February, 2014

Baby Week Giveaway #6: Angelcare Video Monitor

posted by Andrea | 02/11/2014 | 7 comments

Over the past 26 months, it’s safe to say that Nora has made good use out our Angelcare Monitor!

Dave and I love our Angelcare Monitor and are excited to have another one for baby #2. I’m also excited to be giving away their newest video monitor today!

Baby Week Giveaway #5: Glamourmom Nursing Gear

posted by Andrea | 02/11/2014 | 5 comments

I honestly can’t say enough fabulous things about all the Glamourmom products — specifically their Nursing Tanks and Nursing Tops (which I basically lived in for 18 months with Nora!)

I’m so excited to be giving away some of the newest Glamourmom nursing gear today!

Baby Week Giveaway #4: Svan Lyft Booster Seat

posted by Andrea | 02/11/2014 | 4 comments

Even though everyone told me kids created clutter, it was still surprising to me just HOW MUCH STUFF kids bring into our homes!

I’m always on the lookout for space-saving kid-friendly items… and I’m loving this Lyft Booster Seat that folds down flat and is super easy to use!

Baby Week Giveaway #3: LaundryTree SoapNuts

posted by Andrea | 02/11/2014 | 11 comments

Laundry is a never-ending chore for most families — especially families with lots of little kiddos.

However, with LaundryTree’s SoapNuts, you can make laundry just a bit simpler, and bit easier, and a whole lot nicer on the environment!

Baby Week Giveaway #2: Kushies Zolo Activity Mat

posted by Andrea | 02/11/2014 | 5 comments

The Kushies Zolo Activity Mat is one thing I wish we had for Nora — and I’m so excited to have one for Baby #2.

I’m also excited to share it with you, as any new baby you know is sure to LOVE this activity mat!

Baby Week Giveaway #1: My Favorite Baby Essentials Prize Pack

posted by Andrea | 02/11/2014 | 30 comments

It’s time to celebrate Baby Dekker #2  here on the blog, and what better way to do that than with 12 fabulous giveaways — valued at over $1500!

This first giveaway is simply a thank-you gift from me, and is FILLED with all MY favorite baby essentials (plus an Amazon gift card for anything else you might want!)

Preparing for Baby #2 with Less than $100

posted by Andrea | 02/10/2014 | 22 comments

It’s time to celebrate Baby Dekker #2 here on the blog, and what better way to do that than with a week of fun baby-related posts and giveaways!

Since most of you seem to like a good “frugal-living” post, I’m kicking off Baby Week with a detailed post about how I acquired everything we needed for our newest addition with a self-imposed budget of $100 — and that includes the nursery renovations!

Living Simply With Lots of Extra Space

posted by Andrea | 02/7/2014 | 36 comments

Over the last few years of sharing pictures of our home and yard, I’ve received many emails from readers asking how we organize all the extra spaces we currently aren’t using on a daily basis — and not just let them get all cluttered up with junk.

So today, I’m sharing some tips that have been helpful for us as we’ve tried to live simply despite our extra space.

One Month…

posted by Andrea | 02/6/2014 | 24 comments

My due date is officially less than one month away!

On one hand, 1 whole month seems like an eternity to be so physically huge and uncomfortable… But on the other hand, with only 1 month left, I feel like there’s a whole lot of mental and emotional preparations that I need to make.

Doing What You Love: An Unexpected Journey to My Dream Job

posted by Andrea | 02/5/2014 | 31 comments

Since February is the month of love, I thought it might be kind of fun for all of us to sit back and reflect on what we would absolutely LOVE to do if we could do anything in the whole world.

I’m also sharing my story of how I accidentally and somewhat unexpectedly stumbled upon my dream job 7 years ago (without really knowing it)!

Our New Favorite Cheese Broccoli Soup

posted by Andrea | 02/4/2014 | 11 comments

With all the frigid temperatures here in West Michigan lately, I found that we were craving warm comfort foods like soup and homemade bread — so since I hadn’t made Cheese Broccoli Soup all winter yet, I decided to give it a go with a new recipe for us.

I made a few tweaks and can personally say that I think they made a big difference — and this is now our “go-to” Cheese Broccoli Soup recipe!

A Few of My Favorite Things {February 2014}

posted by Andrea | 02/3/2014 | 28 comments

After skipping the month of January (I had too many other posts I wanted to write) I’m back with more of my favorite things. I had such a long list of things I wanted to share with you — but I just picked a few and will save the rest for next month!

As always, be sure to share your “favorite things” in the comments — I’ve found a lot of new products I love thanks to YOUR recommendations!