Want some gift ideas for kids that AREN’T toys?? Kids don’t need more toys! They need things that inspire creativity and encourage them to play outside! Here’s a list of my top 7 non-toy gift ideas for kids!
One of our favorite crock pot meals is BBQ ribs. They are fall off the bone g-o-o-d. They’re so easy to make, and they turn out perfectly every.single.time.
This is the year of less for me – mainly when it comes to things. This comes from a place of wanting to live in a clutter free home and only keep the things we use and love. I have a tendency to hang on to things I don’t use (and/or haven’t used in years) because I might need it. I have also let myself get away with this for way too long because we actually have the space to store a lot of things.
I love diffusing essential oils to help purify the air in my house. They smell great and are chemical free, so I can feel good about using them around my family. And making sure the air in my home is clean is important, because it’s an easy way I can help keep my family healthy.
My family is getting ready to head out on a road trip for a mid winter getaway! We were supposed to spend 2 weeks in Florida with family this spring, but that trip was not meant to be – which means we get to go visit my sister and her family instead! So we are trading in our 2 week vacation in sunny Florida for a long weekend visit with my sister a couple of states over – and I’m pretty excited about it!
This year I am adopting a “less is more” kind of mindset. Less toys, more playing with the things we already have. Less clothes, more wearing the things we have and love. Less buying, less spending, less clutter, less waste. This is hard in a world with so much consumerism.
We made it through the sleepless nights, eating solid foods, and learning to crawl, then walk. Next on the toddler to-do list: potty training.
The more I work toward having a chemical free home, the more I come to appreciate simple, basic things that I can use a bunch of different ways around the house for different things. Like vinegar. Have you jumped on the vinegar band wagon yet? It is one of the most versatile, cost effective things you can have in your home. You can use vinegar for cooking, cleaning, laundry, as a degreaser, a deodorizer, conditioner for your hair, weed killer – the list goes on! Since I’ve been trying really hard to eliminate chemicals from my home, I’ve started using vinegar more & more
A few years ago a friend of mine was experiencing quite a few serious health issues. After consulting with several doctors & changing some habits, the issues thankfully were resolved. But something one of her doctors suggested to her (that will benefit either a sick or healthy body!) has stuck with me in the 5+ years since first hearing it – and it’s a pretty basic suggestion!
Here it is – get more sleep & drink more water. That’s it! And the good news is, these are two simple (and free!) things that are mostly within our control! I had never taken the time to think about what impact sleeping & staying hydrated – or lack thereof – has on our bodies.