Father’s Day is quickly approaching, which may mean a sense of panic if you’re trying to find that perfect gift for your dad or husband. I’m totally a fan of DIY gifts, especially those that involve the kiddos. However, I’m also a MEGA fan of sporting merchandise from your favorite fandoms! Before you reach for another basic tie, consider a gift you know he’ll appreciate from a series, movie, or book that he loves! If you’ve got s father in your life who enjoys super heroes, Star Wars, or other fandoms, check out some of these cool ideas to let the dad in your life shine in all of his nerdy glory.
I always loved the tradition of getting a special Easter basket as a kid. We got our fair share of candy and Peeps, but my mom always included some fun non-food items as well! Don’t get me wrong– I’m all about the candy and the sweet stuff! But if you’re looking for some simple and fun ideas to fill an Easter basket that aren’t just candy, check out this list!
Wait. It’s almost April? What? Wasn’t Christmas, like, a month ago? No? Okay, it’s fine. The year’s already one-third over. Holy canoli. Not sure how that happened, but whatever. It’s fine. I’m fine. Everything’s fine. Totally fine.
Has time been flying by for you too? I mean, APRIL is almost here, people. It still feels like Christmas was maybe a month ago, and yet the stores are filled with decorations and waaaaay too much Easter candy for this sugar addict. (Resistance is futile.)
This spring promises to be unusually warm in our neck of the woods, bringing with it new growth, sunny weather, and the first scent of spring in the air. Before all of us Minnesotans awaken from our dreary hibernation to squint in the unfamiliar sun, it’s time to shed our winter cocoons. Time to store the heavy coats and remove that residue dust from the days when we were too cold to move!
Okay, I’m exaggerating (a little). But there’s something about the start of spring that makes you want a clean, fresh start to life, isn’t there? With the snow melting and fresh air inside again, the buzz in the air often leads to a bee in my bonnet (see what I did there?! I’m so funny…) and a newfound motivation to clean, clean, clean!
I think the term “spring cleaning” can seem a little daunting (actually, cleaning in general can seem daunting to me!). With two boys 2 years old and younger, there’s no way I would be able to tackle it all at once. Instead, I’ve decided this year to take it one day at a time– with one task a day! If your house is also ready for some much-needed spring cleaning, check out this list for 31 days of spring cleaning ideas! Let’s tackle that winter grime and get our homes ready for spring together! Continue Reading…
If you’ve been following Delightfully Frazzled for any amount of time, it’s probably no secret that I love getting to use natural products around my home. Not only do they save me money; they’re also better for the environment and more healthy for my family! Win-win-win, if you ask me.
One of the most simple, versatile, and fun ways to incorporate natural products into the home is by using essential oils! Essential oils can be used for everything from soothing a fussy baby, disinfecting a kitchen counter, and many beauty applications. They truly are a phenomenal way to care for your family and home naturally.
If you’ve been a reader of Delightfully Frazzled for a while, it’s probably no secret that I am in love with coconut oil. I use it all the time around our house for all kinds of things, from homemade moisturizers to treating diaper rash to soothing sunburn. In case you aren’t well-versed yet in the miracle that is coconut oil, here are 25 amazing ways to use it in your everyday life!
Keeping a home clean naturally is a lot easier than I thought it would be.
My interest in natural cleaners didn’t actually start with a desire to be green. While I was pregnant with my second son, I found that the smell of chemical cleaning products left me dizzy and nauseous (more than usual, anyway). If I wanted to keep our home clean, I needed another solution. Hence, my experimentation with natural products began. Now I love using natural products whenever I can. I love that I can save money, help the planet some, and make my home safer for my little ones all at once!
Earlier this month, I got to team up with the wonderful Heather from Blissful Intent on a blog post swap! Check out the post she wrote for me (and you!) here about making memories with your kids. Here’s the article I wrote for her, if you missed it: my 31-day plan to declutter and simplify my home in January!
I don’t know about you, but as a parent of small children I have a really hard time staying organized. As hard as I try, piles of useless junk always seem to find their places into our home. That’s why my 2017 resolution is going to be to keep our home more organized (notice I said more organized and not perfectly organized. Maybe someday– when the kids move out. Maybe.) To start off on the right foot, I’m going to take the month of January to complete one decluttering job a day to drastically help our home!
I’m a fan of “one task a day” lists. They help break daunting jobs into manageable segments, so I actually keep up with what I set out to do instead of feeling overwhelmed. Maybe this list can help you start the new year off a little more organized too! Pick one task a day from this list and get to tackling that clutter!
There you have it, friends. Let’s tackle that clutter together in 2017!
I love the tradition of stockings, but I don’t love spending a lot of time stressing over them, or a lot of money filling them. I’ve seen several stocking stuffer gift guides floating around the internet with items that range from $5 to $20– for one thing! I don’t know about you, but that’s not in my Christmas budget!
However, I never like to substitute quality for quantity: I don’t like just buying junk that I know will get thrown away or donated. You see my predicament. However, last year I decided to try filling our stockings with all items from Dollar Tree, and do you know what I found? Everything. Everything I could possibly need to fill all of the stockings I had to fill. Every. Single. Thing.