July, 2015

Simple Steak Marinade

posted by Andrea | 07/31/2015 | 3 comments

Since it’s another summer weekend, perfect for grilling, I’m sharing one of my favorite SUPER simple steak marinades.

It only uses a few basic ingredients and can marinate your meat in just 1 hour!

NEW Customizable Double Daily Planner (Finally!)

posted by Andrea | 07/29/2015 | 13 comments

After about 5 years of being asked if I have an editable version of my double daily planner printable, I can FINALLY say yes πŸ™‚

Thanks to a loyal reader who had the appropriate software and graciously offered to do it for me, you now all have access to this free and very useful document!!

A “New” Nursery for James

posted by Andrea | 07/27/2015 | 6 comments

I’ve gotten lots of requests to see the new nursery — so that’s what I’m sharing here today.

You might notice that it looks awfully similar to Simon’s nursery tour from last year — but there are a few special additions for baby James πŸ™‚

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

posted by Andrea | 07/23/2015 | 18 comments

After numerous cinnamon roll conversations with Dave’s mom, searching the internet for various different recipes and tips, and lots of trial and error, I feel like I’m finally starting to find my groove when it comes to making homemade cinnamon rolls.

Today I’m sharing my super simple recipe that starts with a loaf of frozen bread dough, uses ingredients you most likely already have on hand, and tastes pretty darn good!

Simon’s Big Boy Room

posted by Andrea | 07/20/2015 | 14 comments

Simon literally “moved up” in the world… because he is now sleeping in his new big boy bedroom, which is upstairs by Nora’s bedroom.

The transition went pretty smoothly, and although we have lots more plans for this room, I’m excited to share our mini makeover (I still can’t believe it cost less than $150 to pull off!)

My “Quantity over Quality” Quick-Cleaning Tips

posted by Andrea | 07/17/2015 | 21 comments

Although there are definitely times for deep cleaning, I will be the first to admit that 9 times out of 10, I am most definitely a “QUANTITY over QUALITY” type of cleaner.

Today, I’m sharing 5 of my “quantity over quality” quick -leaning tips that have saved my sanity and allowed me to accomplish so much more around the house.

Welcome to the World Sweet Baby James!

posted by Andrea | 07/15/2015 | 70 comments

He’s finally here!

I’m so excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Dekker clan… James Robert Dekker

Waiting…

posted by Andrea | 07/13/2015 | 21 comments

Today officially marks 10 days PAST my due date — 41.5 weeks!

I’m sharing a few pictures, some updates, and answers to ALLLLLLLLL the questions I’ve been getting these past 2 weeks!

10 Uses for Glad Press ‘N Seal Plastic Wrap

posted by Andrea | 07/10/2015 | 29 comments

We always have at least 2 or 3 rolls of plastic wrap as I’ve found it comes in handy SO often (and not just in the kitchen).

Today, I’m sharing 10 different uses for my favorite type of plastic wrap (Glad Press ‘N Seal).

When You Have the Time… But Not the Energy

posted by Andrea | 07/8/2015 | 18 comments

When it comes to time management and productivity, I believe there are many ways we can learn to better utilize our time and learn to be more productive.

However, there’s also the factor of how much energy we have at various points in our lives — and that’s what I’m talking about today!

The Blogs I’m Reading (2015)

posted by Andrea | 07/6/2015 | 40 comments

Since I won’t be blogging as frequently for the rest of the summer, I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite blogs and bloggers with you.

This way, you’ll have a little extra reading material while I’m away from my computer enjoying my family and a little more free time!

My Favorite Make-Ahead-and-Freeze Meals

posted by Andrea | 07/2/2015 | 8 comments

With the impending arrival of a new baby any day now, I’ve been asked over and over again what types of meals I’m making ahead to alleviate the need for as much cooking later on.

Today, I’m sharing that list!

A Few Of My Favorite Things {July 2015}

posted by Andrea | 07/1/2015 | 13 comments

Happy July! It’s baby month in the Dekker house and we are officially ready and waiting.

I’m sharing a few more of my favorite things today… and as always, be sure to check out some of my favorite things from past months.