Category: Lifestyle

6 Common Insects that are Good for Your Garden

6 Common Insects that are Good for Your Garden

When you see bugs in your flower bed or vegetable patch, don’t be too hasty to reach for the pesticide. You may be surprised to know that many insects are beneficial for your garden. Here’s a rundown of some of the most garden-friendly insects.

6 Upgrades for a More Comfortable Home

6 Upgrades for a More Comfortable Home

A comfortable home requires keeping your house cool in summer and warm in winter. These tips can help you maintain the right temperature and humidity of the air inside your house, improving the living conditions for everyone. 

5 Commonly Overlooked Household Cleaning Responsibilities

5 Commonly Overlooked Household Cleaning Responsibilities

When we think about house cleaning, we usually think about vacuuming, wiping countertops, mopping floors and scrubbing the bathtub. These five cleaning tasks are often overlooked but are just as important to maintain a clean, organized and happy home.
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4 Smart Installations to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

4 Smart Installations to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re Away

It’s easy to keep your house secure when you leave home for an extended trip. These simple ideas and devices will help you make sure your home is safe and in good condition when you return.

How To Make Extra Money Without Sacrificing Time With The Family

How To Make Extra Money Without Sacrificing Time With The Family

Moms can easily make money at home and still spend the majority of their time with their families. Technology has made working from home more than possible by offering a variety of writing, design and marketing freelance jobs.

4 Essential Financial Decisions to Help Your College Kid With

4 Essential Financial Decisions to Help Your College Kid With

Going to college is a complicated time in your child’s life. The freshman year may also be the first time your college student is managing their own money and expenses. As a mom or dad, there are some essential financial decisions to help your college kid with before your teen leaves for school.
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Creative Gift Ideas for Her

Creative Gift Ideas for Her

Finding the perfect gift for her can be challenging. Here are some gift ideas for her that are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays and any special occasion.

Refresh Kids Bedrooms with Color

Refresh Kids Bedrooms with Color

I enjoy cleaning up our home each season and freshening up some of our decor. It’s easy to inexpensively brighten up kids’ bedrooms with a few pops of color.

Great Stuff for Guys for Any Special Occasion

Great Stuff for Guys for Any Special Occasion

Looking for a gift for a special guy in your life? It can be helpful to not overthink gift giving. My husband doesn’t like clutter but he does like food and useful tools. He likes some cool gadgets but not stuff that will get in the way of daily life. Here are some gift ideas that many guys will enjoy!

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Cozy Year-Round Family Basics & Organizing Tips

Cozy Year-Round Family Basics & Organizing Tips

Are you ready for a new year? After the holidays, I often work on getting my house in order. It’s also fun to stock up on stylish essentials such as buying colorful socks! Here are some of my family’s go-to basics that are helpful year round!

Gourmet Holiday Snack Ideas & Festive Drinks

Gourmet Holiday Snack Ideas & Festive Drinks

The holidays are a fun time to try new recipes, make yummy snacks and mix up delicious hot beverages. We’ve partnered with SheSpeaks, Inc and the Simply Orange Juice Company to share some easy holiday ideas you can use at your next party.

Favorite Things that Shimmer and Sparkle

Favorite Things that Shimmer and Sparkle

Glitter is definitely my favorite color. My girls would likely say the same thing. I love the sparkle of the holidays; cheerful twinkle lights, glittery details on holiday decorations and the shimmer of newly fallen snow. Here are some of my favorite gift ideas and DIY activities that are inspired by a bit of sparkle!

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole & Stocking Stuffers

Cozy Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole & Stocking Stuffers

I love making our Christmas morning breakfast extra special while keeping preparations low-key. My mom’s Christmas breakfast casserole is PERFECT for mornings like this. Add some bell peppers or green onions for a pop of flavor and festive color!

Gorgeous & High Quality Bedroom Basics

Gorgeous & High Quality Bedroom Basics

High quality bed sheets can make all the difference for restful slumber. PeachSkinSheets have become a new favorite in our home; the soft buttery textures and high quality materials are noticeably different!

Comfy Nights with Tuft & Needle

Comfy Nights with Tuft & Needle

It can be hard to find the perfect mattress; especially one that makes two people think that it’s perfect.  My husband Andy and I have been married for 9 years but that doesn’t mean we like everything the same — although Andy did convert me over to dark chocolate and spicy salsa. If my husband likes soft and I like cushy support, our Tuft & Needle mattress comes pretty close to perfection; lofty support, not too cushy and not too firm. Tuft & Needle seems to have thought of everything. Plus this mattress comes in a box and ships through the mail with Free Shipping and a 100-Night Sleep Trial on all Tuft & Needle products.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.