When we moved into our home I knew right away that I wanted to change the front yard. The front garden was nothing but stones and some pretty ugly bushes. That was probably some pretty good luck for us since everyone knows that creating curb appeal is a great way to increase the price of your home! During that first summer, we made a few changes, we put in a little pond and ripped up those ugly bushes. Small changes but enough to make me happy! Creating Curb Appeal to Upgrade Your Home Unfortunately, this small bit of progress quickly fell back into chaos. WeRead 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 →

5 ways to use your perfect picture

For many bloggers, photography ends up being a hobby of necessity. You take up blogging because you love to write but all the guides tell you that you need really great pictures too! Maybe you don’t have the most amazing camera (I use my phone!) but you find yourself setting up photo shoots and learning about lighting anyways. You learn that the real rule of photography is to take 1 million shots and hope that at least one turns out. Pretty soon your phone’s memory is taken up with a thousand duplicate photos as you hunt for that one perfect shot. And sometimes you reallyRead More →

Goose Creek Scented Candles - Blueberry Cheesecake

I have a confession to make. I have always liked candles but I have never considered myself a ‘candle person’. In fact, in our household, it’s my husband that’s always loved candles. We can’t go into a store without him picking up at least one. I enjoyed the candles, but let’s face it – most of them are quite expensive with very little benefits. In my experience, scented candles smell great for a few minutes and then fade away which makes their price tag a bit dubious right? It also made me a little bit wary about trying higher priced candles. Why should I spendRead More →

gain blog traffic with these simple tips

If you are looking for simple ways that you can better yourself, then you might want to start small. Things like drinking enough water, exercising and getting the right amount of sleep are great places to start. But, if you’re looking for something a little bit bigger, then you might want to try something that will further your ultimate goals. We have come up with a few things you can do to better yourself, so keep reading to find out what they are. Self Improvement – 3 Paths you can take. This is a collaborative post. This post may contain affiliate links. If you makeRead More →

Valentine's Day gift guide unicorns

Coming up with gift idea’s can be challenging, especially if you don’t want to follow the tried and true chocolate and flowers route. Don’t get me wrong I love both chocolate and flowers, in fact, I probably love chocolate more then I should with my keto lifestyle! But! Every now and then it’s nice to give or receive something a little bit different. If you are stuck for idea’s – either for your significant other or for yourself (because why not make Valentine’s day special even if you don’t have a significant other?!?) Then this Valentine’s Day gift guide is here for you! Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.Read More →

Wooden Watches for Women

I’ll be honest, I never used to put a lot of thought into the accessories I used with my outfits. To be frank I never really bothered with them at all. As long as I had a shirt and some pants I was fine. Adding necklaces, watches and bracelets seemed frivolous and unnecessary. What I didn’t realize at the time was that this lack of care wasn’t so much because I didn’t like the items but because I didn’t want to pull attention to myself. I didn’t like myself so why should I bother trying to look pretty? When we started our healthier lifestyle I alsoRead More →

home improvment goals for 2019, sunset on the backyard

The end of the year is closing in and I have decided to set some home improvement goals for 2019! It’s pretty crazy how fast 2018 went by! We managed to get a lot done this year as a family. Both in our personal lives and in our home. In 2018 we managed to stick with our keto eating plan, explored yoga and strength training and fell in love with running. We also replaced our terrible carpets with new laminate flooring and repainted several rooms in the house. I even got around to finally creating that family photo wall I have been thinking about forRead More →

dealing with holiday stress

There is no getting around the fact that this is a crazy time of year. While summer can be hectic with the kids home from school there is nothing quite like the endless parade of holiday’s that show up when they go back. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Valentine’s Day it can start to feel like the world just got a little bit too busy a little bit too quickly. Dealing with holiday stress can be a challenge for all of us! Don’t get me wrong – I love the holidays! I love the cheerful fun decorations, the spirit surrounding them and theRead More →

Getting Your Kids outside and having fun again, a kid on a swing

We all remember what it was growing up. You got home from school, did your homework and went outside until supper. Sometimes later if you could get away with it! We know getting your kids outdoors is important but times have changed. For various reasons kids just don’t get outside as much as they used too! Even schools have begun restricting recess time. At my children’s school, they only get 15 minutes a day to play outside despite research that shows such down-time is more beneficial then piling on more desk work. When I went to school we got two 15 minute breaks plus oneRead More →