Super Caramel Congo Bars

Super Caramel Congo Bars

Hello everyone! Today I am guest posting over at Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke. If you are visiting from Capturing Joy WELCOME! I am so excited you are here.  You can find more recipes, DIY, tips, and family adventures here! Now let’s enjoy these Super Caramel Congo Bars together! {Get the recipe for Super Caramel Bars here} This week I have been posting all about laundry for something I call Laundry Week.  Not Shark Week but just as scary! You {Read More}

Laundry Workout Plan #1

laundry workout #1

As a mom I really have no time to fit in a workout.  Unless I want to workout after a 5:00 am feeding. Or at 9:00 at night when I would rather take a shower from the day.  So what do I do? I don’t workout. Which isn’t good. I’ve decided I need a workout plan in order to get one step closer to getting things done. This brings me to my last post for laundry week! I’ll be honest {Read More}

DIY Liquid Laundry Soap – The Easy Way

DIY liquid laundry soap

Last year I bought a bunch of stuff to make my own DIY Laundry Soap.  The recipe called for so much of each ingredient I had to use a trash bag to mix it all up.  My house smelled great when I made it but it left a residue on my clothes because it wouldn’t dissolve in the wash. Yuck. So I gave up on the DIY Laundry Soap because I wasn’t going to fight it.  Liquid laundry soap seemed {Read More}

10+ DIY Laundry Room Decor Projects

10+ DIY Laundry Room Decor Projects

Right now my laundry room is in an unfinished basement.  The hot water heater is exposed and so is the backside of the downstairs bathroom.  It shares a long room with our odds and ends, the deep freeze and an overly large bedroom we’re not sure what to do with.  It’s a catch all so I haven’t really thought about Laundry Room Decor. One day we will get a floor plan and some walls put up but since I’m not {Read More}

Laundry Week – Tips for Getting Your Laundry Done

 I really don’t like doing laundry but it still has to get done! I’ve tried everything and it’s still my least favorite chore.  Mixing it up can help. Like sometimes I fold laundry in bed while watching tv and sometimes I fold laundry at the table while doing squats.  And sometimes I find a cool pin on Pinterest that gets me excited to do laundry.  Like a printable calendar or DIY soap.  But it’s like finding a workout on Pinterest. {Read More}

Laundry Week – Favorite Laundry Blog Posts

Laundry Week

I really really don’t like doing laundry! I mean like really really.  And I will tell you why.  All of the kids in my family have had chores.  It’s a good thing and I’m not complaining. My mom would even change our chores every once in a while so we would learn new skills.  My least favorite rotation was laundry.  I didn’t like folding the other family members underwear and I really didn’t like matching socks.  It takes too long {Read More}

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins {with Protein}

Pumpking Chocolate Chip Muffins

September is here and I finally feel like pumpkin chocolate chip recipes are totally acceptable now! Even if I eat them year round. Remember the Blueberry Protein Muffins? Since I discovered those I’ve been dying to turn them into Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. So of course I did! Starting now I am admitting to crushing on anything with pumpkin and chocolate chips. It’s an addiction but not a problem with this recipe since it’spacked full of protein from Kodiak Cakes {Read More}

Rugs USA – Rugs Make all The Difference

rugs usa

Rugs USA did not compensate me for this post.  Opinions are 100% my own. Three years ago we bought our first home and we couldn’t be happier with our decision. The home is older but had updated bathrooms and hardwood floors throughout the main floor. It was live in ready but still needed some improvements so I could get my hands dirty and make this house our own.   The first thing you should do to make your house feel more like {Read More}

Photography Tips – Using Flash

Using A Flash

Last year I learned how to use my camera’s manual setting really well thanks to Kristen Duke’s Say No to Auto eBook.  She now has a video tutorial that walks you through step by step how to start using your camera’s manual mode. I highly highly recommend getting them! I also have had a strong aversion to using flash.  I don’t like it.  It’s too sharp or harsh and creates shadows you can’t really fix later. By using manual I {Read More}

Terrible Twos Are Not That Terrible

Terrible Twos

I’ve heard people say your kids are a grandparents payback for how you treated them.  And if that’s really the case then I am in for a world of hurt.  We’ve recently noticed the signs of “terrible twos” and although we’re in the beginning stages I really want to believe that if I redirect my thinking our experience will be that much better.   I have a suggestion and take it or leave it.  When your toddler is throwing a {Read More}