• Home Renovation/DIY

    Corraling the Chaos – Making of a Mudroom Part 2

    Phew…this summer break stuff is kicking this mama’s bootie with scheduling, but only a few more weeks and the crazy crew will be back in school and hopefully the days will stop flying by a little bit? Maybe. Of course, then football and soccer and hockey and clubs start back up….#needanapnow In May we talked about converting the unused closet off of the garage into a mudroom landing area for the millions of backpacks and shoes and socks and crap that end up all over the floor on a daily basis. I’m happy to say it is complete and WORKING.…

  • Home Renovation/DIY

    Demo Day – Kitchen Edition

    When we bought this house 2.5 years ago, we knew there were changes we would want to make and things we gave up off of our “want” list because we loved the space and layout for our family. One of…

  • Grocery Savings

    Creating a Couponing Monster

    Joey, my self-described 11 year old math nerd, is learning how to coupon and takes great joy in calculating his savings. I’ve created a monster! 😉 Today’s trip he saved 42% and we got some stockpile items.  He was up…

  • Uncategorized

    The Plant in My Bathroom

    There is a plant I keep in my bathroom and if you ask anyone that knows me, I’m not the most successful in keeping plants alive. (Thank you IKEA for having such affordable, yet real looking, fake ones!) This poor…

  • $10 Tuesday

    $10 Tuesday – World Market Edition

    Today was a teacher work day for 2 of my littles (can I still call them that even though one of them went to 6th grade orientation tonight??) and they were super excited to tag along on a $10 Tuesday…

  • Local Fun

    Shop Local – CE Barnes and Pace Family Farm

    Headed out after early release for the kiddos to pick some strawberries and have some snacks from one of our local favorites and we were not disappointed. First order of business was fueling up the kids with some snacks at…

  • Grocery Savings

    Harris Teeter Trip

    Popped over to Harris Teeter today to do some quick flyer sale grabs – and stocked up on some snacks for the kiddos! As we get closer to summer, I start prepping the pantry for the inevitable “I’m hungry” chorus…

  • $10 Tuesday

    $10 Tuesday – Home Depot Edition

    Quick – what’s the first place you think of for sprucing up some of the rooms in your house, decorating for a party or finding some fun deals? If you didn’t say Home Depot, you could be missing out! We…