Keeping It Real

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. […]

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 […]

How to Reduce your Family’s Paper Towel Usage – ONE Small Change

How to Reduce your Family’s Paper Towel Usage – ONE Small Change

Confession: Our family used to be paper towel junkies.  They were our go-to for messes big and small.  I estimate that we would go through a roll every other day.  I hated seeing all of that waste going into our trash can, but I couldn’t bear the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reclaiming Life

Reclaiming Life

  Don’t you just love old barns and reclaimed wood?  The history. The character of the wood.  It’s strength, stability and durability. The increased strength of reclaimed wood is often attributed to the lack of air pollution that existed up until the 20th century as […]