Category Archives: Making A Happy Home

Decluttering Your Life

Decluttering your physical space can have an amazingly uplifting effect on your mood. Feng Shui experts claim that buildings and furniture store the memories of events in the form of energy, and that by decluttering you can clear the energy of historic traumatic events. Whether or not you put any store in that kind of theory, nobody who has ever decluttered a space could deny the positive benefits of increasing the physical space in their environment.

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Celebrations As A Family

There are many important things in life. Learning, growing, loving, and exploring are all things that each person should take time for. Celebration is another thing that everyone should take time for. Celebration adds an excitement and a lot of fun to life.


Family celebrations can happen for a variety of formal or informal reasons. Probably most people have gone to a celebration in honor of someone’s birthday,

Budgeting as a Family

Financial literacy is a passion of mine. I shared in a recent post why I prepare for rainy days while enjoying my sunny days and the security and happiness of my family is a large factor. Budgeting as a family isn’t always fun or easy to do, but it does help to get everyone on the same page and create an awareness of short and long-term goals for your family.

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Accident Prevention In The Home

Accident prevention. What a fun topic to kick off my Making A Happy Home From A to Z for April, right? Well, in our household this is always a hot topic. With three very lively and active kiddos, it seems like I’m almost always watching an accident ready to happen. I truly believe my 7 year old is incapable of walking – he runs, skips, flips, jumps and catapults everywhere. His 3 year old little sister is his shadow and is often right behind him and taking it up a notch.

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Simple and Easy Gumbo and Cornbread

Between Valentine’s Day and the start of Mardi Gras, I decided to surprise my husband with one of his favorite dishes – gumbo. Here’s the thing, the idea to make said gumbo came at the spur of the moment while I was driving home from work. If you’ve ever watched or made true gumbo, you know it’s some WORK. We’ve shared my aversion to the kitchen before, so I had to come up with a plan E for Easier.

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#FamilyTime: Family Baking Fun

Baking with my kids is always a treat.  It’s a time for us to spend time together, talk and learn together.

“As a mother of triplets, simplicity is key,” said Christine Garboski, Manager at the Nestl Culinary Center. “Fun, easy recipes teach cooking basics and inspire creativity.”

Thanks to our fun monthly Potstickers box and our regular routine of “making” cookies together on the weekends, my children and I are able to spend quite a bit of quality time in the kitchen together.

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