Warning You May Be Killing Yourself! Do you still have tons of chemicals in your house? Here are 6 easy ways to go chemical free. Have you been wanting to go chemical free like I have? It can be a challenge. It’s much easier if you do one thing at a time. Here are 6 ways to take to start on your path to becoming chemical free. 1. Make your own food Most of the easy processed food is full of preservatives. A great start to becoming chemcial free is to make those foods yourself. We have a great
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WindexMovieNight #CollectiveBias #PutSomeWindexOnIt I’ll be the first person to tell you that cleaning isn’t my strong suit. I’ve never been blessed with the desire to clean. However, it’s not something anyone can get away with just not doing because they don’t like it, so I’ve taken several steps to try to make cleaning easier and more fun. I just want to be able to get my cleaning over with quickly so I can spend time with my family. I’ve found that figuring out
Free Printable 2016 Calendar and a $10 off coupon for an Erin Condren Life Planner. Lucy, Jamie and I all love calendars. We are a bit lost without them. I like both a digital calendar and a physical calendar. The digital calendar is great for on the go. I can add things to it from my phone and it shows up on my laptop. I also like that I can share calendars with people so we all are on the same page with appointments. But a physical calendar is one that helps me brainstorm, display on the fridge for The
Levana is dedicated to baby safety. This Ovia 2 Camera Video Monitor will allow you to get more done while knowing your baby is safe. Lucy, Jamie and I tend to stay pretty busy. Lucy is a pastor’s wife, a mom of 4, homeschools, and keeps Jamie and I in line with blogging. Jamie is a mom of 3, homeschools, is part of the leadership of our local MOPS and is part of Classical Conversations. I recently sat down to make a list of all I do. It has gotten out of control. I decided I needed a focus for
Do you ever get stuck? You want new recipes but you’re not exactly sure where to turn. You just want something new for dinner?? Or a new dessert recipe? My new favorite place to turn when I’m stuck is Yummly!! I love that there are tons of recipes on there. I love how I can easily organize my recipe box and I love that I can add recipes I find all over the internet to my recipe box! First, let’s look at what’s already on there! When I first joined Yummly, I was amazed how many recipes were on there!
I am horrible about starting projects and then moving on to new projects halfway through. I know I can’t be alone in this, right? The problem is that sometimes when I finally get back to a project, I can’t find all of the supplies for it, or I no longer remember what the pattern was. This is why I implemented this simple and inexpensive craft project organization system. Now when I start working on a project, I grab a plastic 6 quart storage container (the size of a standard shoebox) and put any pattern, supplies, fabric, and accessories into it.
We’ve had a major ant problem this summer. They have been everywhere!! And they have been getting inside the house. I don’t mind ants as long as they are outside and not fire ants but once they come inside, I just want them dead. We’ve been spraying them quite a bit with the ant spray mom already had. But one day we ran out and needed ant spray quick. I turned to Pinterest and searched for homemade ant spray, but most had ingredients we just didn’t have on hand. Then I found this pin and I knew we had
If you’ve been reading our blog for very long, you will know that I love my freezer! I have saved so much time and money simply by buying items on sale, prepping them, and freezing them. If you’d like more information on freezing fruits and vegetables, check out my post Freezer Friendly: Fruits and Veggies, and for a list of Freezer Essentials, you’ll want to check out Lucy’s post. Freezing meat is another way to save money. When you see a great price on meat, stock up! Chicken When I buy a lot of chicken on sale, I use about
Making homemade liquid laundry detergent can save you a lot of money. It’s also really great if you have any sensitivities to Sodium Laurel Sulfate, dyes or fragrances. Plus, it’s really easy to make. What you need: 1 Bar of Soap (You can use any kind. Fels-naptha is the kind typically used, but you can choose any kind based on fragrance, color, etc) 1 Cup Borax* 1 Cup Washing Soda* 2 1-Gallon Containers (empty milk jugs work well) *Both Washing Soda and Borax can be found in the laundry detergent aisle. Do not use baking soda, make sure it’s washing
I am mostly a self taught foodie. Although, I’m not sure that I’m really a foodie. I wouldn’t really call myself a chef either. I’m a cook, a cook that really likes to cook and try new things. Along the way, I have picked up a few techniques and short cuts to making cooking easier. I thought I would pass along those tips. 1. Place a cabinet liner under cutting board to keep it from sliding around. Some times cutting boards slide around the counter and make it more difficult to chop or slice the ingredients you need. 2. Put herbs