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Boredom Busters! Use these indoor activities for kids to make sure no one goes stir crazy. 20 rainy day activities to choose from! #19 is genius.

Cabin Fever? 20 Indoor Activities for Kids

Cabin fever has set in around our house. Between inclement weather keeping the roads closed, preschool closing for snow days, and the sickies, we just haven't been able to get out of the house like we'd like! Below are 20 indoor activities for kids. Pull them out of your hat on rainy days, snow days, or sick days and never hear "I'm bored" … [Read More...]

I decided to try a weight loss with essential oils technique. Come see my before and after photos for motivation! |Fitness

Weight Loss with Essential Oils: Part 1

A few things have conspired against me in the last 2 years that have made having the flat tummy I've always enjoyed become elusive. The birth of my second child Hitting my 30's Spending more and more time at a desk due to work demand An increase in stress due to that second child and those increased work demands. Some would look at my … [Read More...]

Don't let post workout muscle soreness get in the way of your fitness goals. Use this DIY sore muscle soak to prevent sore muscles after hitting the gym. Add the recipe to a Mason jar and it makes a great gift for the running or fitness enthusiast in your life!

Sore Muscle Remedy

Don't let post workout muscle soreness get in the way of your fitness goals. Use this DIY sore muscle soak to prevent and relieve sore muscles after hitting the gym. Three months ago I started lifting weights for the first time in my life. Prior to this my workouts consisted of running outdoors, which is just about the only form of cardio I can … [Read More...]

Use a cake mix to make this easy biscotti recipe for dessert or to serve with coffee. Chocolate biscotti, almond biscotti...the possibilities are as endless as cake mixes! 

Cake Mix Biscotti

Use a cake mix to make this easy biscotti recipe for dessert or to serve with coffee. Chocolate biscotti, almond biscotti...the possibilities are as endless as cake mixes! Easy Biscotti Recipe Print Cake Mix Biscotti Author: Jenn Recipe type: Dessert Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  40 mins Total time:  … [Read More...]

Veet Infini'silk reviews

Veet Infini’silk Review. Does it actually work?

Whether it's the influence of current American culture and or my own neurosis (likely a combination of the two) I cannot stand body hair. Why is it there? It's not keeping me warm in the winter, that's for sure. All it's doing is costing me time and money...and grossing me out. When Veet reached out and asked me to try their Infini'silk home … [Read More...]

This Dollar Store Book Topiary DIY costs about $3 to make and you can find all the materials at your local Dollar Tree!

Book Topiary DIY: Easy Dollar Store Craft!

This Dollar Store DIY home decor craft is made entirely from items found at the Dollar Tree! Topiary implies foliage and pomander implies flowers and scent so I wasn't really sure what to call this project. We'll go with "Book Topiary." Work for you?   Easy Dollar Store Craft You will need Candle holder - the one pictured is … [Read More...]

Got a picky eater? Try these snack ideas for kids.

5 Snacking Tips for Picky Preschoolers

I once read that preschoolers get nearly half their nutrition from snacking. If mine had their way, the total would be 100%! Small children naturally want to "graze" and if you have picky eaters like me, it's important to find nutritious ways for them to satisfy their snack attacks. Below are a few snacking tips and tricks for picky … [Read More...]

How to Quit Caffeine: 5 things you need to know to break that coffee or soda habit. You can do it!

How to Quit Caffeine

39 days ago I gave up coffee for good. Ok, I cheated once. ONCE, ya'll. This friend roasted her own beans. Who does that? I had to try it. That was it. Pinky promise. Know what I don't miss? Jitters, energy crashes, teeth stains, dehydration, and nervous irritability are the first things that come to mind. If you need to break your … [Read More...]

teami tea infuser

TeaMi Tea Blends

February is here. How are you doing on your new year's resolutions? Did you make any health-related ones? I'm on day 37 without coffee and have been enjoying a variety of herbals teas and infusions instead. TeaMi is a Florida based company that sells loose leaf tea to to help you kickstart your healthy lifestyle TeaMi sent me their 30-day … [Read More...]

These gluten free granola parfaits are a snap to assemble and can be enjoyed by everyone!

Gluten Free Granola Parfaits

February is health health month, and the kids and I headed to our local Publix for ingredients to celebrate! These Gluten Free Granola Parfaits make a delicious, hearth-healthy breakfast or snack that everyone can enjoy thanks to Gluten Free Chex Granola. Gluten Free Granola Parfaits 4.5 from 2 reviews Print Gluten Free Granola … [Read More...]

This free Valentine printable makes a cute no candy valentine for boys or girls depending on which kind of silly bands you choose.

Free Printable Valentine for Boys {or girls!} Silly Bands Valentines

Use this free Valentine printable to attach to packs of silly bands for an easy inexpensive, no-candy valentine! This valentine idea makes a cute valentine for boys or girls depending on which kinds of silly bands you choose. I found these Toy Story 3 bands on clearance at Walmart for $2 for a pack of 4. That makes these valentines cost … [Read More...]


Get a Perfect Picture Every Time!

You can tell by the sheer number of pictures I share of my children, here and on social media that photos are important to me. The scrapbooking craze that started up in the late 90s was right up my alley and evolved into digital scrapbooking in the ensuing years. This practice gave me a good foundation for photographing and editing blog photos. … [Read More...]

Gluten Free Meal Plan: Week 2 - Feed a family of four for around $100!

Gluten Free Meal Plan: Week 2

This Gluten Free Meal Plan will feed a family of 2 adults and 2 children for around $100. No couponing required! You'll use your Crock Pot a couple of times and make ahead breakfast for the week with two freezable recipes.   This menu is: Inexpensive Gluten free Filling Quick and easy It is NOT: Organic Low fat or low … [Read More...]


Let’s talk about health insurance…

Having youth on our side, a lack of chronic health problems, and no children in our home, Hubs and I were able to squeak by without any sort of health care coverage for the first 8 years of our marriage. Then these two showed up...   and our 30s began. :) Suddenly we weren't comfortable with the prospect of remaining uninsured! A … [Read More...]