Hey all! Today I wanted to share my 'No Screen' lists with you! I originally put together a list of activities for my toddlers to do this summer... Just a list of ideas I can quickly access when an, 'I'm boreeedd!' moment kicks in. And then I thought, 'Dude, I should make for my … Continue reading How to have a NO SCREEN Summer!
The weather has just been gorgeous around here lately! I just had to get the car cleaned out in preparation for the upcoming summer season!! I AM SO EXCITED! My daughter, Aria, is old enough now to really enjoy the fun outings that summer puts forth.. Picnics, park, zoo, etc. There is such an energy … Continue reading Summer Car Prep & Organization!
We did a fun little video for ya'll today! This one is Aria-led and super fun! Watch as she plants her little flowers in her grow kit! So cute! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_ZiZMYucMk I think it is very important to teach our children about planting and growing gardens... Honestly, it's a lost art form... That should never be … Continue reading Aria Vlogs! Planting A Flower
You did it, you did it, oh yeah, yeah, yeah! If you were looking to save $1,000 in 12 weeks, YOU DID IT!! See how much you need to put aside here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3BRvGjFTJ0 Yippie If you are still participating in this series to save $1,000 in 1 year, keep up the good work!!! It will … Continue reading Save Money With Me!! | Week 12
My little Mister Man, has some bought's of eczema every so often... It's very annoying. I feel bad for the little fella... Anyhoo-- I know they sell eczema lotion in-store, but I really like to do things the hard way. 😉 Psych, I really just want to use natural products in my home and cheapest way … Continue reading All Natural Eczema Lotion
I know it sounds crazy, but I have been working with my daughter's 'homeschooling' since she was a year old! Now, I didn't sit and give her lectures, I just would flip through some flashcards, do crafts puzzles, and any other sort of age appropriate activities that she thought was fun and... it secretly taught her … Continue reading Homeschooling Supplies & Organization
Hello everyone! I was recently tagged by Brandis and Mrs Love Above All to do The Positive Tag! This tag is all about positive things about me! If you want to get to know me even better, you can ask me more questions in the comment section! https://youtu.be/TyaD39g7Eds Here are links to all of the … Continue reading The Positive Tag!!
BEYOND ready to get the toy room organized? Check out my latest video on how I organize my kid's toys and use a rotating system to keep the clutter down and fun up!!
If you're a momma reading this post, don't you dare! This is for the daddy's trying to prep one epic Mother's Day for you! If that sounds like something you want, you can share this post with the hubby, but don't you dare spoil it by reading the rest. 😉 Of course, go check out … Continue reading Mother’s Day Prep For Dads!!
How would you like to save $1,000 to $3,000 this year?? Let me show you how! Keep reading so you can Save Money With Me!
Today I am talking all about my toddler's hair care routine! Specifically my daughter, since.. Well, she has hair. :p https://youtu.be/-_ryiLnMUG0 Here's a list of all the products I used in the video. These products are usually in the natural soaps section or the ethnic hair section OR the baby section of Walmart. I've also … Continue reading Toddler Hair Care Routine
Ever wonder what I do in a day? Now you can see!! From the Sweet Pea's homeschooling, to errands, to cleaning... I do it all 😀 So come live with me! For the day 😉
Getting your baby/toddler to sleep through the night... Oh the dreams... The hopes... The wishes... I know sleep-deprived momma-- you need it! My mommy brain barely works under the best of conditions, let alone through a night of fussy, crying infants... But before you give up on sleep forever, try a few of these tips … Continue reading 5 Ways To Help Your Baby/Toddler Sleep Through The Night!!
I am officially into the 24th week of my pregnancy! Halfway through and it is going fast this time around... The second pregnancy is a little weird... Like sometimes I actually forget I am pregnant, did that happen to anyone else? But in the evening when the house is quiet, I think about our newest … Continue reading Prepping Kids For A New Baby
A few weeks ago, I shared on Facebook (you can follow me here) on how I purchased this ugly doll for only 50¢ at a local garage sale! I know this doll looks a little rough, but as soon as I saw it... and the price tag.. I knew it was mine!! Well, my daughter's. … Continue reading The Baby And The Bath Water– A Toddler Sensory Activity!
It is so fun seeing all of the "First Day Of School" pictures popping up all over Facebook! And I, like many, wish I could go back and do school differently... However that time has come and gone and now as a former student and present mom, I have a few tips I plan on … Continue reading 8 Back To School Tips For Moms!
Last week we had such such a blast going to our town's Garage Sale Day! There is nothing like finding items that you've needed or wanted in good condition and for way cheap!! I had planned on purchasing this table in an upcoming Ikea trip: (Picture taken directly from the Ikea website.) I just wanted … Continue reading Dollar Tree’s “Magic Eraser’s” Review//Prepping For Home Schooling!!
Okay, seriously. The hubby and I really wanted to do a gender reveal party! I had even planned on doing a whole post on budget party planning that looks fabulous... I even started shopping for it already! And then I went to my sonogram appointment... And I'll be honest, I knew the gender from the … Continue reading We found out!!
