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Evolution of the Automated Home

Evolution of the Automated Home

Every time we drive by one of the local parks, they girls comment on the fact that the merry-go-round isn’t there any more. One says to the other “I’m sad they took it out. It was fun.” The other replies “Yeah, ...
Maintaining a Chemical-Free Lawn

Maintaining a Chemical-Free Lawn

Regardless of which part of the country you’re in, your yard and garden should be in full bloom by now. I realized recently that I had become too dependent on store-bought weed killers, fertilizers and pest control solutions in pursui ...
My Battle Against Long Hair Continues

My Battle Against Long Hair Continues

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CleaningUntangled #CollectiveBias There is a war I’ve been waging ever since my girls have gotten older and let their hair grow ...
Stretching the Dinner Dollars

Stretching the Dinner Dollars

While Scott and I choose to make (some) frugal choices now, there was a time when watching our pennies was a necessity. I shopped with coupons and stretched each paycheck as much as possible while making a lot of ground beef meals. The goal ...
Cubs Win the 2015 World Series!

Cubs Win the 2015 World Series!

Never in a million years would I have guessed that something as simple as a trip to a Cubs vs Cardinals baseball game would make such a difference in my life. I figured it would be like the other Cubs game trips we had taken in college. A f ...
DIY Animal Shaped Valentine Box

DIY Animal Shaped Valentine Box

Pets have a pretty significant place in our lives. They make us happy. The give us unconditional love. I’ve loved animals for as long as I can remember. Except for cats. Cats are evil. They’ve never liked me much but that’ ...
Retire Happy Knowing You Planned

Retire Happy Knowing You Planned

Scott and I have always been careful with our spending. Whether out of necessity or by nature, it’s just the way we live our lives. Yes, we have some cool things, eat out and enjoy movies but we pick and choose our battles. We shop ca ...
How To Hide Your Sump Pump Hole

How To Hide Your Sump Pump Hole

If you live in the Midwest and have a basement, odds are pretty good that it is home to the kids’ playroom. As a kid, every family I knew sent the kids to the basement to play when they couldn’t go outside. Come to think of it, ...
The Headlamp that Lit Up Our Lives

The Headlamp that Lit Up Our Lives

Over the course of the past year and the hundreds of products we’ve had the opportunity to tell you about, there have been a few items that crept into our daily usage here at home. One of these came at an opportune time last Spring wh ...
Eyes for the Back of My Head

Eyes for the Back of My Head

TRIPLETS. I’m still shocked on a daily basis that I’m the mother of triplets. They are 9.5 months old, and to say they keep me busy is an understatement. They are all crawling super fast, pulling up on anything and everything, a ...