20 Facts About Me Get to Know JLyn

about meI think I’ve hit a bit of writer’s block lately. I have learned a lot about natural living in the last few years and I want to share it all. If I can help anyone to live a better life with what I have learned, then I have achieved my goal. I think my problem is that I feel like I have a lot to share and don’t know where to start. So for something different, I thought I would share a little more about myself and my family. And maybe you will feel like you know a bit more about me! Continue reading

Books to Get Your Kids Reading

booksI can’t remember a time I didn’t love books. My parents and grandparents read to me from the time I was a baby, instilling in me a deep love of reading. So it’s hard for me to imagine someoneĀ not loving to read. Books are amazing-they engage your imagination and let you travel anywhere or any time without leaving the comfort of home. I remember long summer days spent reading my favorite books. There were a few that I read over and over. Anne of Green Gables is probably one of my all-time favorites; I’ve read all 8 books in the series at least a dozen times. When I was in school, I would check out The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle at least once a school year and finish it in less than a week. Continue reading

Organize Your Housecleaning Routine

housecleaningDo you have trouble getting to the housecleaning each week? Sometimes we are so busy we can barely keep up with work, kids, pets, and more. I struggle to keep with the housework, too. The key is to find a system that works for you and stick to it. Let’s talk about a couple of different ways to manage your housecleaning schedule and the pros and cons of each. I even have a couple of printables for you to make it easier to keep track. Continue reading

My Favorite 90’s Shows

90sI grew up in the 90’s. There are so many great memories from being a 90’s kid. I loved Lisa Frank, I recorded my favorite songs on tape from the radio, my pencil box was full of milky gel pens, we rented VHS tapes from our favorite grocery store, and Tetris or Super Mario on the GameBoy was how we spent our free time. And don’t forget Pogs, Dunkaroos, The Brave Little Toaster, The Land Before Time, Scholastic book orders, and hackey sack.

One of my favorite memories, though, is TGIF. They had the best shows! Who can forget Cory and Topanga’s wedding? Or when D.J. forcibly removes a very drunk Kimmy from a college fraternity party? Or “Did I do that?” (Admit it-you read that in Urkel’s voice!) And they were family-friendly, so my parents were comfortable letting us watch them. Imagine how excited I was when Hulu added the entire original TGIF lineup to their streaming plan! Continue reading