We’re going to be on the road for THREE MONTHS. If you hang out with me in person, you know my car is basically already another home. The kids and I go a lot of places together, and I make sure to have changes of clothes, diapers and extra underwear, toys, books, potties, wraps/slings/carriers, snacks, and so on.


Even though I pinned tutorials for this before, I didn’t reference them, because how hard could it be? That’s why this isn’t a tutorial. You don’t need one.

Just paint the edges of the canvas, use a foam brush to put modpodge on the canvas, slap that photo on, and modpodge over it.


Lately, my daughter has been more into Real Kitchen Stuff. Wanting to help wash, peel, and cut fruits and veggies. Stirring and pouring. Wearing her little apron. Sweeping and cleaning spills. And standing inside the refrigerator, door open, scanning for snacks. So I figured it was time for a fully-functional toddler kitchen.


Last summer, we skipped having a garden (deployed husband, newborn). The year before, same story (deployed husband, baby, pregnant). But the year before THAT (husband home, pregnant) our garden was so fun. So since my husband was coming home, I planted another square foot garden this year. I posted about it on facebook (do you

How to design a baby nursery when you're sharing a room - making space for your new baby in the master bedroom.

  Designing a Baby Nursery (When You’re Sharing a Room) Before we had our first baby, Anneliese, I carefully arranged a special room just for her, even though we knew we would have her in our bedroom with us most of the time. With a 3-bedroom house, it was easy for her to have her


This morning, I held a “Yard give.” Not a yard sale. Everything was free. It's part of my plan to give away 500 things by Christmas. Things i'm not using, even if I like them. Things I have duplicates of. Things that are just sitting around. Hopefully these things will find better homes where they'll


Join in the challenge to #Give500 things away! I'm still sorting through things to find stuff to give away. Today I went through two closets and some of my craft things and added LOTS more to my pile. It feels awesome to know that these things will soon be liberated from their uselessness and passed


When I was pregnant with Anneliese, I redecorated my living room. We got a less oppressive coffee table, new wonderful couches that were exactly what I had in mind, and a pretty rug and curtains. I posted a picture on my facebook page, and got a horrified comment from a friend of a friend: Aren’t


So, I haven’t given these things yet… but I’ve been collecting. They’re in my garage now, and some of them are scheduled for pick-ups from friends. For the other things, I am thinking of doing a free yard sale next Saturday (this week I’m busy on Saturday). There’s a lot of good/nice stuff in here,


I have so much stuff…and a lot of it, I’m not using. I bet you’re in the same boat. But there are plenty of people who WOULD use that stuff. Maybe they need it, and can’t really afford it. Maybe they’ve been looking for just the thing you’re getting rid of. Maybe the item that’s

how to easily drain a toddler pool

We’ve really enjoyed splashing in the toddler pool in the evenings this summer. I know I mentioned it before, but I had thought we were going to go to the community pool a lot… not so. It’s so much easier to stay close to the house, in case someone needs a diaper or a bathroom

A Year of Laundry Detergent for Less Than $16 !

Seriously, you guys. When I watched the Duggars making their vats of laundry detergent (Was it on the show, or did I just dream about it?) I thought… “Okay, that’s a little bit beyond what I’m ever going to do to pinch a penny.” But then I saw this post about making laundry soap. No

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