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5 Tips for Surviving Puppyhood

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We welcomed our dog, Annie, into our home in April of 2020. I mean it when I say that we NEVER thought we would be dog owners. Justin and I were both against it for years, but had slowly been warming up to the idea as we saw our children longing for one, and their […]

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The Quiet Power of Affirmations

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Affirmations are kind of a buzzword right now, and you might be wondering, “What’s the hype all about?!”   An affirmation is a simple, powerful statement that is meant to encourage and manifest a goal within yourself. Repeating these statements on a daily basis will train your subconscious mind to have deeper belief in the […]

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Best Organization Tips for your Car

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  If you’re anything like me, you spend your life in your car. Between school drop-offs, errands, drink runs, and the non-stop family stuff- it’s practically my second home! You know I love my home to be organized and purposeful and I love having that vibe in my car too. I keep a good stock […]

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DIY Kids Hygiene Kits

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You know I’m a fan of inexpensive organization hacks! One of my latest feats has been consolidating all of my kids hygiene products into easy-to-maintain caddies. The goal was to keep the bathroom looking more tidy, and prevent the chaos of three boys sharing one bathroom. Each kids gets their own caddy filled with their […]

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Raising Body Positive Kids

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Body positivity is not a new topic. This message is being broadcasted louder and bolder on several public platforms. It’s incredible that there is such a strong focus on a topic that promotes health, wellness, and acceptance for ALL bodies, instead of past trends like attaining perfection, diet culture, and overhauling our “flaws.”    My […]

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Best Uses For Essential Oils

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I started using essential oils over a decade ago. They have been a great supplement in our home for swapping out toxic ingredients for clean, natural options and solutions. If you don’t already use oils, and feel overwhelmed on how to start, I wanted to share some of the ways that we have utilized them, […]

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Top Books for Kids & Teens

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  If there’s one thing we’ve really encouraged in our family, it’s the love of reading. Justin and I both have degrees in education, and started our careers as teachers. We’ve seen firsthand the drastic difference between students who consistently read, and those who don’t. Habitual reading lays concrete building blocks that support students in […]

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Perler Bead Art

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When it comes to keeping my kids engaged and entertained in the home, each of my children have their preferred activities. One that has caught and kept the interest of all four of them for the past several years has been perler bead art. I seriously cannot convey how many HOURS have been spent in […]

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Family Command Center

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Maintaining an orderly home and organizing the lives of six family members is not always fun… wait, who am I kidding? My Type A personality thrives off of streamlining systems! Ha!    After trying out a few dozen methods, I finally found what works best for us. We set up what we call the “Family […]

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Laundry Room Glam-up + Hacks

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You’ve probably noticed that we’ve been doing little home upgrades here and there. We bought our current home from another family, and have slowly been customizing it to feel more like our own. The laundry room was a pretty standard, colorless space that I really wanted to warm up and make more user-friendly.  Since our […]

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