6-Month Supply DIY Laundry Detergent – $21

DIY Laundry Detergent

Just whipping up another batch of DIY Laundry Detergent today and thought it was about time I share this awesome recipe!  FYI- this is the recipe for a 6-month supply, but I'm lazy, so I double the batch to make enough for a year! After using this recipe for almost 3 years, I can confidently say that it's the best laundry detergent I've used, and is surely the preference of my family.  Coming in at just $21 for all of the ingredients from Wal-Mart, this recipe cleans the clothes of a … [Read more...]

DBL’s Guide to Organized Holiday Gift-Giving

DBL's Guide to Organized Holiday Gift Giving

The holiday season is already in full swing!  I know we're barely past Halloween, but have you seen all the Christmas decor and sales already going on?  They're everywhere!  As crazy as that seems, the holiday push actually aligns right about the same time that I like to start my holiday planning and shopping. Truth be told, I love the holidays and I love gift-giving, but there are a few things that don't work well for me: the stress of last minute shopping; buying gift cards because I … [Read more...]

She’s Got Them Lashes! [Younique Product Review]

Younique 3-D Fiber Lash System Review & Giveaway

I don't know if you've seen them, but they're those lashes that everyone's been raving about.  I actually thought that they were fake eyelashes, because they were so long and full looking.  But, after seeing a few friends trying them out, I thought I might give it a go.  Wonder what I'm talking about?  3-D Fiber Lashes by Younique! My friend who's been sharing her lash experience on Facebook lately sent me the Younique 3-D Fiber Lash system to try out,  and I was hooked!  This is basically a … [Read more...]

The Big Remodel: Dining Room Video Before

Following up the kitchen and family room before video. I have lots of plans for our dining room, but until the kitchen remodel is complete, it's a total mess! As soon as the kitchen is done, we'll be moving all of this excess stuff out and into proper places. It's kind of scary looking at a house amidst remodeling and amazing how one space can affect the entire house! We've got garage items in the dining room because the garage has been holding our kitchen cabinets. We've got boxes of … [Read more...]

The Big Remodel: Kitchen & Family Room Video Before

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Yup, as promised, here's a very amateur video of our craziness that we've been living in since March.  Yes, you read that right... MARCH!  As we shared in "The Big List" post, we embarked on the journey of getting new floors in our home and ended up revealing a whole host of issues, including black mold in our kitchen.  So, new flooring resulted in a new kitchen, new baseboard, and new doors in the whole 2,300 sq.ft. house! The only way you can live semi-normally with a house remodel is by … [Read more...]

The Big List! [the aftermath of remodeling 8 months pregnant]

Our house hasn't seen a lot of blog time lately, and there's a few reasons for that: 1) we've been crazy busy with life, 2) I was studying my butt off to get the bar exam behind me (twice), 3) we got preggo, and 4) now we've had our baby boy! That said, if you follow us on social media, then you know that we've still had tons of projects going on! So, to launch back into blogging, I've decided not to overwhelm myself with trying to go back and blog about every little thing we've done. Instead, I … [Read more...]

5 Unique Ways to Spring Clean with Vinegar


Over the last few years, we’ve ditched a lot of chemicals in our home in exchange for more natural, healthy alternatives. Vinegar is now one of our favorite products that we always have on hand. For cleaning, there are several different types of vinegar you can use depending on the task you’re completing, but for the following tasks, I like to use distilled white vinegar. Distilled White Vinegar is seriously like a miracle worker in our home. We use it for everything, and today, I thought … [Read more...]

Valentines Dessert on a Budget

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Let's be honest here... How much do you spend on Valentine's Day?  Fifteen bucks for chocolates?  Fifty for flowers?  A million dollars on dinner?  Ok, maybe more like $100 but sometimes it does feel like a million.  But you don't have to break your budget to keep from breaking your babe's heart. I'm a firm believer that intentional gifts are always the best!  There is nothing better than knowing that your significant other put their mind and heart into making something special just for you.  … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Pinterest Round-Up

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Hi Friends!  Here at DBL, we LOVE love!  That might even be an understatement!  While we don't believe that love should only be shared on Valentine's Day, we do believe that "Love Day" serves as a good reminder of our need to show love to those we love.  And, beyond that, it generally forces us to get creative, go outside the box, and show love in ways that we don't normally- whether it's crafting, cooking, gifting, or anything else! So, to celebrate all the LOVE in the air, one of my … [Read more...]

Keepin’ Momma Moisturized & a Sweepstakes!


Being pregnant, most women are not new to dryer than normal skin. But, when you start out with naturally dry skin already, it seems to be a bit more of a challenge. Since I found out I was pregnant back in August, I have been religious about slathering on vitamin E oil and other such oils all over my belly to help keep my skin moisturized and attempt to prevent any stretch marks that pop up. Then suddenly, I realized that my focus on my belly left the rest of my skin in a bit of … [Read more...]