Autumn

autumn chalkboard

Hello friends! It’s been a while. I took a blogging hiatus but I’m back. Summer was just too much fun and with two of my three kiddos off at school this year, I’m starting to get back into the swing of things. Finally. I’m a slow learner.

Today I’m home for the day with a sick kiddo, it’s been a couple of weeks of illness circling through our house, among other things. I have a super sexy new skin condition to share with you in a later post. Lucky you!

Life has been a little intense lately, and I mean that on both sides of hard and good. I am looking forward to sharing with you my insights, what I’ve been cooking up in the kitchen and all my other ramblings in upcoming posts. {read more}

Picture Hanging Hack

picture hanging hack

Do you know about the toothpaste picture hanging hack?

I am more of a measure once, and hang kind of girl. I don’t get too caught up in things being perfectly aligned and all of that, but it is much easier to hang once and not have to patch a bunch of holes, so I introduce to you a little trick for hanging things on your walls easily.

In my example, I’ll be hanging up letters, not a picture frame, but it’s the same concept.

picture hanging hack

Step 1: Dot toothpaste on your frame/other item where you want the nail hole to be.

wall hanging hack

Step 2: Press and hold the item up on the wall where you want it to go. The dot of toothpaste will transfer to the wall when you remove the frame or whatever item you are hanging.

picture hanging hack

See?

picture hanging trick

Step 3: Hammer in your nail in the middle of the toothpaste mark.

wall hanging hack

Step 4: Wipe away the toothpaste from both the wall and whatever you are hanging, and hang it on the wall! See? So easy.

wall hanging hack

(Beckett is my youngest boy, I’m finally getting his name up in his room after we transferred him at a year! Whatever.) {read more}

7 Ways to Be More Green at Home

It’s not always easy being green at home. But the good news is, you can make some small, simple changes at home to lessen your impact to the environment, without giving up convenience.

Check out my 7 ways to be more green at home – without giving up paper towels!

paper towels and reusable paper towels

1.Replace single-use paper towels with reusable cloths.

The Handi Wipes pictured can be rinsed and reused at least 20 times. I liked to keep these around and use for a few days for cleaning up sticky hands, wiping down the counters and simple cleaning. Then I rinse them well and let them dry in between uses. I really love these reusable cloths because they dry really fast, work great and are less expensive than using single-use paper towels. And they can also be washed in your washer if you like to really clean them in between uses. {read more}