Valentine’s Day Classroom Gift Ideas

First of all, is it just me, or do kids get a little class gift for every holiday now? In Sadie’s school at least they get for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and I’m sure there’s another one I’m forgetting. Anyway. I always try to give something cute vs straight up candy all the time because […]

Taking Charge of My Acne (and a cute DIY T-Shirt Headband!)

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeforeDifferinJourney #CollectiveBias Hi, I’m Lacey and I still have acne. (Hi, Lacey!) When I was a teenager I had a pretty bad case of acne, enough to prompt dermatologist visits and have prescribed medication. It has gotten better […]

Sadie’s First Day of Preschool!

Timehop and Facebook have been showing me flashbacks all week of Sadie’s first days of daycare over the years but now we’re up to our first day of preschool! (Hold me.) I had seen the cute first-day photos with the chalkboards people made or bought for awhile now but I didn’t want to start doing […]

Making a Going Away Chart

I go away pretty frequently for work – in total about six to seven times a year. It’s less trips than my last job where I could travel up to one to two times a month (or more) but the trips are longer with this job – up to a week at a time away […]

DIY Laundry Detergent – Yes, It Works!

Generally when describing myself the word “hippie” isn’t one of the first that comes to mind. But there are two things I’ve started doing over the past year that I think qualify as “hippie-ish.” 1 – I don’t use shampoo anymore. (I still wash my hair, don’t worry!) 2 – I make my own laundry […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! I hope your day, whether you’re spending it with your family, loved ones, friends, significant other, or just yourself and a six pack of beer, is wonderful! When Dave and I were dating, Valentine’s Day was never anything big for us. We’ve always kept it pretty low key, well, except for the […]