How I Organize my Entryway Closet

Near the front door of our home, we have what is usually known here as a “coat closet.” However, since we live in south Louisiana (and always use the back door of our home anyways, never the front door), we do not need this closet for coats!  However, our home does have a lack of storage areas, so I’ve changed the use of this closet to what our family calls the “Gift closet.”  You may have seen pictures of the door of the closet here, when I discussed how I organize our gift wrap supplies, but I have never yet shown a picture of the inside of the closet.

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My December Young Living Essential Rewards (ER) Order!

Every Friday you can look forward to posts on recipes with essential oils, diffusing combinations, and information on individual oils.  I’m going to start with the oils in the Premium Starter Kit because that is the way that most people start their essential oils journey, and I want to give you the tools you need to know what to do with the oils you purchase.  Haven’t purchased your starter kit yet? I’d love to be the person who helps you learn all about essential oils and their great applications, just click here to get started.

Want to see what I ordered in my December 2017 Young Living Essential Rewards (ER) order? Keep reading below for the list (and the freebies!):Read More »

Gift Idea #12: Wool Dryer Ball Snowman

Here is a gift that can be used by anyone, but would be greatly appreciated by your frugal or  “organic” friends and family members. These wool dryer balls save energy by helping your clothes dry faster, but what I like best about them is that they are an all-natural substitute for chemical-laden dryer sheets. (A quick google search will help you find out what chemicals are in dryer sheets and why you would want to switch to these wool dryer balls.) Read More »

Gift #2: Essential Oil Infused Bath Bombs

Making bath bombs – yet another reason you will love your premium starter kit. Ready to begin your essential oils journey? Get started here. Http://

Do you know someone who has an obsession with fancy bath bombs? Those bath obsessions can cost an average of $5-$7 per bath bomb. Instead of $5-$7 per bath bomb, you can make large ones for about $1 each, or little ones for about twenty-five cents each, using this recipe. The best part is you control what is in them. If a product has the words fragrance, parabens, phthalates, or synthetic dyes in the ingredients, I don’t want it (Google “dangers of” with each word to find out why). After all your skin is your largest organ and I don’t want to sit in a tub letting those ingredients soak into my skin.Read More »

My Super Simplified Weekly Cleaning Routine

Have you searched Pinterest for all the cute little weekly cleaning checklists? Or maybe you jumped on board with a program like Flylady?  I’ve been there, tried that.  You know what?   It didn’t quite fit in my real life.  I was either always cleaning instead of enjoying my family and downtime, or I felt lots of guilt whenever I couldn’t keep up with the “prescribed list.”  Life is too short!  I’ve finally found what works for me, at this particular phase of life.  Read More »

Frugal Living: How to Feed Your Family for a Week With Just One Chicken! Recipe #10: Cheesy Chicken Nachos

This is post nine in the series that started with the crockpot whole chicken. Just finding out about this great series? Start here to catch up.

I haven’t added a new recipe to this series in a while, but I had a craving for nachos this week and I thought it would fit perfectly as one of the recipes here!  If you’re a regular reader, you know that I’m all about using what you have, so my pictures are missing some of the ingredients listed below.  The recipe is the “ideal situation.”  My pictures are the reality of what I had in the house that day, without making a trip to the grocery store, since this was not on the menu plan for this week.  (I shop weekly for the most part, to help stick to the budget)Read More »