Fun Stay At Home Halloween Activities For Families

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. You can imagine my disappointment when I figured out that this year traditional Halloween activities would be cancelled.  I had planned on this being L’s first year to go trick or treating since he’s finally talking and ready to do this. However, 2020 had different plans and in an effort to make the most of the situation we are in I’m making some changes. To be honest, I’m actually extremely excited to do Halloween at home this year. I actually feel like at home Halloween could start new traditions that are actually better…

Day In The Life Of A Homeschooling Mommy Blogger

Things change and we have to learn to adapt to that change pretty quickly. I became a work at home mom 2 years ago and last year I became a work at home homeschooling mom. I’ve learned pretty quickly how…

What I’m Doing And Quit Doing In Quarantine

Ahhh, quarantine. This introvert loves quarantine and hates it at the same time and I’m sure you are wondering how that can be. I love it because I finally have a socially valid excuse for staying secluded in my home…

How To Create A Homeschool Schedule For Kindergarten

You’ve got your curriculum picked out, your supplies are ready to go, and you feel prepared to start homeschooling your kindergartner this year. Now all you need is a schedule to follow. I’ve got you covered. Today you are going…

Pajamas Are The New Mom Life Uniform

For years now the mom uniform has been yoga pants or leggings and t-shirts. However, there is a change happening right now in front of our eyes. And if I’m being honest I couldn’t be more excited about our new…

The Best Workbooks For Homeschooling Kindergartners

It’s a pretty big struggle right now in deciding to homeschool your Kindergartner. Not just because the current climate is forcing many families into this decision.  How long has it been since you were in Kindergarten? Do you remember everything…

The Best Homeschooling Advice For Beginners

I was reading an article the other day and in it they were talking about how 40% of parents are “very likely” to do at home schooling with their children in the fall. It got me thinking, with so many…

Super Easy and Quick Oatmeal Apple Crisp

When Fall hits I start craving all sorts of baked goods, but there is one baked good in particular that I absolutely love. That’s my husband’s Oatmeal Apple Crisp. One of our first dates included this crisp and let me just say, the way to my heart is through Apple Crisp evidently. There is only one ingredient that I have to actively keep stock of because the only time I use it is in this crisp. That’s apple pie filling. Because when I make actual Apple pie I make it from scratch. However, the quick and easy apple crisp is…

Delicious and Easy Spanish Tortilla

I have never visited Spain but oh, it is on my list of must go places in the future. A lot of this is simply because of the food. Jamon – a dry cured ham, Paella, Patatas Bravas, the cuisine…

Super Easy No Knead Crusty Bread

When quarantine hit sourdough bread became the “in” bread to make. I started a sourdough starter twice and both times neglected it by day 3 or 4. Five days to make bread is just far too long for my ADHD. …

Chicken and Penne With Butternut Squash Sauce

Have you ever had chicken defrosting in the fridge for a day or two when you suddenly realize you are missing ingredients for the meal the chicken was intended for? That was me yesterday and I had to come up…

5 Secrets To Getting Dinner On The Table Every Night

If I’m being honest the closest TV mom I am is Kitty Forman. I’m not always going to have a home cooked meal on the table for dinner every night, I like margaritas, and sometimes I lose it. It doesn’t…

Healthy Ways To Cure A Sweet Tooth Fast

I am a sweets person. I love my chocolate, cakes, ice creams, and unhealthy desserts just as much – if not more than – the next guy. You can imagine my disappointment when I realized the lifestyle changes we are…

5 Ingredient Meals For Easy Dinners

These days we are all feeling a bit busier than usual, probably because we are doing a bit more at home. When people are in the house all day the house gets messy faster, we have more dishes to do,…

10 Beautiful Beach House Kitchens

I’ve done quite a few posts on Beach House decor and all of them have been wildly popular. Since you love to look at different stylings for beach cottage and beach house decor I’ve decided to do a series focusing solely on different rooms. This post’s focus is on the kitchen. I personally love the clean look of beach house and beach cottage decor in kitchens. Neutral sands with bright and cool turquoise work perfectly with white cabinets and countertops giving you that beautiful clean design. If you are looking for ideas on how to decorate your kitchen in beach…

13 Cute & Easy Pumpkin DIY To Try This Fall

For most of my life I’ve felt that seasonal decorating is completely pointless. You put out a bunch of seasonal stuff at the beginning of the season, then box it up again for 9 months in storage. It just seemed…

How To Care For Your Cast Iron Pots and Pans

I love my cast iron skillet. The ability to go from stove top to oven, cook in one pan, and the diversity of types of dishes that can be cooked make the cast iron skillet and absolute must have.  Food…

