Summer is one my favorite seasons of the year! I aspire to be in a Jimmy Buffett frame of mind, wearing my flip flops and feeling relaxed. For our family, it’s a time for cookouts, birthday celebrations, reunions, and vacations…. [read more]
It’s such a great feeling when you can find products that can naturally clean and fragrance your home effectively. With asthma and eczema both being a reality in our household, we have to choose our products very carefully. We have found that plant and essential oil based products seem to work best for us…. [read more]
I’m going to be honest with you. Swimsuit season completely snuck up on me this year. After I’d bought our family’s membership to the local water park, I realized in horror that my body was totally unprepared.
When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, I’m always on the hunt for practical, cool items that I know my husband will enjoy. Fortunately, I had much better luck this year than in previous years. I’m excited to share with you two awesome gifts that any Dad or Grandpa is sure to enjoy!… [read more]
Freshness is a luxury for me as the only female in my household. Other than me, our family consists of my husband, our little boy, and two cats.
With asthma and allergies, my need for breathable and clean air is essential. It’s the difference between a really good day for me, or a struggling to breath and feeling exhausted kinda day…. [read more]
I love perfume, it’s one of my favorite indulgences. However, there can be many harmful ingredients hidden in our favorite bottles of fragrance. With the popularity of natural fragrances on the rise, I thought it was time to start investigating an all-natural alternative…. [read more]
Since being married to my husband, I’ve learned many important lessons, but there is one that seems to be one of the most valuable.
Always make time for each other.
It’s been written about in countless magazine articles and relationship books, urging parents to find time in their busy schedules to “date” each other. However, this can be easier said than done when you have a family. There are also times when we’ve both worked a long work week and didn’t feel like leaving the house. Our “date night in” usually translated into “Netflix and Pajamas” night. It was definitely time to get more creative…. [read more]
Let’s be honest, adulting is hard. Career, family, marriage, and social obligations are all great, but sometimes I feel exhausted trying to keep up with our calendar.
Since we can’t ignore our responsibilities, I’ve learned that it’s important to take time for myself. A moment to have a cup of tea, grab a cozy blanket, put on my pajamas, snuggle up on the couch, and just breathe…. [read more]
I firmly believe that every person should have a motivating reward to help them get through the week. For me, that’s a favorite blend of coffee. I don’t skimp when it comes to picking out a blend, I search for the good stuff…. [read more]
2017 was a big year of transition for our family! I finished school and started work in the field of my certification. This meant leaving work in the legal field and transitioning into public education. It’s been a change that I was nervous about at first, but I’m so happy I did it. I love being a teacher and working for our local school district. It’s been a real adventure to work with such incredible kids! Nothing is more difficult, but so rewarding!… [read more]