Purify the Air in Your Home the Easy Way

Purify your home environment and remove allergens the easy way from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Holmes® Smart Air Purifier. All opinions are 100% mine. My kids all suffer from awful seasonal allergies.  I really love spring but when I see them all stuffy with red puffy eyes and having to blow their nose constantly, well, I’m not so fond of the blooming trees and flowers any more.  They really enjoy

Healthy Lunch Ideas and a Giveaway #RockTheLunchBox

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Rock the Lunch Box with Healthy Lunch Ideas  #spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between my blog and Annie’s Homegrown. This could include Annie’s providing me w/ content, product, access or other forms of payment. Healthy lunch ideas can be daunting.  It seems so much easier to just grab something on the go or something that’s quick but that’s not what’s best for kids

Rich and Delicious Bolognese Sauce Made with Kefir

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Rich and Delicious Bolognese Sauce Made with Lifeway Kefir I have never made a Bolognese Sauce before….ever.  It sounded intimidating to me but in an effort to be bolder I decided to give it a go.  Not only was I going to make a homemade bolognese sauce with {mostly} fresh ingredients but I wanted to beef it up with some probiotic cultures.  I was on

The Power of Family Meals ~ Disconnect to Reconnect and a Giveaway

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Family Mealtime ~ Disconnect to Reconnect Family mealtime is such an important time to bond with your family.  No matter the size of your family it’s a special time but far too often we lose sight of that.  When I was growing up there were no mealtime distractions. We gathered around the kitchen table and ate dinner together…..no computers, no smartphones, no tablets…you get the

Spring Cleaning and Gardening Tips {My Healthy Home}

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Spring Cleaning It’s here ~ finally ~ SPRING and that means it’s time to start cleaning and not just cleaning the everyday things we think of but those down and dirty icky things we have in our home {see my icky laundry tub below…and then the CLEAN version!}.  It’s also time to start thinking GARDENING(I am shouting when I use those capital letters with joy)

A Natural Alternative ~ Homemade Deodorant

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Natural alternatives for home cleaning, beauty and health products have become a recent passion of mine.  I had thought for quite a while that using processed deodorants and antiperspirants were not the best choice for me and my family so I went on a search for a natural alternative.   I found many recipes online and tried a few but found this one has worked

Snapple Half and Half to Quench your Thirst~Fast, Tasty and Affordable

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I am a Snapple lover from way back.  Do you remember Wendy, the Snapple Lady {if you don’t because you’re too young….I still love you…I’ll just relive those memories by my lonesome}?  Those first commercials began my introduction to the wonderful world of Snapple.  Actually, those commercials and my Dad.  Daddy was a cool guy who was cutting edge.  The first sip I ever had

Exercise and Socialize ~ The Perfect Combo for Success

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Combine fitness, exercise and healthy living with socializing and you have a formula for success. The other day I shared with you two of my favorite apps for keeping me on track with my healthy lifestyle changes {if you haven’t checked the post out, you can see it here}.  To keep you going in the right direction here are some tips. First, don’t feel overwhelmed