Target $50 Gift Card Giveaway


Beauty Tips for the New Year form Target! Whether your beauty goal this year is to take better care of your skin or try new beauty trends, Target has everything you need to replenish your beauty basics and embrace this season’s trends at affordable prices. Here are some great Beauty tips to help change up […]

Review: LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls Update

wool dryer balls

LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls I received a set of 9 wool dryer balls from LooHoo of Maine in December of 2012.  Here is my original review.  I became curious about the chemicals and effects of regular dryer sheets shortly before I started using dryer balls, and here is my post on the comparison between conventional […]

Cloth Diapering Essentials For The Frugal Parent

cloth diaper stash

Cloth Diapering Essentials For The Frugal Parent Having cloth diapered 3, soon to be 4 children, my hubby and I have heavily vetted what we consider to be cloth diapering essentials for the frugal parent.  We’ve tried most of the options on the market, with the exception of All-In-Ones.  While we have branched out somewhat […]

Asus Transformer Book Giveaway


Welcome to the New Year, New Tech Sweepstakes Organized by Budget Earth  I don’t know about you guys, but 2015 is so far off to a fantastic start! We are excited to see what great opportunities this year has to offer us. So many of you have told us you have new babies this year, […]

Natural Home Care: biokleen All Purpose Cleaner


Natural Home Care: biokleen All Purpose Cleaner Why biokleen All Purpose Cleaner? I have tried many natural home cleaners over the years.  My favorite was vinegar diluted with water, to be used in a sprayer, for table, counter top, toilet, sink and mirror cleaning.  Unfortunately, my spouse absolutely despises the smell of vinegar that lingers, […]

What’s on the tube? Netflix binging at its finest.


  My husband and I typically keep Netflix on in the background while we’re working, and I’ve been known to be so focused on my work to not notice that kids’ shows are playing.  I have a fantasy and sci fience streak a mile wide, and it’s reflected in my tv watching choices. Once Upon A Time […]

Expecting Mother Gift Basket

push pack, expecting mom gift basket

Celebrating Birth With An Expecting Mother Gift Basket Many repeat mothers to be already know what to pack in their hospital bags, but wouldn’t a PushPack be a great focal point as a gift, or a group gift, for an expecting mom? For a new mom who hasn’t yet experienced a postpartum hospital stay, this […]

My Trick For Washing A King Size Comforter At Home


Thinking about washing a king size comforter at home? Is washing a king size comforter at home without an enormous capacity washing machine even possible?  They’re enormous, and there is no way possible for me to get the comforter down below the agitator to close the lid properly.  So, I hemmed and hawed, and for […]

January 2015 Meal Plan

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What’s for dinner? Being pregnant and beaten down with a cold, meal planning just wasn’t happening for me this month.  I tried for days, but I just could not accomplish much.  Then two more family members came down as well, and I started searching for some soups, knowing that we’d been needing some warming soups! […]

Top Posts of 2014

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A round up of reader favorites from 2014, ranging from crafting, to DIY home projects, and housekeeping.  Like the blog, there’s something for everyone in this round-up.  I hope you find something wonderful that you may have missed, that you either have the opportunity to try or helps you in some way. Modge Podge Cardboard […]

Gamer’s Choice Giveaway


Gamer’s Choice Giveaway​ One lucky winner will receive a Xbox One or PS4 {winner’s choice}. Organized by: Iowa Mom. Do you have a video game lover amongst your family or friends who would absolutely love an Xbox One or PS4 for the holidays?  Then don’t miss out on your chance to enter to win and […]

Outlook Baby Must Haves Giveaway

Outlook Baby Giveaway

  Whether you are expecting your first or fourth child, you know there will be things you will need to help you make it through those early months with ease. Outlook has everything your baby needs to make those newborn months easier. New moms often need those little things the most. Things that add just […]

My New Baby Wish List

infant car seat

Expecting?  There are so many products on the market that are supposedly designed to help make the job of parenting easier.  We do our best to choose quality over quantity, because baby products are subjected to a lot of hard use.  While that’s not always possible, we’ve found over the years that our money was well […]

Jay Companies Hostess Set Giveaway

hostess sets giveaway

  Sponsored by Jay Companies Brought to you by Mom Powered Media Are you looking to set your table with some spectacular place settings for the upcoming holidays?  One lucky winner will receive a beautiful hostess set giveaway package that will complete your holiday tablescape, and is sure to make you smile.  A gorgeous beverage dispenser […]

Family Christian: Children’s Nativity Set Review and Gift Guide

childrens nativity

Disclosure:  I received a nativity for review purposes, and this post contains affiliate links.  I may earn a small commission if you purchase an item after clicking on a link within this post. Children’s Nativity Review There’s still time to find some great gifts and fabulous deals at Family Christian.  Our children were too old […]

Simple Advent Wreath


Our simple Advent wreath. Yes, it’s exactly that.  It isn’t much, but then it didn’t really need to be. For years, I struggled to find “the perfect Advent wreath.” When I finally gave in to the spirit of Advent and stopped searching for perfection,  a beautiful thing happened, I realized that I had enough. Advent […]

Makeup That Stays Put: e.l.f. Primer


 e.l.f. Essentials Eyelid Primer I’ve admitted on more than one occasion that I consider myself a novice when it comes to makeup.  I lead a fairly busy and active lifestyle, so melting or flaking makeup is not on my list of acceptable product qualities. I love e.l.f.’s eyelid primer so much, that I’ve even gifted it […]

Orange Cranberry Quick Bread


Orange Cranberry Quick Bread Looking for a new fall favorite?  This orange cranberry quick bread is moist, and bursting with citrus and cranberry flavor, that won’t overpower the non-cranberry lovers in your life.  My husband, who supposedly despises cranberries, ate multiple thick slices!  The four year old also really enjoyed the bread.  It keeps well, […]

Refinishing A Coffee Table

refinishing a coffee table

Refinishing A Coffee Table Refinishing a coffee table wasn’t very high on my list of priorities, until I took a really close look at this coffee table.  It was purchased at Crate and Barrel as a wedding gift 10+ years ago.  Many dogs, and three kids later, the coffee table had seen a lot of […]

Local Eats.

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Local Eats Instead of National Chains Hubby and I decided that we would make the leap and start avoiding most of the huge chains after more than one, “So, what do you want to eat?”  It’s been interesting!  We’ve been adventurous, and found lots of new restaurants that we had never been to in the […]