Category Archives: Home & Garden

Kill Vampire Electronics and Lower Your Electric Bill #ProjectEnvolve (Mission 4)

I’ve written this post as an ambassador for Project Envolve™ (sponsored in part by PPL Electric Utilities) . Project Envolve supplied me with materials to help weatherize my home along with tips for living an energy-efficient lifestyle. This post contains an affiliate link.

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I have a pretty fantastic announcement to make. Since becoming a #ProjectEnvolve Ambassador in December, I’ve been making is my mission to lower our electric bill. Every month. I was a little worried this month since it’s been so cold and we’ve spent so much time inside (too much TV, baking, etc…) but our bill arrived 3 days ago and, YES! We’ve officially gone down another $10! Continue reading


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Burlap-wrapped Seed Packet Valentines

Looking for a special gift for your sweet pea? Forget the candy hearts… I’ve got the perfect Valentine’s Day craft: a simple seed packet wrapped in an easy burlap envelope. With no candy, no food dyes, and a budget-friendly price tag, there’s no better way to say “I dig you!” to your favorite garden lover! Continue reading


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5 Easy Tips for Making Your Kitchen More Energy-efficient {Slow Cooker Beef Chili Recipe}

I’m writing this post as a Project Envolve™ Ambassador. I have not been compensated for this post, but I did receive a promotional item to facilitate energy savings in my home.

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In all my years, I’ve never spent a winter at home.

I’ve always worked full-time, and we’ve always had a pretty steady electric bill. But now that I’m home all day with 2 kids, WOW. The electric bill is all over the place! (…and not in a good way.) Continue reading


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{2013 Holiday Gift Guide} Gaiam: Yoga gear and SO much more!



When I started exercising again after Elliette’s birth, I found myself in need of some new clothing and equipment. Since comfort was top of mind, I started searching for yoga pants. (Mom staple, right?) I knew the Gaiam name from some of the gear I already had, but when I looked them up I found SO much more than I expected!

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Boost Your Immunity with Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Winter is approaching, and sniffles and sneezes are already starting in our house. But this year we’re ahead of the game with an early batch of homemade elderberry syrup. Elderberry is an immunity-boosting plant that has been used for centuries as a remedy for flu, colds, sore throats, inflammation and a ton of other ailments. While it’s hard to find definitive proof that it will keep you well, the history of its use speaks for itself. A quick Google search will yield page after page of information about this highly regarded berry. Continue reading


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