I Have String Fever!

knitted leg warmers

The other night, Cylus wanted to go outside and it’s been really cold out at night here, so I got out his knitted leg warmers I made for him last year when he was 2. He was so excited to wear them! He showed them off to everyone! They were a little small, but they still fit. When I told him that I made them he started asking a lot of questions, so I showed … [ READ MORE ]

Teflon and Maraschino Cherries {Going Greener}

Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, AKA Teflon

Almost every family has at least one Teflon pan in their kitchen! My parents always used Teflon pans when I was growing up. And I’ve always had a few also! When I got married, my husband told me (while using my favorite Teflon pan) that it was bad to use Teflon. He said that it breaks down and gets into the food (especially as the pan gets older). I had … [ READ MORE ]

Vapor Rub, Bare Feet, and My First Series {Going Greener}

going greener

Since everyone in my house has been sick all week, I was going to post about putting vapor rub on your feet. And while I was researching about how our feet absorb things, I came across this post that freaked me out: Soles of our feet – what and how much can they absorb topically? This post mentioned 2 things that really got me thinking and Googling:

First, it said Vick’s VapoRub was “a product … [ READ MORE ]

Why My Kids Don’t Trick-Or-Treat

graveyard

This post is not meant to start a riot, offend, or make anyone feel bad. Many Christians celebrate Halloween. I believe, as a Christian, it is up to each of us to decide what is best for our families, through prayer. That doesn’t always mean what everyone is doing is right (or wrong). Ultimately it is between you and God. My husband and I decided it is best for our family to NOT celebrate Halloween. … [ READ MORE ]

The Soundtrack of My Life

So many times a song comes on the radio and it brings me back to a certain situation in my life. A lot of difficult times in my life were encompassed by a song. It either explained what I was going through, or comforted me in the situation. This could be due to my passion for music, or it could happen to everyone. I’m not sure. But I plan on explaining my life through the … [ READ MORE ]

How To Make Money Testing Websites

I’m going to (reluctantly) share my favorite way to make money from home. It is super easy and pays very generously – like $30 an hour generous! A few months ago I heard about this website that pays you to test websites and I thought I’d give it a try. I was afraid it was going to be too good to be true, but I tried it anyway.

 The company is called UserTesting and the … [ READ MORE ]

Say YES More, So NO Means More

If you have a strong willed child, you are probably starting to realize you need to pick you battles. All three of my children have gone through phases like this, but my youngest is probably the most stubborn out of all of them. He’s been babied too long and his recent hospital stay was 19 days of getting anything he wanted. He also knows how to work people… He knows when to be cute and … [ READ MORE ]

Nokia Lumia 521 {REVIEW}

I was not asked to review this phone, I just felt like it was necessary to share in case anyone is looking to buy this phone. I couldn’t find a decent review when I was planning on purchasing this phone. Our Sprint bill was getting to be too much to handle, so we (my husband and I) decided to move to the Walmart plan – Family Mobile (powered by T-Mobile). It was much cheaper and … [ READ MORE ]

6 Items You Should Not Share

I have 3 kids, so I am not too grossed out by slobbery kisses and sharing drinks. With that said, there are certain things I will not share! You can call them some of my pet peeves. Here are some things I just can’t stand other people using:

  1. Toothbrush
    I don’t mind sharing drinks, but when it comes to my toothbrush, no one should ever put it in their mouth (not even my husband). I
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12 Reasons Why You Should be Oil Pulling

Think about your mouth for a minute. Cleanest place in your body, right? WRONG! Did you know a typical clean mouth has 1,000 – 100,000 bacteria (some are good, but others are not) living on each tooth? Now consider all of the viruses, diseases, and other infections that are primarily transmitted orally. Still think your mouth is clean?

cooking oilBrushing your teeth is great, but it only cleans your teeth. Oil pulling, however can do so … [ READ MORE ]