8 {Natural} Ways to Make Your Home Smell Good

After being a part of a paid campaign about Healthy Babies, I wanted to get back to my roots with natural cleaning solutions. Part of that is natural ways to make my house smell good too. I’ve found that you need three things to do that: baking soda, white vinegar and essential oils. Stock up […]

Sweet Memories to Remember

While Valentines’s Day is loaded with sweets, it reminds me of some sweet moments in my life. Meeting my husband, getting married, giving birth to my children, and the everyday little moments I have with my kids – the first smile from my baby or a hug from my toddler. One of my sweet memories, […]

2012: A Transformation, a Renewal and a Promise

2012 Year in Review I cannot believe the year 2013 is upon me. While I didn’t take much stock in the world ending on 12/21/12, it is nice to know we are still around. Apparently, however, that date was an interesting one. As I understand it (which is rather sketchy) the Sun aligned with the Milky […]

Hallmark Card Showers

Like I mentioned in a previous post, when you are pregnant the second time around, you don’t get a baby shower. While I did host a baby gender reveal party, all the awesome gifts were given to charity or as a giveaway during our #pinkorblue Twitter party. So needless to say, I was so happy to […]

Six New Year’s Goals You Should Do In January

(Don’t Call It Resolutions!) Originally published on December 31, 2011. Updated December 13, 2020. To be honest, I kinda loathe the whole ‘New Year’s Resolution’ thing. Maybe because the term is overused. Or maybe because many resolutions are way too lofty. I also hate all of the weight loss pressures too. I’ve noticed the recent […]

Six Festive New Years Eve Alcohol and Non-Alcohol Drink Recipes

Originally Published December 30, 2011. Updated December 13, 2020. Whether you are going out for New Year‘s Eve or staying in, here are some fun New Year’s Eve drink alcohol and non-alcohol recipes to kick off the New Year. RASPBERRY RENEGADE One classy option at a New Year’s Eve soiree is chilled champagne with a […]

California Raisin Energy Bar Recipe

Last week at Blissdom, I got a chance to workout with, and interview, celebrity fitness trainer Valerie Waters. That post is coming soon, but the event was sponsored by California Raisins and they had super-delish raisin bars we grabbed post-workout. California Raisins has more recipes (as well as a huge contest that you might want […]