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9 Lessons Learned from a 7-Day-Labor

Aurora is our second baby (first daughter). Overall she was a much easier pregnancy than Denali (our first son). I wasn’t nearly as sick and I wasn’t sick for as long. Denali was positioned differently and gave me severe PGP (I was pretty much bed ridden). Aurora sat higher and despite some pain, I was

11 Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

I love great homemade costumes. It is even funner to see handmade costumes for couples. I hope you enjoy these 11 as well… 1. Bob Ross and Happy Tree – The best part is the costumes are pretty dang easy to make. 2. DIY Minnie and Mickey Mouse – A classic! 3. American Gothic – Re-create the famous

5 Steps to Prepare Your Yard for Winter

Cleaning up and preparing for winter can be a fun family activity. Here are five quick ways to winterize your yard. 1- Turn off and drain sprinklers. Depending on your sprinkler system and area the protocol for turning off your sprinklers may be different than ours. We simply turn off our yard water, then turn the

Baby Girl Hobbit Costume

This is a homemade Hobbit costume for a baby girl. As a Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fan, it just makes me happy. My daughter, Aurora, is such a sweet, happy, and lovable girl. She loves being in the mountains and playing with the weeds, grass, and leaves which is of course, very hobbit-esk.

High Protein Caramel Apple Dessert

Halloween is coming up and one of my all-time favorite Halloween treats is Caramel Apples. But I’m on a high-protein-diet, so if I’m going to eat a treat it needs to have a good amount of protein. Greek Yogurt is often my dessert or craving-buster. I LOVE it due to the high protein count, creamy texture, and

23 Genius Family Costume Themes

Halloween costumes are one of my all-time favorite things to see and make! Here are 23 genius family costume themes—impressively, many are homemade. Enjoy!! Napoleon Dynamite– One of the funniest movies brought to life. It really makes me so happy seeing these costumes! 2.   Angry Birds Costumes – These costumes turned out great. 3.  Monster Family

LiveLikeYouAreRich Is Now on Yummly

Today I wanted to share with all of my readers that my recipes are now on Yummly. In case you don’t know, Yummly is an amazing website with tons of recipes from bloggers, experienced and professional chefs, and others. You may have noticed that I’ve now added an option to share a post to Yummly. This

10 ‘Must-Do’s’ to Have Amazing Family Photographs

I love family photographs! It’s really fun to see family photos of my friends and of course have great ones too. We set out to get ours done, and let me tell you, getting it right can be a big production. But if you are prepared well, I think any family can get amazing family photographs. Here

19 Fun Homemade Halloween Costumes for Ages 2-5

If you caught my Halloween costume post for babies and toddlers that I published a few days ago, you know how much I love making homemade Halloween costumes. I’ve rounded up some great ones that are not only darling, creative, and cute but are also inexpensive (and a few of them quite easy). Enjoy! 1. DIY

9 Ways to Have a Successful Family Dinner

Dinner as a family is a huge priority of ours. It is so great to spend that time together, to communicate, bond as a family, and have a fun time. When I heard about the “Take Back the Table Challenge” which is a challenge to eat together more as a family, we were game to

How to Save Big on Online Purchases

There are at least 7 ways to save while shopping online. I recommend using many of them at the same time to really stretch your hard-earned money. Here are a few: Using online coupon codes is one way to maximize your money. Another way is to earn cash back through Ebates. Shopping sales Buy clearance

19 Darling Homemade Baby/Toddler Halloween Costumes

I love dressing my kids up for Halloween. It is so much fun for me. I admit I begin thinking about ideas of what they should be months before Halloween. I also love Trick-or-Treating and seeing the creativity of other parents and kids. This next week or two on my blog I’m having a Halloween

How To Store Water in Case of Disaster or Need

Water storage is vital in many predicaments. A year ago a serious flash flood hit my sister’s little community. Homes were flooded, the highway disappeared, and a nearby dam was threatening to break. It was scary. My sister’s water could have been shut off at any minute. Knowing that she and her family had water

Step-by-Step Instructions to Detail Your Vehicle

  Everyone loves a nice looking clean, fresh smelling car. But not everyone can afford detailing their vehicle every 2-3 months. Detailing costs anywhere between $100-$1,000+ depending on the options you get. Detailing your own vehicle can not only be a great way to save and ensure a job well done, it can also be

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