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Campfire Family Art by uncommongoods

Note: I was given this campfire family art in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.  The longer I’m in my house, the more I realize I need to personalize it more. One of the things I want to add to our house is more art. I found this personalized campfire family art […]

My Top 10 Favorite Weight Watchers Accessories

I have recently started Weight Watchers again because I found that I was 100 pounds away from my goal weight. ONE HUNDRED. YIKES! I knew I had to make some changes. It was time. I can’t let myself get sick and leave my kids behind. I’m sharing with you my top 10 favorite Weight Watchers […]

My story of Pregnancy Loss

It’s not something most people talk about because it’s a pretty painful subject and I think some people don’t know how to respond, but did you know that October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month? I’m going to share with you some of what I’ve gone through in the past two years with my […]

Our Sixth Grade Home School Curriculum 2018

Welcome to my home school curriculum series. This week we are going over our sixth grade curriculum that we are using this year in our home. Reading Level E Readers Sonlight: We are exploring US History starting with the Civil War this year and the books follow along with our history. She’s reading great books […]

Photo Blanket Review from

Note: I received this blanket for review. I did not receive any compensation. All opinions are my own. I was asked to check out the Sherpa Blankets from and make one for myself. We have no shortage of blankets around our house so I decided to make one for my brother-in-law and his fiance […]

Favorite Fall Young Living Oils

It’s fall and kids have been back to school for a few weeks now. Now you’re starting to see kids coming home feeling icky with runny noses and just plain nastiness. I want to share with you some of my favorite fall Young Living Essential Oils. I can’t tell you exactly what they do, because […]

Where’s Wenda Costume Review

Note: I received the costume in this post for review. I did not receive any compensation. All opinions are mine. I can’t believe it’s almost Halloween. Every year my husband and I go to one of his co-worker’s house for a Halloween party. Last year we dressed up as Marty McFly and Lorraine from Back […]

Fall Gluten Free Recipe Round-up

I’m from Chicago and when the weather starts to get that chill to the air and I can finally pull out sweaters, flannel, and my boots, my heart gets really happy. I start to crave those comfort foods in the fall: biscuits and gravy, apple cider donuts, breads, and soups. For some people, those foods […]

Our Eighth Grade Home School Curriculum 2018

Part 1 Family work and 8th Grade Work We started our year off in August with a bang with first week of home school in Washington, D.C. on a family trip. We got in a lot of sightseeing but didn’t even brush the surface of what’s available to see there. Our family is transitioning to […]

Boo at the Zoo Brookfield Zoo

Want to take the kids to a not-so-scary Halloween celebration in the Chicagoland area? Look no further than Boo at the Zoo at Brookfield Zoo. The event takes place Saturdays and Sundays October 13-28. I wish I could take my family but our October is pretty crazy and we didn’t plan ahead of time for […]

October Bullet Journal Layout 2018

I love to bullet journal and I want to share more what I’m doing with my journal. This month I’ve decided to be a little creative with my weeks to see what I like and how it works for me. Here’s what I’ve done with my October Bullet Journal layout.     First I do […]

Montem Diadema Hiking Daypack

Note: I was asked to review this Daypack in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine. My family is a big scouting family and we do a lot of camping and hiking. Having gear to help keep myself organized on those trips is really helpful. I was really excited to have Montem products […]

Books I Read in September

September was a heavy reading month for me. Nine Books! 3 of them o n the list are from reading to the kids for school. Four of the books are from a series of books called The Fairy Tale Romance Series by Melanie Dickerson. They are based off of Fairy Tales from the past. Just […]

Chicago Double Decker Tour

Note: We were given passes to review the Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Co. All opinions are my own. Last week my family and I decided to take a family “staycation.” If you don’t know, we live about 30 miles south of Chicago, so to us, we consider Chicago our home. Did you ever realize […]

Songs I live by

Have you ever heard a song and it inspired you to live your life in a different way? I was in the gym last week and heard 2 of the 3 songs that inspire me to live my life differently… to be me. They’re songs I live by. Maybe one of them will inspire you. […]