Packed Lunches Aren’t Just For Kids

Over a month's worth of packed lunch ideas - perfect for work! Because lunches aren't just for kids. | Thirty Handmade Days

I’ve spent a lot of time talking about back to school, food, and getting healthy lately.  I’m just back from Fitness Ridge and in a mindset to alter the way we do things in my house. I told Josh that I’d make him lunch for work if he wants and he was game.  And then I thought – ‘Oh no! Now what?’  I know I can feed an 8 yr [Read More...]

Kid Approved Lunch Box + Snack Ideas

Kid approved lunch box and snack ideas

There’s been some chatter about back to school around here. I know some of you are still on break for awhile but my kids go back in under two weeks so we’re finishing up the last minute prep. Today’s post focuses on kid approved lunch box and snack ideas! I hope to help inspire some new lunches and also encourage kids to make healthy choices too. Ok so you don’t [Read More...]

Over a Month’s Worth of Slow Cooker Meals

Over a month's worth of the best Slow Cooker Meals . Have something ready for dinner every night!

I recently asked on Facebook what people would like to see more of in the recipe department.  There were a few things that I saw over and over again.  Slow cooker meals was a big one.   People who interact over there love easy to make dinners because they are busy and on the go.  You too?  I love my slow cooker because I can put everything in the morning [Read More...]

5 Tips to Make Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies Every Time!

5 tips to make the perfect chocolate chip cookies every single time | Thirty Handmade Days

I found the best cookie recipe ever years and years ago. I bribe people with plates of chocolate chip cookies as often as I can.  Over the years I have realized that there are few things that make these cookies the best.  Use the recipe below and the following five tips and you cannot go wrong.  I promise.  Pinky promise.  They are super simple but worth it.  Ready?  Here you [Read More...]

The Always Prepared Binder

the Always Prepared Binder- printable sheets to be prepared for everything. Can be added to Family Binder with the Budget Binder too. | Thirty Handmade Days

This time last year we found out that my Dad had cancer.  Our family has had our fair of trials over the years but 2013 took the cake.  Just shy of eight short months later, he passed away.   My project today is a touchy one- an “always prepared binder.”  I have known that I wanted to put together this binder for awhile and even talked to my Mom about it.  [Read More...]

Printable Updated Family Binder

Updated Family Binder Printables- 8 amazing printables to help you create a binder for all of your most important information

Last summer I decided it was high time to get my things in order.  After 15 years of having a “family binder” on my to do list, I finally put one together.  Over the last several months I’ve become obsessed and am trying to get the right system in place.  Since I created my original family set I have found that it needed a few more pages and I thought [Read More...]

The Ultimate Printable Budget Binder

The Ultimate Budget Binder featuring 10+ printables from

I am a statistic.  Sad but true.  It’s the new year and here I am talking about getting healthy and—- budgeting.   I created accountability binders for my kids months ago but it’s time that Josh and I had a little more accountability.  I decided enough was enough and got to work.  If you follow me on Instagram you may recently have seen a picture of my Friday night date….   [Read More...]

Main Dish Recipes: Chicken Tortilla Bake

Main Dishes: Chicken Tortilla Bake with only 6 ingredients! (items you probably already have on hand)

By now you know that I’m all about easy but good meals.  With limited time and family full of GROWING kids (holy cow! They are eating me out of house and home), it’s gotten increasingly harder to have a meal on the table every night.  Sigh.  I am always on the lookout for yummy, simple main dish recipes.  Enter Chicken Tortilla Bake: This is an even simpler version of my [Read More...]

School Binder with Printables

Make Your Own School Binder with several free printables

People in my life would maybe say that I’m an all or nothing kind of girl. Once I make up my mind, there’s no going back.  Remember how I recently made a family binder and Post-it Note grids?  Well that started an organizational kick.  Finally.  It only took 30 something years, but I am feeling the need to organize.  Phew!  Part of my organizing kick included this back to school [Read More...]