Yay, baby Simon is here!
And what better way to celebrate a brand new baby than by giving out free diapers and wipes — just think of it as Simon’s gift to you
Last week, I tried a new Wet Burrito recipe for dinner — and Dave and I BOTH gave it 2 thumbs up.
I was also thrilled that I was able to simplify the original recipe to make it more “family friendly” for my blog — today, I’m sharing that simplified recipe!
Dave, Nora, and I are ecstatic to introduce you to the newest member of the Dekker family… Simon John!
Recently, I’ve been noticing a lot of chatter about “sleep training” in my social media feeds — and while I honestly have nothing against sleep training, I know for a fact that it doesn’t work for everyone — even if you follow every single rule in those books.
If you’re a frustrated, sleep-deprived parent, you’ll want to read this post!
Here are a few of my favorite things for the Month of March. I was hoping to have “a new baby” on my list… but we’ll just wait patiently for my due date — tomorrow!!
A few weeks ago, I posted a question on Facebook asking what topics people REALLY wanted me to blog about. Not surprisingly, many of you requested more information on how to prevent social media time-sucks.
So today, I’m sharing a bunch of ideas, tips, and tricks that have helped me to better manage my time spent on social media — I think they might be helpful for you too!
The whole feeding process has been a VERY long journey for Nora (and for me) — and one I promised I would talk more about.
So since I’ve gotten mass amounts of emails asking for more information about our “feeding journey”, I figure I better squeeze in this post before Baby #2 arrives and I need to start all over again!
When people learn what I do for a living, they often assume I’m a “minimalist” and can’t stand any amount of STUFF in my home and life. However, that is absolutely not true at all.
Today I’m sharing my thoughts on minimalism and why I’m NOT a minimalist.
Dave and I are HUGE chocolate chip cookie lovers — and recently, we’ve been on the hunt for that most perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.
I’ve honestly baked more chocolate chip cookies in the past 6 months than I have in our entire married life… and just recently, I finally found THE BEST RECIPE! You’ll never believe how I found it either!
In a blog post I wrote over THREE years ago, I casually mentioned that Dave and I lived off less than 50% of our income… and boy did I get some reactions!
So while I never expected to do any sort of follow-up post on that post, I figure it’s finally time — because the emails and questions just keep rolling in
When I talk about “clutter,” 9 times out of 10 people will automatically think of Physical Clutter — but Virtual Clutter is often just as overwhelming as Physical Clutter (sometimes more overwhelming)!
Today, I’m sharing a super LONG post filled with tips and tricks to organize various forms of virtual clutter.
Several of you have questioned if I’ll take a maternity leave or not… and what my plans are after this baby arrives. To be honest, I’m not sure!
Today I’m sharing my tentative “after baby plans” as well as a quick survey I’d be super grateful if you took. It should only take a couple minutes, and you could win a $100 Amazon.com gift card!
Since I made the baby quilt for our nursery before Nora was born, I knew I wanted to tackle another “quilt-type” sewing project for this baby — so when I saw the cute “Rag Quilts” on Pinterest, I decided they would be my project.
I’m happy to share that my quilts turned out really well and they were actually VERY simple to make. Come check them out!
I get lots and lots of meal-planning questions — and more recently, I’ve gotten a handful of questions asking how I avoid meal-planning burnout.
At first, I wasn’t quite sure how to answer this question, but after thinking about it for a few weeks, I came up with 6 main factors that have really helped me to simplify my meal-planning and (for the most part) avoid meal-planning burnout.
Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. I honestly DON’T do much traditional “spring cleaning” at all — at least not in the Spring.
Instead, I have more of a “do whatever needs to be done, whenever it needs to be done” cleaning mentality and actually try to do most of my deep cleaning in the winter months. I’m explaining my reasoning in today’s post!
Today is a day of love — and although I truly don’t buy into Hallmark Holidays, I thought it would be the perfect day to share a love story with you.
It’s not a traditional love story by any means — and it’s not even about Dave — but it’s definitely worth the read.
I’m SOOOOO excited to share today’s post with you — probably even more excited than I was to share the giveaways these past two days!
That’s right friends, it’s time for another Farmhouse Nursery Tour — baby boy style!
When it came to ‘baby wearing’ with Nora, I was totally against it — until I came to my senses and realized how amazing it actually was!
So today, I’m excited to give away the new 4G Carrier from Boba — it’s the cream-of-the-crop in terms of baby/toddler-wearing devices, and I can’t wait to use it with baby #2!
Looking for a REALLY quick and simple way to completely transform a blank wall in your home?
Pop & Lolli is an amazing company that creates HUGE fabric wall decals — specifically for kids — and best of all, the decals are all 100% removable, reusable, and “restickable”!
Can you believe we’ve made it through over 26 months of bathing a infant and toddler without a bath tub? It’s true, we’ve easily made due with infant tubs in the sink and Nora’s beloved blow-up bath tub!
Well today, I’m excited to give away the Angelcare Infant Bath Support — that just so happens to fit perfectly in our sink and inside Nora’s blow-up tub!