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Summer is in full swing! There’s no better time to clean your house, especially with the Fourth of July coming up! I know that many of you will be opening your homes for pool parties, barbeques, and all sorts of summer gatherings; so, prepping the house is very important. This is where ePantry comes in! I’ve posted about ePantry in the past and wanted to share with you another story about their awesome company!  Here is why I love them so much: My sister Jenna and her family were living overseas,


Grab and Go Summer Bags – Save you Time and Money!

Looking to make more time for FUN this summer! These 7 Grab and go Summer Bags are a game changer for your schedule!

Part of the fun of summer is being really spontaneous, accepting last minute invites, and going on random adventures!  This can be hard to do if it requires packing, your stuff is all over the house, laundry has fallen off the priority list, etc.  Pre-packing a few grab and go bags is one way you can prepare for last minute fun and then be ready to say yes to anything! Before you start your bags, make up a few “kits” you can pre-pack for all of the bags you make.

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5 Tips to Avoid Mosquito Bites *PLUS Natural Camping Spray Recipe*

Having mosquito problems this summer? Here are 5 Tips to Avoid Mosquito Bites (that actually work) PLUS a natural camping spray recipe!!

Summertime is almost synonymous with outdoor fun.  If you spend any time outside, then you’ll know that mosquitoes love summer, too.  Here are some quick tips for how to avoid bug bites this summer. 1.) Remove Standing Water Mosquitoes live and breed around bodies of water.  Get rid of their habitats by dumping any water out of kiddie pools and emptying extra water from potted plants.  You should also check any low-lying areas of your yard or campsite where water could collect.  Finally, check any drains or gutters to make


8 Frugal Outdoor Games and Crafts For Kids

Looking for frugal ways to have fun with your kids outside? Check out these 8 FUN activities that you will all LOVE!

One goal we have during the summer is to enjoy the outdoors and good weather as much as possible. While many summer activities seem to be tied to expensive outings, there are plenty of affordable or free things to do outside to have fun! Here are 8 great activities you and your family can try out this summer: Leaf Art: Different leaves have different colors or shapes. Spend some time collecting them and use them to create artwork such as collages or even diagrams. You can even trace leaves or do rubbings


Why I suck at being a mom…

Why I suck at being a mom Pinterest

This past weekend I had the privilege of speaking at the first ever Happy Mommy Box Retreat.  It is rare that I get to go away and speak at an event about motherhood. Why? I do not consider myself to be one of those ‘moms’.  I actually felt very inadequate to be speaking at a motherhood event, because I never feel like I have it all together. Most days I roll out of bed after Mark has sent up two of our children to wake me up. I walk downstairs and get


You are Wasting Money on these 20 Foods!

You are WASTING MONEY on these 20 Foods!

When you are trying to save money, the grocery store is one of the best places for you to start. You can cut your grocery budget down considerably through the use of coupons, knowing how to shop smartly, and by avoiding budget-busting traps. The grocery store is full of items that cost you more, usually due to convenience. However, with a few extra minutes in the kitchen, you’ll find that the savings is worth the time. Here are 20 foods that you should stop buying now. Spice Mixes – Fajita seasoning,


8 Affordable and Fun Rainy Day Activities For Kids

Bored and stuck in the house? Here are 8 Affordable and FUN Rainy Day Activities for Kids that will turn your day around!

Summer is a great time of year and can be so much fun. But what do you do on those days when it rains? Avoid hearing the chorus of “I’m bored!” Here are ten rainy day activities that you and your kids can enjoy. Cooking/Baking: Most children love baking with their parents. Give them a choice of cookies, muffins, breads, or whatever you have the ingredients for. This is a great opportunity to spend quality time and teach them how to bake. Of course, a lot of fun comes later when you

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