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15 Sidewalk Chalk Activities for Kids

15 Sidewalk Chalk Activities for Kids

Any sunny day, no matter the season, you might see my children and I drawing outside with sidewalk chalk. But once spring and summer arrive, our chalk activities go on overload. We even run out of drawing space some days! Today, I’m sharing some of […]

8 Yoga Videos to Start Your Day Off Right

8 Yoga Videos to Start Your Day Off Right

I am always on the lookout for the perfect morning yoga video. Ever since I started practicing yoga about 3 years ago, having a routine to begin my day really makes a difference to my mood and energy level. Here’s a list of some of […]

17 Easy Ways to Make Your Kitchen A Little Greener

17 Easy Ways to Make Your Kitchen A Little Greener

Being that I’m a mom of two kids and I love to cook, I spend a major part of my day in my kitchen. So it only makes sense that that would be an area of our home to really focus on making an effort […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Why I Drink Lemon Water Every Day

Why I Drink Lemon Water Every Day

While I was working my way through college, I was a restaurant server for many years. If you’ve ever been a server or have one in your life, you know that it can be a pretty difficult job at times. Mostly, I had a good […]