Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

Our Favorite Kindle Apps For Kids

We've got a list of our favorite kindle apps for kids!

Last month we declared the Amazon Kindle Fire for Kids the best electronic device for our children. Since that post, we’ve gotten many requests from people saying that they have the Kindle but struggle to pick the best apps in the bunch. We wanted to share our favorites kindle apps with you and trust me, after suffering through this last week home with a flu-sick child, I have LOADS of experience in what apps are both fun and educational. Continue reading “Our Favorite Kindle Apps For Kids”

Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

What Would Your Favorite Literary Couples Give Each Other for Valentine’s Day?

Literary Couples Gift Guide

This Valentine’s Day, Jackie and I wanted to have a little fun. Don’t ask us what started the conversation –neither of us remember–but we ended up discussing what our favorite literary couples would end up purchasing for each other for Valentine’s day if they were around today. Some of the ideas we came up with were pretty funny and we thought we’d make them into a post for you to enjoy!  Continue reading “What Would Your Favorite Literary Couples Give Each Other for Valentine’s Day?”

Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

What We Learned Our First Year Blogging + Giveaway

Lessons Learned Our First Year Blogging

Holy Cow! We’ve had a blog for one whole year!!! We can’t believe how far we have come in this first year of blogging. What started on a whim, Jackie and I literally thought up the idea and had it launched within a week, has turned into a passion project. We have loved getting to know our readers, exploring our city, and refining reading preferences over this past year. We wanted to share a little about what we have learned about blogging – both general tips and technical ones – and also celebrate with a giveaway for YOU! If you aren’t interested in the tips – scroll to the bottom for a chance to win one of the hottest new releases and a killer pair of earrings. Continue reading “What We Learned Our First Year Blogging + Giveaway”

Our Kids 17 Favorite Picture Books of 2017-8

Is it Really Possible to Have an Organically Clean Home?

The Organically Clean Home by the clean mama's Becky Rapinchuk

Ugh. Cleaning. The least favorite task I have, but probably one of the most important. I never really cared what I used to clean my house until my first pregnancy when the smell of the faux lemon dishwasher detergent we used made me gag every time I smelled it. My heightened sense of smell caused me to detect the sharply chemical scent and my body had a very negative reaction to it. I puked…. a lot. Until finally I chucked the yucky stuff and switched to various eco-friendly alternatives in my quest to make an organically clean home.

The problem was, I never really found anything that I loved and all the “healthy” versions of cleaning products cost an arm and a leg. That’s why, when we decided that our January goal for the Beyond the Bookends Reading Challenge was a book that would change your daily life, I knew I wanted to tackle a book based on make-at-home organic cleaning. I decided to test out a recipe or two for you and report back on my findings. Is it possible to have an organically clean home without taking out a second mortgage? Let’s find out! Continue reading “Is it Really Possible to Have an Organically Clean Home?”

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