Voice control TV

How to Voice Control your TV with DISH and Amazon Alexa

Christmas has come and gone. You’ve got all sorts of fun new technology itching to get out of the box and get put to good use! We’re here to help, with quick and easy rundowns of all our favorite new smart home gear to get your New Year house ALL jazzed up. First on the list? Amazon Alexa and her best pal, DISH. Oh yeah, these two pieces of tech mastery play super well together.

Using the Amazon Echo on the road

Amazon Echo for Busy Parents

Looking for the perfect Amazon Echo setup for a busy family? We’re working with Amazon to share how to pick the best skills, games and functionality for your Echo. Here’s how we get our Amazon Echo set up for our family of six!



Baby sleeps where

You Let Your Baby Sleep WHERE?

Every time Chelsea and I have a baby, people inevitably ask where the baby’s sleeping in relation to us and his brothers. The concept of four kids under six years old IS mind-boggling, sure. The bigger issue people seem to be grappling with, however, is the idea of getting any baby to go from sleeping in the parents’ room to sleeping in a room with siblings. So, I’ll admit it. Here’s our big secret.

Ombre wall with stencils

How to Make a Stenciled Ombre Wall

Are you interested in creating an ombre wall? It’s simple to accomplish! All you need are three paint colors in similar shades, and some brushes. And if you’re really in the mood to make a statement, you can take this look up a notch by adding stencils!

Wooden pencil box display

Customize a Wooden Pencil Box with Cricut

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a teacher – or just a way to get your own desk more organized – you’re in luck! This easy tutorial shows how to customize a wooden pencil box. Match it to any decor, whatever size you need, or put a name on there so everyone knows whose pencils are whose.