Gorgeous Java Gel Stain Staircase Makeover

I’m finally ready to share my two-toned staircase makeover with General Finishes Java Gel Stain and paint! We’ve been dying to perform a banister makeover since we moved into our house almost two years ago, and it’s finally done! I am so happy with the result, and I can’t wait to show you. If you … Read More

The Ultimate Salted Caramel Popcorn Recipe and a Giveaway!

I’m in trouble. I made a batch of salted caramel popcorn, and no one is home to help me eat it! Help! I don’t think it’s going to make it until my kids get home. Seriously. You have to try this popcorn. I’m sharing the recipe today, so you can thank me later. And speaking … Read More

How to earn money while shopping | The smarter way to shop online

Are you an online shopper? For several years, I’ve used a website to find online coupons, but now I have found an even better way to shop online. Not only do I find the best coupons and deals, but I also earn money while shopping! There’s got to be a catch, right? I must have … Read More

The secret to an amazing gluten free wedding reception

My beautiful and talented niece got married a few weeks ago. She and her husband both eat gluten free, and with Celiac disease running in the family, many members of the wedding party also couldn’t eat gluten. Rather than buying special treats to satisfy the gluten-free guests, they decided on a gluten free wedding reception. Sounds … Read More

The simplest way to help kids fall asleep fast

Do your kids have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? My teenager was having a really hard time sleeping. It took her forever to fall asleep, and then she’d wake up several times during the night. She was already following some basic sleep strategies (which I’ll list below), but they weren’t working. One day, I stumbled … Read More

The travel blanket that will change the way you pack for your next trip!

Are you ready for summer? School is already out in my neck of the woods, and we are preparing for summer travel. We’ve got a big trip planned, and it includes a trip on an airplane with very limited luggage space. We’re getting creative about what we are taking on our trip. Since necessity is … Read More

Best Clean Books for Teens and Tweens

Are you a book lover like me? I absolutely love to read, and I love fantasy book series. My teenage daughter is just like me, and we get super excited waiting for the next book in each of our favorite series to be published. We usually stick to juvenile literature because we prefer clean reads. … Read More

Update your home in a flash with this easy kitchen fix

Is there a spot in your kitchen that drives your crazy? That one place that just stands out and dates your whole kitchen? I had one, but I don’t anymore! Thanks to my friend’s great idea, my 1970’s-looking counter top is now modernized. And it was so simple! Check out this easy kitchen fix. RELATED: … Read More

The shocking way one mom saves money on her water bill!

Whether your goal is to save water and save the planet or to save water and save your pocket book, have I got an idea for you! My friend told me about this years ago, and I’ve never considered trying it until now. Why not? Because it’s downright sneaky, but so effective! (Don’t worry. If … Read More