My Birth Story #4

On May 10th, at 1:40 pm, I welcomed my fourth child into the world.  It was a beautiful experience, one of my best birth stories.  And it's going to be long and detailed. The weeks leading up to his birth were torturous.  Each day dragged on, despite my attempts to fill each day with fun and productive activities.  I'd made a bunch of freezer meals, taken my kids to museums, parks, and gardens.  I'd met with friends for lunch and bought all … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Canker Sores Forever

This doesn't normally fall under the umbrella of DIY and Crafts, but this is a tip that has totally changed my life and I thought there might be others out there who could benefit from it.  I'm going to show you how to get rid of canker sores forever!  Since I started doing this I have probably had one canker sore that was mild.  And I used to get them all. the. time. Canker sores--those super irritating little sores that pop up in your … [Read more...]

I am Brave and Beautiful

I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like … [Read more...]

Spread Love, Ditch Negativity

The internet has been kind of hurtful lately.  In the space of the last week or two, I have been the victim of many different rude and negative comments.  I've been blogging for over four years, but it never really gets any easier for me to receive negative comments.  I take them way too personally, and as much as I try to shrug them off, they seem to creep into my mind during those hours when I'm tired and vulnerable.  These comments also … [Read more...]

One Small Change Challenge! #onesmallchange

Good morning! Last week I was listening to the radio (wow--do people still listen to the radio?  I do!) and I heard them say there's a new study that says people will lose more weight making one small change to their lifestyle than doing a strict regimen.  I have no idea if that is really true, but I think over the long term, it probably is.  It's very hard to keep up a strict healthy lifestyle, and more often than not, people will go off the … [Read more...]

My Trip to Leapfrog

I've been working with Leapfrog for a couple of years now.  We love their products and have enjoyed reviewing them.  So I was super excited when Leapfrog invited me and four other bloggers out to visit their headquarters in San Francisco!  It was my first official 'business' trip (if you don't count blog conferences) and I felt so grown up.  It was awesome to fly on a plane without three wild children to entertain.  It was awesome to only have to … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Craft Blogger

I am a craft blogger.  This must mean that my house is super cute and perfectly organized and clean all the time.  This must mean my kids are constantly sitting down with my undivided attention to do unique and creative crafts with me.  This must mean that everywhere I go I carry my SLR camera with Huge Lens snapping amazing photos of my kids to blow up huge and frame on my gallery wall.  Right?  Right? Nope.  Well, sometimes.  Rarely. … [Read more...]

Welcome to Honeybear House

I mentioned before I had some exciting news...I'm pregnant!!! Haha---just kidding.  That is the first thing everyone thinks of when people say they have news, right??  Well here's the real news, accompanied by a long Story of My Life.  Congrats if you read it all! About seven months ago, my husband started a new job.  And about six months ago, my husband realized he absolutely loved his job and never wanted to leave.  This was amazing news! … [Read more...]