DIY Clothespin Planter Tutorial

DIY Clothespin Planters

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OurCaringHands #SoftsoapTouch #CollectiveBias In a few weeks I am going on a mission trip to Africa and the kids will be with my in-laws. This trip has been years in the making and having my in-laws step in with the kids has made it possible sooner than expected. As a token of appreciation, I have been putting together a care package for my in-laws filled with things they like and can use. My mother-in-law taught me a lot of what I know about homemaking, cooking and home decor. Over the years every time she’s come over, she’s never come empty handed. She always brings something I need for [Click here to continue reading]

5 Clean Kitchen Hacks for the Not So Perfect Homemaker

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HomeIsWhereMrsMeyersIs #CollectiveBias I know I’m not the only person who loves a clean kitchen, but hates doing the actual cleaning up after others. When you have a home full of people, the kitchen is bound to get dirty again and again. This concept is something I struggled with when I became a homemaker. I would get frustrated when the kitchen would end up dirty in what seemed like minutes after I cleaned it. I’d have everything shiny, fingerprint and grime free only to go away, come back and the sink be full of dishes yet again. So what’s a homemaker to do? First we need to throw [Click here to continue reading]

Make Laundry Easy with a Front Load Washer

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. I was considering hiring someone to come in an help with homemaking tasks, but instead invested in high-end appliances. Higher end appliances often give you more for your buck because they do more and lessen your workload. I tried endlessly early in my marriage to get my husband to hire a helper. Especially once I started working from home. Having four kids and running a business can sometimes force chores to take a backseat. Laundry was one of those areas that begin to suffer a bit. I’d ask my husband to consider letting someone come in and at the very [Click here to continue reading]

Triple Layer Fudge Ice Cream Cake

This creation of this yummy Triple Layer Fudge Ice Cream Cake recipe and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TreatYourselfToSummer #CollectiveBias Today was my children’s last day of school and I wanted to kick it off with a bang. I didn’t want to give them time to start bickering so I planned games and made a sweet summer dessert to surprise them. When they came in the door they were excited that school was over. I told them to grab a quick lunch and meet me at the patio table. I had scrabble set up and this yummy Triple Layer Fudge Ice Cream Cake, ready to go. The cake only requires five ingredients and [Click here to continue reading]

DIY Father’s Day Jersey + $50 Hanes Gift Card #Giveaway and Prizes

This DIY Father’s Day Jersey tutorial will show you how to create a super soft, customized gift for dad at home. This tutorial is sponsored post in partnership with Hanes. Father’s Day will be here before we know it and I want to make it uber special for my husband. He’s an amazing dad and deserves to be pampered on his special day. His gifts will include things he needs and things he wants. He’ll also get a gift from me and one from the kids. The one from the kids will be this DIY Father’s Day Jersey. It’s made using the softest tee ever. I could have gone cheap, but I really wanted my babe to feel comfy when he wears his Father’s Day [Click here to continue reading]

Grilled Pork Chops with Mint and Lime Basil Slaw

This post was sponsored by Smithfield as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. One of the best parts about summer is Germaine does a lot of the cooking. Frequent grilling was a big part of his childhood growing up in the south. It’s also a rite of passage for the males. When I watch him and his friends text pictures to each other showing off thier skills and touting thier grill master bravado I think it’s so adorable.   I’m usually in charge in the kitchen, but when he fires up the grill I become his sous chef. I’m responsible for seasoning the meats and making the sides. This weekend I decided to [Click here to continue reading]