Chelsea Day

Cricut machine

The Best Die Cut Machine For a Farmhouse

I do crafts with the kids, but I’ve never considered myself to be an intricately “crafty” person. We have a fixer-upper farmhouse that I tinker on a bunch. I customize costumes for the boys to wear. And I spruce up the occasional gift wrapping or fix up a sign to mark areas on our property. Functionality is key for me.

Dad sitting at kitchen table

Family Business Money Matters (How to Responsibly Quit your Day Job)

Last year we bought an RV and Nate quit his day job, prompting a bunch of people to ask if we were ditching the traditional American dream altogether. Nope! We love the comfort of home AND we love to travel. But the big question is paying for it all. Today we’re sharing what we’ve learned, and how we manage our family business while keeping an eye on finances and retirement.

Sausage bites

Sausage Bites Straight out of Little Italy

These savory sausage bites are a perfect pairing of meaty sausage with melty cheese. The Italian flavor packed into these petite packages was inspired by San Diego’s Gaslamp district, a historic region known largely as the seaside spot where fine diners and club-goers comingle. The Italian charm in the area has recently localized quite a bit into the adjacent region known as Little Italy.

Food safety kit

Family Food Safety Made Simple

This year didn’t get off to the healthiest start. A minor cold and a MAJOR bout of food poisoning came at us while we were traveling. Now that we’re back home, I’ve been steering into the drive-through too often. I’ll admit I got spooked away from the kitchen – the sight of raw meat still churns my stomach a bit. So while everyone else was committing to gym-going, smoothie-making and daily yoga, I decided to focus on family food safety. I made a simple commitment to get us back into a simple, healthy routine.

A Neato Botvac Review from a Dirty Farm

Our family lives a dirty, messy life. We travel a ton, bringing all sorts of sand and grime home. Our suitcases usually land on a dusty floor in the bedroom before we run around dealing with chickens, sheep, goats, dogs and cats. This particular Neato Botvac review is definitely putting the vacuum through its paces. Grime is next-level around here, along with Cheerios, LEGOs and a whole manner of other random trinkets that wind up under our feet. If anything were to break this piece of glorious technology, it would be us.