How Often Should You Vacuum?

Wondering how often should you vacuum? The answer may surprise you. It depends. The house we live in had brand new carpet when we moved in. What a treat! Forget the fact that it’s practically white carpet, okay, very light beige. And a rental. Who does that? Needless to say, we’ve tried hard to take […]

How to Make a Personal Planner that Rocks

Want to put a little order in your life? Consider making a personal planner to suit your life and needs. Here she is, in all her glory, my personal planner. She may not look like much. But, trust me when I say she is a powerhouse just waiting to be unleashed. She holds all my goals, […]

Free Printable Gift Coupons for an Easy Last-Minute Gift

Are you looking for a last minute gift or some little extra to slip into a stocking? Grab these free printable gift coupons for a fun, creative gift. Okay, yeah. You forgot somebody. Or the shipping company lost your order. Or you just don’t have the cash today to do things up big. Whatever it […]

Learn How to Build Your Own Lego Table.

Got a Lego-maniac at your house? Instead of buying another set of bricks, build a Lego table to make building even more fun. This tutorial designed by Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy shows you how. This post was originally published on December 20, 2012. Recently, FishPapa crafted one for our youngest Lego fan, and so […]

Make Microwaveable Heat Packs Yourself

Sew microwaveable heat packs from colorful fabric for cute and cozy gifts. This project is a super simple way to give affordable presents. As you may know, we’re total wimps here in Southern California. Some of you are weathering extremely cold temps where you live and I’m wearing fingerless gloves as I type. I am […]

Want to Save Money on LEGO?

Lego do not come cheap these days. As your Lego maniacs curate their Christmas wishlists, consider these tips for saving money on the Lego bricks. I kept the enemy at bay for a long time. I was no stranger to stepping on sharp little pointy plastic pieces in the middle of the night; I had […]

Our Homeschool Curriculum for grades 12, 10, 8, 6, & 4

There is a veritable cornucopia of homeschool curriculum available, so much more than when I started this journey 16 years ago. Here’s what we’re using this year. Can you believe that this is my 16th year of homeschooling? I’ve only got 9 more to go! It’s practically the home stretch. 😉 Seriously, this has been […]

Post-it Note To Do List System – Planning that Works!

Looking for a new way to spice up your daily to do’s? Check out this Post-it Note To Do List system to help you keep track of things quickly and easily. Please note: This is NOT a sponsored post. I’m not naturally one of those people who are able to track all their routines and […]