About Katharine

Katharine is a full-time mom and wife with a passion for writing. She is a published romance author (under the pseudonym Ivy Boelyn) and editor. Katharine has also worked previously as a licensed Early Childhood Educator and a licensed Cosmetologist. She enjoys relaxed days making memories with family and exciting nights out with her husband and their closest friends.

Fun And Essential Products For Spring

Fun and Essential Products For Spring

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Sometimes changing up the products you use can generate big results! Looking for some fun, new products to try this Spring? Here’s a few of my favorites that have really worked great for me!

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Nifty Products For Your Home

Nifty Products For Your Home - Capresso Stainless Steel Espresso & Cappuccino Machine, Frieling Fresh Solutions Teapot with Infuser Basket, Frieling Black Cube Hybrid Stainless/Nonstick Cookware Fry Pan 11-Inch, NOW Solutions Ultrasonic USB Oil Diffuser and Seasonal Changes Balancing Essential Oils Kit

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I love stuff that makes my life easier and greatly enjoy products that make my household run more efficiently. I’m really excited to share some companies and products that have become huge assets in my home and can hopefully be for you, too!… [read more]

Pretty and Purrfect Treats

Pretty and Purrfect Treats

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Can I be completely honest with you? Most days, motherhood doesn’t make me feel glamorous. It’s a rewarding job, but it can leave me feeling very tired at the end of the day. You will usually find me in my typical “uniform” around the house of a ponytail, yoga pants, and a cotton t-shirt. There are meals to cook, jobs to work, rooms to clean, and a never ending pile of laundry to do.

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3 Ways To Daily Detox On A Budget

Daily Detox

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I have found that occasionally we need a little detoxing. Our bodies and minds are stressed and overworked. The average American eats a lot of garbage we probably shouldn’t. We also tend not to be as mobile as we should be.

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All Natural Products For A Better Lifestyle

All Natural Products For A Better Lifestyle

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It’s that time of year again. Making better choices and choosing healthier options.

Due to my son’s severe eczema and psoriasis, we’ve decided to make the switch as a family to all natural body products. Because of my asthma, my husband suggested we started using non-toxic cleaning products.

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Add Some Namaste To Your Day

Put Some Namaste In Your Day

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It’s a new year and that means I’m going to make healthier choices. I don’t want the typical, cliche, weight-loss goals that everyone makes once January rolls around. I want a healthier, happier, and more centered version of myself…. [read more]

Let’s Take a Coffee and Tea Break

Let's Take a Coffee and Tea Break

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I’m all about the little comforts of life. Reading a good book. Putting on a warm pair of fuzzy slippers. My personal favorite: enjoying a wonderfully brewed cup of coffee or tea while relaxing on the couch. I live for these pleasures of life. They give me comfort in my day, rejuvenate me, and help me to carry on with adulthood.

I’m excited to share some of my recommendations with you for great tea and coffee break options that you can enjoy!

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Relax and Rejuvenate This Valentine’s Day

Relax and Rejuvenate This Valentine's Day

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Our family has decided that the theme of 2017 will be more relaxation and less stress. For the longest time, we’ve been a family constantly on the move; which gets tiring after a while. This Valentine’s Day, my husband and I have decided to forego the cliché romantic dinner at a fancy restaurant and try a completely different approach. This Valentine’s Day is going to center around quality time together, relaxing in our home.

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Essential Daily Products

Essential Daily Products

If you haven’t tried Palmer’s and Baby Magic products, you really have no idea what you’re missing. My love for Palmer’s products started when I was pregnant with my son. A close friend of mine raved about Palmer’s, swearing that their cocoa butter products protected her skin from stretch marks and kept skin supple.

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Picture Hanging Made Easy

Picture Hanging Made Easy

Picture hanging is the bane of my existence! I hate having to ask my husband for help, lords knows he does enough work around our house. I’m also a short gal, I don’t have the patience for standing on a step stool and trying to steady myself with a measuring tape to get the right dimensions.  I’m horrible at estimating where and how to hang something, which is usually what I end up resorting to. This makes me sad because decorating is one of my greatest passions and it has quickly become my biggest frustration.

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