DIY Pallet Bookshelf

When I was pregnant and thinking about the nursery I just knew I needed a bookcase or bookshelf! I love reading and I definitely wanted to share that with Joaquin. So I searched Pinterest and came across a bookshelf made from a pallet. I instantly loved it. It was perfect for the look I was going for and wouldn’t take up floor space. So I tasked my hubby with finding a pallet, as always when I told him what it was for he just kinda looked at me and said “ooohkay” ツ.  This project was super easy and I absolutely loved the final product!   What you need: A pallet A saw for cutting Screws & Drill Sanding paper Stain Rags or brush for staining Studfinder Alex cut the Read More

Start Planner

Who doesn’t love To-Do lists? Who doesn’t love using your phone for To-Do Lists? ….ME! Who doesn’t love brainstorming on their phone or tablet? ….ME!   I think you’re getting the point here. I love being organized, I love To-Do lists, I love when the light bulb goes off and I have an amazing idea; but I’m really sick of using my phone to record all of that. I tried, I really did, I’ve downloaded countless apps: Evernote, Wunderlust, Life Balance…I even bought a moleskin notebook that can be used with Evernote, and although I love that notebook and use it constantly I never scan the pages into Evernote. It’s just too much. I went back to using a regular notebook but I’d forget where Read More

Mom’s…How Do You Do It?

I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I absolutely need to be more organized with my time and space. My hurdles: a 9 month old baby, a 3rd grader, a hubby, 2 cats and 1 dog that are  N E E D Y, oh and we’re all in a pretty small house.   So Mom’s, how do you do it? How do you carve out time to work from home? How do you create work space that won’t get taken over by baby toys and junk mail? Have you created some pretty awesome desk space in a corner of your house or do you leave the house in order to get some work done? I want to know and I want proof! I’m going to Read More

Sweet Potato Medley

Not to be overly dramatic but, this sweet potato medley was everything! We are always looking for ways to incorporate sweet potatoes into our meals but oven roasted and fries just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I decided to try something new and it definitely worked! This recipe is simple and inexpensive…I hope you try it and I hope you love it!   Carrot, Sweet Potato and Kale ala Jessica (feeds 4) 2 medium sized sweet potatoes (peeled and cubed about 1/2 inch) 2 medium sized carrots (peeled and sliced about 1/4 inch) 2 cups of chopped kale 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1/4 cup onion, diced Olive oil, Coconut oil or butter (I used butter) Heat the cooking oil of your choice in a large sauté Read More

Cleaning your HE Washing Machine DIY

Gah! I couldn’t take it anymore! I’ve never had a HE washing machine to take care of so I’m not up on the tablets you have to use. I keep meaning to buy them when I’m at the store but I somehow always leave without them. There has to be a way to clean these machines without them right? Hello Pinterest!   Pinterest gave me some great ideas for DIY cleaning. I decided to go with the white vinegar and baking soda combo that I came across, mainly because I just bought Costco sized vinegar!     This is seriously so simple though, you just have to try it! The pin I saw said 2 cups of white vinegar, I probably used a little more. I filled up Read More