Homemade Natural Bug Repellent

Homemade natural bug spray

    We’re having a serious tick problem around here.  In the eight years that we’ve lived here I’ve only actually seen a tick on someone once.  Fast forward to this year and they are everywhere!  They’re embedded in our pets almost daily, crawling around our house, and a few weeks ago I pulled one […]

10 Fun End of Year Teacher Gifts They’ll Love

10 Fun End of Year Teacher Gifts They'll Love

  As the school year winds down, it’s time to start thinking about how to express your gratitude to all of those hard-working teachers that put up with our kids all year long! Can you even believe the school year is almost over already? How did that even happen? Also, how could we possibly repay […]

Easter Dinner Tablescape Ideas


  I just love “dressing up” a table for a holiday!  And after a long winter where everyone has been cooped up (because we live in one of “those” states), nothing is more refreshing that putting together a fun, spring-inspired table that everyone gets excited about!  Check out these fun Easter Dinner Tablescape Ideas and […]

15 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

ways to decorate Easter eggs

  One of my favorite things about the Easter holiday is decorating Easter Eggs with the kids!  My daughter was a little bit too small to really participate much in the past, but I have a feeling that’s all going to change this year!  My son, on the other hand, is an old pro and […]

10 Ways to Nip Sibling Spats In The Bud


  Do you ever feel like, if you’re the parent of more than one child, that you are constantly the referee between spats with your children?  I think every parent feels like this at one time or another!  We all want our children to grow up being the best of friends and it is always our goal […]

15 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Books


  St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and you don’t need to be Irish to get into the spirit of the day!  I know a few of my Irish friends would tend to disagree and claim that the day is ALL about them, but how could us non-Irish commoners resist such fun that […]

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and DIY Decorations

St. Patrick's Day Crafts and DIY Decorations

  St. Patrick’s Day is just a couple weeks away and I seem to be going crazy with decorations this year!  We aren’t Irish and it’s not a holiday we have celebrated in the past, but there are just so many cute things out there, it’s hard to not get caught up in the Irish […]

Displaying Artwork From Your Kids


  I think it’s so much fun to see the kids create little art masterpieces and they have such a great time, as well!  Arts & crafts are a big part of our days and now that my son is in Pre-K, he is coming home with great new projects each week.  I can’t just […]

10 FREE Spring Cleaning Printables


  I’ll admit…I probably could do a little more spring cleaning than I have been known to do over the last few years.  Life is busy!  I’m busy!  And quite frankly, I just have more important things to do.  However, I also see the value in getting these things done on a yearly basis and making […]

12 Fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

12 St. Patrick's Day Activities for Kids

  Since I’m not Irish, I missed out on a lot of the St. Patty’s day fun when I was a kid.  It just wasn’t something that was celebrated in my house.  So when I got older and saw what a big deal other people made of it, even people who weren’t Irish, I knew […]

Green Food Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day


  So…doing anything special for St. Patrick’s Day this year?  I don’t know about you this holiday just moved up a notch after I looked for ways of Going Green for St Patrick’s Day! Green Food Ideas are awesome!  We aren’t technically Irish in this household, so in the past, St. Patrick’s Day hasn’t been one […]

Marriage and Parenting – Keeping the Love Alive While Raising a Family


  Making your significant other a priority everyday can definitely be a challenge when you have little ones vying for your attention every second.  Someone is screaming for more milk and you have to drop another one off at a practice of some sort, only to turn around and pick them up a short time […]

12 FREE Frozen Party Printables

free frozen party printables

  Anyone who is anyone is busy throwing Frozen parties for their kids over the last year.  Heck, I think I’d like a Frozen Birthday Party just for myself!  I sure love these characters and the movie is so wonderful I may be the only one who could never tire from watching it.  Well…I think […]

Develop Your Child’s Organization Skills with These 10 Tips

Develop Your Child's Organization Skills with These 10 Tips

    As we head into a new year, one of my big goals is to get my kids to help with organization.  Lord knows there is plenty of clutter after many hours inside on a long, cold, winter day and it’s time to get them involved in helping to organize the chaos!   I […]

Must-Have Organizing Products to Tame Clutter in Your Home

12 Must-Have Organizing Products to Tame Clutter in Your Home

  Yup… it’s that time of the year again!  Everyone is hopefully in the full swing of their New Year’s resolutions, or at the very least, addressed things in their lives that they may like to adjust.  Me?  ORGANIZATION!  While I feel I’ve always had a pretty good grasp on the organizational aspects in my […]

Meal Planning Free Printables and Organization Ideas to Help You Get Dinner Under Control

meal planning free printables

  So I admit…this is a New Year’s resolution of mine.  So far I haven’t started it yet, but after doing all of this research, I’m definitely motivated to get started!  There was a time in life after my first child was born that I was able to do this for about 4 or 5 […]