DIY Toddler’s Craft Corner

At eighteen months my daughter is really starting to show her fun side. Don't get me wrong-- she's always been fun, but the past month or so her personality and humor and interest in certain things are really coming through. Some of her interests include playing with play-dough, coloring, sorting out or lining up her toys (or quirky little things she picks up around the house). 

Her attention span for books and certain activities is still pretty short because of her age, but it's getting longer as she gets older, so that makes doing crafts and reading or practicing ABCs and 123s a bit easier and that's something I am really starting to instill in our days now. 

We've had a little table for her in our kitchen/dining area for several months and she really enjoys sitting at it for snacks and playing. So I've set her up a little craft corner at it with a box of fun things for her to do-- and learning new skills as she plays, unbeknownst to her...

Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood

It's 11 PM and my day is finally coming to a close. The day was full of busy-ness. It was filled with messes, cries, tantrums, disciplining, boo-boos, and more messes. But it was also full of smiles, giggles, hugs, kisses, cuddles, and more smiles. I feel like I did it all today. My feet tell … Continue reading Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood

How to Clean Your Coffee Pot with Essential Oils

In our house, we drink a LOT of coffee. All day every day, pretty much. Because why not?! But since we drink it so much, our coffee pot is used regularly and so it pretty much only gets rinsed and rarely a proper washing. I took a look at it today and figured it was … Continue reading How to Clean Your Coffee Pot with Essential Oils

DIY: Essential Oil Fabric Softener & Dryer Sheets

It's been a while since I've posted anything, but life just gets busier and busier and I can barely keep my head on straight sometimes! But I'll try to post more things more often from now on. I recently made some washing powder (which I will share the recipe for next-- and soon!), and so … Continue reading DIY: Essential Oil Fabric Softener & Dryer Sheets

Tasty Tuesday: Perfect Brownies

What better way to begin the weekly Tuesday cooking posts than with a brownies recipe, don't you think? You just simply can't go wrong with chocolate! One of my favorite desserts to make is brownies, so I decided to share this one first off.What you'll need: •2  1-ounce squares unsweetened chocolate (equivalent to 6 tablespoons … Continue reading Tasty Tuesday: Perfect Brownies

Tasty Tuesday: Peanut Butter Birthday Cake

Monday was my husband's birthday. We got up at six o'clock, ate breakfast, and he headed off to college and I went to hear Ken Ham speak at a seminar. After spending some time with my mom and three of my siblings, I ran some errands and got home as quickly as possible that afternoon, … Continue reading Tasty Tuesday: Peanut Butter Birthday Cake