Friday, March 24, 2017

What We Mean When We Say We Need a Break


As a stay-at-home mom of two small children, when I say that I need a break, I’m not talking about wanting a vacation or a treat as a reward for doing my job. Needing a break doesn’t mean that I’m seeking a respite from my responsibilities or that I want to put my feet up. It means that I need a moment to feel like a human being in the midst of a relentless life where I don’t belong to myself anymore; where I give my love and energy away, every moment of my existence, and can’t figure out how to keep any for myself.
We’re all very aware of men who don’t understand the point of giving the mother of his children a break. They go to work all day and they don’t have fun at work, do they? When they come home and their wives say, “I need a break,” they think,When do I get a break? I just worked all day and now I have to come home and give my wife a break?
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Monday, March 13, 2017

How I Easily Organized My Junk Drawers



We all have them, no one is immune. That one or two drawers that everything gets put into when it doesn't have a home. I happen to have a few of these drawers in my house, and here is the proof!




This is one of the 'junk' drawers in my kitchen. Do you remember those cute I Spy books that you would spend hours looking at when you were younger trying to find all of the items in the picture? Well that's how I felt every time that I would open this drawer. I could never find what I was looking for. I keep my instruction manuals for all of my appliances in this drawer and it had become so over run with 'stuff' that they would always fall out the back of the drawer into the cupboard below. There are playing cards, wax for candle warmers, push pins, a light bulb, a golf ball, lots of magnets that I made, and even garbage! It was pushing me over the edge every time that I needed something and I couldn't find it because this is what I had to deal with, so......


Can I get an AMEN! I am new to the de-junking thing and getting rid of unnecessary things that just bog me down and clutter up my life. My sister-in-law Heather (you can check her our at her blog here)was in town this past week and helped me get started on cleaning things out and de-cluttering my home. At first it was hard, like ripping a bandage off real slow. It stung and the hoarder in me had a hard time letting some things go, however as we kept going it became freeing and I soon became excited to go through my whole house. 

I am not a professional organizer at all and Heather had gone home so I decided that I would try something small to start off with. Baby steps. And this is what I came up with.


Ah so much better! It is so nice to be able to get into this drawer and be able to find things. My kids get into this drawer all of the time to find batteries and odds and ins and now they can find things easily and without destroying everything.



Friday, February 24, 2017

How to Grow a Lemon Tree from Seed Easily in Your Own Home



I love to have fresh lemons and limes in my fridge at all times. No never really know when you will need one when you have a craving for a yummy recipe that calls for fresh lemons or limes. I think that this is the best idea ever and I can't wait to try it in my own home.

We all are aware of the fact all citrus fruits are rich in magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium vitamins. They are also rich in sugar – so managing how much citrus fruits you are eating is imperative when you are trying to maintain a balanced diet. Some citrus fruits are very easy to grow than others. Fortunately, two of the best fruits can be grown in your own yard. If you grow them all by yourself, you can notice the difference in the fruit’s freshness and quality.You will be able to keep your body very healthy and away from chemical contamination which is usually associated with non-organic growing. In the following part of the article we will present you how to grown citrus fruits in your own yard.
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Monday, February 6, 2017

A few cute door hanger's for Valentine's Day!


Ah the day that has been set aside for love is just around the corner! Are you ready? I have to admit that sometimes I don't want to even decorate for Valentine's Day. I mean it is just after the holidays and I feel like I am all decorated out. Plus my birthday is at the end of January and I don't like to have holiday decor out during my birthday. Sometimes it feels like my house is always decorated for something and it can feel overwhelming sometimes.

However alas, it is for a very special holiday after all. I think that celebrating your love for your special someone and your family and friends should get the most attention. Valentine's Day should be every day. We need so much love in this world full of hate and pain, and when you think of it that way then pulling out my love decor isn't that hard to do after all.

First of all I think that a beautiful front door is not only catchy for the eyes, but it is inviting and I don't know about you but I smile when I see cute doors all decorated for the holiday's.

Here are a few of my favorites.


I couldn't get a link for this one because it was sold on Etsy and is no longer there, but isn't this so cute! This would be so easy to make as well.




The cute lady who made this wreath Christine said, “I took a wire hanger and took it apart and shaped it into a heart, having the twisty ends meet at the center of the heart top. I then took strips of the Hello Luscious fabrics and tore and cut them into 7″ strips. I varied on the width of the strips from about an inch to a half inch. You don’t have to be too precise. Also some of the edges were cut with pinking shears and I loved the affect. Then you take your strips and just start tying them around the wire. I just went until I didn’t have any more room to put the fabric on. And you’re done! find a ribbon and tie it to the center of the heart and hang it on your door!”



via twoinspireyou

This beautiful wreath might be a little bit harder to make for so, but it can be made and I think that the idea is so cute! I will be making one of these for sure.



This is a cute idea. I've made three felt heart wreaths like this before but I hang them separately instead of stacking them like these ones. I think that this is a cute idea. This is a easy project, but it does take time.



I love the look of these berry wreaths. The pink and white berries in this heart wreath mix well together and the fact that this is a heart grapevine wreath makes it even cuter! 





I love everything about this wreath. The grey and soft pink are my favorite. You could easily change the colors on this wreath to make a birthday wreath or even a cute 4th of July wreath with a flag instead of the white sprigs. 

There are so many cute ideas out there that I can't decide which one is my favorite. 


Saturday, February 4, 2017

13 Fun Festive DIY Kids Valentine's


Ah it is that time of the year again when mothers everywhere begin the mad hunt for the best valentine's for their cuties to take to school. Yup Valentine's Day is just around the corner and if you are like me then you are not ready at all. No worries, I have you covered! I found 13 of the cutest {and easiest} valentine's for you and your kids to put together for their parties at school. Plus most of these valentine's are non candy valentine's so that is just an added bonus. Who wants all the sugar anyway?









Friendship Bracelet Valentines







VALENTINE PAPER FORTUNE COOKIES













PLAY-DOH VALENTINE



Got my EYES on you Valentines





Watercolor Valentine



YOU BLOW ME AWAY VALENTINE

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful!


I think sometimes as women we get sucked into this black hole vortex of saying I’m sorry when we’re just living and trying to get through life with deadlines and homework and cars that won’t start and rainy weathers and missing shoes that were just in the shoe pile yesterday.
There is no need to say I’m sorry so many many times. We apologize for the messy hand prints on the walls and not realize that messy hand printed walls are often part of motherhood. We apologize when our kids are just kids forgetting that sometimes kids do really dumb things (isn’t that part of raising children?). We apologize for things that don’t even need apologizing for.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Organize Yourselves: Using D&C 88 to Start Your Year Off Right


Given in late 1832 and early 1833, the revelations comprising Doctrine and Covenants 88 were declared to be a message of peace to the Saints. Included was a commandment to build a temple in Kirtland; the verse is well-known among Latter-day Saints.
Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;
As a new year approaches, it common for people to be reflective and create goals to change. Making meaningful goals helps us become more like Jesus Christ. But how do we create goals to truly experience the change of heart that will help us change our lives? We’ve taken this verse and broken it down into some possible goals for a more fulfilling and Christ-like journey through another twelve months.
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