Managing Stress Well during Covid19 : My 5 Best Tips

I have a confession. I don’t naturally handle stress well. Some people seem to be able to roll with the punches, but as a highly sensitive person, I often sense tension and absorb it like a sponge. (And I can create plenty of tension myself through perfectionist black and white thinking–assuming things are “all bad”…

Chai Tea Latte Recipe

This is the Chai tea I’m always talking about in my Youtube videos (in particular, this one about motivation for moms and this one about spring cleaning/staying sane during social distancing). You can make it on the stovetop or in your Instant Pot!Chai tea Concentrate:  DIY Authentic Chai Tea Concentrate for Lattes3 qts boiling water…

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…

Reaching 100 Subscribers: Celebrating my First Year as a YouTuber

Recently I hit the big first 100 subscriber mark. That may not seem big if you’re not a YouTuber yourself and have noticed Youtube channels with many thousands of subscribers, but trust me…the first 100 is an amazing mile-marker. It took me a year of trying to post weekly videos to get to this point….

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…

Peanut-Free Peanut Butter Fudge?!

I grew up pretty spoiled when it came to homemade treats. There wasn’t a cookie my mom didn’t know how to bake. She even let us help her (and eat the cookie dough–my favorite part!) That wasn’t the end of her know-how. Mom made donuts, toffee, and fudge, too! Ahh, how I love the smell…

A Room Full of Joy

Last night I was in a room full of the most joy you can pack into a building. When is the last time you you whooped uninhibited and danced like nobody was watching? My church hosted Night to Shine with the Tim Tebow foundation and the guests were a lot more fun than most people…

How to Stay Motivated as a Stay at Home Mom: Think Like a CEO

I have discovered over the years that in order to feel fulfilled, happy and motivated as a stay at home mom, there are some important things to know. Sometimes you get into survival mode and it’s hard to get out of it. My hope is that if you’re there, you’ll be thriving soon, and these…