face painting tips for halloween

It’s no secret that I love working on art projects! Oil painting has been a love of mine for a while and my foray into pour painting was great fun as well! It seemed only natural that I have some face painting fun come Halloween and while I have done some face painting in the past I have gone out of my way this year to try a different type of paint and some new techniques! This makes it worthy of a Learn Something New article for face painting tips in my opinion! My kids love going out on Halloween with face paint. Not onlyRead More →

It was bound to happen eventually! No matter how careful you are and no matter what sport you choose to take part in being active always carries the risk of injury. That said, I think the health benefits of being active far outweigh the risk. Being fit and active might mean I have to deal with the occasional angry muscles or joint but I will take that over the deteriorating long-lasting effects of a more sedentary lifestyle any day! In my case, the injury that chose to plague me is Peroneal Tendonitis and if I am honest I brought it on myself. Running after peronealRead More →

gain blog traffic with these easy to follow tips

More and more people are picking up blogging as a personal venture. You can’t blame them really! Blogging is a fun and fulfilling hobby, especially if you already enjoy writing. A love of writing (but a dismal track record when it came to finishing a book) is part of the reason I chose to start!  A blog can provide you with a space to share your personal thoughts, journal what you’re up to, or just vent. But there is a chance for it to be even more if you want it too! Though knowing how to gain blog traffic can be a bit of a challengeRead More →

keto macros, products useful on a keto diet

Starting a new way of eating can be daunting. There are terms to learn, rules to follow and sometimes entirely new methods of cooking! It’s very easy to get overwhelmed and lost in the chaos of starting out. I have found that this is especially true if you are embracing Keto. When my husband and I started eating Keto we found it best to stick to the basics at first and learn as we went. Some people, however, prefer to have all the information right from the start! Whether you ‘re new to Keto or just looking to learn more then this article is forRead More →

creating a comfortable workspace in your home

Working from home is one of those things a lot of people dream about. Someday they say, I will get to sit down in my pajamas and make some money from the comfort of my own home! It’s a worthy dream to have and in today’s society becoming more and more plausible. Not only do a lot of companies offer remote work that can be done from anywhere but the expanding influence of bloggers (like myself!) are catching the eyes of bigger brands. Working from home might not be the pipe dream that it was in the past! There are some challenges to overcome when electingRead More →

fabfitfun fall box packaging

As part of my self-care routine this year I signed up to receive the fabfitfun box! While buying yourself things like this might not seem like like self-care on the outside I have found that it really helps me. For so many years I neglected myself when it came to pampering. I would buy things for the kids and if my husband wanted something I never said no, but when it came to myself? I would hold back from splurging in order to save money. Now, saving money is important when your family runs on a budget, but, taking care of yourself is important too. SometimesRead More →

dollar store halloween vase header

But Kristin! You have already done a Dollar Store craft post this month! I know..but it’s the month of Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday! One craft is not enough! You can probably expect more than one for Christmas too. Just think of it as a bit of extra fun. Plus, the Dollar Tree this year had so many great Halloween items that you’re all probably lucky I didn’t do an entire month of Halloween crafts. If it wasn’t for my self-imposed Dollar Store budget while shopping I probably would have. The entire house would end up a Halloween wonderland. For the sake of my husband’sRead More →

sunrise header for unique shopping experiences at auctions

When I was a little girl I remember attending a few auctions with my family. Some of the time these were farm sales where we kept an eye out for good quality used saddles and other horse equipment (horses are an expensive hobby!) Other times we went out looking for antique furniture and household items. While it was certainly fun to go to these auctions in person and they provide a unique shopping experience I have to say that the convenience of online bidding now that I am an adult also has its perks! Auctions kind of feel like a competitive yard sale and I’m not sureRead More →

glow in the dark Halloween wreath from the DollarTree

When it comes time to decorate for the holiday’s nothing it more exciting and fun than making them yourself! Not only do I get to be creative and spend an afternoon playing around with art supplies but its generally cheaper in the long run too. Especially if you scavenge your local dollar store for materials and ideas. If you have spent any time on this blog then I’m sure you already know how much I adore the Dollar tree when it comes to crafting and today’s glow in the dark Halloween wreath is no exception! With Halloween right around the corner its the perfect time to stock upRead More →

Keto pumpkin pecan pie on a plate will fall leaves surrounding it.

I admit that when I was younger the prospect of pumpkin pie wasn’t much motivation. I generally preferred an apple pie. As I got older, however, the mild but distinctive flavor of pumpkin has grown on me. With fall coming up I knew I had to try and give our pumpkin pecan pie a sugar-free facelift. Following a keto diet has brought with it so many great changes to our health and lifestyle that I would keep eating this way even if I couldn’t convert my favorite recipes. But… being able to do so makes it a lot easier to stick with! Should we eat KetoRead More →