• Lifestyle & Wellness

    Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Type of Dad

    Father’s Day is notoriously a hard holiday to buy for because most dads really have everything they want. Some dads are hard to shop for, some have everything, some are tech savvy, some aren’t tech savvy, some like funny gift ideas and some don’t. It all starts to get overwhelming when you start looking at gifts, so that’s why I put together these gift guides for all kinds of things for all kinds of dads. Take the personality of your dad and find the perfect gift for Father’s Day on this list. Everything linked here is from Amazon, so it’ll all be here in time! Is your dad tech savvy?…

  • Home Decor,  Lifestyle & Wellness

    Girl Nursery Ideas: How to DIY Beautiful Pinterest-Worthy Nursery

    When we found out that we were having a little girl, I started to see frills and tutus and flowers and all kinds of girly things fill my Pinterest boards. Not having a girl, click here to get nursery inspiration for a little boy with our son’s nursery. Here’s the thing, making a Pinterest-worthy nursery doesn’t have to be expensive! You don’t have to buy every single accessory you see to make one of these girl nursery ideas come to life. You don’t have to it the most expensive rocking chair that reclines and vibrates and serves you dinner just because that one blogger did it. You can DIY your…

  • Lifestyle & Wellness

    Learn How to Prevent Stretch Marks During Your Pregnancy

    Stretch marks can be such a huge worry of women when they become pregnant. If you are already prone to them, you may worry even more. The changes that our bodies go through when we get pregnant, all the way through having a baby, are absolutely crazy and amazing and really miraculous. Follow these 6 tips to prevent stretch marks to the best of your ability!

  • Lifestyle & Wellness,  Motherhood

    Prenatal Vitamins & Supplements You Need For a Healthy Pregnancy

    When I got pregnant with my first baby, all the horror stories started to roll in. Other moms were saying things like “my labor was 50 hours long” or “I was so uncomfortable, wait until your belly gets huge.” I do not want to ever be that mom! I want to encourage you that you can have a happy, comfortable (for the most part) pregnancy & delivery, and I’m going to share the midwife-recommended pregnancy supplements that have helped me get through it all. I’m going to share each of the supplements that my midwives have recommended over all three of my pregnancies & things I’ve picked up along the…

  • Home Decor,  Lifestyle & Wellness

    14 Things to Know When Completely Renovating Your Dream Home

    Stay at home mom renovates her house – the story We have lived in 6 houses in the last 7 years! … You may be saying, “What! No way!” Yes, way! My husband is in the Navy and we were moving around a lot for our first 7 years of marriage, but the time came to get out of the navy and put down some roots. We decided to move back to our home town of Columbus, Ohio and buy a house. Was it our dream home? No. Actually it was a really gross home. haha, don’t worry it gets better. We were going to fully renovate our home to…

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    Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinets with Lily Ann Cabinets

    Let’s talk cabinets. I mean let’s get right to the point that we’re all thinking. Cabinets are so expensive! Building my dream modern farmhouse kitchen was proving to be way too expensive for my budget until I found Lily Ann Cabinets. I ended up cutting my contractors cabinet budget in half! Yes I said HALF!! Let me show you how you can do it too! Lily Ann Cabinets is a family owned company based out of Michigan that offers all solid wood cabinets (yeah they’re extremely sturdy) that are half or even sometimes a third of the cost of what another cabinet company would charge you. You can even get…

  • Lifestyle & Wellness,  Motherhood

    Scientific Benefits to Outdoor Time for Kids

    WHY PLAYING OUTSIDE IS CRUCIAL FOR YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT In 2005, author Richard Louv coined the term “nature-deficit disorder.” This isn’t a technical medical term but it basically refers to the distance between children and their outdoors. Kids are spending less time playing outside, in nature, and in unstructured play where their imaginations can develop and creativity can grow. While this isn’t a technical term, it actually is super important and can affect your child in a medical sense. With little time spent outside in nature, childhood depression, adhd and childhood obesity are running rampant in the next generation. Believe it or not, Vitamin D that you get directly from…

  • Home Decor,  Lifestyle & Wellness

    Farm House Sink & Faucet from MR Direct

    Knowing what you want when you go into a farm house kitchen renovation is important! When we started this whole renovation, it was so overwhelming to think about what I wanted. Shaker cabinets, should I go white or black? Do I go stainless or matte black on the cabinet pulls? And soooo much more. All the steps that had to happen before I would actually get to a final product seemed like they would never get done. And then when the contractors started, wow, it seemed like the progress was zooming and then at times it was absolutely crawling. Renovating a house is a roller coaster to say the least!…

  • Lifestyle & Wellness,  Motherhood

    How to Make the Best Avocado Toast

    As many of you know, this year, we have decided to try to eat less meat. I have almost gone completely vegetarian and leaning toward vegan. BUT that doesn’t mean your food needs to be bland or only eat salads. Honestly, when I first considered becoming a vegetarian, we felt like we couldn’t eat anything and we really struggled. Fast forward and we’ve done so much more research, got more ideas and more meals than you could have imagined. We have been eating all the variations of avocado toast and I’ve been getting creative! I feel like I’ve come up with the perfect combo that always leaves you feeling full…