How can we help the Kids being Bullied?

I came across a video today that really hit home. At first a played it and didn’t like it. It seems like they were blaming the parents for why the kids are acting badly towards other kids. But I kept it playing as I did other things. As it played I heard an AMAZING message for ALL kids.

If we were to write down this message and have it posted for kids to see. If they read it just once everyday it would be in their minds. It would help them get through the bad days, it would remind them they are stronger than the words that other people say to them.

Please check it out. And if you agree with me at all please share it! I can’t believe this video has such a small number of views! This is something every parent and child should see!

Do you think if everyone believed this message that the world would be a better place? I think if we can stop giving bullies the reactions they seek, we can end bullying! What do you think?

Blogging From A to Z Challenge Accepted 2015

It’s official I bit the bullet and signed up! For the month of April I will be posting on my blog everyday (except Sunday we get them off for good behavior).  This year I am going to go with a theme. I just need to choose one. If you have any ideas, or anything you would like me to share let me know! Even a certain place you want to how I save money! (So many of the things I do are second nature I forget not everyone is doing them)

A to Z Blogging Challenge

If you don’t know what this challenge is you can see my first year intro here.


I am very excited to push myself to get back into blogging regularly again. I have been quite busy with starting my new Norwex business and now caring for a family of 5 (plus our 2 dogs) and I am sorry for leaving my readers with less updates.

If you are joining me in this challenge I would love to hear about it, share your link in the comments below so I can follow your posts too!


To check out last years posts see my 2014 Review with all my posts from April 2014.



Sparkles Adventures in 2014, Part 2

If you haven’t checked out what Sparkles was up to in the beginning of Dec this year check out this post.

This year our Elf on the Shelf was keeping it simple. Much easier on a busy household, and the great news is the kids loves it. They were just as happy to find her peak out from under a hat as they were to see she TP’ed the Christmas tree!

Day 15 – The first day we have the tree up and Sparkles decides it needs to be decorated right away.

Elf on the shelf decorated our Christmas tree before we could.


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Goodbye Disposable Cameras… Hello Hashtag photos

Does anyone remember when we took pictures on actual film, and to see them you had to print them off? You only had so much film and if you didn’t get a good shot you didn’t know until it was way too late. This reality is something our kids will never understand. Now you can take 20 pictures of the same thing and not waste a thing, odds are the photo will NEVER be printed. So what does all that have to do with wedding photos? Why are people stilling using disposable cameras to catch candid shots at their wedding? It doesn’t make sense when most people don’t print photos anymore. So how do you get great photos from your guests?  Say hello to the hashtag sign for wedding guests.

Goodbye disposible cameras, Hello hashtag photos! Save money and still collect photos from your guests

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Frugal Country Style Outdoor Wedding Decor

How much do you need to spend on wedding decor? As much as you would like! I kept it low cost but beautiful. When you have an outdoor wedding you have the natural setting which is a great back drop already. We only added in a few personal touches and cleaned up the area. The result, a beautiful setting for a perfect wedding. The fact that we had great weather helped too.

Have an amazing outdoor wedding ceremony without breaking the bank. Continue reading