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…

DIY Calendar Blocks

I needed a present for my sister. I wanted it to be cute, preferably handmade (and therefore, generally cheaper), anddddd I wanted to use wooden blocks, cause I was in a wooden block mood.  Do I need another reason? I had seen some calendar blocks on Pinterest.  What a cute idea, right? So I got to work,…

5 Steps to Having a Guest-Ready Home (with kids!)

Three different times this week, we had unexpected guests come to our home. No 30 minute warnings.  No “Can I stop by?” One gave us a phone call 3 minutes before showing up.  One of the guests just rang the doorbell. We happened to see another guest getting out of their car, and we were…

Baby Clothes Door Hanging Organizer

So, with Baby #3 on the way, I only have a few months to get everything ready for baby’s arrival! I have a list of tasks to accomplish before then, but one of the most dreaded tasks is organizing the seemingly endless mountains of baby clothes. Several months before my first child was born, I…

DIY Easy Ironing Board Update

  So, I got this little ironing board at a yard sale for a couple of dollars. It was a little answer to prayers, cause I needed an ironing board, but I didn’t want to: 1. Take up too much space, or 2. Spend very much on it. I don’t even iron that much, so…

DIY Headband Holder Oatmeal Box Tutorial

Here she is, ladies and gents: A little project I’ve been wanting to do since our daughter was born. A headband holder! It only took me a billion days to decide that I could spend a measly hour doing it…. Until now, my daughter’s headbands have been folded very neatly (read: stuffed haphazardly) in a…

Old Beginnings

My husband and I have a lot of goals. Unfortunately, most of those goals revolve around going to bed early and waking up early. Some other goals include eating healthy food, developing a good budget, and actually exercising or at least doing something besides walking from the couch to the fridge. Seeing all of this…