Take 2 minutes off your hair dryer time: 2 minute Tuesday

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Hi everyone- On this week’s 2  Minute Tuesday I heard about this trick to take 2 minutes off the time it takes to blow your hair dry.  I get so bored drying my hair- I alternate between doing squats, stretching out my jeans or giving myself a quick pedi!  So here is what you need: [Read more…]

Puppy Essentials and Puppy Snoring Video

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We are in puppy heaven right now with a 16  week old Bernese Mountain puppy, Chloe!  Of course, during the crate and potty training we nicknamed her Cujo (1990’s movie reference.. or was it the 1980’s) and Crazy Eyes (from Orange is the New Black). But, look at this precious face during the day!  We are [Read more…]

Scrambled Eggs in a Mug: 2 Minute Tuesdays

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This is one of the best ideas for a quick high protein breakfast. I wish I could take credit for it, but I originally found it from Hungry Girl’s blog.  The only suggestion I have is : MAKE SURE YOU SPRAY THE MUG WITH COOKING SPRAY.  Or you will spend 10 minutes cleaning up a [Read more…]

Two Minute Tuesday: Errands To Go Tote

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Hello- how was your weekend? We are in the final stretch before Halloween! We took a family walk last night with our new puppy to tire her out before her bedtime and were psyched to see all the Halloween lights and tombstones! We love night walks during the holidays! For me this time of year brings [Read more…]

Boy Bathroom Ideas…the ever popular i-plunge.

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If you have boys you hate bathrooms! Am I right? It doesn’t matter if they are two or forty two!  Some mornings I need disposable gloves and a hazmat suit.  And,  the moment you reach to raise the toilet seat…. make the visual stop!  I will never understand how a towel  never meets a towel bar, [Read more…]

Room Layout Inspiration from BH&G

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Hi all- A few days ago a good friend asked me to “run in and give her ideas for her family room.” I didn’t feel like I was much help and then I was on the  BH&G website and found some inspiration for her. I thought I would share with you all if you are looking [Read more…]

Garanimal Inspired Cleaning Labels for Boys!

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Hi everyone-  As many of you know we have a new puppy which means accidents. I love Natures Miracle at Petsmart. Apparently the vinegar based solution is what neutralizes odor (not fancy lavender  perfumes). I buy it in bulk and  make it as easy as possible for my {first} husband and children to easily identify [Read more…]

Got Mice?

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 Two Minute Tuesday! Happy Fall Y’all!  With the temperature drops this time of year, some of us get additional house guests sneaking  into our garages and homes!  I’m talking about mice, not mother- in-laws!  Kidding!  I am not a fan of traps and tried the sticky trap which was horrible!  It  left one of my children with a visual [Read more…]

2 Minute Tips on Tuesday {even though it’s Wednesday}

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The story of my life is written in my calendar and to-do list.  Some days the only item I cross off my list is “shower.”   Organizational experts suggest breaking down tasks into  smaller ones. The idea being that if you {meaning myself} can break it down, an individual {me}  will obviously not feel so overwhelmed.  Okay, [Read more…]

Back to School Series #4: How to Organize Math Problems

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Can you believe it is the new school year!  Geez!  I am reposting this suggestion on how to better organize math problems (think columns, those annoying addition mistakes because your columns were not lined up- sorry I am having a flashback)!  Not to be confused with a hot flash- yet! Ha! This suggestion was provided [Read more…]

Strawberry Love & Favorite Kitchen Gadget

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Hi everyone- Our family loves strawberries! And, it’s a rarity when the entire family likes the same thing! And, what do we all love as much as strawberries?  The fun kitchen stuff at Crate & Barrel.  Yep, even my boys love checking out the gadgets. Some of you may have seen on my FB page [Read more…]

Solution: Keeping Pets off the Rugs

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We are shopping for a new rug for our family room. Our  rug is worn and tired.   Wow, sounds like I’m describing myself? We were at the Great Indoors (now closed in Colorado) and were telling the sales associate about our high traffic patterns from the kids and  the dogs.   The sales associate gave us a suggestion to [Read more…]