So many of us are switching to a chemical-free home and with good reason! The chemicals found in our everyday household products are filled to the brim with ingredients we can't even pronounce let alone know what they do to us! Now, don't get me wrong, I'm still in the converting process... Some DIY recipes … Continue reading Easiest DIY All-Purpose Cleaner Ever!!
We've all been there-- Mounds of random papers, junk mail, permission slips all piled high on our counters and kitchen tables. But let me ask you something... Have you ever removed all of that junk? Removed all of that junk and then just looked at how refreshing your kitchen felt? Ahhh... It's a powerful feeling! … Continue reading How To Eliminate Paper Clutter–For Good!!
Coconut oil is such an awesome ingredient produced by nature! It has so many wonderful uses! Do a little Google research and you'll find hundreds of ways to use it. And today, I wanna share with the fellow momma's out there as to why you'll need it in the diaper bag... Shall we? 1. Diaper Rash Ointment … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Need Coconut Oil In The Diaper Bag!!
If your toddler loves stickers, this is a fun little activity that is easy to assemble and fun to execute! I found the idea on Pinterest (of course!) and tried it with my little girl who loved it! Here's what you do: Gather these items: Tape Clear Contact Paper Construction paper Scissors (All of which … Continue reading Stained Glass Activity –Quick & Easy Fun For Toddler!
Food in this country is ridiculous! It's over priced, filled with hormones and steroids, dirty chemicals and only God could tell you what else. If you look for the organic alternative, you're gonna give up an arm and a leg to buy it and honestly you won't even know if it is the 'organic' or … Continue reading 7 Simple Ways To Lower Your Grocery Bill!!
Dump & Toss? Is that anything like the Bend and Snap?! No, no, it's just my easy way of keeping my toddler's toys organized! 😉 I know, I know... It sounds completely impossible to have an organized anything with a toddler around... But believe me, you can do it! If you follow me on Facebook, … Continue reading Dump & Toss –Simple Toddler Organization That Works!!
28" x 24". That's the kind of tiny closet I'm talking about! My bedroom closet has been a disaster area for a couple years now, so for the past few weeks I've been on the search for closet hacks and space saving tips to get my closet really organized and functional! Here's what I was … Continue reading Small Closet Organization– I Mean REALLY Small!!
This DIY air freshener is literally so simple... I'm not even sure it warrants a post... But what the hay! Commercial air freshener... Actually mostly anything you find to make your home smell good, is filled with a lot of harmful chemicals. I first read about it in this post by Wellness Mama, and after reading … Continue reading All Natural Air Freshener!!
I don't know about you, but in our area it has been HOT! And humid! But the Sweet Pea and I are bored of making games up in the house, so we decided to head out for some splashy fun! I remember seeing a post on Pinterest about making your own kid sprinkler with the … Continue reading Practically FREE Water Sprinkler For Kids!!
There is nothing like a clean and organized fridge! I mean seriously? Remember the last time you wiped those shelves out and how sparkly and pretty it looked?! Even if it was a long time ago... 😉 ....It's still a wonderful feeling! Today I wanted to share 3 tips that I use in my fridge … Continue reading 3 Tips For An Organized Fridge!!
Okay seriously everyone... I love to fold! Especially the towels... Laundry is actually one of my favorite chores to do around the house (as long as Aria is napping when the time comes!). I even fold socks! Shocking, I know. But one thing I hate to fold, is baby clothes... They are so small and … Continue reading Toddler Closet Organization– My ‘No-Fold’ System!!
I am so excited and proud to announce that the hubby and I are expecting our second baby to be born somewhere around Christmas time! The official due date is Christmas Eve! How exciting is that?! Although, I'm not gonna lie, it's a little scary too... And miraculous! And nerve-racking! That's pretty much motherhood in … Continue reading Some REALLY BIG News!!
Check out all of these really great products I found from the Dollar Tree! If you like this type of video hit the thumbs up button for me and don't forget to share with your friends who love the Dollar Tree!! Thanks for watching!!
Check out this pic of my living room: Who knew such little people could cause such big messes? And I don't know about you, but when I have a huge mess like this to clean up, I begin to feel overwhelmed and would rather hide in another room of the house and pray that little … Continue reading Containing Kid Clutter– Introducing The Stuff Bucket!!
"So what have you been up too?" "Well taking care of Aria." I say caught off guard with that huge guilty feeling of inadequacy. The people who don't have kids, think I am lazily wasting the day away, dads with kids don't give a hoot, and fellow mommies who ought to know better (by the … Continue reading So What DO You Do All Day?! –Confessions Of A Stay At Home Mom
I've made my own foaming hand soap for a while now, that I would store in old foaming pumps, but after a while those pumps tend to poop out... Plus I really missed the feeling of liquid hand soap. So I was on a mission, to concoct an all natural liquid hand soap that is … Continue reading Peppermint Lavender Liquid Hand Soap
I know that my house is never going to be magazine perfect, but I do strive to keep the house clean and clutter-free... Just clean enough! And the key to keeping your home clean is to do a few simple tasks each day to keep up with the clutter! Once you start to accomplish these tasks … Continue reading 5 Things I Do Everyday To Keep My House Clean…Enough!!
