Being a stay at home mom is a job in and of itself! Running a house and taking care of the kids has you running from the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed – and sometimes even sleep isn’t a guarantee! But what happens if you want to save for something special? Or you just want to help your family pay down some debt. You can’t afford to pay out for childcare and get an office job but you really want to make a bit of extra money. If that sounds familiar then one of these side hustles mightRead More →

Tigeropolis a great wildlife conservation book for kids

I have always been an avid reader. For as long as I can remember my favorite way to relax has been reading a good book. There is something soothing about leaving the real world behind and immersing yourself in a well written story. Of course I wanted to share this love with my children as they grew! Although getting them interested in reading was a challenge in the beginning I am happy to say that my oldest is now an huge bookworm and my youngest? Well, she’s getting there! Getting my kids to enjoy reading is due in large part to books like Tigeropolis: CaughtRead More →

fabfitfun spring box

It’s that time of year again! This 2019 FabFitFun Spring Box officially marks one year since I subscribed. A full year of FabFitFun has certainly opened my eyes to a lot of products I wouldn’t have tried otherwise. I have loved some items and not been as fond of others which is to be expected. But! I love the surprise and fun that comes with every box that shows up! Signing up for FabFitFun was a wild leap of faith a year ago, one more step on my personal journey. It was part of my mission to treat myself more often and I am happyRead More →

running shoes

With most sports the more serious you get about your performance the more complicated your training gets. Running is no exception to this.  When we first took up running as a part of our overall lifestyle change our goals were simple – be able to run around the block, complete a 5k. Seemed easy enough right? It was and it wasn’t! There were challenges to face. I had to learn about running with asthma, there were injuries to overcome and we both learned about the importance of a good pair of shoes! But, that was nothing compared to what we had to learn when weRead More →

Keto Chocolate Candies

Like most people, I enjoy a treat now and then! This is especially true during special times of the year. Whether is a seasonal holiday such as Christmas, Easter or Valentines Day or a celebration like a birthday or an anniversary some days require dessert! Thankfully, Keto is a way of eating that has so many possibilities when it comes to desserts that it can be hard to pick which one I want to make. In fact, part of the reason I have been so successful on Keto is due to the ability to substitute old favorites with healthier but just as delicious options. TheseRead More →

DIY Easter Craft Featured image

Decorating for Easter can be so much fun! Between the sweet pastel colors and abundance of cute animals, Easter makes my crafting heart sing. Crafting my own seasonal and holiday home decor has become an activity I really look forward too. Not only does this activity allow me to nurture and expand my creative muscles but it lets me bring seasonal joy to my home without costing my family a fortune. This DIY Easter craft is no exception! Created entirely by materials from the Dollar store and a glue gun this is a project that anyone can try! DIY Easter Craft, The Cutest Bunny you’llRead More →

Marathon Training, the journey of a first timer

Running was a hobby that my husband and I started over a year ago. At first, it was a simple way to get active after we decided to change our lifestyles. For the sake of our children, we knew that we could not continue down our previous path. We were unhealthy and that wasn’t the sort of example we wanted to set for our children.  Of course, we had no idea the journey this decision would take us on! Although I am still content to train for a faster 5k time my husband has moved on. After a half marathon last fall he has setRead More →

Hanging Herb Garden a simple DIY project that can breath life into your home!

Growing an herb garden has been a project I’ve wanted to take on for a very long time! Having fresh herbs available for cooking or drying has become something I’ve thought about even more since starting Keto. I’ve had to spend a lot more time learning to season meat and vegetables as well as bake from scratch. I’ve found that fresh herbs are decidedly better than older dried ones but they can be expensive to buy. The idea for this hanging herb garden came from numerous inspiration photos on Pinterest. Not only does this design fulfill my desire for fresh herbs but it also takesRead More →

Is Keto Hard to stick to?

When my husband came home and told me about wanting to start Keto I thought he was crazy. Surely there were better ways to get healthy! I had no idea how much it would change my life. Keto might not have been directly responsible for some of these changes but it was definitely the starting point and deserves a lot of credit. Being successful with Keto gave me the confidence to try other life changes I had previously thought impossible. Eating this way made me feel better in general but it also made me realize that I was strong enough to follow through with otherRead More →

Should I Get a Fitness Tracker?

Running is a hobby you can enjoy with pretty small startup costs – some good shoes to prevent injury and you’re good to go! Technically you don’t need to track anything while you run and sometimes just running for the love of it is worthwhile. At some point, you’ll probably want to start measuring your progress and working towards some running goals. When I first started running I was happy to use my phone and the multiple free applications available to do this. But the farther I ran and the more involved I got with the sport the more information I wanted. It won’t beRead More →