Must-read winter skin care tips that will put an END to dry skin! Such great advice!

Winter Skin Care Tips to Combat Dry Skin

Winter weather can cause a variety of problems with our skin – from the sometimes serious (like frost bite, infections and nosebleeds) to the uncomfortable and inconvenient (like cracked hands, and itchyitchyitchyitchy skin). At our house, nose bleeds are a nightly event, and at any given time someone is scratching something. In fact, just last…

Stay warm in style this winter with this cozy winter outfit.

Cozy Winter Outfit

I run into the same dilemma every winter – I hate to be cold but I love to be outside. It’s tragic, I know. With a polar vortex in the forecast, I have been strategizing how to make it through winter this year. As always, I turn to layers. Here is a winter outfit I would…

Five reasons your kids will LOVE the LEGO DUPLO Batman adventure set - and a chance to win a $50 LEGO gift card.

5 Reasons Your Kids Will Love LEGO DUPLO Batcave Adventure and a $50 LEGO Gift Card Giveaway

I’m teaming up with LEGO® DUPLO® to give you a great gift idea for your preschooler, and to offer you a chance to win a $50 LEGO gift card! Five Reasons Your Kids Will Love LEGO® DUPLO® Batcave Adventure set (And a $50 LEGO® Gift Card Giveaway) 1. This Set is Awesome. Bottom line. With…

If you're looking for some great winter boredom busters for your little ones, you will love these 33 winter activities for toddlers!

33 Winter Activities for Toddlers

This will be my first winter staying home with a toddler. So in an effort to not get into a major cabin fever rut with G, I searched for some great winter boredom busters. These 33 winter activities for toddlers are AMAZING! I can’t WAIT to try #6 with my son! 1. Paper Plate Ring Toss…

Make wrapping paper as much fun as the present itself! Kids will love these clever ideas.

Creative Wrapping Paper Ideas for Kids

My mom was/is an expert gift wrapper: crisp corners, bows in the right places, and perfect paper. She would stay up until the wee hours on Christmas Eve wrapping our gifts while watching It’s a Wonderful Life. She not only beautifully wrapped our gifts, but used different paper for each of us. On Christmas morning…

Make your own body wash with four simple, easy-to-find ingredients. Natural, nourishing, and refreshing!

Nourishing DIY Body Wash

My sister has gotten really into natural foods and products over the past few years. When I was FaceTiming with her the other day, she was making a smoothie and put hemp in it. HEMP. In a smoothie. And then she drank it. Though I stick with fruits and vegetables for my smoothies, I have…

Simon loves his Hallmark ornaments

Creating a Keepsake Christmas Tree

Decorating the Christmas tree is one of my most favorite events of the year. We put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving and proceed to spend hours putting all the ornaments on the tree. Every year, I tell the kids the story behind each ornament. The ones from past co-workers. The one I made…

Five ways to find comfort and joy this season. #5 is especially fabulous!

Five Ways to Find Comfort & Joy This Season

It’s my favorite time of year. Christmas music is playing, my house smells like cinnamon and spice, there are fun holiday movies on television, I find myself surrounded by family and friends nearly constantly… I love it. To celebrate the season, I’m teaming up with Dearfoams (my latest obsession), to share five ways to find…

Four simple tips on organizing the kids' bathroom! I love the repurposed planter idea!

Four Simple Tips on Organizing the Kids’ Bathroom

The kids bathroom is a high traffic area, especially in the mornings. All that traffic can lead to clutter and chaos. An organized bathroom is possible! Check out these four simple ways to organize the kids’ bathroom. 1. Involve your children in the organization process. You’re giving your children pride and ownership by  including them in this…