Fall Mantle Photography

I have been working on putting together my fall “mantle”, which is really a shelf in the dining room, because I don’t have the luxury of having a fireplace.  At the end of the day mantles are just shelves, right? I started with my fall wreath (a huge improvement from last year’s fall wreath). Obviously, […]


How You Can Be Cool Like Me (LeapPad2 Giveaway)

I know you all clicked over because you are dying to know how to be cool like me. You may remember my post about How I Became the Coolest Mom Ever. Well you get to throw your hat in the ring, cross all appendages and pray to the Rafflecopter gods that you are the winner […]


Making the Most of What You Got

It is no secret that we don’t have lots of money. I am not telling you this in a woe-is-me kinda way. Our money situation is largely due to the choices we have made. Getting married at 23, buying our house at 24, having our first kid at 25, taking a year off to stay […]


Canon T3 Giveaway Winner Announcement

I had so much fun reading all the comments. So many moms with babies on the way and folks who are due for a camera upgrade and others who want to explore photography. I really wish I could have give y’all one, but there is only one lucky winner. Before I get to that though, […]


Dr. Seuss Quote Printable-Think

What can I say? Dr. Seuss is a smart man. Another quote from him, just in time for the school year. Put on your thinking cap I get a lot of questions about resizing printables. I am no expert, but I believe that there is a “scale to fit” option in your printer settings. Click […]


Burlap & Fabric Flower Wreath

I know, I know…it is only August. But fall is right around the corner so I thought I would get started now. The burlap & fabric flower wreath is the first step to attaining my “fall mantle”. We are using air quotes (If we really were talking, those would be air quotes), because it isn’t […]


Fall Inspiration: Printables, Projects, Oh My!

  Fall means back to school, Halloween and Thanksgiving. I rounded up some fall inspiration. All of which can be found right here at Balancing Home. 10 Steps to a Great School Year and Raising a Stand Up Kid Back 2 School Interview Printable: 5 Ways to Make Back to School Fun & Memorable Back […]


Lemonade Stand: Cash-Money Millionaire Style

Clearly you are all here to learn how to get rich, quick! Right? There are five steps to becoming a cash-money millionaire via a lemonade stand. 1. Enthusiasm. Every single time someone rode, biked, ran or walked by he jumped up and down and yelled “Lemonade, Lemonade, Lemonade”. His enthusiasm was hard to ignore. 2. […]

Back to School Questionnaire Printable

Five Ways to Make Back To School Fun & Memorable

Quinn will be starting preschool this fall. It is absolutely impossible for me to comprehend where the time has gone. He will only be going two days a week. With me being a stay-at-home-mom and him having a little sister at home I want him to connect with, this seemed like the best choice for […]


Summer To Do List: Fly A Kite

Slowly, but surely we are checking things off of our summer to do list. You can see our first summer to do list post here. Our latest summer to do activity: flying a kite. Did you spy the grasshopper? All in all flying the kite was a success. Next time I am getting a fabric […]