HOW I GOT MY TODDLER TO SLEEP AT BEDTIME

When it came to putting my 15-month-old daughter to bed, the struggle was real. She is very high energy and very strong willed. Bed time was an ongoing struggle and seemed to drag on for hours some nights. If I put her down she would scream in protest. What I didn’t realize; I was contributing …

MAXIMIZING AD REVENUE

THIS ONE MISTAKE COULD BE COSTING YOUR BLOG MONEY I thought I would share some new information I just learned. I think it is too good not to share. Now, if you are a big-time blogger, this may not be new to you. But my blog is small potatoes. Most of my day is spent …

LIVING YOUR LIFE LIKE A HALLMARK MOVIE

Disney movies give us princesses, ball gowns, and castles. Fulfilling our inner child. Hallmark movies give us romances, beautiful homes, and perfectly set holidays. Fulfilling our inner woman. Every July Hallmark runs a special series: Christmas in July. This year it begins July 14th and runs through July 23rd.  Here is the full schedule here. …

237 BLOG POST STARTERS FOR MOMS

When I first decided to start a blog(s) I came up with a list of things I could write about.  The more I worked on my sites, the more I found I needed to hammer out what I really wanted to focus on. With just having a new baby, these blog topics seemed to freely flow …

JUNE, YOU’RE PERFECT: BUCKET LIST.

  June is the pre-party to the party. The official kickoff month of summer. Schools out, the weather is hot, and the trees are all covered in their green foliage. June conjures up thoughts of lazy afternoons, fresh lemonade, and taking a dive into an ice-cold pool on a scorching hot day. June, You’re Perfect. …

DIY CUPCAKE STAND FOR A SHOWER

  Easy and Inexpensive DIY Cupcake Stand for a Wedding or Baby Shower.  Recently one of my best friends had a baby shower. I offered to do the cupcakes. While I am no professional, I do bake a lot.  I had all the ingredients, specially selected the toppers, and even went to the dollar store …

THE ART OF A WELL MADE BED

“You may concentrate on appearances all through the rest of your house, but in the bedroom comfort should be supreme. I think that bedrooms should also be very intimate rooms-they should express your personal preferences in every way…Of all the rooms in the house your bedroom is yours.”  – Dorothy Draper, In the Pink   …

DELICIOUS MARASCHINO CHERRY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

Happy April everyone! I have been wanting to try this variation of Maraschino Cherry Buttercream Frosting. I tried a version of cherry frosting a few months ago, but it just didn’t get me the flavor I wanted.  Instead I tried a newer version and am very happy with the results. My Mom, husband and daughter …