I have become a big fan of journaling and planning over the last year. Keeping up with my goals and daily tasks have brought a tremendous sense of peace to my life. Being able to wake up in the morning, open my journal or planner and see exactly what needs to be accomplished that day helps keep the stress of trying to remember it all to a minimum. But, I recognize that creating a bullet journal or keeping up with a regular planner can be time-consuming and challenging for many people. Journaling for busy families requires a less time-consuming method. Something that takes only minutesRead More →

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At some point this summer I realized that all the photo’s in our home were outdated. We have changed so much and gone on so many fun adventures that I really felt like it was time to add some new memories to the walls. I can’t really remember the last time I ordered a photo print! I just shared them on social media and saved them to google photos and that was that. But it would be nice to have an actual physical copy – and a family photo wall is a wonderful way to decorate your home! Of course, I have also been aRead More →

cards from the dollar tree

Anyone who has read this blog for any length of time knows about my undying affection for the Dollar Tree. I am sorry but a store where everything is a dollar? Yes, please. My trips to the Dollar tree have become something of a family joke. Comments like “Mom’s going to the Dollar Tree, better bring the tablet’s we’re going to be a while!” are uttered by the kids on a regular basis. But, it always astounds me just what I can find at the Dollar Tree. Last spring I got the cutest Fairy Garden figures and the spring wreath on my front door gotRead More →

review of the renaissance resort at world golf village

I can’t remember the last time that our family got to go on a real deal vacation! For the most part, we fill our summers with day trips and local attractions. There are many fun memories to be made, but a part of me has always wanted to see something new. Thanks to the wonderful Marriot rewards program and the points my husband has managed to accumulate while traveling for work, we were able to stay at this beautiful resort. I couldn’t have imagined a nicer getaway. I knew as soon as we left that I had to do a review of the Renaissance ResortRead More →

FabFitFun summer box review

I enjoyed my Spring FabFitFun Box so much that I couldn’t wait for this one to arrive! This year I am making a real effort to be a bit kinder to myself. This includes doing things like Yoga (I use the FabFitFun TV included with my box subscription for instructional videos I can follow along with at home), eating healthier and spoiling myself once in a while. This FabFitFun summer box review is the second box that I have received and reviewed here on the blog.  I picked FabFitFun because I like that I receive full-sized products from a wide variety of categories. If you areRead More →

Siteground Hosting Review

Tales From Home has now been running for more than a year. The journey blogging has taken me on is one that I never anticipated. I see a lot of people questioning the wisdom of starting a blog and I am here to say that its a journey I will never regret taking. Part of starting a blog is deciding on your blog host and after a year of dealing with SiteGround, I finally feel qualified to make this SiteGround hosting review. SiteGround Hosting Review This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase after following one of my links then I mayRead More →

Aftershokz Review

Going for my run each day is an activity that I really look forward too. But, I also know that logging so many hours on the road bring’s with it some danger. Especially, if like many runners, you enjoy listening to music while you run. Being aware of your surroundings while you run is very important. If you run in residential neighborhoods then you have to be aware of whats going on around you. Car’s, loose dogs and sometimes even other people can pose a threat to your safety if you don’t notice what they’re doing. When my husband came up with the idea of tryingRead More →

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I have never had a subscription box before. I certainly wanted to try one. But I felt guilty spending money on myself when I had a family to take care of. If you can relate to that feeling then I hope you also realize just how wrong that is. It took me a long time to learn this – but spending money on yourself isn’t wrong. Feeling good about yourself, doing something just for you is okay. When we feel good about ourselves we become better people. We are happier, kinder and more patient. This year I am trying very hard to work on howRead More →

It’s no secret that I love survey sites. Don’t get me wrong, taking surveys is not my favorite thing to do! But it’s an easy way to save some extra money for the Holidays and that I do love.  Recently I have come across yet another site that can make you some extra cash if your willing to put a little bit of time into it – SurveyJunkie! As always I want to say that doing surveys online is not a get rich quick endeavor. That said I was able to make $1000 in 6 months when I really wanted to save for something.  SoRead More →

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2018 was to get Organized. Keeping the house from dissolving into Chaos (especially since having children) is an area of my life that I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. I know I am not alone in this but I am determined, this year will be better. This year I will figure out how to get the house working like the well-oiled machine I know it can be. Getting Organized in 2018 As the first step in this project, I went searching for a magnetic calendar and organizer for the fridge. Originally I wantedRead More →