Happy Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! This Thanksgiving we are thankful for YOU! Thank you for your overwhelming support while we get this blog up and running and being patient with us while we work out the kinks. There is so much to be thankful for. I love Thanksgiving. All yummy food and days off aside, I love the […]

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4 Reasons to Say NO to Black Friday

Those who know me may think me a hypocrite when they see my name at the bottom of this post. I’ll admit, my heart still does a little “pitter-patter” every time I see the words “Black Friday” online or in ads. In the past years I’ve been a big Black Friday shopper. Getting up at […]

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Low Cost Accommodations- How to find a cheap hotel!

You may remember from my post last week (San Francisco for less than $100/day) that my husband and I were able to stay in San Francisco for free. While this is a rarity, it is not too difficult to find low cost accommodations (Under $75/night), making travel more affordable. However, it can take time and […]

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Vegan Turkey Pancakes

My kids informed me that there are only 3 more days until Thanksgiving! We always try to do one themed breakfast per holiday. My kids LOVE themed meals. But seriously…they are SO much effort and I have 4 kids. ‘Nuff said right? This is really simple and doesn’t take much more work than cooking normal […]

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I’d Rather Be A Role Model Than A Super Model, But Both Would Be Nice!

I have a daughter who is currently seven. She was playing at my sister’s house, and trying to get her daughter to hold still while they were painting nails. She asked, “Don’t you want your nails painted?” After a negative response she said, “But if your nails are painted you will be prettier and more […]

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Natural Homemade Baby Wipes

Welcome to the second in the natural cleaning series! We’re glad you came back! Making your own natural homemade baby wipes is one of the easiest ways to implement natural products into your home. Here are 4 reasons to make your own baby wipes: 1. Safer for you and your baby Baby wipes are one […]

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San Francisco on Less than $100/day Budget

My husband and I recently went on a trip to San Francisco. The first thing I have to say is “Ouch! My legs, shins, calves, feet were killing from the massive amount of walking.”   The second thing I want to say is, “So fun!” This was an anniversary trip, so we intended on going […]

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Overcoming Mommy Burnout

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I remember my mom telling me a story about a time when I (her first baby) had just learned to walk and would follow her everywhere. She said she just got so overwhelmed that she would climb up on the couch to get away from me. I […]

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Natural Homemade Laundry Detergent

Welcome to the first post in our “Natural Cleaning Series.” Our first post is all about laundry detergent! Ok, I don’t know about you but, laundry detergent is one of those things I dread buying. Even the cheapest laundry detergent at Costco is $15. And I usually go through 1-2 big bottles of it per […]

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