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Garden Prep & Babies

*How about a short recap! Until we moved to this house, I had never seen an actual Pussy Willow tree. I kind of always though of then as reeds. and I certainly never saw one flowering. They look completely different from the decorative sticks people clip in autumn. I am kind of infatuated with this tree. We had some nice weather, briefly, and the kids almost cooperated for an entire ….

Ipsy Glam Bag April 2015

With the weather change, we ave been outside quite a bit. Now that I have a tan on my face, there is a whole new game to play with the beauty subscriptions! All those warm tones look much better. Time for April’s Ipsy Glam Bag! Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or ….

Beauty Box Five April 2015

April Showers bring may flowers in some areas, but not here! The April 2015 Beauty Box 5 is here! (Affiliate links) Beauty box 5 is a beauty subscription box with 4-6 sample size (and sometimes full sized) beauty products like makeup and toiletries. It is $12 a month by the month, $10 a month with a 3-month subscription, or $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. Sometimes the value of ….

Mini Meatball Tomato Soup

Our indoor gardening in our basement over winter was an interesting experiment. I should say it was my husband’s experiment. I had very little to do with it. I did have plenty to do with what on Earth we were to do with 40 fresh tomatoes in the dead of winter though. Luckily, tomatoes are versatile! Unfortunately, growing them all in our “grow room” gave us an outrageous electric bill. ….

Detergent Wars Reboot: All Free Clear Liquid {and a seven month Mory!}

My chunker just turned sever months old! She has been doing plenty of pushups lately, but still shows no signs of crawling soon. I don’t blame her. Getting those chubby thighs moving would be an ambitious undertaking. She is our most mellow baby yet, so I don’t see her becoming mobile too quickly. I can’t say I am not relieved by that thought. I need to magically grow another arm ….

Beauty Box Five March 2015

The March 2015 Beauty Box 5 is here! (Affiliate links) Beauty box 5 is a beauty subscription box with 4-6 sample size (and sometimes full sized) beauty products like makeup and toiletries. It is $12 a month by the month, $10 a month with a 3-month subscription, or $8.25 a month with an annual subscription. Sometimes the value of the box can be six times what I pay for a ….

Ipsy Glam Bag March 2015

We had a week of unseasonably beautiful weather recently, which has led me to being stark raving mad for spring to really be here. It sort of is here. Almost. Time for March’s Ipsy Glam Bag! Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where each month you receive a Glam Bag with around five samples focusing on makeup and sometimes nails or skin care. The cost is only $110 per year ….

Recycled Book Bead Jewelry {Plus A Giveaway!}

Are you a book lover? We are in our family, sometimes to our detriment when we don’t have the space for them. I worked in a library for several years, and it always saddened me when it was time to cull the stacks and remove the books with poor circulation statistics. Something about that DISCARD stamp on the binding made me feel like I was giving up on them. I ….

A Lucky Birthday & Delightful Treats {plus A Giveaway!}

My little boy turned five last week. I feel he has truly, finally left the toddler years. Since it felt like a more momentous birthday, I went all out with balloons, streamers, and treats. We made nachos, enchiladas, cupcakes, and crispy rice squares. As well as some other snacks.   The kids had a blast and we some how timed the sugar crash with bedtime. We’re old parenting pros now! *Sponsored ….