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It started when I was little - Mom would sit us kids in the toy section while she shopped around.  It was like a treasure hunt.  We'd find more than…

Strawberry Crunch Cake

The other day we braved the heat and mosquitos to go strawberry picking.  But the strawberries weren't actually the main attraction.   Really, it's the whole experience of driving out…

Homemade Hot Pockets

When it comes to cooking and baking, I'm all about the easy.  Here's a fresh take on the usual sandwiches for lunch, and it's super easy! These Homemade Hot Pockets…
Book Club

S’Mores Chocolate Chip Tarts

The summery taste of s'mores combined with the down home yumminess of chocolate chip cookies - so delicious! You can't go wrong with this super easy way to dress up…

Rules For Decluttering

I've been on a serious spring cleaning spree the past couple of weeks.  I recently did my kitchen in the 30 Minute Declutter Challenge, and it went so well that…

Here’s To The Mothers

Happy Mother's Day to all of you amazing moms out there! Which special women will you be celebrating this Mother's Day?

Pinterest Meets Real Life

A couple of years ago, I designed a solution to our front entrance clutter.  Our tiny hall closet is home to my husband's things, along with some of our footwear…
DIY Projects

Mason Jar Brownies

My husband has a significant birthday happening this month.  I won't give it away, but it's a pretty good one. We're headed out on a picnic for his birthday dinner. …
Home Daycare

DIY Cuts & Scrapes Travel Kit

You know it's bound to happen -- while you're exploring the caves, your daughter scrapes her knee on a rocky wall.  Or maybe you're at the park and your toddler…
DIY Projects

DIY Vintage Wooden Crate

Those ugly stacks of bottled water in the kitchen were driving me nuts, and I needed a solution fast.  So off to Michael's I went! I found these two wooden…
DIY Projects

Giving Back

"There are children starving in Africa" - isn't that what our parents used to say to us when we didn't finish everything on our plates?  I always wanted to say…

The Case For Moms Doing More

I've been wandering around the blogosphere of late, and I've seen more and more posts about stay at home moms doing too much. I've actually written a few of those…