Life Hacks

How to Stay Awake and Alert on Long Road Trips

I am a sleepy person. I can fall asleep any time, anywhere (except, ironically, at bedtime, but that's a story for another day). In college, I once took a four hour...

How To Save A Ton of Money On Paint

Designers always say the cheapest way to transform a room is with paint, but have you been shopping for paint lately? Ouch! It can be pricey! Today I'm going to share...

4 Secrets to Successful At-Home Dates

I know it's important to have a weekly date with my husband. We need that time to talk, to be ourselves sans children, to reconnect with one another and to keep...

No Scrub Miracle Tub Cleaner

 This homemade bathroom cleaner blasts away built-up soaps scum in your tub or shower. No scrubbing required! I hate cleaning the bathtub. I'll be honest, I used to wait until we were...

How To Make Dirty Bathroom Grout Look Like New!

I'm so excited for the progress I've made with the bathroom makeover. Here's a picture of the bathroom when we first toured the home: It's not a horrible bathroom by any...

Pinterest Tested: Removing Black Marks from Dishes

Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? This is the place to find out! I...

Pinterest Tested: Removing Crud from Glass Bakeware

Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? This is the place to find out! I...

10 Cheapskate Moving Tips and Tricks

I have moved a grand total of 11 times in the last 12 years. That's a lot of moving. I don't recommend it. Ha! But the good news is that I've...

Pour Spout Mason Jar

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend. I spent it packing and eating large amounts of Halloween candy. What? I'm stressed, okay?   I'm revisiting an old post today. It was one of...

How To Be An Awesome Soccer Mom

This past Spring was the first time our family has jumped into the world of soccer. We signed our five and our eight-year-old up for the spring league, and it was...