I’m a Foster Fail and found a great way to clean floors without harsh chemicals

I’m a Foster Fail and found a great way to clean floors without harsh chemicals

baxter-300Be sure to read to the bottom, there’s a giveaway!!

So if you noticed my fourth of July post on Facebook you probably noticed I’m a puppy foster fail, don’t worry that’s not a bad thing. It just means that we were fostering a puppy and well we just couldn’t see giving him up, so we decided to adopt him. If you look at the photo you will see just how stinking cute he is and why we couldn’t give him up. Who can resist those floppy ears!! One of my good friends is involved with a great organization that rescues dogs on death row (Grahamville Rescue). They grab dogs from shelters just as they are about to be euthanized and find fosters to keep them until they can find forever homes. She had posted there were about 4-5 puppies that were going to be killed if they couldn’t find fosters. So being one that can’t bear to see innocent animals being killed just because someone else gave them up I had to step in and help.

Well, it’s been about 20 years since I have had a puppy and wow did I forget how much work they are! Our other dog (also a rescue) was about 1.5 years when we got him so we missed most of the puppy stages. Most are cute little things but the puppy potty training not so much! This little guy just doesn’t seem to want to poop outside. Agh the messes!

Well lucky for me about the time we decided to adopt him I got a product in the mail for review. It was an eCloth deep clean mop; I love it! It deep cleans without harsh chemicals and let me tell you with a little puppy around I always need some deep cleaning! And often!Continue Reading

Yep, I’m 42 and I still take hip hop dance classes

Yep, I’m 42 and I still take hip hop dance classes

Some say age is just a number, some say you should follow your dreams. So, yes you could say I live by both those statements. Tomorrow I will be getting ready to go on stage at a dance studio recital. While most moms will be watching their daughters on stage, I will be dancing withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

5 Steps to Building a Do-It-Yourself Butcher Block Bathroom Vanity

5 Steps to Building a Do-It-Yourself Butcher Block Bathroom Vanity

This is a guest post by Dane O’Leary from Beneath My Heart The bathroom is one of the most popular, fun places to redesign and revamp, perhaps second only to the kitchen, which is the inspiration for this do-it-yourself tutorial. There are more ways to do a bathroom vanity than you can count; the materials,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

My life living with EoE

My life living with EoE

What is EoE you may ask, well the official name is Eosinophilic esophagitis and don’t ask me to pronounce it because I can’t. I usually have my sister say it for me and let me just say it sucks! It’s confusing and interferes with life at the worst times. I was diagnosed about six yearsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Raising Celiac

Raising Celiac

Guest Post: This is a post by my sister, Andrea. She has child that was diagnosed with celiac a few years ago. Yep I guess you could say it runs in the family Two years ago today I earned yet another badge on my mommy sash to go next to my allergy/asthma mom badge. IContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Dear Mom to a child with Down syndrome – and surprise

Dear Mom to a child with Down syndrome – and surprise

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I’ve gotten together with a group of bloggers to bring you a giveaway and blog hop that we are hoping will bless your socks off! We not only hope to bless several moms with some pretty awesome giveaway prizes, but we also hope to bless many moreContinue ReadingContinue Reading

How to get rid of ants the non-toxic way!

How to get rid of ants the non-toxic way!

It’s spring! And I know this not because of the tulips starting to poke through or the trees starting to blossom. Nope, I know this because I have ANTS! Those pesky little black things that find the tiniest of holes to invade my kitchen and just creep me out. In years past we have usedContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo 2015 – Bonus Win Passes!

Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo 2015 – Bonus Win Passes!

Woohoo the 2015 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is almost here! Last year was the second year that I attend this awesome event. It’s basically a candy land for someone like me. Just about every booth there had “Jen Safe” food. I enjoyed so many yummy items and I can’t wait to go again! It also grew byContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Homemade Laundry Detergent Tabs with Essential Oils

Homemade Laundry Detergent Tabs with Essential Oils

Making homemade laundry detergent tabs has been on my list for a long time! I’m not sure why I was so scared of making this homemade product. I guess I was always so afraid it was going to be so hard to make and cost a lot in supplies… but oh my was I wrong.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Homemade Lavendar Body Scrub

Homemade Lavendar Body Scrub

Lately I have been so into scrubs! Homemade and some bought ones. I’ve really always been more of a ‘Tomboy’ than a ‘Girly Girl’ but I will tell you ever since I have gotten into scrubs my skin has never felt so soft or alive. I have fallen in love with some of the organicContinue ReadingContinue Reading