lazing on a Sunday Crafternoon: Little Projects for People with Just a Little Time and a Little Skill (Allen & Unwin, May 2014) by Eliza Muldoon.  This book of 52 ideas for a whole year’s worth of […]

4 Ways to Help Kids Stay Active

help kids stay active

You already know how important it is to exercise as an adult. The physical and chemical health benefits are invaluable, and a little extra fitness can do wonders for the self-esteem. Check out this article for more on the benefits of exercise. However, you also know that incorporating fitness into your routine is a difficult […]