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How to Update the Art You Already Have

How to Update the Art You Already Have

When we moved into our home 3 years ago, I knew that I wanted to have new artwork on the walls. I had been looking at the same images and paintings for years and I was seriously ready for a change. The problem was that […]

Lunchtime Book Club for Preschoolers

Lunchtime Book Club for Preschoolers

There’s no denying that reading aloud to your children is one of the most beneficial way to start their literacy journey. So many studies show how sharing books with your kids when they’re little can encourage a lifelong love of reading. In our family, we […]

My Favorite Thrift Store Finds

My Favorite Thrift Store Finds

This past September, my husband gifted me the one thing I that really wanted for my birthday. An entire day, alone, to wander through as many second-hand stores, antique stands, and resale shops that I could find. Whaaaaaat?!?! It was glorious. Thrift shopping fills up […]

How to Make a Homemade Heat Protectant Spray for Your Hair

How to Make a Homemade Heat Protectant Spray for Your Hair

One of my first steps on my quest to make changes towards a greener home is to cut the number of chemicals that I’m bringing into my home. That goes for my hair care products, too. Today, I’m sharing one of my super simple recipes […]

My Printable Aldi Grocery List

My Printable Aldi Grocery List

I wrote a post recently with a whole bunch of reasons why Aldi is my go-to store for regular grocery shopping. I save time, money, and loads of shopping there. I just can’t recommend it enough. One of my tricks of a speedy shopping my […]

Why You Need to Shop at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Why You Need to Shop at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Right before my second child was born, I became obsessed with the idea of buying a gliding rocking chair. We didn’t have one with our son, and I couldn’t get the thought that I really needed one out of my mind. But, of course, I […]

Carpet Deodorizer with Essential Oils

Carpet Deodorizer with Essential Oils

There’s nothing like walking into your home and smelling the fresh scent of clean. Whatever that scent means to you – flowery, citrusy, spicy, or crips – if your home smells pleasant, it’s definitely a more peaceful place to be. But one of the areas […]

How to Reuse Citrus Peels

How to Reuse Citrus Peels

I wrote recently about how much hot water with lemon that I’ve been drinking lately. It’s been doing wonders for my health and it relaxes me after a long day. But I’m going through tons of lemons. But the question is – What to do […]

50 Acts of Self Care in 5 Minutes or Less

50 Acts of Self Care in 5 Minutes or Less

Self care advice is everywhere these days. And with good reason. Most of us – women in particular – aren’t taking enough time to recharge our batteries that are often running pretty low. The problem is, most self care advice revolves around small acts, but […]

How I Made DIY Dryer Balls

How I Made DIY Dryer Balls

I recently wrote a post about how much I love my dryer balls and what a difference they’ve made in my laundry routine. And because I love them so much, you can imagine my worry when I realized that my store bought dryer balls were […]