Repurposed Changing Table: Before and After

Repurposed changing table into entertainment center

Painting furniture is my jam. It’s easier than most people think and the results are always totally worth it. In this makeover, I took an old changing table that I bought for $100 and turned it into this functional yet trendy little entertainment center. It’s perfect for what we need in our living room. The open shelf allows for the cable boxes and such while the drawers below hide a plethora of toys, games, DVDs, cords, you name it.

DIY, Citrus Cleaning Spray

Cleaning spray using lemon and orange essential oil

This DIY, natural cleaning spray is a great way I’ve been using my essential oils for cleaning. Just like the carpet/room freshener  I previously shared about, I love the simplicity of what is in the product and oh-my-gracious, how I love the smell. Best thing about it is, it SAFE.

Why Make Your Own Cleaning Products?

A Few Truths to Remember During Trials

Truths to remember during trials. Life doesn't always go as planned. Here are a few great reminders to  hold on to when life get hairy.

Dear readers, life is just HARD sometimes.

I don’t know why I’m surprised by trials when they come but I always am. I become all melodramatic when my comfort and easy life is interrupted as if it’s an abnormality. When in fact it’s actually an abnormality to live in the comfort bubble I’ve become accustomed to.

A string of events have happened in the past few weeks that have my hair all in a frizz.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Pasta. Super easy to put together and has proven to be a win with all family members

I made this Slow Cooker Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo pasta recipe tonight and it was a huge WIN. Pair it with a little garlic bread and your people will be itching for more.

This slow cooker recipe would be a great recipe for a beginner cook. (Here is a collection of easy recipes if you’re looking for some!) It is incredibly easy to put together, has lots of flavor and makes loads of leftovers for future lunches or dinners. 

Printable Menu Planner (Updated!)

Free printable menu planner
Meal planning is the bomb.

Seriously. My home would not function without it. Well, it would but it would be full of wasted food, a stressed out mom around 5:00, and a tighter budget.

I’m a big fan of the menu plan.

A few years ago, I created a printable menu plan that we’ve been sharing for quite a while. It looked like this:menu planner

Since then, my graphic design skills have improved a bit and my style has for sure evolved. My old meal planner was starting to give me the icky shivers. So, lucky you, I’ve created a fresh new menu planner that I think is way prettier. Printable weekly menu planner | Thriving Home

The idea behind this is to put it into a frame and use a dry erase marker to update your meal plan for the week. Printable Menu Planner-2