50th Post! Looking Ahead to 2016

50th

I’m so excited to celebrate my 50th Blog post!  I started this blog at the beginning of the year to share ideas in hopes of helping others.  Hopefully you’ve found something useful, whether it’s a simple way to do something that makes life easier, a new workout to try or something just for fun. I’ve also come to enjoy blogging as a creative outlet.  My goal for this year was to see if I could come up with content to consistently post on a weekly basis.  I’ve been able to meet that goal and still have a list of potential topics for the next year, but I want to hear what you’d like to read about.

Please take a quick minute to leave your suggestions & ideas in the comments below. What are you curious about?  Something you’d like to try but want someone to give it a go first and tell you how it went?  I also welcome any feedback you may have. What were your favorite posts from this year?  What ideas have you used and how did they work for you?

Thank you for your help! I sincerely appreciate it.

Top 5 Posts of 2015:

  1. The Easiest Way to Grocery Shop
  2. 10 Minute Trainer Review
  3. Getting the Most Out of Stitch Fix
  4. Planning a Trip to Disney World
  5. Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch Fun at P-6 Farms

Regular Nail Polish vs. Shellac

I’ve been a fan of shellac nail polish for quite some time now.  I’ve seen lots of questions on Facebook about it and thought I’d conduct my own little experiment so you can see the difference between regular polish and shellac. On my last trip to the nail salon (I use Eagle Nails) I had my manicurist (Stephanie, she’s the best ask for her) give me a french manicure with regular polish on my left hand and shellac on the right.  I’ve documented the results below. Continue reading “Regular Nail Polish vs. Shellac”

How to Help When Someone’s Child is Diagnosed with Cancer

Childhood Cancer Awareness

 

In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month I wanted to share some ideas on how to support families who have a child that has been diagnosed with cancer.  Last year our niece, Paige, was diagnosed with Leukemia at her one year check-up.  I have so much respect for the strength and resiliency cancer children and their families demonstrate after seeing, only from afar, the terrifying journey Paige, Jay and Brandi have been on this past year.  

Paige and family

 

I asked Paige’s mom, Brandi, about her experience and here are some of the things she shared with me. Continue reading “How to Help When Someone’s Child is Diagnosed with Cancer”

Detoxing your life: Food & Skincare

*While the products discussed were provided to me at no cost, all comments are my honest opinion.

Panera made headlines recently for becoming the first national restaurant company to share it’s list of unacceptable ingredients.  In an effort to reduce the amount of artificial additives they created the “No,No list“.  As someone who tries to eat more natural foods, I think it’s a step in the right direction and hope more restaurants follow their lead.  But not just restaurants.  Have you ever stopped to think about the number of artificial additives and chemicals you come into contact with on a daily basis?  One woman did and it inspired her to create a line of safer beauty products. Continue reading “Detoxing your life: Food & Skincare”

Welcome

Hello! Thanks for stopping by and reading my 1st ever blog post! I’m very excited to have a place to share ideas that are working for our family and will hopefully work for you too.

What’s Working Here will be a collection of ideas that we’ve found fun and useful. If you visit the About Me page you’ll learn I’m a little OCD, which means I’ve already got a list of all the topics I plan to cover for the year. I love planning & I love lists!

Topics include:

  • Workout reviews
  • Organization ideas
  • Menu Planning
  • Party & Holiday ideas
  • Kid Stuff

I’m launching my blog in 2015. Expect new posts every Friday. For the month of January I’ll be doing a series titled “Working It in 2015” focusing on those top New Year resolutions: getting in shape, getting organized and getting on track financially.

I hope you find something that works for you! Enjoy!