Natural, Non-Toxic Bug Spray with Young Living Essential Oils

Spring is here, and that means the bugs return. I’m doing my best to take all the precautions I can to create an all-natural bug spray to prevent their invasion into my home, especially since my Champion of Bug Killing Extraordinaire is currently deployed and half way around the world. We live in North Carolina […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W37} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you […]

Kitchen Cooking Hack – Counter Space Saver and Easy Clean Up

I posted this image to Instagram tonight, and I thought I might share it here with you as well (in case you like to pin household tips and tricks like this). Whether your kitchen is big or small, working effectively in the kitchen is essential when trying to get food on the table for your […]

Laundry Detergent with Essential Oils

Let me introduce you to my laundry tackling arsenal, especially after the Pukepocalyse™ of 2014 this past weekend:Two all-important bottles of essential oils, and my mongo, extra huge size of Allen’s Naturally detergent. Boom, baby! I have a hearty love of both Purification and Thieves oils, but the combo of the two in my laundry? […]

Walk-in Pantry Organization and Laundry Room Reorganization

As I mentioned in my Pumpkin Beer Bread post, I was a busy bee on Sunday. I took advantage of the most excellent extra day off and took apart my pantry, laundry room, and kitchen drawers to reorganize. I may or may not have DESTROYED everything before I built it back up. My husband hates […]

Childhood Chore Memories

“Mommy? Are you doing dishes?!” She calls to me from another room. “WAIT!” She barrels into the room, hopped up on corn bread from dinner, spinning around looking for her chair. “Don’t do anymore dishes without me!” Finally finding the kid chair in the pantry – the chair she uses as a step-stool – she […]

Happiness is ______ {Week Seventeen} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so […]

Printable Holiday Savings Bank for Kids

Are your children excited about the upcoming holiday and looking to earn a little extra money to buy something for you or for someone they love? I think the holidays are a great time to teach children about saving money for things to buy, whether for themselves or for others. There’s a lot of spending […]

Lack of Coffee Super Cleaning Powers

It’s 8:30am and I’m just now sitting down. The kids are fed, off to school, hubby is probably stuck in morning rush hour traffic, and I’m finally slurping my first delightful cup of coffee while dripping sweat. Why are you sweating, Lisa, you ask? Imagine, if you will, my kindergartner getting dressed while I was […]

Dear Wednesday – You Sucked. Bring on Thursday. Love, Lisa

Maybe it was sprinting up the stairs after twenty-minutes had gone by before I realized her alarm didn’t go off. It could have been the fog that draped over everything, blinding you while you drove, causing parents to drop off their kids in droves, and drive maniacally in order to do so. Perhaps it may […]