Uses for White Vinegar Around the House

Did you know there are so many uses for white vinegar around the house. This post shows many of the ways you can use white vinegar around the house.

In an effort to use products in my home that are safer for my family and safer for the environment, I've researched and learned so much about baking soda and white vinegar. Last month I shared 15 household uses for baking soda, so this month I want to focus on uses for white vinegar around the house. Much like baking soda it's very inexpensive to … [Read more...]

Oats Made Great Sweepstakes

Learn more about the Oats Made Great Sweepstakes and how you can win $250 by submitting how you make oats great!

As my mom used to tell me, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day!" And now years later, I sound just like my mom when I tell my children the exact same thing. I want my children to go to school with a full stomach so that their brains can work to their full potential and fuel them for the day of learning ahead. As much as I dislike … [Read more...]

How to Throw a Cinderella Party

With the new Cinderella movie (which I can't wait to see by the way) I wanted to throw a Cinderella Party!

This post is brought to you in partnership with Fandango. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When I heard that Disney was making a new, live action Cinderella movie, I guess you could say I was like a child waiting for Christmas. Growing up, I loved Cinderella. Even as a teen, my summers were filled with Disney films. Cinderella always topped … [Read more...]

Easy Individual King Cake for Mardi Gras

Make your own individual king cake using a popular grocery store treat to celebrate this Mardi Gras.

My daughter has lived on this earth for seven long years and never had a Twinkie. She didn't even know what a Twinkie was. I could've accepted this, knowing that she inherited my sweet tooth and has had plenty of exposure to other treats. I could have…had I not gone on and on about how amazing they are and then not been able to find them. But the … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Prepare for Tomorrow

How to Prepare for Tomorrow for a stress-free mornings.

This is a partnered post. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. For as long as I can remember, I've never been an early riser by choice. Most mornings I have to wake up before the light begins to break through the morning sky and this does not make me happy. In fact, I'd give most anything most days to stay snuggled underneath the warmth … [Read more...]

Romance After Kids: 7 Ways to Stay Connected

Romance After Kids - 7 Easy Ways to Stay Connected with Your Spouse

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I honestly don’t know how my husband and I made it through the three kids five and under stage. To put it quite frankly, there was no time for us. All of our time was devoted to the three little people who call us mom & dad. Every waking moment (and every sleeping … [Read more...]

Household Uses for Baking Soda

15 Fun and Unique Household Uses for Baking Soda

During all my research for the different household uses for baking soda, I would be lying if I said I was not completely impressed by the humble white powder that comes in the bright orange box. From what I've seen and read, it can be used in just about any room in your house. I've used baking soda before in an unusual way when I did the no-poo … [Read more...]

25 Red Velvet Recipes

Twenty-Five of the Best Red Velvet Recipes Found Across the Web

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to look at (and eat) all the beautiful red velvet recipes that can be found around the web. But go ahead and grab a napkin, y'all. Some of these pictures will have you drooling like a teething baby. [Don't say I didn't warn ya!] Red Velvet Recipes 1. Red Velvet Roll Cake … [Read more...]

Orange Sage Pork Chops

These Orange Sage Pork Chops make the best pork chops. Get the pork chop recipe at

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. The other day we were eating out at a restaurant (which we do more often than I'd like) and when I got the bill for my family of five I was kind of slapped in the face with the realization that we spend way too much money on food. We eat out mostly because we are super busy … [Read more...]

5 Fitness Tips for Kids

Melanie shares more about Fitness for Kids and how these printable exercise charts can help.

This is a partnered post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Our Christmas vacation was truly magical this year. Everyone was moderately healthy (an accomplishment for us), the kids were gracious and grateful, and I baked like crazy. Cookies, brownies and cakes for days... But, oh, that television. I feel like it was on non-stop for … [Read more...]