Summer Home Maintenance Tips

 Posted by on July 15, 2017  No Responses »
Jul 152017
Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Get Your Home Ready for Summer with These Summer Home Maintenance Tips! Summer is finally here, and I am so excited. The weather here in Maine has not really been that great for the last couple of months. He have still had some really cold days, and it has rained quite often. Hopefully the weather will start warming up now! This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link in this post.  Summer is a great time for enjoying the outdoors. We love to travel around the state of Maine and enjoy the beautiful ocean views, as well as host back yard barbecues. Before we pack the family up {CONTINUE READING…}

Apr 262017
Ultimate Homemaking Bundle: 106 Resources to Help You Win at Homemaking & Mothering

As a busy Mom of two toddlers, I love anything that can help me save time, money, and more importantly, my sanity. Let’s face it, being a Mom is HARD. We are always trying to balance a million different things, and a lot of times we get so wrapped up in trying to get everything done, that we become completely overwhelmed. That kind of stress is not good for us or are families, so what’s a Mom to do? Find great resources to help make your life easier, of course! This post contains affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking a link in this post.  The 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is now available, {CONTINUE READING…}

Oct 212016
Tiny Prints | 10 FREE Holiday Cards & 25% Off!

Tiny Prints wants to help you get ready for the holidays! Read on to snag some great deals on holiday cards, and so much more.   Can you believe October is almost over already? I am so not ready for winter yet, but it’s just around the corner. Eeeek! They are even predicting we will see snow in northern Maine at the beginning of next week! With December fast approaching, I have had Christmas shopping on my mind a lot lately. I’m trying to get myself organized, plan out my shopping list, and look around to find the best deals. To be honest, I don’t really have a lot of money right now, and I am going to have to {CONTINUE READING…}

Aug 312016
Experience the Best Buy Tech Home in the Mall of America

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  Have you ever wanted to try out the latest technology products in a homelike environment? Well, now you can! Best Buy has brought to life the latest in home technology at their Tech Home in the Mall of America! If you live near Minneapolis, Minnesota, or if you are planning a vacation soon, you’ll definitely want to check this out! There, you will have the opportunity to learn about the latest in CE and Connected Home by touring the Tech Home with an expert Blue Shirt or Geek Squad Agent. You’ll be able to experience products {CONTINUE READING…}

Aug 182016
3 Ways to Eliminate Diaper Odors in Your Home with Essential Oils

This Blog has been sponsored by Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™. The writer has been paid and received free product as compensation, nevertheless, all opinions are 100% my own. I have a one year old and a three year old who both still wear diapers, so I have been putting up with diaper odors in my home for a long time now. I recently started babysitting my 1 year old and 3 month old nephews in my home three days a week, also, so the diaper odors have become even worse. Over the past few years, I have tried a lot of different things to get rid of diaper odors in my home, but nothing really seemed to work, until I {CONTINUE READING…}

Must-Have Home Canning Supplies

 Posted by on August 2, 2016  No Responses »
Aug 022016
Must-Have Home Canning Supplies

Buying home canning supplies has been on my mind a lot lately. My husband, John, planted a variety of vegetables in our garden beds a few months ago, and we have been harvesting like crazy for the last couple of weeks. We only had one garden bed last year, and it produced so many vegetables that we could not even keep us with them all. This year, we added on two more garden beds, and we are planning to can a lot of our garden haul. We planted quite a few different vegetables, but I think I am most excited about the tomatoes. Last year we had SO many tomatoes, and we actually planted even more this year. They haven’t ripened yet, {CONTINUE READING…}

Jun 272016
Stock Up on Your Favorite Household Items & Avoid the "Oops"

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Walmart. Summer is here, and I have been so busy that I can hardly keep up with everything I have going on! Between a family vacation to Boston, Kayleigh’s 3rd birthday, Father’s Day, my parents’ 35th wedding anniversary, the 4th of July, two bridal showers, two weddings and my niece and nephew’s birthday parties, I feel like I don’t even have time to breathe. On top of that, I have started babysitting my two nephews (a 1 year old, and a 3 month old) three days a week, in addition to caring for my own two children (a 3 year old and a 1 year old). I have been so busy that it has {CONTINUE READING…}

Jun 162016
5 Tips for Making Laundry Easier

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. Laundry is one of my least favorite chores. I used to not really mind it too much when I was single and only had my own clothes to take care of, but now that I have to wash my husband’s and kids’ clothes, too, it can easily become overwhelming. After struggling to keep up with my laundry for what seemed like forever, I finally decided I had to make a change. I was so tired of watching the piles of laundry stack up around me and not ever being able to find anything I was looking for. After a bit of trial and error, I have finally found a system that works great for {CONTINUE READING…}

Jun 142016
How to Throw a Killer 4th of July Party

The 4th of July has always been my favorite holiday, even as a kid. Most kids love Christmas the best because of all of the gifts they get, but not me. I’d rather have everything that comes with celebrating the 4th of July – the warm summer weather, delicious BBQ food, and spectacular fireworks. I love to celebrate the 4th of July with a festive backyard party, and I’ve learned some great tips and tricks over the years for making it awesome. Here’s how you can throw a killer 4th of July party this year, too! This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Sometimes Less is More When it {CONTINUE READING…}

Jun 032016
5 Essential Kitchen Skills Everyone Should Have

Basic kitchen skills are something that everyone should have. Everyone has to eat, and if you lack even the most basic of kitchen skills, then you will probably get bored of eating the same things over and over again, or eating out all of the time. I fell in love with cooking and baking as a child. My grandmother was always in the kitchen, baking up delicious foods from scratch, and she would always let me come in to help her. As I got older, I started watching shows like “Death By Chocolate”, “Essence of Emeril” and “Baking with Julia”, and my passion for cooking only grew more. After I had graduated from college and had an apartment of my {CONTINUE READING…}