How to texture a wall… The easy, cheating way

So I think they’re catching on to me at my job…  I keep diving into DIY projects to avoid actual work.  Anyway…. I had removed wallpaper from a wall, and I needed to match the texture of the other three … Continue reading


Homemade Granite Cleaner

I have been searching for the perfect homemade granite cleaner, and I think I may have finally found it! I discovered this recipe on Pinterest yesterday, and it works great!

1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (or Vodka)
3 drops of dish soap
1 cup water
(A few drops of essential oil–I didn’t do that)

Mix together in a spray bottle, and there you have it! Easy!

Thoughts on Breastfeeding

Before I dive into this conversation, I want you to hear me: I WILL NOT JUDGE YOU IF YOU CHOOSE FORMULA.  Breastfeeding is tough, especially in those first 3 months.  For me, it actually impeded my ability to lose weight. … Continue reading


My Cleaning List

I’ve used cleaning checklists of some sort for years now.  With my ADHD, lists are a must.  However, as is always the problem with my ADHD, my list generally grew and grew until it was completely unmanageable. Then, I started … Continue reading


A Baby Wise Mom Speaks Up

  Please remember–These are my personal opinions and experiences.  I am by no means an expert, nor am I a perfect parent.  If you haven’t already, you might go over and read my parenting overview. As many of you already … Continue reading


Double Layered Cookie Cake

I have a new favorite dessert to make: the double-layered cookie cake. I’ve made two now, and I’m here to tell you–this is an idiot-proof dessert. EVERYONE loves it, it’s ridiculously easy to make, and it’s a fairly quick project, … Continue reading


My Weight Loss Journey

Most people are surprised to find that I’ve lost 50 pounds. It’s not something I speak of often; really, it’s something that’s relatively embarrassing for me.  When I started this battle, I was over 200 pounds.  It is absolutely mortifying … Continue reading


50 pounds down–a story in pictures

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Obviously, this needs more explanation, but for now, this will suffice.  Also, these aren’t great pictures; but they’ll do.  I’ve still got a little ways to go, but I’m pretty content right now with how I look and feel.  (Note: … Continue reading


My most recent kitchen remodel

Here’s the before….  this kitchen had tile countertops.  It’s not the worst thing in the world, but compared to the rest of the house, it was a bit out of place. After:  We had granite installed, and I tiled the … Continue reading