Vanilla Extract~Natural Mosquito Repellent

Who isn't scared of getting West Nile Virus? We have been spending a lot of time outdoors lately because of my girls playing soccer. At least three nights out of our week we are on the soccer fields, and right during the buzzing hour! I absolutely hate spraying 'Deet Bug Spray' on my kids!  We are always closing… Continue reading Vanilla Extract~Natural Mosquito Repellent

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Best Tool for Spray Painting

I am so glad to have found this thing! I am in the middle of spray painting some twin beds, and after the first coat of primer I realized that it was really not much fun. My fingers and hands were aching from holding the can. I saw this product when purchasing my spray paint,… Continue reading Best Tool for Spray Painting


My New Mailbox

So this is a picture of how ugly my mailbox looked when we bought our house! I went and looked at replacing it, but didnt like anything I saw at the hardware stores.  This thing was an eye sore to me, and I just couldnt take it anymore. I decided maybe all it needed was… Continue reading My New Mailbox



We are trying to be healthier as a family, and make better food choices.  But not all healthy foods taste good.  The first time we ever made Quinoa I wasnt impressed at all, and quite frankly wasnt sure what all the fuss was about. Quinoa is perhaps one of the most perfect non-animal sources of… Continue reading “Quin-Bomb”