That day is coming up closer and closer…what day? The one where we honor all those special women in our lives, our moms, the mom’s of our husbands, or those who have been mom’s to us, or those who are mom’s to your children. In general, any woman that holds a special place in our […]
I don’t know about you but spring cleaning is a big thing for us. This is the time of the year that EVERYTHING gets moved and a deep clean. To make life easier, and to help the environment, I have pulled five FREE crochet spring cleaning patterns for you.
Do you love the #dollar store? If you shop smartly, you can save huge! Pick up deals on cleaning supplies, certain #toys, seasonal items, kitchenware, rainy day stuff for #kids and party gear. Watch out, though, for cheaply made toys, low-quality cleaning products and dinnerware, things like #chocolate and canned goods and some school #supplies that you can get more cheaply elsewhere and self-care items like #shampoo and lotion. Also watch for small quantities, #toxins, items that aren’t food-safe and super-cheap items. Finally, watch out for too many impulse buys! Save big, but #shop wisely! What are your favorite dollar store picks? Tell us all about it in the comments!
Disclaimer: Affiliate links for Kitchen Stewardship and Kids Cook Real Food are used in this post, and I do receive a small commission from products bought through these links. Getting your kids to do their chores can be a chore itself! Let me share with you why I believe kids should have chores, how I get […]
While listening to the Household Name Podcast this morning, the latest episode was about the evolution of sound and music within advertising. Some topics discussed were the distinct sound effects within ads for T-Mobile, Intel, and other brands. I also learned that the 80’s was the decade in which including music in advertisements became the […]
I compiled this list after pouring over 50+ packing lists provided by different universities from more than 25 states. I compared how…
Today I’m continuing the Earth Day love with ten basic items for Earth-friendly living I love to use, four websites for further browsing, PLUS two swell book give-aways of four cool animalicious books perfect for ages 2-6! Moving towards a more sustainable, less wasteful, lifestyle is an important goal for me. I’m highlighting these ten […]
One of the fundamental flaws of the 21st Century is the mentality of those who live in the “1st world”…Disposibility…if that isn’t a word it should become one and be the word for the 21st Century. Instead of using a sponge and cleanser we are told to use disposable wipes, instead of reusable cloth diapers, […]
“I NEED to Do This” We all followed Bonnie’s orders– “We need the bathroom cleaner. And,” she surveyed the room, top to bottom, “the swiffer mop thing.” We nodded and tiredly gathered her requested items. We stood ready to get more, if needed, watching her attack the toilet, the shower stall, sinks. Seeming satisfied, she […]
Eli and I have spent the last week deep cleaning the house. We cleaned rooms we had barely bothered to sweep or swiffer since we moved in. I started in the basement last Wednesday after work. Its not quite done as we are still going through old clothes that we don’t wear and no longer […]
When I was eleven years old, my family finally got the one thing that was missing from my Thomas-Kinkade-painting suburban childhood: a purebred Golden Retriever. Depicted here as Air Bud, despite the fact that ours never quite got the hang of basketball. We were naive about dog ownership and we had shitty, unreliable dial-up internet […]
What makes a business stand out? We all know that great products and customer service will make businesses stand out. But that, for the most part, is only evident after a customer has made a purchase. The challenge, no matter what kind of business you run, is to find ways to stand out and attract […]