DIY Peppermint Hand Scrub

Today I’m sharing how to make this super easy DIY Peppermint Hand Scrub. If you’re anything like me, the dry air and changes in weather are leaving your hands in much need of some TLC. This easy little DIY is a great gift to give, and uses just a few ingredients.

The original base for this hand scrub recipe is simply sugar and Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap. I found the recipe years ago, it’s a copycat of Mary Kay Satin Hands. I’ve added a couple more ingredients and festive twist in this version. {read more}

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Friday Favorites

merry and bright chalkboard friday favorites

Hi friends! I am over here in the full Christmas spirit, are you? The tree is up, the lights are twinkling and everything smells of cinnamon and pine. One of these days I will have a grown up tree with some sort of theme. But for now, our tree is a mix and match of handmade ornaments clustered near the bottom. And it’s leaning slightly to the left because little hands just can’t help themselves.

I’m sharing a few of my Friday Favorites before the weekend. I hope that through the busyness of the season you can find time to slow down a bit and enjoy the company of your most favorite people. {read more}

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My Favorite Instant Pot Trick

Today I’m so excited to share my favorite trick for using your Instant Pot.

I’ve had too much time stuck at home lately with sick kiddos. And by sick, I mean kids are COMPLETELY faking it. Today my daughter complained of a tummy ache so I tucked her back into bed with a bowl, and in about 20 minutes she was up dancing around and asking to watch a movie. Nope. Not sick. I got duped. I guess each kid has to try to get out of school at least once, right?

The good thing about being stuck at home is that I’ve had extra time in the kitchen to do some meal prep and stock the freezer. My favorite tool in the kitchen these days is, without a doubt, my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. {read more}

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A Word to Live By

A friend of mine introduced me to the concept of choosing a word to live by for the year. She shared how after much thought and prayer, the word “simplify” was laid on her heart last year, so she opened her heart to what “simplifying” would bring to her life. I began to notice she would reference the word often as she made decisions throughout her week. I loved it.

I am not a big goal setter or someone who sets New Year’s resolutions, but I’d like to live more intentionally. Meaning that I don’t want to miss out on life as life goes by, but to live in it more fully, more open, more present. {read more}

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Amazon Cyber Monday Deals

You know my love for Amazon Prime. Well today is Cyber Monday and I’m rounding up my favorite Amazon deals to share with you. Happy shopping!

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Toys and Games

amazon cyber monday magformers

Magformers – These magnetic tiles were recommended to me from a friend a few years ago and they are a main staple in our toy box that all ages enjoy. They offer endless creative play. When not building with them, my kids like to scatter them along the floor and go “fishing” for them with something metal. They are pricey, but worth it. Today most sets are marked down, some almost half off the regular price. {read more}

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