Bump Nest Winner + Promo Code

Get $10 off using code 30DAYSBN until 5/27/2013

The response about Bump Nest has been fantastic!! I’m so excited that everyone loved the pillows as much as I do.  Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word and entered the giveaway.  A winner was picked randomly and will be emailed shortly. Bump Nest has decided to give a coupon code to 30days readers only! It’s good for $10 off until Monday, May 27th at midnight.  Use the [Read More…]

Housewarming Gift Idea: Clean Bucket

Housewarming Gift: Cleaning Bucket with Printable www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Cleaning. It’s on my least favorite activities list. You know those people who clean for fun or to de-stress? I’m not one of them. Oh how I wish I was! I pretty much think this sums up how I feel: Source: Someecards BUT – I love a clean house. Nothing makes me happier than having a freshly scrubbed kitchen to cook in. Or a bed that’s been made. I was [Read More…]

Project Life, Jade Edition + Giveaway!

Project Life- Jade edition

Once upon a time I was way way way into scrapbooking.  I even convinced my sister to go to a scrapbooking retreat for a few days.  I had 100 pairs of scissors, every type of pen and adhesive you could think of.  Back then I admired Becky Higgins but she hadn’t dreamed up Project Life quite yet.  I’m pretty sure if I had PL back then, I would’ve kept going [Read More…]

Dear DownEast Basics…

DownEast Basics

Dear DownEast Basics, I love you.  You have on trend, affordable, colorful clothes for me AND for my daughter.  Your customer service is awesome.  And the people working for your company are fantastic to work with.  You ship items quickly and make it easy to purchase from and again.  Congrats on turning 21!! Thanks for giving me the opportunity to review your amazing products. Thank you for also being willing [Read More…]

Imaginary Play with Switch & Go Dinos

  My youngest kiddo has always been into sports and technology. Imaginary play has never been his forte. But when I read information about the VTech Switch & Go Dinos™, I thought it was the perfect chance for me to encourage him to use his imagination while playing with a tech toy. I really didn’t know if this was the toy that would pull him away from his baseball bat [Read More…]

Summer Reading: The Charge


A few weeks ago I shared a Kids Summer Reading Chart. But the kids aren’t the only ones reading around here. I love getting lost in a good book.Most of my favorites involve a love story of some kind. But I also have autism books. Religious books. And self help books.Recently I was given the opportunity to read The Charge by Brendon Burchard. Now if you don’t like self help [Read More…]



You know when you visit a blog that just takes your breath away?  Rebecca’s blog, Simple As That, is like that for me.   Every time I visit, her projects are adorable and her photography is outstanding.  If she links up to my Pity Party (thanks for linking up Rebecca!) I can usually tell just from the little pic that it’s hers before I even click.   This week Rebecca is [Read More…]

Kitchen Gadget Love

Truth: kitchen gadgets make me giddy. Buying an egg slicer in college made me feel like an official grown up. Only adults have egg slicers. (ha!) When I got an apple, peeler, slicer I felt I had arrived. Getting a new kitchen gadget- the Lysol No Touch Kitchen System- made my day. A soap dispenser that you just wave your hand under and the soap comes out? Magic. My kids [Read More…]

Much Ado About You Calendar Sale!!

MAAY Pre-Sale Flyer - Smaller File

I want to introduce you all to my friend Emmy.  She owns Much Ado About You- a calendar company that I adore.  I met her at the Creative Connection and she has since become a Queen Bee Market vendor.  This is her *darling* QBM booth: So cute, huh? Why am I talking about Emmy & MAAY?  Well Emmy is hosting a very special pre-sale for the next five days.  Emmy [Read More…]

Will Arnett Interview


Remember how Julia declared her birthday week the best week ever? The Secret of Arrietty had a big role in that- the screening and the Bridgit Mendler interview.  While she was at school I had the chance to talk to Bridgit Mendler’s dad from the movie, Will Arnett. You may recognize him from:   In our house he is known from: Despicable Me is right up there with Tangled as [Read More…]