DIY Paint Chip Art (for FREE!)


Hi Everyone!  I'm Erica and I blog over at For the Love of Decorating.  I am soooooo excited that Melissa has chosen me as one of her contributors!  I love her blog so I truly consider it an honor to be posting here :-) So it's officially SPRING...finally!  It has been a long winter for us East Coasters and while the temperature outside isn't … [Read more...]

Introducing Our New Contributors!!


It's an exciting day here at The Happier Homemaker because today I get to introduce you to four amazing, awesome, fantabulous bloggers who are going to be contributing to the blog for the next few months!! As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we'll be moving in May and things are just generally hectic around here so I took the plunge and asked for … [Read more...]

Essential Oils 101: Lavender

essential oil 101 lavender

Welcome back to Essential Oils 101! Today I'm sharing the many, many uses of one of my very favorite oils-Lavender Oil! I would bathe in this stuff if I could y'all...not only does it smell heavenly but it has so many uses and it was one of the first oils I that became addicted to!  So without further ado- the many uses of Lavender: Rub a … [Read more...]

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

how to cook bacon in oven

This, my friends, is a post bred from necessity.  If you follow along on Facebook you may have seen that I posted that my sweet, sweet bacon turned on me.  In our house I cook a full breakfast on the weekends, and I was cooking bacon a few weeks ago and the grease popped and I ended up with a pretty decent burn on my face. It hurt.  Bad. I … [Read more...]

All Things Green

st patrick's printable 5 by 7

I'm back with nine of my favorite bloggers this month to bring you tons of ideas-this month we're bringing you All Things Green in honor of St. Patricks Day.  The fun part is that we're not limiting it to holiday projects-we're talking anything green this month-gardens, upcycling and other "green" projects, green foods! Fun right?? The Bold … [Read more...]

Our Big News and a Call for Contributors!

big news

I know what you're thinking and NO I am NOT pregnant! {Sheesh, give a girl a break, I'm busy enough with 3 boys under 8!} We do have some pretty big news though-we're moving! Yes, surprise, surprise, the Army is sending us away from our two year old dream home to find ourselves renters again in the Washington DC area this May! So what … [Read more...]

Cheddar Apple Bacon Crescent Rolls

bacon apple cheddar crescent rolls

Let me tell y'all, this is a difficult post to write-I'm on day two of a three day juice/veggie only cleanse and just remembering how amazing these bacon, cheese, and apple stuffed crescent rolls tasted last weekend is like pure torture!! But I'm sacrificing my own stomach growls (seriously, lots of growling going on over here!) so I can bring … [Read more...]

Homemade Chili and Mexicorn Corn Bread

homemade chili and cornbread

Brrrr...this time of year is the perfect weather for making this insanely satisfying chili and cornbread-and it's a healthy recipe to boot! Full of protein, this chili fills you up.  I like to start a batch first thing in the morning on the weekend and keep it warming through dinner so we can grab a bowl anytime we want! I also love serving it … [Read more...]

How to Save Money, Eat Healthier, and Get Organized in 2014 (and a Giveaway!)

how to save money eat healthy

Hey there!!! Welcome to 2014 y'all!! I hope you all had a fun and safe New Year's Eve, I barely made it to see the ball drop myself! I'm willing to bet that quite a few of you have made at least one or two resolutions this year and I know for me every year I tend to focus on three things-saving money, eating healthier, and getting organized.  Am … [Read more...]

Top Ten Posts of 2013

top 10 posts of 2013

Can you believe it's almost 2014? Wow.  Just wow. {Pause for a moment of teary eyed reflection}  I'm so very thankful for every one of you that takes the time to hop over here and visit my little spot online, you guys have been amazing-this year has marked the turn of this little hobby blog I started during my husband's last deployment into a … [Read more...]

Thankful for You


Just a quick note today to let you all know that I'm thankful for each and every one of you that takes some of your precious time to stop by my little corner of the internet.  I appreciate every one of you and I don't know if I let you know enough (I'm working on it!!) I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, or just a wonderful Thursday … [Read more...]