DIY Granite/ Multi-Surface Cleaner Recipe

When we moved to a home with granite countertops, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a cleaner for them. I also wanted one cleaner that would work for many surfaces that I could just grab and feel confident it was safe enough for the kids to use, smelled good, and really…

My First Whole Room Interior Design Challenge

I reused items we already had including a college dorm chair, but made it extra comfy and in style with a DIY midnight blue velvet re-cover job. The nesting shelves were from my son’s old nursery (which had been in a box for 6 years because we kept moving and they were a pain to…

DIY Recipe for Neil Medi/ Neti Pot Rinse

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I like to save money! (If you’re new here, welcome!) I hope to save you lots in the time we’re acquainted…more money-saving DIYs planned for the future, so stick around! Perhaps you ended up with a sinus infection and in your desperation to shake it,…

DIY Rust Removal without Harmful Chemicals!

I am SO glad my mom showed me how to remove rust this way.  I use this method several times a year, and I never need to go out to buy any supplies because they’re right in my KITCHEN so I know they’re safe around kids! All you need are two common household ingredients…watch how…

I did WHAT to Save Money?

Well, I’m half-way into my No-Credit November Challenge, and I must admit I’ve made a few risky fashion decisions lately…Not risky to my finances, but they were financial decisions. I’m determined not to spend money! But what should I do when I CANNOT STAND any more bad hair days as my pixie haircut grows out??…

Gluten-Free DIY Panko Replacement

Guys, this may be one of the few times you can be truly glad you’re gluten-free…because homemade panko got way easier than the Pioneer woman’s bread-drying and hand-grating method (love her…just not that much work.) All you need is a few cups of plain rice cereal like Chex (Great Value works just fine) and a…

How this Perpetually Late “Hot Mess Mama” Got it Together

When it was just me back in the day rushing to college classes, it wasn’t that big of a deal.  As long as I wasn’t the last one there, I wasn’t too flustered. But when I had kids, it became completely apparent to me and everyone else.  I was a hot mess.  My friend even gave…

How Minimalism Helped my Mind

Overwhelmed.  Distracted.  Discontent with status quo. Disgusted with myself and my inability to get organized. All that is how I felt a few years ago in the depth of my anxiety and discouragement with where my life was.  It just couldn’t stay that way.  I couldn’t stay that way. I contemplated getting a professional organizer. …

Is Boredom why Your Kids are Squabbling this Summer?

How’s your summer going, parents?  Staying sane and happy? It’s been a bit over a week since we got back from vacation, and I am still trying to get the laundry under control…But at least it’s off the couch today! When a mom’s got work to do, there’s nothing so irksome as squabbling kiddos, eh?! As…