Christmas: Stress Less- Part 3 (December)

Well, we’re getting down to the knitty gritty…it’s December!! If you’ve been following along, I’ve been guiding you through a slow journey to get ready for Christmas- hopefully it’s been helpful!!  Here are your assignments for this month! Week 1 Draft Christmas letter Print letter & photo Write down Holiday activities on your calendar Check […]

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Hi and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!  No blog today- I’m spending the day with family!  I’m so thankful for all of you who take the time to read this blog!!  Your comments and emails encourage me to keep sharing!  Enjoy your day and remember to count your blessings!!!

Ask Ms. Jilly- 5 Ways to De-stinkify a boy’s room

A friend on Facebook recently asked me how to get that bad smell out of her son’s room.  I thought about it and came up with some strategies that I use to help with the smell- and there is a SMELL!!!   Keep shoes outside- Because my son doesn’t like to wear shoes in the […]

DIY Dog Treats

I love my dogs SO much and I want to give them treats, but I worry about the ingredients in the treats.  As you saw last week on my blog, one of the items on my Summer Bucket List was to make home made dog treats- so I DID IT!  They turned out well….the treats […]

My 5 “Must Have” Kitchen Appliances

I’m one of those weird people who actually like to cook!  Now don’t get me wrong, I won’t refuse a chance to have a break and go out for dinner or let someone else cook!  My kids have actually been asking to cook dinner once in awhile….I think they’ve caught “the cooking bug.”  As much […]

5 Habits to Keep Your Home Running Smoothly

  Make your bed. We have a rule in our house that the last one out of bed has to make the bed.  What a great incentive to get up early and start the day!  If you think about it, the bed is the largest item in your room, so making it all neat and […]

My Sports Mom’s Survival Bag!

  Now that the snow is gone and we can see the grass, many sports teams are starting to practice and some are even playing!!  This amazing idea came from my sweet friend, Wendy.  She has a son that was very involved in baseball and she was the Team Mom. My own four kids were very […]

My Favorite Perfumes- 2015

        Happy by Clinque-  This has been my go-to perfume for years!  It’s one of Clinique’s top selling perfumes.  A friend of mine had worn it and I just loved the scent…it truly makes me HAPPY!! Clean Warm Cotton– I found this scent at Sephora when I was just “smelling around.”  This […]

The Secret of Contentment

As some of you may know, we are in the process of building a new home.  We love our current home, but as our oldest children leave the nest, the house is becoming a burden.  There are bedrooms that are not being used, various rooms that are waaaaaay dustier than they should be and because […]

The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done!!

Our honeymoon adventure began as we landed in the glorious Hawaiian islands- quite a break from the ice and snow of the Midwest!  One of the days on our 10 day stay, we traveled to Volcanoes National Park on the big island of Hawaii.  While stopping at a certain point in our drive, we noticed […]