23 Apr 19
Lost in Laurel Land

Happy Earth Day! I wasn’t planning to write this post today, but I was inspired by everyone sharing their sustainability efforts in honor of Earth Day. I figured I would jump on the bandwagon and share a few things that we have changed or started in the last couple of years with the intention of […]

23 Apr 19
This Working, Blessed Mom

Earth Day is not considered a “religious day” however … why not? Really, when you think about it; isn’t part of our “job” or responsibility, as Christians, as humans, to take care of the Earth that our God created? He created the Earth FOR US! so YES! It is our job to take care of […]

22 Apr 19
The Simple Things

Imagine giving up all of your favorite foods for 30 days. That means no dairy (cheese), no gluten (bread, pretzels, chips, pasta), no sweets (cake, cookies, candy), no alcohol (wine!). If you had asked me if I could bear to give any one of these things up just over a month ago, I would have […]

22 Apr 19

Global Microfiber Market Research Report offers complete knowledge, forecast and statistical analysis on past, present and forecast industry situations. The risks and growth opportunities associated with global Microfiber market are highlighted in this study. The Microfiber study will drive investment decisions and strategic business plans for a successful and sustainable business. The market growth in […]

21 Apr 19
Tara Root

Finding good, cruelty free products can be hard when you don’t know where to start or where to look. You find yourself checking every bottle for that little bunny logo and shopping becomes a pain. Every person needs a few staple products that they use daily for regular hygiene, so we just continue to buy […]

19 Apr 19
Dandridge House Dolls

 I have a large collection of AG dolls and the majority of them came to me secondhand. I love a good deal and pick up abused dolls whenever I find them. Sometimes I buy them just because I don’t like to see them in such terrible shape. Over the years I have learned how to […]

18 Apr 19
The Crunchy Suburban Mom Blog

Some call it granola others call it crunchy. Either way you look at it, I’m a pretty granola-crunchy-Earth lovin’ momma. No, I’m not a 70’s era hippie mom but I do love peace and some rock and roll. I’ve been mom-shamed (I assume most moms have been) for being this “crunchy” mom. I am obsessed […]

18 Apr 19

Meet Megan Sumrell, Co-Founder and COO of myBeeHyve, a software startup delivering an innovative sales enablement cloud-based SaaS solution that helps solopreneurs and network marketers manage contacts, connect with prospects, and build their business. This She-preneur has more than 20 years in the software industry working in a number of domains including aviation, healthcare, tech, […]

17 Apr 19
SysGalaxy Market Research

Global Microfiber Fabric Market report is built up with detailed research, especially on queries that thresholds on platform valuation, perfection circumstances, core-edge  encroachments, action based situations, road maps and structure of Microfiber Fabric Market. The Microfiber Fabric research expertise have consolidated analysis recently on new advancements in growth, basic required portfolios of top Business players […]

15 Apr 19

The latest trending report Global Microfiber Cleaning Cloths Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2024 offered by is an informative study covering the market with detailed analysis. The report will assist reader with better understanding and decision making. Microfiber cleaning cloths are a fabulous option for cleaning. The textile that combines poly-amide and […]

15 Apr 19
Team First Book Portland

From April 15 through April 29, we are teaming up with Anna Lorensen, an independent Norwex consultant who supports our mission. Norwex works to effect change by reducing the chemicals and waste that challenge the health of our environment. During these two weeks, a portion of the proceeds from the purchase of Norwex products will […]

15 Apr 19
Balancing Mom.Me

Recently on I featured my favorite products and DIYs for cutting down on waste, and using less chemicals in my family’s home.  Here is a recap of all the things we are loving as a family, where to find them, and how to make them!  

13 Apr 19
Hopkins Hill School PTA

We are about 2 weeks out (Sunday April 28th) from our 2nd Annual Chase the Rainbow Community Color Run/Walk. You can still register here!  This year we are excited to announce that we will have vendors at the event, including: Norwex  -chemical free cleaning products Usborne Bokos – children’s books Upside Down Owl Farm – […]

11 Apr 19
The Ashley Rhapsody

These past couple months have been INSANE! In all good ways, but INSANE none the less. I have been the musical director for a production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream-coat” and shows began this month! It has been SO much fun, but definitely all consuming. When I haven’t been obsessing about the musical, […]

11 Apr 19
Reflections by Joy

Protecting my skin has become increasingly important to me as I age. Oh, how I wish I could go back to my early 30’s and truly appreciate my skin! Skincare is a HUGE industry, and I can see why. Up-and-coming and booming industries right now are skincare and makeup products that are free from harmful […]

10 Apr 19
Quilts, Quips, and other Nearsighted Adventures

This week we’re continuing our discussion dealing with “Think Outside of the Box” quilting.  Due to some of the questions that have been asked, I need to define the “Box” a bit more clearly.  Primarily, I consider the “Box” to be the directions that come with the pattern, or any quilting “rules” that you think […]