Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade Sunscreen

When my boys were 3 and 2 years old, we took them to the beach.  Each morning, we’d coat them head to toe in store-bought baby sunscreen.  The brand was one that I considered more natural and safe. Everyday, about an hour later, they’d be…

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for ALL kinds of dads

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for ALL kinds of dads

Dads come in all types and they deserve to be appreciated everyday, but especially on Father’s Day.  Ties and socks are out! Whether the dad in your life is into music, beer, cars, working out, grilling, or the great outdoors, we have some great ideas…

How to Get Laundry Done Fast

How to Get Laundry Done Fast

When I envisioned my future family life as a young person, I never had visions of doing the dishes. every. single. day.  Also mysteriously excluded from my future family fantasies was the mountain of laundry that mocks me from the dining room table day after day.…

Lemon Meringue Pie: Low carb, gluten free

Lemon Meringue Pie: Low carb, gluten free

(This post is copied from my food blog, www.defiantlygoodfood.com.)  Growing up, I remember my grandmother making the best Lemon Meringue Pie. There are family legends about her pie. She made it look effortless, pie shell from scratch and all! And it was so lemon-y it would…

Clean Eating for Cinco De Mayo

Clean Eating for Cinco De Mayo

I’m gathering up ideas for dinner on Cinco de Mayo.  Here are four delicious recipes from DefiantlyGoodFood.com.   All of these recipes are low carb and gluten free!        

10 Tips for Cooking with Kids + Making Memories in the Kitchen

10 Tips for Cooking with Kids + Making Memories in the Kitchen

Cooking with kids can be fun, adventurous and educational.  For me, I think attitude is everything.  I have to let go of perfection, be open to anything, ready to laugh, be silly and carefree. I sometimes rush to get through the daily grind of life like dishes…

12 Reasons You Should Let Your Kids Help Cook

12 Reasons You Should Let Your Kids Help Cook

12 Reasons to Involve Kids in the Kitchen Its good old fashioned fun No electronics, no EMF, no violent games, no competition.  The pull of the iSomething is strong and it seems everywhere I look kids are hunched over some device.  I know some apps…

It’s getting cooler outside…

It’s getting cooler outside…

You know what that means?  Time to break out the sweaters! I love sweater weather…cool crisp air, rustling leaves, warm coffee in my hands. This cup sweater is from Mallina Designs on etsy.com.

Milk and Cookies

Milk and Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are excellent. I mean they are tender, melt-in-your-mouth darn good chocolate chip cookies and they can certainly hold their own against the sugar laden, gluten-filled version!  They use Lily’s chocolate chips which I love!  They are sweetened with stevia instead of sugar or aspartame.…

How to create a SMOOTH chalkboard wall

How to create a SMOOTH chalkboard wall

We know it looks cool in the home, but did you know that writing on chalkboard walls is really good for kids?  This article does a great job explaining! Have you seen chalkboard walls and wished you had one in your home?  We did too.  So we…

Colorado

Colorado

It’s official…We are in LOVE with Colorado in the summer!  It was so easy to find gluten free options all over Colorado…even in small towns and hole-in-the-wall restaurants!  You know we loved that!! If you have travel plans to go to Colorado next summer, please…

Seaside, Florida

Seaside, Florida

Seaside is one of our favorite places to go…it’s like a summer home away from home. That reminds me, we need to book our house for this summer! “I Lived” by One Republic Hope when you take that jump, you don’t fear the fall Hope…