It’s Time to #DigIn and Create a DIY Whiskey Barrel Flower Garden


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot. Every time I start to get a little bit excited about Spring we get smacked with another cold spell. It's definitely an odd April with temperatures being as low as they have been but it's not going to stop me from getting ready for a beautiful Spring. It's just taking a little longer to get here than I had hoped for. However, on Sunday we had a very nice day that was perfectly … [Read more...]

Gardening Find | Miracle-Gro Kids Mickey Mouse Vegetable Greenhouse

miracle gro mickey mouse greenhouse

Last summer we started our first real home gardening project. With the help of family we were able to construct a raised bed garden, fill it with vegetables, herbs and in the process teach our kids about growing food. It was a pretty large scale project that the kids seem to quickly lose interest in. They thought of it more as mommy's garden than something they could enjoy too. This year things are a bit different. We got a late start to our … [Read more...]

Relax Time in the Pool for Mom with a Spring Float

swimways summer

Since the weather has been ridiculously hot here (and pretty much everywhere else in this country) we've found ourselves spending a lot of time in the pool. It's the one place we can all cool off for a bit and spend some time having fun with the kids. It's also a place I like to relax when I'm not getting splashed in the eyeball by my little mermaids. Thanks to SwimWays, a brand dedicated to providing safe and innovative pool gear, I received … [Read more...]

Decorating the Pool Area for Summer Celebrations

pool after

A few weeks ago the weather started to really heat up. In Illinois summer's can be hot or incredibly hot and we're always looking for ways to cool off and keep the kids entertained. It was then we decided it was time for a real backyard pool. After shopping around we ultimately ended up at Sears to buy this 16 x 48 Intex above ground pool that has turned out to be one of the best purchases we've ever made. It's the perfect size for our family of … [Read more...]

Family Find | Intex 16 ft x 48 in Ultra Frame Above Ground Pool Set

intex ultraframe swimming pool

The kids and I are crazy excited that summer is just about here, for us, about a week away. They'll all be out of school for a few months and aside from a couple cheer camps for Kaydee and football camp for Matt, we're going to have a lot of time on our hands at home during some pretty hot weather. Going to Knight's Action Water Park costs over $100 per day for our family of five so it's pretty expensive to go there just for a day of sun and … [Read more...]

April Showers Bring May Flowers with the Help of Whitney Farms Organic Plant Food

organic plant food bag

This post brought to you by Whitney Farms. All opinions are 100% mine. Now that May is finally here I'm looking forward to getting my vegetable garden planted and watching all of my Spring flowers bloom. Getting these plants going has never been a problem, it's keeping them alive that usually gives me the issues. I tend to plant things that will maintain themselves with little to no involvement with my brown thumb. However, this year … [Read more...]

Dad Find | Sears Craftsman 22” Rear Drive Self-Propelled Electric Start EZ Lawn Mower

Sears Craftsman Lawn Mower Electric Start High Wheel

Please note  - The lawn mower I'm reviewing was purchased by myself and this review is in no way connected with Sears, Craftsman or any representing PR agency. Spring came quite early this year and of course that meant cutting the grass a lot sooner than we had planned. Unfortunately, our lawn mower just wasn't quite ready. The poor thing was on its last leg, coughing and joking with every run through the yard and the wait time on a Spring … [Read more...]