• Happy birthday, Mr. Lumber!
    Boy, am I about to be in big trouble. A crucial, very important member of our family doesn’t like social media and very much chooses to stay out of the realm of the Internets. So while he is an important part of Lumber in my Minivan, he’s almost never featured here on the site. Today, […]
  • Five Friday Favorites: What I’m loving right now
    It’s been a minute since I have done a “5 Friday Favorites,” so I thought it would be fun to a spring edition. Here’s what I am loving right now. 1. Shoshanna Umbrella When the rain is falling, you can count on this umbrella to bring you a little sunshine. I got this cute little […]
  • Housework Wednesday: 10 Kitchen Organizers You CAN Afford
    I’m a sucker for an organized kitchen. There are a ton of ready made cabinet organizers available, but most of them are costly. I’ve managed to find a few nice cabinet organizers for an affordable price. 1. Dollar store pull out basket organizer from The Kim Six Fix My kitchen sink cabinet is one of […]
  • Make it Monday: DIY spring wreath
    You know I love a good Dollar Tree craft. This past weekend, I found myself with a little extra time and a little boredom. I went to Dollar Tree and I bought these things: I started by wiring the greenery to the wreath form. You have four rows on the wreath form, so I chose […]
  • History of St. Patrick’s Day
    St. Patrick’s Day occurs each year on March 17- we typically observe it by wearing green and running around pinching those who forgot to do so (much to the dismay of parents and teachers everywhere). Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and what are its origins? According to, St. Patrick’s Day is an […]
  • Household Cleaners You Can Make Yourself
    For a chemical free cleaning arsenal that’s gentle on your lungs and your wallet, look no further than your own pantry.
  • Make something Monday: kids’ spring crafts
    Do you have creative children? These simple spring crafts are easy, cheap, and a lot of fun to make! Check out this curated list of kid-friendly crafts from around the WWW. Your children (or your inner child) are sure to enjoy them.
  • Foodie Friday: quick, easy and delicious spring recipes
    We have been trying to find some easy recipes that are cheap to create. Trying to find cheap, easy recipes that the kids will eat that are ALSO healthy is almost impossible. Since everyone in our house likes to eat chicken, this one was a winner. For this recipe, you will need lemon juice, sliced […]
  • Spring cleaning: our cleaning arsenal
    It’s getting to be spring cleaning time and I am so ready to make my house fresh and clean and organized again…but I’m running a little low on free time to make that happen. As soon as spring break rolls around, I’ll be on it. Today, I’d like to share my favorite cleaning products with […]
  • Dollar Tree Upcycles: farmhouse picture frames
    Sometimes I just want to make something cute but I don’t have a lot of time to do it. While my kids were in dance class this week, I browsed our local Dollar Tree just to see what I could find. I found these cute frames and began to consider the possibilities. Then, I found […]

March 2023