How to save money and time at WalMart and big retailers

Whenever we go to WalMart as a family, my 2 year old inevitably cries, “No Warn-art, no Warn-art!” He hates it.  And I’m pretty sure it’s because he knows we are going to be there forever.  WalMart is a time-sucker for us. We end up buying extra things, every. single. time.  We come in with…

DIY Mason Jar Ring Pumpkin

So, I have a friend who is moving… And she gave me a lot of Mason jars. Like, a LOT. Boxes of jars, and a big box of lids and rings. I’m not complaining… I love jars. Well, a few days ago, I finally got around to sorting through the lids and lid rings, and…

Toy Rotation Boxes

Let’s talk about toys for a minute. Kids love them, and parents love happy kids. But then you have birthdays, kind friends, grandparents and relatives, yard sales, special occasions, road trips, Christmases and other holidays…. And all of the sudden you have WAY. TOO. MANY. TOYS. Too many toys is a problem (especially if they…

Wide Margined Scriptures

For a while now, I have been enamored with Bible Journaling.  It’s beautiful, artistic, and inspiring. After I ran across Brad Jackman’s wide margined scriptures, I realized I could make Bible journaling and Book of Mormon Journaling a reality. I decided to start my journaling on the Book of Mormon, because that’s what I was already in…

Cleaning up Tennis Shoes

My husband and I are major yard salers.  Nearly everything in our home is second hand.  We love getting our furniture, clothes, and tools at major discounts, and we don’t mind that sometimes we have to do a little clean up. Well, my husband’s current tennis shoes (2 pair) are dying.  Holes, tears, flapping soles….

Master Bathroom Remodel – Before

We have guests coming to stay at our home in about 3 months. Which is technically the first time we’ve had overnight guests since we moved into this house. A year ago. I know, we are pop-u-lar. But let me tell you about a little problem. Our master bathroom shower is a joke.  It’s so…

Why You Need a Leftovers Board

You know the scene. You’re cleaning out the fridge.  Who knows when you last did it, but you’ve been putting it off, for sure. You find something in a small plastic container in the back of the fridge. You think to yourself, “What is this?”  It’s no longer recognizable, and when you finally get the courage to…

8 tips on how to be a good babysitter, from a MOM

Here’s how to be a good babysitter, from the viewpoint of a mom. 1. Show up on time. I’m a hypocrite for saying it, but it is super important, so it’s got to be number 1.  The people you’re babysitting for probably have an agenda, and they will be more likely to ask you again…

Doing the Whole 30 (Like a non-health-psycho person)

I don’t naturally love the Whole30 for several reasons. First off, I love me some dessert. My husband and I get into these kicks where we make a certain dessert 923498730 times in like 2 weeks, just because we found it and love it. Last month, it was cinnamon rolls.  We realized that even though…

Easy Ritz Cracker Lasagna

I accidentally bought too much ricotta cheese for a spinach lasagna I made last week, and I’m really only a fan of ricotta in lasagna. So, naturally, I had to make another lasagna this week to use up more ricotta. This lasagna had a secret ingredient that I absolutely loved! Ingredients: – 9 lasagna noodles…

DIY Embroidery Hoop Wall Decor

When I was reorganizing my craft room a few weeks ago, I found a random bag of embroidery hoops. Now, I’m going to be real, here. I haven’t embroidered in about 10 years.  I’m not even sure where I got these hoops. Regardless, I have them.  And now that I have them, the craft-supply-hoarding side…

DIY Quick Fix to your Tile Counters

Here where I live, every house seems to have tile counter tops.  It’s horrible. I make a lot of bread, and tile counters are a baker’s nightmare.  Flour is annoying enough to clean off of a flat counter, let alone out of every inch of grout it touches. Every once in awhile, I see houses…