Go Green(er), #BeRecycled, and Win a $100 Amazon Giftcard {Things to recycle in your bathroom!}

April 24, 2015

This giveaway was is sponsored by Bloggin' Mamas

Tips for recycling bathroom products! {Enter to win a $100 Amazon giftcard}

Today I'm going to be sharing some information from Bloggin' Mamas, the Ad Council, and Keep America Beautiful. This campaign is encouraging everyone to recycle in the bathroom, as well as in other areas of the home. I really need to step up my game and get working on this!

I'd never considered adding a recycling bin to our bathrooms, but what a fabulous idea! If you compost, it'd be great to have a three part garbage can so you can add items to all three areas as necessary.

A Month to Happiness: An eJournal {New Release!}

April 23, 2015

Journaling about Happy Memories to Combat Depression, Anxiety, and GriefI wanted to take a few moments to promote my eBook, A Month to Happiness: An eJournal. In the past, I have blogged about my Happiness Journal and I decided to create an eJournal similar to my own journal in order to help others get started on journaling about happy memories.

This journal has been extremely helpful for me during times of sadness or grief in maintaining a more positive attitude, and helping me overcome depression and anxiety. I try to write in it daily and I read it when I'm feeling unhappy. I find it difficult to ruminate over problems when I'm reading or writing about happy memories. I hope you will also find it helpful.

This eJournal is currently available on eJunkie for only $1.99. This eJournal can be filled out as a PDF or you can print it to fill it in by hand.

A Month to Happiness: An eJournal is a guided eJournal designed to help you focus on the positive aspects of your life and to improve your mood. Each page has two writing prompts and there are a total of thirty pages.

Customizing the Color: Lego or Duplo Building Plates

April 22, 2015

Customizing the Color: Lego or Duplo Building Plates
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I've been intending on making my son a nice desk or side table to store his Duplo or Legos in for a while, but I did some searching on Amazon for the building plates to glue on top and they are UGLY. Logically, I know green is the color of the grass, but man. Ugly. And I wanted to make this part of the furniture and I like our furniture to look pretty because... Pinterest. #bloggingmomproblems

Easy Distressing for Wood Furniture: Drab to Dreamy Lego Desk

April 21, 2015

Easy Distressing for Wood Furniture: Drab to Dreamy Lego Desk

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WOW. What a fantastic project! I'm going to be overly pleased with myself for a very long time. This is a good example of how rewarding distressing furniture can be when it goes well.. and I've had really good luck with it so far.

Easy Sew Cell Phone Pocket {Great for Pajama and Yoga Pants!}

April 20, 2015

How to add an easy pocket to your pants to hold your cell phone.
My husband brought me back some PJ pants with a cell phone pocket from his work trip and I was in love. I hate when pants don't have pockets. I decided to add something similar to some of my pants that are pocket-less. Actually these particular pants had pockets, but the pockets were ripped and needed to be removed.

The nice thing about a pocket designed specifically for cell phones is that if it's deep and narrow enough, it's unlikely the phone will fall out. As a woman, this is a huge issue because our pockets are so small and we look like idiots dropping our phones all the time. But we are at a significant disadvantage when our pockets can't even hold a credit card properly due to their size.

Wine Whip Alternative for Degassing Wine

April 15, 2015

Wine Whip Alternative for Degassing WineWe've been trying our hand at wine making using these kits... Our first batch was a Cabernet Sauvignon which tasted okay if you didn't know it was a Cab Sauv. It's red, it tastes like Pinot Grigio to me, and it's bubbly like champagne. I'm sure the error was that we didn't degas the wine enough with our "vigorous stirring" as we did it by hand.

There are these cool attachments to add onto your drill to stir the wine and degas it. They're not expensive... I wanted to buy one (and will if we make any more wine after this batch), but we needed to do the degassing TONIGHT so I couldn't wait for it to get shipped.

{Taste Test Tuesday} The Easiest Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

April 7, 2015

{Taste Test Tuesday} The Easiest Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
My goal is to post every Tuesday about a new recipe that we tried that week and how we liked it. I
won't share it if it's gross so I can't promise I'll have something every week. This recipe made the cut and was super tasty!

For this week, I tried the recipe below. Click the link to visit the website and print the recipe!

Nest of Posies: The Easiest Strawberry Shortcake Ever