Ever have one of those days where it feels like everything is in slow motion? That has been my world the last 3 days! I was busy Sunday filming a new video for my Norwex Facebook parties. Then came time to upload for editing…

I had no idea it could take so much time to upload a simple video from my phone to drop box.  I am hoping that tonight and tomorrow will be the end of it! I know it will be worth it in the long run, just painful not really having any internet while these videos upload.

Have you had something in your life move slower than you wanted? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!


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Open Up Your Windows!

Quick tip on this gorgeous Friday! Open your windows!

Opening a window can help you save on energy costs this summer

Yes it’s that simple. Before we know it the weather will be getting VERY warm and you will want to reach for the fans and air conditioners. But before you do try opening up your windows. A fresh breeze can make a big difference in the temperature of your home.  We have air conditioning and only use it on the very hot days of the year!


What do you do to help keep costs low during the hot months?


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Breakfast Meals While Traveling.

I’m writing this one on the road! We took a family trip to save me from driving home after a late night conference in Toronto. What better reason to fit in some family time? I find that little getaways like this really allow us to connect as a family. When we stay in a hotel we don’t have any of the every stresses that plague us at home. Dirty dishes, laundry to wash, bedtimes to follow. We can just relax and enjoy each others company.

To make sure we can afford to have a getaway whenever the mood strikes we make sure we keep costs low. If you like to stay in a motel, hotel, bed and breakfast or other place there are savings to be found at breakfast time. Although breakfast is only a small part, it can really add up if you are staying multiple nights.

Why you should always factor in breakfast when booking a hotel room

Original photo credit: Scorpions and Centaurs via Flickr

In some cases we have even started paying a bit more for a place that includes breakfast. Continue reading


People rarely think about the positive things that leaves can do. Usually we are too busy complaining about raking them. Try one of these ideas for the leaves in your yard next fall before raking and bagging them.

Leaves, and what can you do with them?

FUN!! That’s right leaves are a lot of fun. You can rake them into a pile for the kids (and kids at heart) Continue reading

Jellied Salad

One of my favorite parts of large family gatherings when I was growing up was the food. Specifically the orange jello salad. We only had this treat at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Now as an adult I enjoy it more often. And the whole family loves it! Liz took some convincing, but once she saw me make it she loved it. I mean who doesn’t want a “salad” that is mostly whipped  cream!

Yummy jello salad. My favorite dish to make for family gatherings.

It is very rare that there is any of this yummy salad left after a large meal. Continue reading