Author: Rachel Barkowski

Printable Merry Christmas

Printable “Merry Christmas”

Merry Christmas, friends! What a beautiful time of year, yes? I so enjoy all of the lights, evergreen, reds, and sparkles this time of year. ๐Ÿ™‚ It makes things so festive and cozy and just reminds us to take time to sit back and enjoy family and friends. Printable “Merry Christmas” Speaking of festive, if Read More

BEST Read-Aloud books for little ones

The BEST Read-Aloud Books for Little Ones!

If you’re searching for some new, engaging, fun books to give as Christmas gifts this year, this list of the BEST Read-Aloud Books for Little Ones is sure to help you! There’s something special and memorable about sitting down with your kids at the end of the day and curling up on the couch to Read More

Christmas GIVE List

Christmas GIVE List {printable} for kids

Parents and kids BOTH need this — this printable Christmas GIVE listย will getย your kids excited about giving gifts! I’ve seen so many Christmas wish lists that we can use for our kids to narrow down what they ask for (and I think they’re great, and I use them!), but I haven’t seen a Christmas “GIVE” Read More

IKEA hack tie organizer

IKEA hack – Tie Organizer

Here’s a great DIY tie organizer idea – it’s an inexpensive IKEA hack! We recently moved into a new home, and we have a really nice walk-in closet in our master bedroom (yay!). I love it! When I was organizing it all during the move, I knew I needed to figure out SOMEthing to do Read More

Simple Garlic-Infused Kale Salad

Simple Garlic-Infused Kale Salad

Here’s a fresh kale salad that has garlic massaged into it! You’ll love it! Who loves salads? I eat at LEAST one a day – usually my lunch is a salad with a protein, and almost every night we have salad with dinner. There’s something refreshing about eating fresh greens and knowing you’re getting so Read More

Washi Tape Pencil Holder

Washi Tape Pencil Holder for School

Washi Tape Pencil Holder for School   It’s almost time to start the new school year (already?!), and as a homeschooling mom, I’m doing what it takes to get my kids excited about it! One thing that my kids love to do is make something all on their own that is useful. My kids are Read More

Peaches & Cream Popsicles

Healthy Peaches and Cream Popsicles

Summer is the perfect time for popsicles! These peaches and cream popsicles are yummy, satisfying, and also healthy! As a mom of four, I am often looking for snacks for my kids that are healthy and filling (so they don’t come back in an hour asking for another snack, ha!).  A lot of the recipes I’ve Read More

Great Burgers | Grill Hamburgers | How to Grill Burgers | Tips for a Great Burger

Tips for Making Great Burgers

This time of year, I start using the grill far more often than I use my oven – it’s just too hot! We put just about EVERYthing on the grill. In the summer here in Greece, it’s either cook outside, or eat a cold dinner! One of our family’s favorite foods to put on the grill Read More

Hard-Boiled Eggs | How-to | Perfect Eggs | Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs | Go to the Six Clever Sisters blog and get the secret on making perfect hard-boiled eggs that peel EASILY!

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

HOW TO MAKE PERFECT HARD-BOILED EGGS Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed your hard-boiled eggs to look PERFECT – maybe you’re making them to cut in half for deviled eggs, or maybe you’re serving them whole when friends come over? I used to nervously hope that the peel would slide off Read More

Rustic Wood | DIY Trough | DIY centerpiece | wooden trough | Easy instructions for this Rustic Wooden Trough Centerpiece can be found on the Six Clever Sisters blog!

DIY Rustic Wooden Trough Centerpiece

Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of rustic wooden trough centerpieces in the home decorating world. And they look gorgeous! Neutrals and rustic are my favorite lately! I mean, I DO love color, but how easy is it to change your accent colors now and then when you’ve decorated in neutrals?! This means that I can re-decorate for holidays and different seasons without it costing me much at all: swap out couch pillows, decorate the mantel, get seasonal plants, and more!

When I first saw the rustic trough centerpiece in a magazine, I immediately thought how fun it would be to put different things in it for different times of the year: ornaments and lights for Christmas, colorful sea glass and tea lights for summer, decorative fall leaves with pine cones and a candle for fall, and plants and candles, or even fruit, year-round! So many possibilities! Read More