Five Kids in Six Years, No Multiples. Our House is Always Crazy, Rarely Quiet, and Full of Love.

Five Kids in Six Years, No Multiples. Our House is Always Crazy, Rarely Quiet, and Full of love.

Monthly Archives: April 2010

baby steps to an organized home

I am making slow, but steady, progress on my way to having a more organized home. You see, I’m a clutter-prone, kleptomaniac. I have this “gift” of finding nostalgic value in almost anything. And my husband has the tendency to do the same. As a result, we have stacks of old birthday cards, Christmas cards,Continue Reading

office flexibility

I dream of someday having an office. A room with a door, a real desk & a comfy office chair. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the flexibility of being able to work anywhere [& I do look forward to those days when the kids are in school & I can sit at PaneraContinue Reading

shocking & hilarious.

Well, I think so anyway. I was meandering through different blogs & what-not & came across Call Me Kristin. Now, I’m a sucker for blogs that are designed well & I really like how her categories are in her header. So, I clicked on DIY & was reading through some of her posts. I wasContinue Reading

a great idea for those pondering the idea of starting a business.

I was browsing through one of my favorite blogs, Money Saving Mom, today & there was a post featuring a $20 challenge a blogger started with her husband. You can head over to the Life As I See It blog, for all the details, but shortened version: her husband & her each start with aContinue Reading

we like to party… we like… we like to party.

welcome to the party! I’m Kayla, your host here at a daily dose of sugar. I’m a Christian, wife, mother, and small business owner. My husband & I have three children, Miss Boo [3 yr old], Miss Cakes [2 yr old], and Lil’ Man [9 months]. [Fun fact: my girls are a year & aContinue Reading

budgeting completely changes how i view shopping

My mom told me she wanted to take me shopping and buy a new outfit for me. She said that when my brother & I were younger, her mother would do that for her & she really wanted to do something special like that for me. So we made plans & went shopping this pastContinue Reading

some progress in my 2010 goals

Earlier this year, I joined the millions of people who create New Year’s Resolutions, and I made a list of goals for the year. My main goals were to lose weight, eliminate clutter from my family’s home, reorganize and rebuild my website & grow my business. So far, losing weight has been the one goalContinue Reading

in my face reminder: why i should stick with email

Since we took the kids to the zoo on Sunday, we missed out on the Easter feast and my fave Easter food: deviled eggs. So I thought as a fun activity today, the girls & I would make some deviled eggs to go with our dinner tonight. When my Grandma taught me her deviled eggContinue Reading

great time management tips

There’s a great article with some time management tips for work-at-home moms over at Hybrid Mom. While you’re there, you might want to subscribe to the Hybrid Mom Newsletter [because if you're a work-at-home mom, or looking to become one, you are definitely a Hybrid Mom]. Click here to read the article now.Continue Reading

ways to increase income

If you read my post about “why” I’m a business owner, you know that my husband & I are gazelle intense to get out of debt. One of the things I’m doing to increase my income and help decrease our debt is selling on eBay. I collect things and tend to never throw anything out.Continue Reading