New Uses for Wool Dryer Balls

wool dryer balls

Do you already use wool dryer balls in your laundry? If not, you should. They are essentially balls of wool that are felted, that get thrown into the dryer with your wet clothes. Pop a few in the dryer and they bounce around to help your laundry dry more quickly by absorbing moisture and separating clothing, keep your laundry soft and help with static. Dryer balls are a natural alternative to fabric softeners and dryer sheets that can have a ton of chemicals in them.

You can buy wool dryer balls, or you can make them. I have made them and they are very cheap and easy to make. If you’re interested, check out the DIY tutorial here. {read more}

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5 Christmas Traditions that Won’t Cost a Thing

5 easy family christmas traditions
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Holidays with your family are made much sweeter with a few family traditions. Over the years we have incorporated a few Christmas traditions that we love, and I’d like to share a few more. The best part is that these are free! In my opinion, traditions don’t need to be expensive or grand, but simple and sweet. When you think about the best memories of your childhood, they are usually the times that you were most connected to the people you care about. It’s the hygge!

Here are five of my favorite Christmas traditions for families: {read more}

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How to Add Hygge in Your Life

My interest in hygge started last year when I was in the checkout line at Marshalls. I had one of those thick, faux fur throws in my basket and the woman behind me commented that I would love it, that she had the same one at home. I smiled in agreement and as we chatted, she asked me if I knew about the Danish practice of hygge (pronounced: HOO-gah).

What is Hygge?

I don’t remember exactly how she defined it to me at the time, but she had a serene glow as she explained. She told me about her daily ritual of putting everything down and sitting with her husband under cozy blankets with a hot cup of tea. Just to sit, just to connect, with the flicker of candlelight and a mindset of rest and rejuvenation. Sometimes they would read, sometimes they would rest, sometimes they would just sit and savor a sweet treat. She described the setting, but what I took away more was the intention, and the purposeful connection. Time set aside each day for self-care, for community, and for rest. She told me to look it up, because there was so much more to it than she could explain. Her words stuck with me, and I started to do some research. {read more}

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10 Household Items You Should Buy on Amazon to Save Money

I’ve already expressed my love for Amazon and Amazon Prime. I love that I can depend on the online service to keep my home stalked up with essentials and it’s just so darn convenient.

Over the years that I’ve been using Amazon Prime, I’ve found so many everyday items that I can purchase through Amazon that save money, and can even be set up to ship on a subscription so I don’t have to think about reordering. Here are ten of my favorite household items you should be buying on Amazon too. {read more}

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A New Way to Use Essential Oils

a new way to diffuse essential oils stones

One of my most popular posts is 20 Ways to Use Essentials Oils in Your Home, and I’m so excited to share another new way that I just learned about!

20 ways to use essential oils in your home

Caveat –  I know there is a TON of info out there about essential oils and I want to reassure you that I am not affiliated with and do not represent any particular brand of essential oils. I just love using them in my home for a variety of reasons, and I use a number of different brands depending on what I’m using them for.  {read more}

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