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 …

Valentine’s Day Craft: STEAM Sun Catchers

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   A STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) project that doubles as a Valentine’s decoration? Yes, please! One of my favorite things to do is to use science to create a pretty art project. Even if your child “doesn’t like science” or “doesn’t want to do a craft”, everyone …

A Simple Way to Connect with Your Little Valentines: “Mom and Me” Journals

Follow my blog with Bloglovin With Valentine’s Day coming up soon, I thought I would share a sweet idea I have begun with my two little Valentines! What is a “Mom and Me” Journal? Well, it can be anything you want it to be! For us, it is a way to better communicate one-on-one with each of …

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 …

Two Effective Resources to Jump Start Your 2017 Goals

Okay, 2017… this is the year I am really going to tackle my goals. REALLY! I have picked two goals to focus on in January and February, and two books to help me get there. And now that I am posting these goals for the world to see, I intend to reach those goals. My two …

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 …

Blooming Marshmallows and Hot Cocoa

In the wintertime, I try to find little things to lift my spirits. I do not like being cold, or grey skies, or shoveling snow. To keep me from being a total grump, I try to focus on the fun things that winter can bring. Watching my children gleefully play in the snow. Enjoying sipping on …

Getting Crafty with Cinnamon-Scented Pinecones: Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

**Update: See how I transformed these wintery pinecones into springtime flowers!** Cinnamon Pinecones One of my favorite things arrives in stores this time of year – cinnamon scented pinecones! Every year, I put them in large planters on my front porch (which contain flowers during spring, summer, and early fall). I love that guests smell the …

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