Lifestyle

Balancing home, health and happiness.
From building a business and managing finances,
to DIY projects and taking care of your health and home.

15 Recipes for a Cruelty-Free (Vegan) Thanksgiving!

It's the week of Thanksgiving break for Americans (WOOHOO!) and we are celebrating it by EATING! (Of course!!!) Like most holidays here in the south, we like to gather together for a wonderful meal (or several...

Crafting with the Kids: Painting with… Nail Polish??

My daughter K's softball season is officially over! Woohoo! It's not that I hate softball, I'm just so excited to have my Saturdays back (for now)--mainly because Saturdays are the perfect time for family craft...

My Favorite Workout Playlist

Workout Playlists are a necessity in my opinion, right up there with my bottle of water. Working out can be hard. Scratch that. Working out should be hard. When you're pushing yourself to do something better, increasing any kind of skill, there are "grow...

DIY Magnetic Chore Chart + Free Printable

The other day I posted a question on Facebook - How old was your child when they started doing chores around the house? I received lots of amazing responses! Ages ranged from 2-5 doing different jobs, some f...

Decluttering Closets: 5 Things to Consider

One of the things I keep on my to-do list every season is decluttering. Our family seems to collect so many things we don't need. Being the kind of person who doesn't like messes and wants everything to have it...

DIY Starbucks: Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Starbucks is one of James's guilty pleasures. He'd go there every day if he could. When we first started dating, I quite enjoyed the Starbucks coffees that always seemed to end up on my desk in the mornings. :) But these days it's more of an occasional reward ...

Easy Healthy Meal: Breakfast Casserole

Quick Meals With a one month old baby to take care of, I don't usually have time to make anything crazy for family meals. I tend to go for whatever is easiest that will still be healthy and filling for everyon...

Why I’m “Vegan-ish” and that’s Okay

I imagine most people here in the DFW area wonder what that word really means. You don't hear it very often in Texas unless some crazy progressive mentions it. The majority of people I tell I'm vegan are those ...