Make it all

I just watched this video, and it's too good not to share! I can relate. 1) I'm Pinterest obsessed and 2) I've definitely made things that I end up never using.  Too funny! I think this might be my new favorite song.   … [Read more...]

Whole30 in October

Taking the Whole30 challenge to have a healthier, more intentional life!

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, please see my disclosure policy. Next week I'll be starting my very first Nester challenge, writing on one topic for 31 straight days. It's kind of an intimidating idea, but I'm excited to see what it's like. I'm even more excited to see how the Whole 30 program changes our lives. … [Read more...]

Johnsons’ No More Tangles

How to have tangle free hair

I recently received my first Influenster VoxBox and was excited to see it was something we always seem to need more of, hair care products for the kiddos. We have three sons and one daughter so we go through a lot of kids shampoo, especially when they're pouring. … [Read more...]

Re-toxing & Public humiliation scheduled months in advance

Retoxing & Public Humiliation scheduled months in advance: A battle with weight loss

I guess it's nice to know it's coming, my impending doom. There's something strangely comforting about having public humiliation scheduled months in advance. I can come to terms with it in a way. You're sure to see me gracing the pages of some beautiful fashion magazine in the what not to do section shortly. At least I'll have a black bar covering my face... if they're merciful. … [Read more...]

It’s not you; it’s me. {How to declutter your facebook friend list}

How I decluttered my facebook friend list

I have a love-hate relationship with facebook, and this weekend I did something rather drastic. I decluttered my facebook friend list and deleted two thirds of my "friends." Facebook is an easy way to stay in touch with people, see pictures, and share what's going on in our lives. Unfortunately, it's also an all too easy way to kill time. I had to be honest with myself because I couldn't complain about never having enough time one minute and go sit at my computer looking at hundreds of random updates the next. … [Read more...]

Vitamix or Kitchen Aid Giveaway

KitchenAid or Vitamix Giveaway!

I am so excited to share this giveaway with you today! The Smart School House Team of Contributors (I'm one of them! Eek!), and I have have been keeping this amazing giveaway a secret but we FINALLY get to kick it off! Have you been wanting a Vitamix? Or, have you been dreaming about owning a beautiful Kitchen Aid? … [Read more...]

Printable Homeschool Planner

Printable Homeschool Planner

This year we're going to start doing something I never would've imagined just a few years ago... homeschooling. I'm excited about our new adventure and can't wait to share the ins and outs of our decision, but as that post sits in draft status (for some reason it's harder to write than I anticipated), I thought I'd share a little something else instead. … [Read more...]

Summer Bucket List Free Printable

Summer Bucket List Free Printable

Summer's here! Hop on over to Reasons to Skip the Housework to see how I'll be keeping my family busy and get some free printables! There are two versions, and both include blank copies so you can fill in your own activities. There'll be no "Mom, I'm boooored" comments around here this summer! … [Read more...]

15 Free Printables for Dad

Free Printables for Father's Day

Father's Day is right around the corner (Sunday to be exact!) so if you're still looking for a fun gift for dad you have to check out these fun free printables. They're a great way to add a personal touch to his special day. The Casual Craftlete Five Heart Home   A Mom's Take Superheroes in Jammies Second Chance to Dream Eighteen25 Today's Creative Blog Moritz Fine Designs My Frugal Adventures Design, Dining and Diapers Everyday Savvy The Girl Creative Strong Armor Thirty Handmade Days My Love for Words … [Read more...]

Printable Father’s Day Coupons

Free Printable Coupons for Dad

Father's Day is fast approaching, which, for me,  means it's "scramble for a gift" time. If you have a hard-to-shop-for dad in your life or want to give something a little different and personalized this year, hop on over to Reasons to Skip the Housework to check out these free printable coupons. Dad will love them! … [Read more...]

Creating a Welcoming Entryway and a Giveaway

Board & Batten Entryway & Wall Quotes Giveaway

This post contains some affiliate links, and I did receive the product for free in exchange for hosting this giveaway. However, all opinions are 100% my own. For more information, please check out my disclosure policy.  Have you ever been stumped by a project? Like "It's 15 months since I started, and I'm still not sure what to do" stumped because this was me with my entryway. … [Read more...]

Printable Fitness Planner

Fitness Planner from My Love for Words

I'm excited to share that my Etsy printable family grew by one last night, and our newest bouncing baby is ready to help you get healthy. Today only, I'm giving you, my wonderful friends, 20% off. Just enter "Healthy14" at checkout. … [Read more...]

Lovely Ladies Linky #30

DIY Palette Art

It's been a busy week! In the last seven days alone we've had three family birthdays, the beginning of soccer season for two kids, and made huge strides in the dining room. It looks like I'll have an update sooner rather than later (maybe even tomorrow)! Very exciting :) … [Read more...]