January 2016

  • DIY Valentine’s Day Children’s Sensory Bin

    The Valentine’s Day season is the perfect time to give children some fun hands on experiences. Such experiences can help them develop their imaginative play as well as encourage the growth of fine motor skills. A sensory bin is the perfect activity for ... Read More
  • Stay Active to Lose Weight

    This is the third part of a 3-part series, so I recommend reading these posts first: How to Lose 50 Pounds in 6 months Eat to Lose Weight I mentioned in my last post that I have always disliked exercise, but through this weight loss journey,  I have learned to ... Read More
  • Working Moms on a Budget: 5 Tips for Thrifty Business Fashion

    It can be tough to dress yourself on a budget when you have children. They are always growing out of clothes and shoes, and it feels like your clothing money is quickly siphoned away. But you don’t have to break the bank to find some pieces that make you look ... Read More
  • Beginning Exercise without Breaking the Bank

    Think you need an expensive gym membership to get in shape? Think again! You can’t escape the radio and TV ads this time of year boasting amazing deals at your local gym. While it may seem like a good idea – you’re paying for it so you’ll use it right? ... Read More
  • Eat to Lose Weight

    Last week I started sharing about my weight loss journey and how I have lost 50 pounds over a 6 month period. If you didn’t read the first post, I encourage you to head over and start there first. If you are ready to read about the second part of my weight ... Read More
  • How to Lose 50 Pounds in 6 Months

    Ready to talk about how to lose 50 pounds in 6 months? I am because I am proud of my accomplishment. I’ve also had so many people asking me about how I did it, so I decided it was time to share. Ok, it does feel a bit awkward to talk about my weight. It […]
  • Renaissance Festival 2016 is Coming – Kids Go FREE!

    I have such fun memories going to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. My now-husband took me there when we were dating and it was such a fun date to enjoy all the entertainment, food, and shopping. Since then, we have gone back over the years with our kids (and ... Read More
  • 10 Uses for Orange Peels

    Oranges are in season right now and you may have noticed that they are a great price at the grocery store! Right now is the time to stock up on this vitamin C packing fruit. We recently planted an orange tree and I can’t wait until it is producing so I can ... Read More
  • How to Save Money in 2016

    Happy New Year!! I am so excited for 2016 – there will be some very big changes with my family this year. My daughter will start kindergarten (remember when I announced my pregnancy?) – I can’t believe how fast time flies! My oldest son will also ... Read More