• Create A Weekly Meal Plan in 20 Minutes

    If creating a meal plan for your family makes you want to pull your hair out, you are not alone.  Meal planning can be such a chore but can make your life so much more simple if you take a few minutes and do it.   There are also a lot of misconceptions about meal planning.  Like, since I meal plan

    Create A Weekly Meal Plan in 20 Minutes
  • Custom Garage Organization System + Storage Ideas

    **We collaborated with the Kitchen & Bath Company for a discounted price, all opinions are my own** We moved into our new house in the fall and got the insides all organized but over the winter the garage was the bane of my existence. I swear it’s the place to go for things we don’t know what to do with.

    Custom Garage Organization System + Storage Ideas
  • Simple 4th of July Meal Plan + Tips for Cooking for A Crowd

    Have I mentioned 4th of July is my favorite holiday? Moving around a lot as a kid meant our lake place quickly became home base. We have celebrated nearly every 4th of July there since I was in the 5th grade. My whole family comes to the lake for the 4th of July and this year we are expecting 19.

    Simple 4th of July Meal Plan + Tips for Cooking for A Crowd
  • Easy Mini Strawberry Pies

    When I was a little girl my grandmother would make these cute little pies. Sometimes, she would even leave the assembling to us. How fun to make your own mini pies? I now know why my Grandma made them. Not only are they easy to make, they are relatively healthy as far as pies & dessert go to! They are

    Easy Mini Strawberry Pies
  • Easy Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

    It’s strawberry season around here! Last week we went and picked our weight in fresh, juicy strawberries. While we were at the strawberry field, we tried some strawberry lemonade and my kids instantly wanted to recreate it when we got home. So, we went to the kitchen and they helped me whip up this delicious and oh so easy strawberry

    Easy Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers to Tweens

Easter is right around the corner and with spring break thrown in there too, it’s time to start thinking about what to put in those Easter Baskets. We have a full range of ages in our home so I am thinking about Easter basket ideas for toddlers to tweens. I have found a simple formula to fill my Easter baskets….

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Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

Looking for a fun and different way to enjoy an Easter Egg hunt?  Try this glow in the dark Easter egg hunt.  My kids went crazy for this last year so we will be doing it again this year! It just takes a few supplies and a little setup for some fun glow in the dark easter egg hunt fun!…

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4 Simple Tips to Eliminate Shower Door Soap Scum

Soap scum on shower doors is the bane of my existence. I mean showers are meant for soap so why does it have to leave a nasty residue? When we had our new shower door installed, I asked the local experts and found a few simple tips that have helped us eliminate shower door soap scum. We are enjoying sparkling…

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20 Things to Never Buy at Aldi

When it comes to Aldi, it’s pretty hard to knock this retail giant. Not only does it save you lots of money, there are lots of really good private label foods we always buy there. Check out our 50+ favorites here. However, there are 20 things I NEVER buy at Aldi and I’ll tell you why! 20 Things To Never…

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50+ Best Products to Always Buy at Aldi

Aldi is my go to store for weekly grocery hauls.   I knew there was a loyal following and I have to say I have joined the fold.  It turns out the hype is real, Aldi has some pretty delicious foods for a fraction of the price. So, what do I always buy at Aldi? 50+ Products to Always Buy at…

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10 Simple Chinese New Year Activities

After adopting our son (born in China), we have been learning more about the Chinese culture and incorporating some of their traditions into our home.  One of the biggest holidays in China is the Chinese New Year or its also referred to as the Lunar New Year.   Chinese New Year is a two-week celebration full of lots of fun…

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8 Simple Tips To Overcome Laundry Overwhelm + Simple Laundry Routine

LAUNDRY.  That word alone can make you cringe.  I am no stranger to laundry.  There are 6 people in our home and I swear sometimes a few more live here because of the sheer volume of clothes and towels that need to be laundered. Laundry is a fact of life so I decided to tame the laundry beast once and…

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Simple 4-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

The other night when I was adding meal ideas to next week’s meal plan (get your meal planner here), my daughter asked for the yummy beef you put on potatoes or a bun. ‘You know the one you put int he crock pot and shred.” Ah! Yes, the easy and simple 4-ingredient slow-cooker pot roast recipe. I don’t know how…

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12 Simple Game Day Food Ideas

It’s almost time for the biggest game of the year (so far).  Who are you rooting for?  We live in the midwest but I am married to a man that grew up in the Joe Montana era so I guess we will cheer for the game day food, commercials, and the halftime show.   I don’t know about you but…

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