Spring Cleaning: Fun or Frantic?

Both my physical and digital homes are in desperate need of some ‘Spring Cleaning’. While I am still gearing up for my own blog ‘re-launch’, I wanted to share some quick thoughts on cleaning in your home. ‘Spring Cleaning’ can be a terribly frightful experience for…

Painting a New House Can Be Tough!

Ugh – Painting a new house can really take a toll on everyone. From going to the store to mixing paints to buying drop cloth to finding the right brush width to…..ahh…. too much even to type out! What most people don’t fully grasp is…

Speculations on Love

Relationships are hard. No one said they were easy. I thank the Lord every day that I found the love of my life. Without her, where would I be? I ask myself this question every day. I’ll admit it though, finding the one for you…

Games to Play with Babies

Games to play with Babies By the time your little ones get closer to their first birthday they learn to recognize their name, they know when you are happy and they can even get upset if the tone of your voice sounds too harsh. Babies…

Deep Cleaning Your Home – Tips and Tricks

We all know the feeling – your in-laws are coming or you’re having a party and the house is a mess. “How will I ever get it clean in time?” Trust me, I’ve thought this one too many times (especially with my dogs tracking in…

Helping your Baby to Self Soothe

Children are amazing, and when you have one of your own, you love them all the more. One of the most difficult parts about being a parent (especially a new parent) is the crying and tantrums. The first few months of your new one’s little…

5 Tips to Renovate Your Garden in 48 Hours

Now that the hint of spring is in the air, now that the birds are singing longer and louder, the sun is taking its time to set, and the leaves are starting to look green again, perhaps it is time to get out in your…

5 DIY Furniture Ideas

Have you ever been in a situation where you needed custom made furniture? It must have crossed your mind how convenient it would have been if you could build that missing piece yourself, not to mention budget and timely friendly. And yes, you were right…

Embracing the Unexpected

My wife got me a lot of great “stuff” for Christmas. Most of it I haven’t even touched. It’s like sometimes we obsess over material things so much that we think we need it all. It’s eye opening to take a step back and realize…

How to Repair Sun Damaged Skin

You may or may not be aware, but the winter time is one of the easiest times to get sunburn!  With the highly reflective snow on the ground, sunlight bounces off and reflects right onto your vulnerable face.  Given that, it’s important to take care…