Keep kids busy with this simple to make toddler toy!

Kids have fun and stay busy while developing fine motor skills with this simple to make toddler toy (}

Creative toddler toys don’t have to break the bank. I love this simple toy. It’s made from recycled materials, and it teaches fine motor skills. Sometimes I think that modern technology deprives our children of opportunities to play. Before the advent of iPhones and iPads, I traveled to doctor appointments and church with a “bag … Read More

DIY Foaming Hand Soap

One tutorial, two ingredients, and just three steps to never waste money on Foaming Hand Soap again! {}

I’m in love with foaming hand soap. It’s so much more fun than the regular stuff, and the kids actually enjoy washing their hands. Unfortunately, they love it so much that they go through the stuff like crazy! It’s no secret that foaming hand soap costs more, but did you know that you can make … Read More

Declutter Your Home with the Spring De-Junk Challenge & Giveaway!

Join the 2015 Spring DeJunk Challenge and Organize and declutter your home for spring! We're giving away $210, so come check it out!

Want to organize and declutter your home for spring and possibly win some money? I’ve been waiting all year for today’s announcement. It’s time for the second annual Spring De-Junk Challenge and Giveaway! RELATED: Spring De Junk Your Home Challenge 2014, Best Cleaning Tips and Tricks Last year, the challenge inspired me to get rid of … Read More

You won’t believe this easy set up for white background photography!

Create Black & White Photography like the pros with this simple and inexpensive set up! {}

Have you ever wondered how bloggers and photographers get such gorgeous black or white background photography? Lighting is the key, but before you get the lighting right, you have to have a good set up. I’ve been propping up white foam core for months (and chasing it when the wind blows it off my table). … Read More

Delicious Dill Dip Recipe

Delicious Dill Dip Recipe -- A perfect appetizer for picnics, family dinners and game night {} Gluten free!

Are you a dill lover? I am. I plant it every year in my garden just so that I can eat it with salmon (when I can afford it), on cooked carrots, and with this amazing dill dip recipe that I’m sharing today. The recipe uses dried dill, so don’t panic if you don’t have … Read More

Best Paper Flowers Tutorials for Mother’s Day

Wouldn't these paper flowers make a great gift for Mom or Grandma on Mother's Day? They'd look pretty on a teacher's desk, too. The possibilities . . . {}

Today I’m sharing a fun Mother’s Day craft and gift idea. I don’t usually tell you to stop reading my posts, but if you’re a mom and you love flowers, you may just want to stop reading. Pass your phone or your computer to your hubby or your kids with a little, “Hint, hint” and … Read More

Gorgeous Coffee Filter Flowers Tutorial

These gorgeous paper flowers are simple and cheap to make. {Easy Coffee Filter Flowers Tutorial from}

Spring is in the air, and I am loving all the paper flowers I’m seeing all over pinterest. Of course, I had to make some. With my girls’ help, we created these gorgeous coffee filter flowers. They’re easy, and I love how something so simple turned into something so pretty. Keep reading if you want … Read More

Easy Easter Table Place Settings with Peeps

Add some pizzazz to your Easter Table with these simple table settings using Peeps candy {} These look so easy and cute!

Are you planning a special dinner for Easter? Add a little whimsy to your table place settings with colored napkins and Peeps! This project is a super simple way to add some color and fun to the table. Easter Peeps Table Place Settings RELATED: I Know that my Redeemer Lives, Meaningful Easter Activities for All … Read More

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex {Without Suffering a Panic Attack!}

How to talk to your kids about sex (without inducing a panic attack!) -- Throw away your fears and find out how to have honest, open, values-based conversations with your kids. {} Parenting Tips #ad

Does the thought of talking to your kids about the birds and the bees induce a panic attack? I’ll admit, it can be pretty scary, but it is so important! We live in a vastly different world than the one we grew up in. If we don’t teach our kids about sex {while teaching our core … Read More