BakeitFun Silicone Baking Mat

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Little Crab and I had so much fun using this Bake it fun baking mat. I love that this baking mat can go in the oven up to 450 degrees or even in the freezer! Thank you Bake it fun for sending us this product! … [Read more...]

Life in Alaska: Funky Cool Mailboxes

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We moved to Juneau in fall of 2013. Before we moved up to the Final Frontier we lived in suburbia in the Midwest. Flat lands, boring mailboxes, same houses over and over again. Oh and did I mention corn fields. Once we got up here I started noticing something. People here express their personality in different ways. Homes are unique. A lot of mailboxes are fun, exciting, unique and maybe even crazy. Let me be upfront here and say I am … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Get Better Sleep

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Sleep glorious sleep. When I get it, I love it. When it doesn't happen I am cranky. How about you? Do you sometimes have trouble sleeping? I have suffered from insomnia on and off for the past 15 years. I went through a terrible bout that lasted a few years. It was horrible. That was before I had Little Crab. Having a baby can be just as bad as having insomnia! Today I'm going to talk about six ways to get better sleep.  I received a product for … [Read more...]

Tat Jewelry

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I am ready for summer! How about you? As I get my summer wardrobe out and put away my heavy sweaters I like to add a few new things every year. When I ran across this cute shop in a group that I am a member of I approached them to ask if I could review some of their jewelry. I received a pair of earrings and a necklace charm for free to write this review. I just love the items in Tat-A-Girl's shop! Wow, so unique. I wore the earrings to work … [Read more...]

Life in Alaska: Walking the Wetlands

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Earlier this month Little Crab and I met the local homeschooling group at the Mendenhall wetlands. It was low tide and we were able to walk and walk and walk. As tides ebb and flow across the wetlands, much of the refuge alternates between a pasture and a shallow sea. Chase got a kick out of looking for duck poop and getting to say "poopy pants" once he found some. It was cold that day and we do not own waders. I also do not own a proper pair of … [Read more...]

It Works Wraps

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I have a confession to make. I have muffin top. There I said it. I've had this "mom belly" since Little Crab was born. Last summer I lost 18lbs and I still have this "mom belly". Why does no one tell you that your body will never be the same after childbirth? Ahh I digress, that my friends, is another post. I'm here today to talk about my muffin top. When Shauna contacted me about It Works wraps I accepted the offer. Why not? What do I have to … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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...]