Almost DIY Spaghetti Sauce

{Almost} DIY Spaghetti Sauce

So… how’s your week been?  Things have been a bit crazy around here lately and dinner has been less than planned in advance.  And the one night it was planned in advance, it didn’t happen.  We have been working like crazy to get our backyard landscaped (and our washing machine fixed!) and it’s been a […]

The Secret to Cooking in Stainless Steel Pots Hero

The Secret to Cooking in Stainless Steel

It’s true.  I learned to cook from… my husband.  Our first married fight was over macaroni and cheese, no lie.  Yep, Mr. Napping taught me much of what I know.  When I got married the only kind of cookware I had ever used was no-stick stuff.  Usually with some sort of Teflon liner.  Mr Napping […]

Natural Goodness Toothpaste Without All the Chemicals Labeled

Natural Goodness: Toothpaste Without All the Chemicals

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias We are at a point when Little J has started resisting having his teeth brushed.  Not because he doesn’t like it, he does, but because he wants to do it himself.  He has always been my […]

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Just One Password to Remember with Password Manager

I was provided with a license in exchange for my honest review.  All content herein is 100% honest and my own opinion.  I pinky promise. We live in a very digital world.  Cell phones, tablets, television, internet radio.  Most of us have multiple accounts set up with various numbers of digital services.  Banking sites, online […]

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Momma’s 6 Must-Have Springtime Accessories

Spring is here!  Well, sort of.  It snowed yesterday, but it was all gone by about noon.  Admittedly, it’s not terribly unusual for our weather to be confused this time of year.  But it is starting to warm up!  And that means play dates, park visits, splash pad trips and other fun days out of the house! […]

7 Free Assessment Resources for Pre-K to 1st

7 Free Assessment Resources for Pre-K to 1st Grade

I have a plan to help me survive summer.  I will have three kids – three boys; three mobile, adventurous, curious and energetic boys – under my supervision for eight solid weeks.  That’s 1,344 hours.  I can hope they will be asleep for half of those, but I won’t hold my breath for that.  Like the Boy […]

Spring Snack Packs Pudding Flower Garden

Fresh Fruit Pudding Flower Garden Snack Packs – Single-Serve, Easy Dessert

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias We spent last weekend working on our backyard landscaping project… FINALLY!  We’ve lived in this house for almost three years now and about half of our backyard has been very limited in it’s usability.  But this year, […]

10 backyard BBQ Desserts

10 of the Best Backyard BBQ Desserts

It’s that time… time to break out the basting brushes, marinades and seasonings.  Time to take off that cover and refill the propane bottle or restock the charcoal supply.  It backyard BBQ time!  I love a good barbecue and the weather keeps teasing me with a few amazingly perfect barbecue weather days here and there. […]

Spring Bingo

Springtime Bingo {Printable}

Last week I guest posted a fun Springtime game on Whatever Dee-Dee Wants….  did you see it?  In case you missed it, here’s a sneak peek: It’s been getting warmer around here and the trees are even starting to blossom. This is my favorite time of year in the desert. Everything is pretty and green… […]

Spring Break Planner

Spring Break Planner {Printable}

Today, I’m hanging out over at Ask Anna and sharing my Spring Break Planner printable.  Are you on Spring Break yet?  We have sooo much planned for these two weeks, but a lot of it is “big people projects” like landscaping our backyard (FINALLY!).  We also have a fun trip planned and my boys were […]

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Encouraging Natural Sleep Spider-Man DIY Lamp Makeover

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SleepAligned #CollectiveBias Big J has always been a dream sleeper.  As young as 18 months, we could ask him if he was tired or ready to go to bed.  If he was, he would tell us “yes”, we […]

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Fit to Play While Traveling With Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FitToPlay #CollectiveBias I love to travel.  When I was a freshman in college, I was still living at home with my parents and three younger siblings.  It wasn’t a situation I loved, but it had it’s perks.  Like […]

LR Conference Bingo

General Conference Bingo

I am LDS, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, known to most as the Mormons.  Next weekend is General Conference, when we have the chance to listen to our leaders on a worldwide level.  It’s always one of my favorite weekends – partly because they broadcast the service and I […]