Spring has sprung, and why not celebrate with some new decor for your house! We’ve already covered your bedrooms, bathrooms and every where in between, but what about your kids’ bedrooms or the playroom? Those rooms get lots of use, so we have rounded up some of our favorite new spring pieces and accessories that can really had a punch of spring and also withstand the use of kids! These pieces will not only look beautiful but will last and be functional as well, so let’s get decorating!
You’ve been waiting all winter long to whip out your green thumb, to visit the nursery and pick out your favorite flowers and seeds, to feel the cool soil between your fingers, and to let the sun warm your back. It’s finally time, and you’re just about to drop the exact number of microscopic seeds into a perfectly measured hole when you’re startled by a happy yell and an ice cold stream of water pummeling your back, knocking you over and sending the organic seeds flying through the air. In your garden zen, you forgot for a moment that you have a toddler.
Whether you have a half acre garden or a raised square foot bed, one toddler or three, you can still happily tend to your garden this year with your toddler underfoot. Here are some ways to garden alongside your little one with less stress and less mess.
As busy moms, shuttling kids from activity-to-activity with an ever-growing to-do list, it can be easy to neglect maintenance on your car. The integrity of your tires is arguably one of the most important aspects of keeping you and your family safe on the road. New brakes, suspension upgrades, the latest crumple technology all become trivial when you’re riding on a worn set of tires. Luckily, your car’s tires are one of the easiest parts of your car to monitor and maintain (no need to poke around under your hood or stain your hands with motor oil). Below we’ve got tips on tire safety moms can easily and quickly follow to ensure your family’s safety on the road, as well as some basic tire information you should know.
If you are on a mission to rid your house of unwanted chemicals, a great first place to start is your cleaning cabinet. There are many excellent natural cleaning products out there on the market that not only look great but are very expensive. While these products are great to have on hand, why not save yourself some money and make some at home? We’ve already addressed all the amazing uses of vinegar when it comes to cleaning, but did you know that baking soda has almost as many surprising and natural uses? Baking soda is non-toxic, multi-purpose and CHEAP and can be used in cleaning, baking, cooking, and even medicinally.
If you’ve had a busy day and find yourself frantically trying to come up with something quick and tasty to make for dinner, our Asian beef chips and rice will leave your family asking for seconds, and quickly become one of your go-to recipes for years to come.
As the new flowers grow and weather starts to warm up, we often get the itch to make some changes in our house. If you have had the same bedding and bath towels since before the kids were born, it’s time to be out with the old and in with the new! We have gathered some of our favorite pieces of spring decor for the bedroom and bathroom that can have a major impact on a small budget- and we are thrilled to share them with you today!
Spring is here and what better way to welcome the warmer weather and changing of seasons than by freshening up your decor! Fall and winter are all about the warm fabrics and darker, comforting colors, but spring is about new life, brightness, and color. Most of us can’t redo our entire decor, but just by adding in a fresh coat of paint, some accessories, rugs or throw pillows you can change up a whole room so it feels fresh and new. We have gathered some of our favorite and inexpensive ways to liven up your decor just in time for spring and we can’t wait to share them with you!
Ahhh Spring break: drinks in hand, beach sand between our toes, a teeny swim suit on. Oh wait, that was Spring Break, pre-kids. Now-a-days it’s sprinkler time, noodle crafts, and play dates, but just because we have babies now doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a warm spring evening cocktail! For this Spring Break, we have taken three classic drinks: the cosmopolitan, a bloody mary and the margarita and changed them up a bit. We have taken some of our favorite mixers and liquors and combined them with a twist to each drink and made them unique, and more suited for spring break! So after the kids are in bed, try one of these unique drinks and just imagine you are on the beach instead of in your backyard.
When life gives you snow, make ice cream! This cool treat will turn a snow day into a very sweet memory. It tastes delicious and only takes about 5 minutes to make. There’s no need for an ice cream maker, blender or food processor, heavy cream, or refined sugar. This ice cream has a soft-serve consistency that will make you and your kids want to peek out your window and wish for more snow.
Are you searching for something to make for dinner that is fun and unique? Maybe you have a pizza night each week and just can’t agree on toppings that everyone is happy with? Personal pizzas are fun to make and easier than you might imagine–not to mention, delicious! These pizzas have a delicious thin crust that will have you reminiscing of the famous personal pizzas from your favorite pizzeria in Florence.
Hydrogen peroxide – chemically known as H2O2 – is one of the most common household disinfectants used in all parts of the world. In fact, the odds are pretty good that you have a bottle in your medicine cabinet or under your kitchen sink right now! Most people typically use hydrogen peroxide for sanitizing small cuts or even as a whitener for delicate items, however there is much more to this little brown bottle than most of us realize. Because of hydrogen peroxide’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties, it makes it one of the most valuable $2.00 purchases you can make at the drug store!
For centuries, people have been drinking tea. Aside from the titillating flavors of the masterfully crafted blends on the market today, there’s no denying the immense amount of health benefits attached to tea. There are specially blended herbs, flowers, spices and leaves that aid in just about every ailment or situation you might find yourself in- from a stuffy nose to achy joints to sleepless nights.
We’re continuing our washi tape series into the New Year (read 10 Ways to Washi: Holiday Edition if you missed it), for those of you who have either committed to becoming more crafty in 2015 or for those who want a pretty way to organize your life and your belongings. Washi tape is so versatile that you can use it in practically any way you can come up with, especially when it comes to organization, so we’ve rounded up 10 Ways to Washi organizing style!
Babies are people too. And their tastebuds grow and crave more intricate textures, consistencies and flavors as quickly as they do. Just because they’re new to this world, doesn’t mean they won’t quickly develop a taste for the finer things in life – finer than sweet potato puree, that is. If your baby is getting bored with her one-ingredient purees and is ready for a more textured food that will tickle her taste buds, we have the perfect recipe for a smooth and successful introduction to the world of soups. This good old-fashioned split pea soup recipe will become a favorite of not only baby’s but your entire family.
Who has time to make pierogis from scratch these days? You do! We have a simple recipe that you’ll actually enjoy making. With basic, everyday ingredients and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, your entire family can get involved in rolling and cutting the dough, stuffing it with their favorite ingredients and forming their own perfect little pierogis.