Peppermint & Sweet Orange Bath Salts

Being that we're such a natural family and I love DIY, I figured for my sister's birthday it would be nice to make her something simple. I know she wouldn't have really wanted (or even asked) for anything specific, but I still wanted to do something nice. Knowing that she works long hours, plus has a family of her own and a house to take care of, I figured she's probably limited in what she does for herself....more

Capture Your Life - Book Review

I recently had the opportunity to review a book on photography from a great blogger, Cole Nemeth of Peace and Chaos....more

Step Two: The Players

If you've never bought a house before, you're likely a bit unsure of who is involved and how much each person should be involved in the entire process.First up - You and Your Family. ...more

We Moved in Together 2 Weeks After We Met

We don't have ten years of marriage. We don't even have five. We have three years of knowing each other and being together....more
iwanttobuthow Absolutely!  Everything having to do with a relationship, maintaining it, choosing ...more

Baby Boy at the Park

Baby Boy loves going to the park. I'm so glad we happen to have a neighborhood park that's so close to our house! Seriously, the walk couldn't be any easier (unless we lived across the street). Even if I don't take Baby Boy in the jogger, we can get there is about 5 minutes! And the park has everything we need - a swing set, a slide, grass, mulch, open space, a small table/shelter, and even a little creek!...more

Paper Hearts - Book Review

What a cute book to read this month! A small, quaint town with a history of love. A town original and a new resident, each with their own heartbreak and pain to hold onto. Each with their own goals to move forward in life attempting to leave their pain behind. There's a classic antagonist in the story, one who thinks they know it all and is out to defeat anyone who might threaten their goal to remedy heartbreak....more

Step One: Finances

It may seem like a no-brainer, but it really is important to know and understand what's going on with your finances. Just because you think you can't afford a house or wouldn't qualify for a loan to buy a house, doesn't mean you're right. You might be shocked to learn that there are many working class, yes, even blue collar working class, families who have a mortgage. And, no, I'm not just talking from the boom back some 10 or 15 years ago. I'm talking, right now, today....more

Happy Valentine's from Baby Boy and I

Besides, the requested non-slip slippers Hun wanted for Valentine's Day, I wanted to make sure Hun had something from Baby Boy, too! We might not really celebrate much in terms of the commercialization when it comes to holiday stuff around here, but it's always fun and exciting to give a gift anyway. And this year, Baby Boy and I worked on this simple and easy paper craft....more

The Blog it is A-Changin'

During the time of working the blog's new look, I also did some thinking about content....more

Valentine's Slippers

Welcome to the February 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Do It YourselfThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants are teaching us how to make something useful or try something new....more