December 5, 2016

Easy Cleaning: Clean Bathrooms in Less Than 15 Minutes

Scotch-Brite® Disposable Toilet Scrubber

If there’s one thing you know about me as a human being, it’s that I really don’t like cleaning. I don’t find it therapeutic, relaxing, or calming. And it’s not that I don’t like having a clean house, because I do. And it’s not because my parents didn’t make me do chores when I was growing up, because I did. BUT having a perfectly clean house at all…

December 4, 2016

Snow Day!

Snow Day December 4 2016

We woke up this morning to our first snow! While the weatherman originally predicted 1-3″ (which I was expecting later in the day) we are going to end up with 6-8″ when it’s all said and done… AND we and woke up to a good 3″ on the ground already. Blaire was SO excited when she saw it out the back door. She could barely sit still to eat…

June 23, 2016

all® free & clear

Blaire painting

This weather has us looking for reasons to be outside. Last night’s reason? Crafting! Blaire was SO excited when I told her she could paint. We both love flowers, so I’ve been planting more in the back yard this Summer. My dad bought us some Monkey Face Orchid seeds (Seriously! They look like monkey faces. You can see them here.) so I wanted to make a sentimental flower pot to…

June 4, 2016

Peonies from the Backyard

I LOVE Spring! The transition from the brutal Iowa winter to a beautiful Iowa Spring is the best! I’m so lucky to have moved into a house with a beautifully landscaped backyard. Both of my favorite flowers are back there: Peonies and Hydrangeas. Right now just the peonies are blooming. Our fuschia Peony bush has WAY more flowers than the white. As you can see, we’ve enjoyed lots…

April 26, 2016

Why I’m Done Pretending to Care About a Clean House

laundry day

Just this last week I realized how many times I apologize to my friends. For having a messy house. For not having makeup on or my hair done in my off-time. For being dressed like a bum in comfy clothes. For… who even knows what else. I’m done apologizing. And I think you should stop, too. I think you should stop apologized for who you are and who you’re…

March 25, 2016

My Favorite Purchases This Week

Spring Home Decor

This week has been a fun one! That days are longer, but the weather has been all over the place. We started the week with sunshine, had lots of rain midweek, some snow, more rain… and we’re back to sunshine. For now, at least. I even have the windows open today! Major win. While I guess I’m all for Spring Cleaning, I’m more for Spring Shopping. Spring is…

February 29, 2016

Life Lately

These last few weeks have been a blur. A blur of finishing up projects around the house, cleaning, shopping, planning and prepping for Blaire’s birthday parties. Now they’ve come and gone, and instead of running around like crazy people after Blaire’s bedtime, we can lounge on the couch eating Easter candy. Heaven. The weather here in Iowa has been crazy. Today it was 55. Tonight it’s supposed to snow.…

January 16, 2016

Valentine’s Day Faves

I LOVE holidays! I love a festive house, and even more, I love a festive little kiddo. Below, I’ve rounded up some of my Valentine’s Day faves. Below, that is my little Valentine’s baby last January. I miss those chubby red cheeks! Minnie Shirt | Hunter Boots | Cupid Sweatshirt | Hair Clips | Head Wrap | Heart Dress | Heart One Piece | Door Mat | Hat & Mitten Set |…

December 23, 2015

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers

If you’re anything like me, then you still have a few things to purchase before you’re finished with your Christmas shopping. If so, here are some fun things I’ve rounded up for you. I think they’re perfect stocking stuffers, but could also just make a great gift, too. And, better yet, you can find them at every mama’s favorite store… TARGET! Happy shopping! Crayons | Necklace | Hair Clips…

November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Weekend

hobby lobby

I can’t believe today is the last day of November! We had a busy Thanksgiving weekend. Over the course of four days, we had three Thanksgivings and attended two holiday parties. Blaire ate approximately 91274012938 black olives, and realized she doesn’t like green olives. I ate approximately 91274012938 pumpkin bars and realized that many pumpkin bars will make you feel terrible. Maybe it’s good I didn’t get too…

July 15, 2015

Huggies Wipes… A Mom’s Best Friend


If there’s one thing I’ve learned since joining the mom club, it’s that babies/toddlers are a messy crew. Since I’m not particularly attached to any certain cleaning products and I also like anything convenient, time-saving or easy… baby wipes have changed my life. As a first time mom, I only bought baby wipes with the intention to use them on my baby. Little did I know they’d become…

May 26, 2015

Backyard Shenanigans

When it comes to Blaire and our backyard, this weekend was a big one… Saturday we went and got a kiddie pool, and Sunday Blaire got her very own playhouse! She was pretty excited about both, but I’d have to say the playhouse took the cake. There are some at her daycare and I have to drag her away from them every night to take her home… so…