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Non-Candy Easter Basket Treats for Kids

I love filling up my kids’ Easter baskets with fun (and shhh… educational) toys! In our neck of the woods, Easter means it is finally warming up outside and we can get creative with outdoor toys. In this post, I have included some of my non-candy Easter favorites and some new-to-me treats. Sand Toys Unless we …

Spring Organization: Storage Containers that Work (Part 2)

For Spring Organization (Part 1), I shared my favorite storage solutions for music/movies and for my “catch-all” craft closet. This week, I am sharing our storage solutions for seasonal decorations and TOYS! Laundry Room Bins: Seasonal Decorations I love having our house decorated seasonally, but I don’t love spending a lot of time or money to do so! …

Spring Organization: Storage Containers that Work (Part 1)

Storage Solutions Though I have faithfully followed the Kon Mari decluttering method, the one thing I have “cheated on” is the use of storage containers. I have already shared a couple of my favorite storage solutions, including my beauty supply bins, and my lazy susan spice rack. Although I have used and loved most of my …

Friday Favorites: What I am Loving Lately

Spring is so close, but I do feel the need to give a quick shout-out to the favorites that helped me survive this (thankfully very mild) winter. Hand and Nail Care Products My cuticles and nails get cracked and dry in the winter. I am hard on my hands, so I decided to make a conscious …

Run Faster! How I Shaved 30 Seconds Off my Mile Pace

I completed my first 2017 goal – I continued running through the winter by completing a 6-week treadmill challenge! And, the challenge resulted in a bonus – a faster mile pace. Before the 6-week challenge, I timed my fastest mile on the treadmill at 8:34. After the treadmill challenge, my mile pace was slashed to 8:04. Thirty …

Kon Mari Method: Master Closet Clean Out plus ThredUP

KonMari Decluttering Continues As you know, I have been going through all of my belongings, category by category, cleaning out and decluttering my home. My initial goal was to declutter the entire house in the months of January and February. I am beginning to wonder if I accounted for the reality that life must carry on simultaneously! Currently, I am STUCK …

KonMari Organizing Update plus Plumber’s Hero Saves the Day (Again!)

Organized closet before and after

Getting organized is one of my goals for 2017. I began using the KonMari method, from “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up”, by Marie Kondo, as a tool for decluttering and organizing. This organizing method uses a category-by-category system, as opposed to a room-by-room approach. Last week, I organized all of our clothes (and put the keepers …

A Fresh (and Bubbly!) Start to the New Year: Bubble Clay Mask

I love to try new and unusual beauty products. It sparks a bit of excited wonder… will this product actually work?! Ask my Mom, who I convinced to wear gold eye masks with me on my birthday morning… it’s like an energy drink for your eyes! *The best part is that you are supposed to relax for …

Happy New Year: Gifts of Science that Keep On Giving

HAPPY NEW YEAR! First of all, a very “Happy New Year” to everyone! I am excited to start fresh in 2017. Now that the holidays are over, it is time to dig a hole through all of our Christmas decorations, presents, and general disaster of a living room and find some great gifts to explore! Many of you …

How to Add More Protein into Your Day Without Meat

I struggle to get enough protein into my diet. I have worked very hard to build up some muscle on my body, and I want to keep it there! With the exception of dinner, I generally do not eat a lot of meat. However, my husband is a full-fledged carnivore, so we do usually eat some type of …

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