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Easter Printable by Carissa Miss

Easter Printable

I usually don’t post a lot about my religion or beliefs, but this month I felt it necessary to talk about what Easter means to me, and I can’t do that without talking about my beliefs. With the recent passing of my grandpa, I have felt especially close to my Savior, Jesus Christ. I have felt His love enter my heart and give me comfort as I grieve. I am so glad to know that He lives!    DOWNLOAD  {Frame {Read More}

Easter Link Party Features


I had so much fun browsing through all of the great Easter projects and ideas that were linked up at the Great Big Easter Week Link Party last week! If you haven’t checked out the list yet, hop on over because there were nearly 300 awesome bits of inspiration inked up! Here are just a few of my favorites (please pin all projects from their original blog post, thanks!): Easy Sew Easter Totes by Free Time Frolics Spring Wreath by {Read More}

Spiralized Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken & Cashews

Spirazlied Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken and Cashews via Happiness is Homemade

I don’t commit myself to one type of diet – paleo, gluten free, Whole 30, clean eating, Atkins, blood type diet – who can keep track of it all? I absolutely believe that for certain people there are valid reasons for following these diets, but for me, I’d rather stick to foods that I know are high in nutritional value and worry less about what a diet guideline says I can or can’t eat. In an effort to slim down {Read More}

The Most Versatile Way to Fix the Future

Sugru fixed our Minecraft sword

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of sugru. A few weeks ago I received a package of sugru self-setting rubber, and I was immediately drawn to their tagline: The Future Needs Fixing. The idea that we can repair  our broken items to reduce waste and save money is incredibly appealing to this environmentally conscious and budget minded mom. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do with my sugru, so I spent a few {Read More}

Spring Reading Incentive Chart

Coffee Filter Flowers on Spring Reading Chart

When the weather turns nice and warm in springtime, my boys like to spend all of their time playing outside, and quiet reading sessions often get neglected and forgotten about until bedtime (when my oldest is “too tired” to read to himself). I wanted to come up with a fun way to motivate the boys to read more, so together we made this fun spring reading incentive chart using some of our favorite Elmer’s Board Mate products. These are just {Read More}

Great Big Easter Week Link Party

Easter Week Link Party

To welcome the official arrival of Spring, Design Dazzle is celebrating with EASTER WEEK!  They’ve partnered up with fifteen of your favorite bloggers (including me, of course!) to bring you a ton of fabulous Easter ideas with the GREAT BIG Easter link party! We know YOU have some awesome ideas to share! Simply link up your inspiring projects and creative ideas below. Feel free to link up new projects as well as any past projects that you want to share. {Read More}

DIY Felt Hydrangea Tutorial by Spoonful of Imagination

DIY Felt Hydrangea Tutorial

It’s the end of March. The trees and flowers have begun to bloom. And I’m staring out my living room window watching snow flurries come down. Seriously!? This winter doesn’t seem to get it. Old Man Winter, it is time for you to go, Sir! Move it along… See you next year. Sheesh! Well, in the meantime, I am bent on welcoming in the springtime. Even if I have to manufacture it for a couple more weeks, it is time {Read More}

Vintage Eclectic Home Style Inspiration at Sauder

Vintage Inspired Guest Room Interior Design Idea Board

We’ve been busy working on some home renovations lately, and I’ve been daydreaming about all of the possibilities for decorating our space. We started our renovations by transforming our formal dining room into a homeschool room, and we built a custom DIY farmhouse table and bench to serve as our school work table. I had visions of the perfect set of chairs to go opposite the bench seat (those ones you see in the photo above were borrowed from our {Read More}

Printable Food Journal with Facts Up Front

Free Printable Food Journal for Tracking Calories Fat Protein Carbs and More

As part of our homeschool health and nutrition unit, we have been studying the ways in which food affects your body. I put together a printable food journal to track our daily intake of calories, fat, carbohydrates and protein, and we have been studying how these different components of food are processed by our bodies. My boys have learned how to read a nutrition label to find the information that they need to complete their food journals, and one of {Read More}

Cleaning Challenge: Messy Boys vs. Eureka AirSpeed All Floors

Eureka AirSpeed All Floors Vacuum

Life with my three boys can be incredibly messy. Dirt seems to find its way to their clothes like a magnet, they track mud into the house, and naturally they drop and spill things…lots of things. I am constantly vacuuming and cleaning the house behind them, and I needed a vacuum that could stand up to boy-style messes. I needed #EurekaPower! I heard through the grapevine and around #CollectiveBias that the Eureka AirSpeed vacuums from Walmart work really well, so {Read More}

Happiness is Homemade Nominated for Best Local Blogger!

A List

BEST Local Blogger I am SO excited that I’ve been nominated for the Best Local Blogger award on the KCRA A-List – the list that ranks the best of the best for local Sacramento area dining, services, entertainment and more! I would greatly appreciate it if you could stop on by (just click the image above!) and send a vote our way! You do NOT need to be local to vote, and each and every single vote matters in this {Read More}

Sassy Spring Bunny Pillow by Four Marrs and One Venus

Spring Bunny Pillow

Good morning! Did ya miss me because I sure did miss you all! Holy spring is here….crazy stuff right? Like when in the world did that happen? Time is just flying by my friends, and when time seems to fly by, I want to stop.freeze.dance.craft.smile.laugh. repeat and repeat. Today I am bringing you all over a super easy, fun sassy spring bunny pillow. Check out that sweet green little pom pom, get outta bunny town! You guys, this pillow took {Read More}