April 10, 2018

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!


Thank you SO MUCH to my loyal readers who have been letting me know that things just aren't right here at A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE LIFE.

No, the links aren't all working properly. Yes, many of the photos (especially the collages from what used to be Polyvore) are gone. And heaven help you if you subscribe to get site updates via email because you've been bombarded with emails as I go through each... and... every... post... on... the... site... to fix it.

Please be patient. And get ready to REALLY party with me when I finally get all of my shit together!

February 15, 2018

On Treating Children with Respect and Dignity


I'm not a psychologist. I'm not an expert on child development. I'm not even actively parenting a child these days as my boys are grown and gone - off living their own beautiful lives! This post is me putting my thoughts into writing. It's a loooong and wordy post - about a topic that is usually not my thing - but I have words that I feel have to be said, and hopefully they will be heard.

After yet another school shooting, I see so many people in an uproar about gun control - and rightfully so. There is a need for tighter gun control laws here in the U.S. without a doubt. But I feel like there is also a need for us to address something that's impossible to regulate... the way that we treat our youth in this country, especially in schools.

October 28, 2017

DIY Fizzy Cleaning Bombs // Organic Home


I love a good DIY... especially when it comes to making my own natural cleaning products. When I came across this awesome DIY at Garden Therapy, I knew I had to share! These fizzy cleaning bombs are an effective and safe way to quickly and easily clean up toilets, drains, and garbage disposals. Just pop one of these babies in the drain and it will fizz away any grease, buildup, and stinky odors that may be lingering. They contain all-natural ingredients so you don’t need to worry about coming into contact with harsh chemicals that most store-bought household cleaners contain, and they are packaging-free which means no environmentally damaging waste. Oh, and did I mention how much FUN these are to use?

September 22, 2017

Celebrating Autumn with Cook Yourself Happy: The Danish Way by Caroline Fleming


It's September 22nd. Where has the summer gone? Even though it DEFINITELY still feels like summer here in Minneapolis today, my thoughts are turning to autumn and I'm noticing that my body is already craving something different than the grilled foods and salads that we've been enjoying.

And so I found myself searching for some new recipes, which is how I came across Cook Yourself Happy: The Danish Way by Caroline Fleming. I'm a huge fan of the Danish way of life called hygge, a sort of coziness, (You can read more about it in my post Keep Warmth In Your Heart) so I was immediately drawn to this title.

July 31, 2017

Homemade Banana Ice Cream w/ Yummy Mix-Ins!


I'm sure you've all seen how to make homemade banana "ice cream" by now... You blend frozen bananas in a food processor until they are creamy and enjoy! It's a great way to use up bananas that are over-ripe and makes a healthy dessert that is both creamy and delicious!