March was by far my best reading month so far this year. I have to admit, I’m actually surprised by how many books I got through. Especially when the beginning of the month was filled with slow reads. However, thanks to setting aside daily reading time, and a lot of determination to put as big of a dent as possible in my huge TBR, I managed to pull off a large reading spree at the end. Once I picked up one book, I blew through it and moved right on to the next. March in books is the continuation of a monthly series that showcasesRead More →

There is something about baked goods with raisins in them that make my mouth water. Especially if there is a healthy dose of cinnamon as well. When it comes to breakfast, muffins reign supreme in our house. They are a delicious option to grab in the morning, or for a snack during school or work. There are plenty of different muffins out there to make. One of our favorites is oatmeal raisin muffins. They are the perfect combination of moist texture, with a strong cinnamon raisin taste. If you are looking for an easy delicious recipe for the family to try, then this is forRead More →

With the arrival of spring, gardening season is just around the corner. Depending on where you live, the start of the growing season varies quite a bit. For the most part, a lot of people are heading into the gardening season in the next few weeks. As the temperatures rise and the snow melts away, it is time to do some garden planning. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a beginner gardener, these tips can help you reach your full gardening potential. What to grow The first question you need to ask yourself is what do you want to grow? Are you aiming toRead More →

It can be easy to overlook your digital life when working through decluttering your things. The truth is, it’s easier to see the physical clutter in our homes and that is why digital clutter is sometimes overlooked. It is just as important to perform a digital declutter, as it is to declutter your bathroom, kitchen or laundry room. In order to truly declutter your life, you need to ensure that all aspects of it are tackled. So today, let’s talk about doing a digital declutter. Email We all have email accounts. Perhaps some of us even have more than one. Do you still need thatRead More →

There are quite a few blogging awards out there. I have been fortunate enough to have been nominated for several of them, including the Mystery Blogger Award, The Versatile Blogger Award, and the Sunshine Blogger Award. Now, thanks to Victoria from Victoria Austin, I have been nominated for the Liebster Award. I love that the blogging community is so supportive. Blogging Awards like these really help to show you are reaching other people and they appreciate all the hard work that goes into your blog. The Rules Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their post Answer the 11 questions theyRead More →

Crackers are a favorite snack for my family. Much like with muffins, there are so many different flavors of cracker out there, that it’s hard to choose, let alone get tired of eating them. However, among all of those crackers, cheese crackers are our ultimate favorite. However, there came a point where I wanted to try to make crackers from scratch. After searching through multiple recipes online, I stumbled upon one for cheese crackers. After making a few times, I modified this recipe to what works best for my family. These homemade cheese crackers are packed with flavor and provide a lot of snacking potential.Read More →

March is here and that means it’s time to set up my goals for the month. I don’t know about you, but February went by far too quickly. Of course, it is a short month, but even so, it did seem to come and go before I really had time to really appreciate it. Even when the previous month flies by, I always look forward to a new month. It means I have a new set of goals to work towards and new opportunities to explore. March goals are a bit similar to February’s, but I am working on adding a new thing each month,Read More →

February has come to a close. The month was short, however, that didn’t stop me from getting plenty of reading done. Back in January, I decided to share my thoughts on my monthly reads. In doing this, I hope to inspire people to read more, while tackling my large TBR. I have to say, I’m pretty happy with how much I read in February given that it’s the shortest month of the year. February in books is the second in an ongoing series about the books I read in a month. The post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchaseRead More →

Crafting comes in many forms and can be enjoyed by all ages. For many years, as a kid, I made bead necklaces and bracelets. From there I moved on to a variety of crafts but never stuck with any of them. For a good long time, I didn’t even think about crafting. Perhaps an idea would pop into my head, yet I never saw it through. However, recently I have been wanting to get back into crafting and not knowing where to start, I went through various blogs for inspiration. Many crafts spoke to me, yet I did not pick up any of them. Then,Read More →

It is said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Yet this area can fall into a cluttered mess just as easily as the rest of the home. I know my own kitchen suffered from clutter for years. Performing a kitchen declutter will help this area become more functional. After all, nobody enjoys digging through overflowing cupboards and drawers trying to find that one item needed to prepare dinner. Kitchen declutter tips Whether you have a large or small kitchen, it can be beneficial to clear everything out of it first. That may mean piling those items up in another room or coveringRead More →