I know, I know, it sounds silly to have organized towels... But how often do you open your linen closet and it feels hectic, over stuffed, and maybe you can't find what you need? It happens, but being able to open a fresh, clean and organized linen closet is more powerful than you think! It … Continue reading Folding Guide For Organized Towels!!
Because pots and pans are so bulky they seem difficult to organize but there is one simple solution that I love to use! And I wish I could take credit for this idea but I actually first saw it on a video made by Alejandra Costello from Home Organizing on Youtube. She is a professional … Continue reading Organizing Pots & Pans!!
When it comes to kids and clumsy people like myself, you can never be to careful, and that is why I always keep a small first aid kit with me at all times! And because I aspire to be an all-natural mama, I make sure to throw in simple remedies that are effective and are actually … Continue reading All Natural First Aid Kit
Recently my parents moved a few hours away from our house. So, when we go to visit them, it can be a little challenging to keep the Sweet Pea entertained... Until I came up with the Road Trip Bag! I just fill up a bag with some stuff that I know will keep her busy … Continue reading The Road Trip Bag (Easy Traveling With A Toddler!!)
Recently I've been experimenting with shampoo/conditioner recipes using all natural ingredients- which, by the way, it is incredibly difficult to find the prefect blend of ingredients for my hair type, ugh! Anyway, I hit a brick wall with a honey and coconut oil leave-in conditioner recipe and I really didn't want to toss it... So … Continue reading Easy Moisturizing Facial Cleanser Recipe!!
I am by no means a patchwork master... I can sew up a hole in a pair of jeans in a pinch, but I won't be making my own clothes anytime soon. 😉 However, we've been updating our laundry room to be a more comfortable space for the Sweet Pea and I to spend time in … Continue reading Shabby Chic No-Sew Valence!! (Made of Burlap & Lace!)
Raise your virtual hands if Clorox wipes have become your major go-to cleaning product for everything. Been there! But I have to tell you, I didn't love the ingredients found in them... I also hate the smell... yuk. So what's a better idea then to make some yourself?! Takes ten minutes--if that, costs next to … Continue reading 3 Ingredient DIY Disinfecting Wipes!!
This past weekend, the hubby and I embarked on a super romantic getaway to Kalahari Resorts in celebration of our 3 year anniversary! We got a massage, swam a bit, relaxed and just had a ton of fun together! We both agree that it is so important to break free from everyday life to reconnect … Continue reading Our Anniversary Weekend Vlog!!
We love to travel!! We love vacation time and exploring new areas as a family! WE LIVE TO TRAVEL! And this is a sort of silly tidbit about me... I love bags and travel accessories! I have no idea why, I just love to try out new luggage and cosmetic bags... Finding new travel gear is … Continue reading 7 Tips For Organized Travel!! + A Few Other Helpful Tips!
Today, I have an entire counter full of dirty dishes to take on and I DON'T WANT TO. I loathe the dishes...Have I mentioned that before? I don't have a dishwasher so I have to scrub each one by hand and IT IS AWFUL. Laundry I can get behind. Dusting, not a problem... But the dishes?! … Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Motivated!! (To Do Something You Probably Don’t Want To Do)
Our living area has kind of been a blank canvas for about a year now... We gave it a fresh coat of paint when we moved in and few months later we had our first newborn which kind of put the decor on the back burner... Now that she is older we've been trying to … Continue reading Practically FREE– Faux Wrought Iron Wall Art!!
Now that the weather is getting warmer, this is an awesome time to start meal planning! If you've never meal planned before I just want to encourage you to try it out now. If you're anything like us, you will be out and about in the pretty weather, too busy to think about dinner anyway... so … Continue reading Easy Meal Planning For The Busy Mom +FREE Printables!!
I was inspired to add a pop of spring color on the front porch when I saw this video the other day by Kathryn from DoItOnADime!! (She is awesome by the way, make sure you check her out.) Anyhoo-- I didn't want to spend a lot of money or time on it since I have a … Continue reading DIY Spring Wreath (Under $10 To Make!!!)
When it comes to tots it isn't quantity that counts, it's not even the quality that counts... It's all about how interesting and fun the object is! And just like puppies, you can buy them a hundred toys and they might not like to play with any of them...Just their packaging! 😉 So when I … Continue reading Sweet & Simple– Easter Basket For A One Year Old
What's more fun to learn about on a rainy day than rain?! This entertaining activity will teach your toddler about how rain falls and where it comes from... See how I put it together below!! What You Need -Colored and White Paper -Cotton Balls -Blue Pom Poms -Scissors -Glue -Tape What I Did 1. I drew … Continue reading The Rain Drop (Toddler Activity!!)