With the holidays fast approaching, you may be thinking that it’s too late to squeeze in some Christmas crafts. However, there are a number of relatively quick to make crafts that are perfect for this time of year. One of those being salt dough ornaments. The ornaments are quite easy to make and only require three ingredients. This is a great family craft, as everyone can choose the shapes of their decorations. Then the real fun comes when it’s time to paint them. Make them as fancy as you wish! Of course, you can also leave them unpainted if you choose. Looking for other ChristmasRead More →

As winter’s icy chill continues to have a firm grip on the land, it can be easy to succumb to the winter blahs. Depending on where you live, this may not even be an issue. After all, some areas barely get any winter weather. However, those who live in the colder Nothern climates know all too well how long and cold winter can be. When the wind is howling, the snow is blowing and the temperatures dip to a dangerous level, what is one to do? Here are 8 things to do when it’s too cold to go outside. 8 things to do when it’sRead More →

Christmas is just 20 days away! I am so excited. I have always loved Christmas. Part of what I love about this holiday is the leadup to it. From the first sighting of Christmas decorations in the store, which I admit happens a bit early now, setting out a plate of cookies Christmas eve, and the excitement of seeing everyone open their gifts. Christmas is just so full of joy, it’s hard not to be filled with Christmas spirit. Over the years, I have developed a few Christmas traditions. Some of these are throwbacks to my childhood, while others my husband, son and I have developed overRead More →

Summer reflections

Summer is nearing its end. The days are starting to become shorter and the temperatures aren’t quite what they used to me. The time has passed quickly and before it truly comes to an end, I thought I would share my feelings about this summer. While there is still nearly a month of summer left, with school starting next week, summer is basically over. Honestly, fall is in the air, and that is what sent me down the summer reflections path. Summer reflections I have to admit, I’ve never really taken the time to look back and reflect upon a summer before. They tend toRead More →

As crazy as it sounds, summer vacation can lead to summertime boredom. Kids are always so excited to get out of school, whether that happens in May or June. But what is a parent to do when their kid comes up and says “Mom, I’m bored!”? It may be easy to come up with things to do for the first few weeks, but after a while, it can be tough. So today, I am sharing some summer boredom busters to help kids and parents make it through the summer. These will be a mix of fun and educational activities that your child can participate in.Read More →

Bathrooms, like most spaces in your home, are susceptible to clutter. Extra towels, shampoo samples and those lipsticks you thought you would love all but now hate all take up space. It can be easy to overlook most of these items, thinking that one day you will use them. Have more than one bathroom? No worries! Tackle them one at a time or together. Today we are talking about how to declutter your bathroom. The time has come to get rid of those items. Reclaim that space! How to declutter your bathroom The starting point The best way to tackle this, or any other decluttering project,Read More →

May is coming to an end. The month has gone by surprisingly fast. I have to say it was a great month. May was a transition month in many ways. Winter comes to an end and spring makes its appearance. This was also the month where changes and goals were being implemented in my life. Embracing positivity in life I decided that I would share my favorite things in May. Black Currant & Quince Scented Candle This was a gift from a friend. I wasn’t sure about the scent at first. However, I threw caution to the wind and the candle was lit. Soon theRead More →

We all love our kids. We want them to have fun and succeed in life. Allowing them to explore the world, learn new things and even fail at times, is all part of being a parent. Finding a balance between being a kid and learning the ways of the world can be difficult. There are only so many hours in the day. So finding the time to teach your child a valuable skill after school, before sports practice and during the weekends when they just want to play, is the challenge for all parents. However, taking the time to teach your kids these life skillsRead More →

Clutter is a fact of life. Items are bought, used and often forgotten about. This creates clutter that fills up homes and makes life stressful. Like many homes, mine has its fair share of clutter. Getting rid of clutter can seem like a daunting task, yet it is possible to be successful in decluttering. In fact, this is not our first attempt at getting it under control. Yet it is so easy to become overwhelmed by the process of decluttering that many people give up before they make much progress. This is why I made specific decluttering goals this year. There are many different declutteringRead More →

Emergencies can happen at any time, to anyone. Being prepared does not mean you have to become a prepper. Having a basic kit on hand will lessen your stress during emergencies. What a kit contains can vary based on where you live and what natural disasters your area is prone to. Whether you buy an emergency bag or build your own, having this in your home can make a difference when an emergency happens. Building a home emergency kit is a good investment. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links I mayRead More →