Family Update: We Moved Again…

We Moved

Today's post is a little more on the personal side. I wanted to give you a peek into our life here in the Final Frontier. We moved to the great state of Alaska in October of 2013. We started in a two bedroom apartment that was laid out town house style. Except, the bedrooms and the bathroom were on the bottom and the family room and kitchen were upstairs. To me it was laid out backwards. When we had an opportunity to move into a cabin in … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mothers day

Mother's day is coming up! As a mom homemade gifts are the best kind to receive. Cards, pictures and of course hugs. As I get older I want to celebrate my mom for everything she has done for me. In this gift guide, I am going to share a few things I might get my mom. (She reads this so I don't want to ruin any surprises!) I think you will enjoy my picks and so will your mom! Gifts for Mom 1.  My mom loves flowers and so do I. One gift idea … [Read more...]

My Body Utopia

mybody utopia

I have been in search of a new deodorant for a while. I have to admit something. I sweat a lot. It has been difficult for me to find something that keeps me smelling fresh all day. I have tried numerous over the counter mainstream deodorants. Some of them work for a while, then one day, they don’t. I have been thinking more and more about the chemicals used in mainstream products. I switched to phosphate free shampoo last year. My hair feels and … [Read more...]

Going to The Dentist With Your Preschooler (Tips)

Tips for taking your Preschooler to the dentist

I took Little Crab to the dentist last week for his second check up. He did so well. He was not scared at all. I wanted to share some of the things that I did to help him prepare to see the dentist again after six months. Kids like to know what is going on. One of the most important things you can do is talk to your child. About a week before the appointment I asked if he remembered going to the dentist. Luckily, he had been before and … [Read more...]

Ice Cream. You scream. We all scream for Ice Cream!

#icecreamscoop

#icecreamscoop We are big ice cream eaters in our house. So when this scoop came up for review, I became excited. I have to disclose that I received this Ice Cream Scoop for free in order to conduct this review. We eat a lot of ice cream. I’m talking every night one of us is eating some. I have not had a decent ice cream scoop in a couple of years. The last one I had broke while I was using it to scoop ice cream into a bowl at 11 pm one … [Read more...]

Surprise Designs

Great designs at reasonable prices!

I am so excited to share with you today about a new designer that I found. Surprise Designs offers handmade knits at very reasonable prices. I must disclose that I received my Footies for free in order to write this sponsored post/review. #Promoteyourbusinessthroughbloggers I love to support small businesses. I like to really get to know the people behind the storefront. Hearing Leslie's story, is an inspiration. Leslie started crocheting … [Read more...]

Life In Alaska: Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day

How are you celebrating Earth Day? How do teach your children about our magnificent home? Today the visitor's center at the Mendenhall Glacier had a festival of sorts and we went to look around. There were all kinds of learning opportunities and booths. We talked to a man that had a steam box which lead to a small stove in a bucket. We made tree rings on an old ice cream lid and put brown yarn around the outside to make the bark. Chase wanted … [Read more...]

Ear wax Remover

Acu-Life Oto-Scoop: Safe & Simple Ear Wax Removal

When I was asked to try this ear wax remover I was skeptical. I must disclose that I received this product for free in order to review this product. At first I thought this would be good to use on my son's ears because he is always saying they itch. Once i received the product and read the directions it clearly states not to use this on children. Instead we put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in his ears. He enjoys the bubbles and holds still … [Read more...]

Are You Overwhelmed?

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Are you a stressed-out homemaker? Don’t stay overwhelmed! Check out this free eCourse: 4 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking! Are you tired of getting behind on laundry? Do you struggle to keep your kitchen clean? Does the dinner hour have you harried? If so, you cannot miss a FREE 4-part mini eCourse that is available for a limited time: 4 Simple Steps to Stress-Free Homemaking! In this eCourse, you will learn: how to … [Read more...]

Life in Alaska: Heating Our Home

Life in Alaska: Heating your home

We moved to Juneau, Alaska in October 2013. Juneau is the capital of Alaska and the largest city in southeast Alaska. 32,000 people live here. I am writing this series entitled Life in Alaska because I had no idea what to expect before I moved up here. In general things are the same here, but there are some differences in life here that I think are worth talking about. Plus I want to be able to answer questions from you as well. Life in Alaska: … [Read more...]