Life

How to clean and store your jewelry

I once heard a jeweler say that there is no point in getting high quality diamonds or gem stones if you’re not going to keep them clean and looking their best.  For years, I used to bring my jewelry into the store to get them professionally cleaned and the pieces always came back looking amazing (of course the special jewelry store lighting… Continue reading How to clean and store your jewelry

Life

Best cleaning products for the house, kids, and pets

Before I get to my regular post, I wanted to take a moment to thank my family, friends, and loyal readers who have followed along on my journey with the happychicmom blog.  A little over three months ago, I published my first post, not knowing if anyone would want to read what I had to say.… Continue reading Best cleaning products for the house, kids, and pets

Beauty · Life

5 Surprisingly good (and cheap) bath and beauty buys from Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s is known for its bounty of ready-made meals, delicious sweet treats, and wide selection of affordable wines.  With so many tempting foods to peruse, most people overlook the little section of bath and beauty products tucked away in the back of the store.  I have been a loyal Trader Joe’s shopper for over 15 years and… Continue reading 5 Surprisingly good (and cheap) bath and beauty buys from Trader Joe’s

Life · Motherhood

Fun and free activities to do with toddlers and little kids

Do you ever get stuck in a rut and run out of ideas for things to do with your little ones?  I did a little research this weekend and found a few free and fun things to do with toddlers and little kids.  Let me know if there are any other things I should add… Continue reading Fun and free activities to do with toddlers and little kids

Food · Life

Before you subscribe to a food delivery service like Blue Apron, read this first

Like most people, I have been intrigued by the recent explosion of food delivery services (like Blue Apron) that tout the convenience of delicious home cooked meals while saving time and money.  I’ve always thought that it was a great concept, but that it wouldn’t necessarily work with my family situation because my husband and I… Continue reading Before you subscribe to a food delivery service like Blue Apron, read this first