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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 […]

My First Attempt at a No-Spend Month

My First Attempt at a No-Spend Month

This past February, I decided to attempt my first ever no-spend month. This idea came partly from the interest in seeing if I could do it. But, also by necessity. Shortly after we planned our new month’s budget, my husband and I realized that there […]

Why I Use a Konjac Sponge

Why I Use a Konjac Sponge

Here’s a confession: I’ve never gotten into the habit of washing my face at night. I hate to admit it, but it’s true! I’m not sure why I didn’t develop this habit back in my teen years. In my twenties, face wipes became a thing […]

15 Reasons Why Aldi is My Favorite Store

15 Reasons Why Aldi is My Favorite Store

For some reason, weekly food shopping has always been one of my favorite chores. I don’t know if its the chef in me, or if it’s just because I really like food, but I find it fun and even a little relaxing. Once our children […]

Ombré Paper Dot Easter Eggs

Ombré Paper Dot Easter Eggs

Now it’s time for my second Easter egg DIY craft for this year. This project is not difficult at all, but it might be a little tricky for little fingers. Maybe keep this one as more of an older kid or grown-up project. Today, I’m […]

Chalkboard Paint Easter Eggs

Chalkboard Paint Easter Eggs

One of my favorite ways to make simple Easter decorations is to cover paper mache eggs. Search around and you’ll find all sorts of ways to use these eggs – paper, string, fabric… the list goes on and on. This year, I decided to decorate […]

Easy Ways to Add Greenery to Your Home

Easy Ways to Add Greenery to Your Home

There is nothing like a green plant to make your home feel more put together. Not only are they lovely to look at, simple green plants add much needed oxygen to your home, freshening up the air as they reduce dust, and increase the humidity. […]

Brown Sugar and Shea Butter Lip Scrub

Brown Sugar and Shea Butter Lip Scrub

Harsh, cold winters do a number on my skin. My skin is prone to dryness already. But add in frosty air and dehydrating indoor heat and my body is crying out for some relief! I need to add as much moisture as I can get. […]

The Only Kitchen Tools You Really Need

The Only Kitchen Tools You Really Need

When I finished culinary school at 19 years old, I landed an entry-level job with a large catering company in my area. I was thrown head-first into the crazy world of outlandish weddings, July 4th barbeques and corporate Christmas parties. We even feed a breakfast […]

My Favorite Survey Sites

My Favorite Survey Sites

When my son was born in 2011, my husband and I decided I would leave my job working at our local children’s museum and stay home. I was thrilled to be able to spend all day with our new little nugget, mooning over his teeny […]