Ten Essential Items to Combat Winter Colds and Flu

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  It's that time of year, and while I hope none of you are laid low by the virus du jour, it's always best to be prepared.  Since I'm currently sitting in bed with my laptop, coughing and sniffling (and NOT putting away Christmas decorations!), today I thought I'd share my must-have sickroom … [Read more...]

The Top Beauty Sellers on Amazon (Most Less Than $20) for 2018

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I came across this roundup and thought it was really fun (and interesting!). As usual, I am wondering how we ever got along without Amazon? These products below are the top sellers for the year on Amazon in the beauty category, some of them I had to try for myself once I read the list. I thought I'd … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Clean–The SteamMachine Elite

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This post is sponsored by The HomeRight Company, all opinions are my own.     I am so excited to introduce to you all the new flagship in the HomeRight SteamMachine line, the SteamMachine Elite! We get to give away one of these fantastic machines to one lucky reader too, so be … [Read more...]

What to Wear & Bring This Holiday Season

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One of our most popular posts in November was the What to Wear, Bring, Eat and Drink for Thanksgiving post so I thought I'd reprise it for the Christmas holidays. Since this time of takes on a life of itself and lasts for weeks (including parties etc) I am going to break it up into two posts and … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide: Etsy and Small Business

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  Today is small business Saturday, and while it's really easy for me to shop small and local in our little town, I realize it's not always so simple for everyone else.  We've lived in suburban areas before where it seems like there's nothing but chain stores and restaurants, so I do … [Read more...]

The Best Sheets for Your Bed or Guest Room

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So today's post was scheduled to be all about the One Room Challenge, I need to catch up with an update about my daughter's room makeover. My plan was to grab some photos of our progress this morning, write up a post and share them today. Unfortunately, my daughter came down last night with a nasty … [Read more...]

How To Get the Look of Shiplap Walls with Peel and Stick Wallpaper

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I showed a little bit of this faux shiplap wall in the first post about my teenage son's room in our new house. If you follow us on Instagram then you saw that I encountered a bit of an issue with the wallpaper during this project. I'll get to that little snafu in a minute but I wanted to follow up … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life 2018: Amy

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Hi everyone, welcome to what could possibly be my favorite blog series of the year--Day in the Life 2018! I absolutely love reading posts like this, so much so that last year we decided to host our own series asking bloggers to detail how they spend their days. If you missed it you can read what my … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites–Back to School Edition

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  Another week gone by in a flash! Summer seems to do that, and sadly this was our last full week of summer too. {organized desk post here} I admit I do NOT have my back to school act together. My kids start next week (thankfully mid-week, and not on Monday) but we are traveling for an … [Read more...]

Ten Ways to Save Money Buying New Clothes

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  Sometimes I get an idea for something I want to tell you about here on the blog, but then I think that I don't have enough tips to actually write up a full post. I was surprised when I sat down and made of list of shopping tips for this post, that I had not 10, but actually 11 ideas for … [Read more...]

My Sunday Routine and Organizing for the Week Ahead

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  Christy and I were discussing recently that the Day in the Life posts {HERE and HERE} we wrote last Fall were some of the most popular posts here on the blog last year, so we thought we'd try to incorporate more of that type of content here and there. While I don't claim to have anything … [Read more...]

Tips for Winter Skin Care

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It's been a long winter already and it's only January!  I woke up one day a few weeks ago (it was another snow day--not that I'm complaining), put my hand to my cheek, and realized that things were feeling pretty rough on my face--like sandpaper, only warmer. That's not a surprise in the winter; … [Read more...]

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