Choosing the right fish tank for your family

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My son really wanted a pet of his own, and my lovely sister got him all set up for his birthday last year.  A cool 1 1/2 gallon tank and a date with Auntie Cindy to choose gravel, plants, decor and a Betta fish were his birthday surprise. He was over the moon. My sister ...

Laundry Pac Safety Tips and Reminders

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Laundry Pod Safety Tips and Reminders Laundry pacs are one of my favorite innovations. I loved them from the moment I knew of them, bought some, and made some big time safety mistakes almost immediately. I put my kids at risk without thinking nor realizing what I was doing. Lucky for me and my kids, I ...

Tips for Steam Cleaning for Allergies #Giveaway #happycleaning

Tips for Steam Cleaning for Allergies

Tips for Steam Cleaning for Allergies It may have taken its sweet time, but it looks like spring has finally sprung in northern Michigan.  We live in a small town in the heart of farm country so as much as we love the end of winter, we also know that the beautiful flowers blooming, the buds ...

6 Spring Cleaning Projects to Remember #StockUpSave

Spring Cleaning Projects to Remember- This Mama Loves

6 Spring Cleaning Projects to Remember Looking outside it doesn’t seem like Spring is ever really going to come.  The weather still looks and feels like winter but the rest of the spring like show must go on – spring break, spring sports starting, and the dreaded spring cleaning needed.  The good news is that even ...

Speed Queen Washer Dryer #Giveaway #SpeedQueenHome #LaundryDayLove

Speed Queen Washer Dryer Giveaway This Mama Loves

Last summer, we visited Ripon, Wisconsin and got to tour the factory where Speed Queen laundry machines are made.  Then we were elated to have our very own machines brought to the house and set up by a small business near our home, and my laundry time has been much happier. We've shared some fun ...

Tips for Traveling with Kids: Happy Kids, Happy Ride

Tips for Traveling with Kids

I remember the days before kids when road trips had a totally different meaning than they do today, with 5 kids in the back two rows of seats.  In my early 20's one of my best friends moved several states away.  We'd leave late in the day, drive all night long listening to loud music ...

Grandma’s Cleaning Tips Still Work Today!

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This post is sponsored by the maker of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda You know, our grandparents and many generations before them all managed to keep their houses pretty well and they didn't have today's modern conveniences nor did they have technology.  BUT...you know what I've found? Most of the tricks I learned from my ...

How to host a holiday cookie swap they won’t forget!

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It's the most wonderful time of the year... we've all heard the songs.  Sang the songs.  We've also shopped the shops and baked the goodies.  One thing I haven't done myself, although I've attended and loved when others hosted, is to host a holiday cookie swap.  When Tiny Prints reached out and asked if I'd like ...

5 advantages to shopping small business

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When I was little, we lived in a pretty close knit neighborhood. A few times a week, my mom would give my sister and I $.50 (yes, that is two quarters) to spend at the corner store. This was the hub of the neighborhood. The best way to explain it is if you were to ...

5 Cleaning Tips to Make Your Life Easier

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Cleaning-It's something that is necessary but not many of us love (or have the time) to do. With kids, pets, spouses, and busy schedules it often falls to the bottom of the priority list. You can make it a little easier and speed it up by keeping 5 things in mind. I used my Dyson ...