I really enjoy doing hair, so now that Nora’s hair is getting quite long and thick, we’ve been experimenting with a few simple, quick, and fun ways to do her hair.
I can’t imagine any of the styles would take longer than 10 minutes to complete — and they are so cute!
As I’ve mentioned before, apples have been my favorite fruit for as long as I can remember… and since Nora recently got a new book about Apple Pie, I decided to do another Kids in the Kitchen post and share our yummy recipe for Dutch Apple Pie!
If you live in (or travel to) the Midwest, you know how beautiful our fall weather is. However, there is also a lot of work to do in the fall.
Today (by request from a few readers) I’m sharing a rundown of what Dave and I do to “winterize” our home and yard for the Fall and Winter months ahead.
I am certainly not a health or nutrition expert in any way (nor do I want to be one). However, I am pretty good at simplifying almost everything
So as we approach cold and flu season, I thought I’d share one of the simplest things we do around our house to keep the germs away.
Several of you have asked me to share more posts about our weekly menu plans, little organizing projects I do around the house, and various other more menial day-to-day happenings.
So today, I’m sharing a Peek Into Our Week post that I hope will become more regular here on the blog!
After 3 years of hard work, our landscaping is 95% complete!
We still have a few projects to tackle yet this fall or next spring — but I’m excited to finally be able to share a bunch of before and after photos on the blog!
Fall is here!
As I’ve mentioned many times before, Fall is my favorite season… so it’s only fitting that I share a few more of my favorite things!
In my opinion, Fall is one of the best times to fill your freezer — the cooler weather and shorter days allow me to spend more time in the kitchen, and Nora and I have been enjoying cooking together during the boys’ naps!
However, before I start stashing food away in our freezer for another year, there are a few things I always do first to prepare my freezer for Fall…
On an average day in our house, I think it’s realistic to say I answer upwards of 250 questions… for real!
It’s easy for me to get overwhelmed by all the questions and whining and just say “no” to everything — however, for the past few months, I’ve been working hard to say “yes” as often as possible… and it has made a big difference in how my kids react and how smoothly our days go.
Do you have a list of projects, tasks, and goals you’ve been putting off until the timing is just right?
If so, I hope today’s posts will be the motivation you need to get started RIGHT NOW… because it’s rarely ever the “right time” to get started!
Today I’m sharing an overly-simple message that I KNOW you already know.
You’ve heard it 100 times before, but maybe today will be the day you take action. Maybe today will be the day it makes sense. Maybe today, this message will be just the reminder you need to start simplifying your life!
Written to-do lists have worked wonders for me over the course of my 30 years… but for the last few months, I’ve made a slight tweak in how I make my to-do lists. I honestly never thought I’d notice any difference, however, I’m shocked at how much more efficient I have been as a result!
Last week, I shared 10 reasons to get life insurance; and as expected, I got quite a few questions related to buying, having, and using life insurance.
Since I didn’t feel confident answering all of them myself, I asked the folks at Allstate if they would answer these questions for a follow-up post. They graciously agreed — and I have to admit, I learned quite a bit myself!
I’m excited to share today’s recipe for 10-minute lasagna (yes, I really did time myself!)
It’s so simple and quick to throw together — perfect for rushed school nights!
TRUE STORY: we almost got a dog… 4 days before James was born! Yes, I realize how insane that sounds!
Today’s post isn’t really about getting a dog; however, the realization I came to when considering this “free” dog has a lot of good lessons for other areas of our lives as well
It often seems that when small, seemingly unimportant tasks catch up with us, the larger, more important tasks start to feel too big and overwhelming for us to tackle — which makes it even easier to procrastinate.
If you can relate, today’s post is a must-read for you!
Over the past couple of years, I’ve mentioned the fact that Dave and I each have a life insurance policy… and every time I mention it, I always get lots of questions about why, when, how much, etc. etc.
Today, I’m sharing why we opted to purchase life insurance… and 10 things to consider if you’re in the market for life insurance.
Earlier this week, I attended a second-hand sale in our area… and since the fall months always seem to bring boatloads of second-hand sales to West Michigan, I thought it might be fitting to share a few of my tips to make the most of your second-hand shopping endeavors.
Apples have been my favorite fruit for as long as I can remember, and I’ve acquired plenty of yummy apple recipes over the years. Today, however, I’m sharing a recipe that tastes (and smells) exactly like a yummy apple crisp, but… there’s not a single apple in the entire dish!
You won’t believe what I used instead!