Category: Happy at Home

Ready For Summer!

* Thanks to Poolmaster, JoJo Maman Bebe, and Zoku for sending fun summery products. Even though I live in the Arizona desert (where the sun is intense and temperatures soar!), I always look forward to summer! I love the long, lazy days of swimming, reading, sleeping in, staying up late, writing, eating watermelon + cherries, […]

Family Game Night (babies to age 10)

Do you have a regular family night? Our family shares many mutual hobbies so we haven't felt the need to designate one particular night of the week for family time. Instead, we appreciate doing things together all throughout the week. Our family especially enjoys hiking, gardening, going on walks, reading books aloud, watching movies, and […]

Review: My Father's World, 1st Grade

Our oldest daughter has an early September birthday. I remember thinking what an absolutely perfect month it was to have a baby. Although I had to endure the final trimester in the scorching summer heat, I appreciated that having an early autumn baby meant that we could spend hours on the back porch swing and […]

Toy Organization: This is How We Do It

In 2011, we had two little girls and under 20 toys. We now have three little girls and four small fabric bins for toys: stuffed animals dolls pretend play play food Here's a close-up of one of the bins. I took photos of the contents and made simple labels so that the girls (and guests) […]

Get Ready for Christmas - with Ace Hardware!

Ace is the place...for Christmas decor and preparations! Though the selection is not as expansive as big box shops, Ace Hardware has the advantage of being very near our house. Perhaps there is one in your neighborhood too? There are 4,400 of them across the USA. We opted to buy an 8-foot tree (retails for […]

10 Things We Like Most About the Maytag Bravos XL Washer & Dryer

We've had our Maytag Bravos XL Washer & Dryer for five months now. I've been trying very hard to think up any "cons" of the set and...nothing is coming to mind. Compared to our previous set, this duo is top-of-the-line. Our favorite things: Extra-large capacity. We can fit our queen size comforter with room to […]

10 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Happy Ha-Ha-AHH-AHH-CHOOO - Holidays! Tis' the season for coughs, sore throats, flu, and fevers. Fortunately, there are some ways to circumvent Mr. Flu and Ms. Icky Sicky. Here are ten things our family strives to do during the holidays and all year long. 1. Eat nutrient-rich foods. Some varieties of produce may be harder to […]

Laundry Room Tour #MaytagMoms

Welcome to our Laundry Room. It's really quite modest. Not Pinterest Perfect, to be sure. There is no oversized sink, no distressed wooden cabinets, no bar for air-drying delicates, and no lovely quotes on the wall. Even so, I'm wonderfully content with it. The quietude of the white walls. The cleanliness of the floors and […]

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