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How To Store Common Household Items

How To Store Common Household Items

Are you moving to a smaller place? Temporarily leaving home for a short-term job or internship? Taking several months to backpack across Europe? Whatever your specific case, one thing is certain—you’re going to need to figure out how to store your possessions so that they’re still in good shape when you return from your tripContinue Reading

Back to School // Cereal Breakfast Muffins

Back to School // Cereal Breakfast Muffins

Back to School season will be here before we know it, so I’ve been trying to get some breakfast ideas together for Jayden. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Starting the day with a nutritious meal as it provides our children with energy for a busy day of learning.Continue Reading

Make Ahead Frozen Smoothies

Make Ahead Frozen Smoothies

Over the last year, I think I’ve hit a record high on how many times I’ve been sick. It has just been ridiculous. I never get sick. Like ever. But I’m the one to blame. I’m guilty of multiple counts of self neglect. The self care struggle is real over here. When looking at my dietContinue Reading

Creative Play With Toilet Paper/Towel Rolls

Creative Play With Toilet Paper/Towel Rolls

Summer break is in full effect and we’ve been faced with the challenge of keeping the boys (Jayden in particular) busy. I’m all about using items we already have, so I set aside some toilet paper and paper towel rolls for this fun activity. Both boys get a kick out of playing with paper rollsContinue Reading

Reducing Waste In The Kitchen With Food Storage Options From Ziploc

Reducing Waste In The Kitchen With Food Storage Options From Ziploc

I consider ourselves a pretty resourceful family, but there’s always room for improvement. While we try to reduce our waste, we still produce quite a bit of trash. Inspired by the Ziploc Fresh 180 program, we recently got back to our recycling efforts (after a bit of a slump!), and immediately we’ve started to reducedContinue Reading

Veggie Quesadillas // Onion, Mushroom, Avocado, & Tomato

Veggie Quesadillas // Onion, Mushroom, Avocado, & Tomato

It’s summertime and for many, it’s all about eating light. I know I tend to pass up those heartier meals because they are hard to stomach during the summer heat. It’s also bikini swimsuit season and I’m sure, for many, “food babies” are on the list of things to avoid. While I’m not really concernedContinue Reading

Strawberry Blackberry Lemonade

Strawberry Blackberry Lemonade

The weather’s warm, and the berries are ripe! We’ve been snacking on lots of strawberries since they are on display at our local Walmart store. At $3.48 per large container, we can’t help but to grab one each shopping trip. This week, I grabbed some blackberries along with our strawberries. I had a summer treat in mindContinue Reading

Simple Cleaning With Bissell’s Symphony Vacuum & Steam Mop

Simple Cleaning With Bissell’s Symphony Vacuum & Steam Mop

Our kitchen floor is such a pain to clean. Or maybe I’m just lazy. Or both. Cleaning our kitchen floor consists of moving anything that obstructs cleaning and vacuuming up all the crumbs that have found their way on the floor mostly due to the littles. Then, it’s time to break out the mop andContinue Reading

Simple Gardening / Herb Planter Makeover

Simple Gardening / Herb Planter Makeover

Our last spring gardening project inspired another project; a quick and easy planter makeover. Since we are moving, we aren’t doing much in the yard. With portability in mind, I decided to get some herbs going in a stackable planter that one of my neighbors left behind. It was in need of a makeover. ItContinue Reading

A Farewell to Winter / Savoring the Final Days

A Farewell to Winter / Savoring the Final Days

So here we are well into the spring, yet it doesn’t quite feel or look like it. Temps are below 50 degrees and the trees are looking mighty bare. Winter just won’t let spring be great. He’s such a hater. I had quit winter months ago. My protests were accompanied by whining, wall sliding, andContinue Reading

Salad Showcase / 13 Colorful Salads to Indulge In

Salad Showcase / 13 Colorful Salads to Indulge In

(Content may not be viewable while using ad block.) This spring, I decided to really get serious about living a healthier lifestyle. After being in a funk and fog all winter, I decided enough was enough. One of the things that I definitely need to improve on is the amount of vegetables that I eat.Continue Reading

Spring Activity / DIY Dinosaur Planters

Spring Activity / DIY Dinosaur Planters

Spring is here (although the temps say otherwise) and for us that means lots of playing in dirt and fun with plants! To jump start our spring gardening we… didn’t plant a garden. Nope. Since we’re moving to who knows where, we decided to put gardening on hold. We did make the CUTEST little dinosaurContinue Reading

More Organic Options at Walmart with Wild Oats

More Organic Options at Walmart with Wild Oats

Extra, extra, read all about it! Walmart recently announced that they will start carrying Wild Oats organic food items and I’m here for it. For my family, this means that we’ll have access to better quality foods tailored to our budget. I am all for conscious eating and making the best food choices, but havingContinue Reading


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