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 →

saving money a matter of habit

Every family is subject to its own financial struggles, It just seems to be a part of life.  It’s the solution that can be troublesome to find! Saving money is one of those things that everyone’s got their own opinion about. For some, it feels like too much of an effort. For others, saving money is a way of life, even if it’s just for a few pennies. But how exactly can you tighten your belt for the sake of your whole family? We have explored a few ways to do this on the blog in the past, including couponing, meal planning and even earningRead More →

weight maintenance after keto

So you worked hard, you played by the keto rules and it all paid off. You have reached your goal weight! But, now what? This is a very common question and one worth asking. You spent a great deal of time and effort getting to where you are now and you certainly don’t want to throw it all away! Weight maintenance after keto looks different for many people but it doesn’t have to be scary! You have learned a lot on your keto journey and it will help guide you for the rest of your life. The first thing you have to realize is that youRead More →

your summer of almost free family fun, beach picture

Summer is the perfect time to get outside, soak up the rays, live life to the fullest and stay out later than normal (say, 9:15 instead of 9:00 – crazy right?). The issue is, while summer is meant to be a time of fun-filled family adventure, it’s also a constant reminder that you could be having way more fun if you had a bank balance that allowed it. We all stare wistfully at the vacation pictures our friends post on the various social media outlets. But, Don’t worry, this can be your summer of almost free fun! If you’re like our family, you’re already wonderingRead More →

reasons why you might struggle financially

Everyone has trouble with money from time to time and it’s always good to look for creative ways you might save.  But for some, it often feels as though it’s a hole they will never climb out of. If you are someone who seems to struggle financially, then the underlying problems might be something worth looking for. You might discover that you are actually able to improve your finances if you look at what you are doing on a basic level. In this collaborative post, we will look at some of the possible reasons that you struggle with your finances, along with some great solutions forRead More →

faux stained glass

Stained Glass has been one of those artsy projects I have wanted to try my entire life. Of course, it’s not exactly something that you can do from home. At least not my home. I have neither the tools or the space to figure out how to cut glass. Never mind the leading! Imagine how happy I was to learn that I could make faux stained glass! It might not be real stained glass but I wanted to give it a try anyway! Sometimes when you try new projects things go as planned, other times there are challenges. Faux stained glass turned out to beRead More →

4th of July Sand Art

With the 4th of July coming up I knew I wanted to do a fun little craft to celebrate. We don’t go all out for household decoration for these holidays the way we do for Christmas and Halloween but it’s nice to put a few small touches here and there. Of course, me being me, I turned to the Dollar Tree for inspiration and came up with this very easy, very cheap but very pretty 4th of July Sand Art vase and centerpiece. The Dollar Tree has been my go-to source for fun holiday decorations for a while now. With everything priced at a dollarRead More →

whole family active

We may as well be honest with ourselves. We could all stand to be a little healthier in our day to day lives. Likewise, we could all stand to spend more time together as a family; engaging in a balanced diet of activities which will not only enrich our lives and bring us closer together but ensure that we are as fit and healthy as we can be. Given that most of us spend 8-10 hours a day sitting (which can have some pretty serious repercussions for our health) in an air-conditioned office under fluorescent lighting, by the time we get home from work mostRead More →

Organizing a blog using a daily planner

I’m a huge fan of Bullet Journals and Planners. We have done previous posts about how to pick the perfect Bullet Journal, How to make beautiful pages even if you’re not an artist and to help you decide if you need a Journal or a Planner. All of these posts have been received very well, but I get a lot of questions about keeping a blog organized using a daily planner. I started making the attempt to be better organized at the beginning of this year with a magnetic fridge organizer. After finding that this small amount of organization gave me peace of mind, IRead More →

a rushing stream

Making fathers day special can be a bit of a challenge in our house! Although we don’t do anything expensive for Mother’s or Father’s day we do try to make it special. Since Mother’s Day falls during the school year it’s pretty simple. The kids always make things for me at school and I take the night off cooking while my husband BBQ’s. But, Father’s day falls when my kids are out of school, so he misses out on the cute things they would be bringing home. Last year the school held a Donuts with Dad day right before school let out. But this year,Read More →