How to Make a Dye-Free Pink Ombre Cake

I’m a little behind. My baby girl’s first birthday was over a month ago, and I still haven’t written a thing about it here! I’m blaming the snow that threw off our party schedule for 3 weeks. I did post some photos, though, and I got more than a few questions about her pink ombre…

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Cheap and Easy Lentil Stew

February and March are tough months for food around here. The freezer stash from last year has dwindled down to a few bags of cherries and some odd purple beans, and the glass jars in my pantry are few (I miss you, pear sauce!) It’s not quite time to start growing yet, but Daylight Savings…

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

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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. I have a pretty fantastic announcement to make. Since becoming a #ProjectEnvolve Ambassador in…

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Easy Ways to Lower Your Energy Costs #ProjectEnvolve #GetEnvolved

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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. It’s getting cold in here, so pile on ALL your clothes! Yeah, I changed the words. Have you…

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Got Snow? Make a Green Snowball Smoothie!

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So, what do you do when you promise the kids snow ice cream and Daddy forgets the cream? First and foremost, be cool. Don’t let them see you sweat. Just come up with a new snow recipe! Take the fruit you have on hand, along with a big handful of spinach, and throw it all…

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Burlap-wrapped Seed Packet Valentines

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Looking for a special gift for your sweet pea? Forget the candy hearts… I’ve got the perfect valentines: simple seed packets, wrapped in easy burlap envelopes. 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!

We're a Tervis Family! {Tumbler Giveaway 1/29}

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My goals for 2014? Getting healthy, drinking more water, saving money, looking fabulous – they’re all in full swing with the help of our new secret weapon: Tervis tumblers! Wait, what? Plastic cups? Yeah, I know. I don’t do much plastic. I was hesitant to try Tervis tumblers, but when it comes to water, I…

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

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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. 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….

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

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  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…

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Project Envolve™ Mission One: Save Energy with your Holiday Lights!

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I’m writing this post as a Project Envolve™ Ambassador. I have not been compensated for this post, but I did receive the items shown below to facilitate energy savings in my home. The approaching new year has me thinking about positive change. I’m welcoming new ideas, for sure, but also revisiting those things that are…

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