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Books Books We Love: Story Path

Do you remember reading the choose your own ending books as a kid? I loved them as a kid and now, I love this. Find out why our family loves Story Path. Continue reading

Best Best Books for Your Aspiring Writer

Do you have an aspiring writer or story teller? I do and I love having fun with them as I encourage it. Check out this list of the best books for your aspiring writer. Continue reading

Five Five Reasons You Need a Ninja Coffee Bar System

I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker but John is.  He’s also good at wrecking coffee pots, it’s a weird gift that he has.  When I came across the Ninja Coffee Bar System, I knew he would love it … Continue reading

What What We Are Using for Kindergarten Homeschool

EDIT:  I started writing this the summer before our first homeschool year officially began.  Hitting publish apparently was too much because I forgot to do it until I realized that I wanted to add what I changed, liked, didn’t like, … Continue reading

Don’t Don’t Let Your Health Care Plan Stress You Out

This post is sponsored by UnitedHealthcare but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Let’s face it – looking at health insurance information can be so overwhelming.  Doing it with three kids underfoot can bring even the strongest … Continue reading

Essential Oils

Summer Summer Essential Oil Diffuser Blends: My Top Five

I love my essential oil diffuser and use it a ton during the winter months.  The summer is no different.  Well, maybe a little different – we aren’t inside to enjoy it nearly as often because we are too busy … Continue reading

DIY DIY Lip Balm Recipe

I am a bit embarrassed to admit just how much lip balm I buy from the store.  I KNOW that there is stuff in it I don’t care for, but I love the stuff I use!  You know what I … Continue reading

Top Top 10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil is one of the most requested oils that I have.  It has such a wide variety of uses.  Here are the top 10 uses for peppermint oil.   *Some affiliate links may be included.* Cool down.  Peppermint … Continue reading

Two Two Natural Bug Off Sprays to DIY

With three small kiddos, it’s no surprise that we spend a lot of time outside playing.  These days lately have been some of my favorites – fresh air, warm sunshine and absolutely no bugs!  Unfortunately, I know that part will … Continue reading

Lice Lice Prevention Spray

I apologize in advance for you scratching your head nonstop right now.  I know, this lice subject always gets you itching.   A little over a year ago, we discovered that lice had found their way into our hair.  I … Continue reading

DIY DIY Rose Bath Salt + Valentine’s Essential Oils

Not everybody goes out on Valentine’s Day.  For many people, staying home is just as much fun as going out.  There are tons of great date night in ideas and a romantic bath is just one of them.  Today I’m … Continue reading

Discover Discover 6 Bedtime Essential Oils Diffuser Blends and Get a Good Nights Rest

I think we all want to drift off to sleep peacefully every night as we lay our head on the pillow, but adulting is hard and some nights falling asleep is not working out.  My body says quit but my … Continue reading

Essential Essential Oils for Summertime

With summer comes scrapes, SUNSHINE, bugs and so much fun.  Our essential oils get a ton of use all summer long for so many different things.  Below you will find a list of some of the oils we use most … Continue reading

Young Living March Essential Rewards Promo

Are you in a long term relationship with essential oils?  Just getting started?  Looking to find out more information?  Check out this page on information and how to order.  We love our essential rewards, and this month, we really love … Continue reading

10 10 Ways We Use Lemon Oil

Since we have been going through the oils one by one that are part of the Young Living Premium Starter Kit, today we will tackle lemon oil.   When it comes to essential oils, everybody has their favorites, and lemon … Continue reading

Cold Cold and Flu Bomb

Thankfully the cold and flu season is  halfway over already.  I wanted to share this cold and flu recipe with you.  Hopefully, if you do get hit with something, this can help you get back in the game quickly.  When … Continue reading

10 10 Ways We Use Thieves Oil

If you have ever heard of essential oils, than chances are you have heard of Thieves oil.  Probably because this stuff is amazing!  This is the number one oil we use daily in our home.  Known for its cleansing abilities, … Continue reading

DIY

Fall Fall Porch Decorating Made Easy

Fall is such an inviting time of year and I love making my front porch welcoming to anyone who stops by. From the big stuff down to the small details, I love fall decorating. Continue reading

DIY DIY PAWfect Dog Treat and Leash Sign

Pets are part of the family and their toys and other stuff can get lost all over the house if you don't have a spot for it. This DIY dog and treat leash is the perfect place for all of their goodies. Continue reading

Slip, Slip, Slide and Paint This Summer

Summer is already fun, but make it even better with a homemade paint slip and slide that is sure to be a hit with everybody! Get the scoop on how to make your own in under 10 minutes. Continue reading

DIY DIY Lip Balm Recipe

I am a bit embarrassed to admit just how much lip balm I buy from the store.  I KNOW that there is stuff in it I don’t care for, but I love the stuff I use!  You know what I … Continue reading

DIY DIY Rose Bath Salt + Valentine’s Essential Oils

Not everybody goes out on Valentine’s Day.  For many people, staying home is just as much fun as going out.  There are tons of great date night in ideas and a romantic bath is just one of them.  Today I’m … Continue reading

How How to Build the Ultimate Snack Stadium

For years now I have wanted to build a snack stadium. Since playoffs started yesterday, I figured it was time. Find out how we built the ultimate snack stadium to get ready for the Big Game. Full tutorial below. Continue reading

Homeschool

Five Five Little Pumpkins Themed Snack

The kids love it when our snack goes right along with a story or activity we have done. This one was a big hit that we will be doing every year for Halloween. Continue reading

50+ 50+ Games for Kindergartners

For the last few years now, one of my favorite ways to spend quality time with Maggie is by playing games.  She loves it, I love it and she gets to learn so much.  While her current favorite game varies … Continue reading

Best Best Books for Your Aspiring Writer

Do you have an aspiring writer or story teller? I do and I love having fun with them as I encourage it. Check out this list of the best books for your aspiring writer. Continue reading

Beyond Beyond the Books: 20+ of the Best Apps for Kindergarteners

Do your kids love technology? Mine do and I like to say yes to them when I can. That's why I love having some fun, educational apps for them to play. Check out this list of 20+ of the best apps for kindergarteners. Continue reading

Books Books on the Solar System

When my four year old decided he wanted to learn about the planets, I couldn’t wait!  I put in my order for some more Usborne Books that I knew I wanted and started planning.  *I am an Usborne Books & … Continue reading

Books Books We Love: 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea

1001 Things to Spot in the Sea is one book in a series of 16 titles.  I love how fun the pages are and my kids are learning so much about different sea animals, different things in the sea habitat, … Continue reading