What Should Be On Your Winter Cleaning Checklist

If you haven’t done Winter cleaning, like other seasonal cleanings, then you may be interested in finding out what should be on your checklist. Today I’m sharing what I personally do for my Winter cleaning. I also explain the importance…

12 Unique Scandinavian Styled Rooms

Scandinavian decor is a minimalist blend of modern design with natural elements. It focuses heavily on functionality of the pieces you do have in the home. Smart storage, cozy and natural textures, and clean lines make Scandinavian decor feel comfortable.…

11 Stylish Boho Chic Living Rooms

I’ve always enjoyed the look of bohemian decor. Every room is unique and reflects the personal styles of the owners well. Bohemian decor has a cozy cluttered look with focuses on comfortable fabrics, patterns, and colors. Boho chic decor typically…

12 Beautiful Beachy Bedrooms

I’ve been dreaming of a beach getaway for weeks now. To be honest I’ve been dreaming of moving to the beach and just spending the rest of my days soaking up as much vitamin D as possible. I’m sure there…

Cargo Shorts Are Sexy and Other Things We Love About Basic Dads

Recently Dude Dad released a video about the journey to become a basic dad and it went sort of viral. Of course I shared this video. The following is the conversation that took place between my husband and I a day or two later when he finally saw it. “I feel attacked!” Rob says. “Why?”  “Am I a basic dad?” Rob asks. “Yes, dear.” The gasp Rob released sounded exactly like the one released when a favorite celebrity dies. “Hun,” I explain, “You’ve always been a basic dad and I happen to think it’s sexy.” “I don’t believe you,” He…

What I’m Doing And Quit Doing In Quarantine

Ahhh, quarantine. This introvert loves quarantine and hates it at the same time and I’m sure you are wondering how that can be. I love it because I finally have a socially valid excuse for staying secluded in my home…

How To Have A Grateful Mindset

It can be pretty difficult nowadays to have a grateful mindset. Fact is the world just seems like it’s falling apart around us right now. 2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of people and to be honest,…

Daily Self Care With Self Love Languages

I recently read a blog post on what’s quickly becoming my favorite self care blog, Blessing Manifesting. The blog post talks about how you can get self care by doing activities that relate to your own love languages. The self…

When Getting Dressed Is Self Care

It’s time to be a bit honest here. For the past two years I’ve been struggling. My depression has taken over my life and I stopped truly taking care of myself. Sure I read, I binge watch TV shows, I…

We Went Vegan For 6 Months – What You Should Know

About a year ago my husband and I watched a couple of documentaries and made the decision to try eating only plant based food. After about 21 days I was feeling great and wrote this post here. I figured it’s…

How to Plan a Staycation – Plan a Vacation at Home

Lucky me my side gig doesn’t have anything for me this week. Which means it’s the perfect time for a staycation. I will not be leaving my house for anything. As I planned some personal time and self care I…

How To Build Trust With Your Audience

The biggest reason why bloggers fail at blogging is because they failed to build trust with their audience. For years people have been told to not trust everything you read and hear on the internet, this statement makes the job of internet marketers harder. If you want to earn money in selling products, services, or affiliate products you must build trust with your audience. You can recommend products to your heart’s content but if you don’t show your audience why they should trust your opinion the sales are just not going to come. Why Your Audience Needs To Trust You…

Why Your Product Business Needs A Blog

When you are selling products online it can be a bit difficult to market them. It’s harder if you’re not comfortable with selling. Using a blog can stop the icky feeling of selling but still build trust and showcase your…

7 Things Bloggers Should Stop Wasting Time On

As bloggers we are often looking for shortcuts and areas in our work that we can save time. We are busy with jobs, families, and trying to grow our business. Luckily I can help you with some time saving tips.…

How To Work From Home With Kids

Earlier this year we had what homeschoolers have dubbed as crisis schooling. As our country shut down to stop the spread of the virus a bunch of families were forced into online schooling for the remainder of the year. As…

Day In The Life Of A Homeschooling Mommy Blogger

Things change and we have to learn to adapt to that change pretty quickly. I became a work at home mom 2 years ago and last year I became a work at home homeschooling mom. I’ve learned pretty quickly how…

How To Create Your Perfect Audience For Your Blog

The first step that you should be focused on when you go to build an online business is creating your perfect audience. While it’s common to believe that you need to appeal to a broad audience this tactic doesn’t actually…

How I Use Tailwind To Drive Over 250,000 Pageviews A Month

Pinterest is a popular topic among bloggers for sure. However, Pinterest requires a bit of testing to see what best works for you.  I’m personally a big believer in using Tailwind but I know of other bloggers who swear by…

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