Mom Hack: Turn Your Kiddie Pool Into A Sandbox

    Two Boys playing in a sanbox kiddie pool with sand toys

    The boys have been asking for a sandbox for quite a while. It’s been on our list of things to get them but we’ve just not gotten around to getting them one yet. So, when Ben came up to me the other day asking for a sandbox (yet again,) I thought… “Now why can’t we just turn the kiddie pool into one?” It’s not gonna get used this time of year and it only cost me like, what? $8? Heck yeah! My husband was all over it and pretty much immediately ran out to Home Depot to grab some Play Sand! I told him to get 1-2 bags and he…

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    DIY Egg Cup Pin Cushions

    Okay people, this is BIG! My very FIRST confession! After all, this is “Confessions Over Coffee,” right?? So here it goes……… drumroll please………. I don’t actually know how to use a sewing machine! Gah! Of course, I own one, but I don’t know how to work it. And here I am posting DIY Egg Cup Pin Cushions? The nerve. Honestly, it’s been on my list of things to learn for years but who has the time? I actually really like sewing by hand though. I sewed my first son’s entire cowboy costume by hand the night before Halloween when I was about 7 1/2 months pregnant with my second son.…

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    Homemade Natural Bug Spray

    I know, I know, we’re nearing the end of mosquito season and I’m posting a Homemade Natural Bug Spray recipe? In my defense, IT’S AN AMAZING BUG SPRAY!!! And if you’re like me, I’m not sure it matters much what time of the year it is… they just love me… the REALLY love me! *queue walk off music* “Someone get her off the stage!” But really, this bug spray is an Academy Award Winner of Bug Sprays. Someone should make a trophy in it’s honor and present it to yours truly. The best things about this bug spray are: It’s All Natural Can Be Made Organic Made with Essential Oils…