New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be all about self-improvement and personal goals. In fact, some of the most rewarding and meaningful resolutions can involve the entire family. If you’re looking to shake things up this year and try something a little different, consider these non-traditional New Year’s resolutions for families: Explore More! Plan a… Read More
As a home cook, I know that having the right tools in the kitchen can make all the difference. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of my top 9 kitchen essentials that I’ve purchased on Amazon. These products have helped me elevate my cooking game and make my time in the kitchen more efficient and… Read More
In our house, when there are chores to be done, I usually have two happy pint-sized participants (and the two or three stuffed animals they bring along for moral support) begging to help do a project and create something. And so it goes… mundane things like mopping the floors lead to mop karaoke and or… Read More
I don’t come from a long line of gardeners, and I’ve always struggled to keep plants alive, in fact, my history with plantlife has earned me the title of “black thumb”. I’m the woman who buys a basil plant from Traders Joes, sets it by the sink and then slowly watches it die. When my husband and I purchased a 1975 ranch home with a couple of acres and big designated garden space in Fallbrook Ca, you can probably guess which area that I avoided like the plague.
Money, Money, Money… Money! Last time, we talked about the reasons why we decided to dive into building a granny flat or accessory dwelling unit and the necessary research needed before you choose to create a second dwelling on your property. If you had asked me 6 months ago if knew the breakdown of my… Read More
Recently, I made a change. Well, a couple of changes. I’ll summarize for brevity. 1. Our family expanded with the addition of our second little one. Her name is Emmie, and she is the cutest darn kiddo you’ve ever seen. I would feel guilty saying that as a mother of two, but she looks identical… Read More
“Junk Drawers” your worst enemy, is my best friend. Think about it. We all have random drawers in our homes that gather things that we, for whatever reason, don’t want lying around- sometimes we feel bad for throwing it away but most of the time we still have it because it’s just too awesome to… Read More
Gah! If these portraits don’t give you baby fever, I don’t know what will. Dutch photographer, Emilie Vercruysse can seriously capture cute like nothing I’ve ever seen. There are these “unreal” elements to each photo that leave me stunned, and I am especially in awe of the way she uses light and color. What do… Read More
OK so why Bashabaloo? It’s no secret I have taken on several fun passion projects over the years, including this blog, but this is the first time I’m “taking things to the next level” and confidently betting on myself, doubling down and creating a thriving (fingers crossed) business. I’ve never done this before. But I’m all in 😉 And this is what I am certain I do best – creating items that make someone smile, with just a hint of surprise.