The weather is changing and kids are back in school. Fall is just a good time to reset. Holidays are coming soon with all the craziness that follows. Now is the time to prepare our home for the fall season. Earlier this year, we started using smart home automation to make life just a little bit easier. We’re using Hive smart products to program lights to turn on with the touch of my phone, confirm I…

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  Each month I’m taking on a common cleaning & organization challenge and tackling it with a thrift store item. I love when great organization solutions end up being affordable. It’s always a win-win.  All it takes is a little patience, DIYing and a great thrift store find! This month we’re tackling dirty puppy paws with: ||| DIY Dirty Dog Paw Mitt ||| A very active Doberman puppy + 9 month rainy season in Seattle = mud…

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Gone are the days where new parents to be wander aimlessly around a baby store cluelessly adding items to their registry. With all the technology and information on the web, it’s just not how people register anymore. Even if you go in to a store to register, you’ve probably done lots of online research, asked friends and made lists of what you want before even stepping inside a store. Over the years, I was surprised…

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If you’ve got little kids you’ll want to have a 72 hour emergency kit stored in a safe place in your home!  On Tuesday I posted a tutorial on how I’m preparing for an earthquake. It was one of those projects that was on my list of things to do way too long. You can see the post here. I listed the essentials that I thought anyone would need in their earthquake kit. Apparently I’m…

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This shop, Earthquake Kit, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PoweredByRayovac #SureThing #CollectiveBias When I look at my to-do list, I’ve got an assortment of projects to accomplish. Some small, like water the plants, and others large, such as paint the bathroom. One project that’s been lingering for too long is to create an earthquake kit with all the essentials that we would need in the…

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