3 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts You Can MAKE With Your Smartphone #VZWBuzz

Great last-minute Valentine's Day gifts you can make with your smartphone - LifeWithLevi.com

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. For the procrastinators out there (like me!), here are some great last-minute gifts you can actually MAKE with your smartphone. These last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts are perfect for craft-challenged folks (again, like me) that want to give a personalized gift without the glitter & goop mess that often accompanies craft projects. Since I’m part of a really cool team of influencers for Verizon, I thought it would be fun to find gifts that {Read More}

Technology is getting more awesome: Meet Hive

Hive smart home automation, security, and entertainment.

Smart home technology just keeps getting more and more awesome. Meet Hive, the newest product that combines smart home, security, and entertainment for everyone. One of my big goals for 2015 is to upgrade a lot of the devices in my home to smart products. From light switches to thermostats, smart technology makes it easier for me to manage the house, even when I’m on the go. This month we added a Smart Humidifier, which has worked out fabulously so {Read More}

Giveaway: $200 Lush Decor Gift Card

Lux Comforter Set

Special thanks to Lush Decor for sponsoring this giveaway! (P.S. This post contains affiliate links.) If you’ve browsed the home decor sections of Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, or Sears, you’ve probably spotted some of the bedding, shower curtains, or window treatments from Lush Decor. Mykl and I have been wanting to update our bedroom for a while. Our walls are a faded red and our curtains are a slightly different shade because when I bought them, I couldn’t remember exactly {Read More}

Home Organization Tips From Local Bloggers

Home organization tips - LifeWithLevi.com

If you caught my segment on Fox 9 this morning, you saw me share some of my favorite home organization tips. If you missed the news segment, here are some of the home organization tips I shared: Start small – Pick a room or area you can complete the same day you start. Closets and pantries are a good place to start. By picking a room you can complete in one day or less, you’ll feel accomplished and ready to tackle the {Read More}

One of “those” moms


It dawned on me this morning that I’m entering new territory – I’m becoming one of “those” moms. As I dropped Levi off for preschool today, we both greeted the other moms and kids. I felt proud that even though this is the beginning of week 3 going there, I’m already learning everyone’s names. And I realized… I’m becoming one of “those” moms. “Those” moms are moms I was always jealous of, because I thought I couldn’t be one. Before {Read More}

DIY Essential Oil Gel Air Freshener

Essential oil gel air freshener - instructions at LifeWithLevi.com

This DIY essential oil gel air freshener is perfect for those that want their home to smell better, but don’t want yucky chemicals going into the air their kids will breathe. This recipe is cheaper and healthier than buying commercial air fresheners at the store. DIY Essential Oil Gel Air Freshener Supplies: Assorted glass jars with lids 2 packets (1oz ea) unflavored gelatin ½ cup boiling water ½ cup ice water Essential oils of your choice Assorted food coloring, if desired {Read More}

Molded Sugar Hearts

Simple Sugar Hearts - Instructions at LifeWithLevi.com

You know that saying that little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice? That’s what inspired these molded sugar hearts, perfect for Valentine’s Day, baby showers, or other special occasions. Molded sugar hearts are easy to make and can be fun addition to spice up your regular coffee or tea routine. To start, you’ll need superfine sugar*, a bit of water, food coloring, and a heart-shaped mold. *Tip: If you already have regular granulated sugar in the house, just run it {Read More}

Wine to help you keep your resolutions #IC #FlightSongResolutions


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Brancott Estate Flight Song. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. We’re two weeks into 2015, which means more than 75% of people that made resolutions have probably already broken them. For those that are still on the wagon of watching their waistline (or those that just like to make healthy choices no matter what time of year), Brancott Estate has {Read More}

A Long-Overdue Morning Reset (and some major news)


This morning was exactly the kind of reset I needed. Levi woke up at 6:30am like normal. I told him it was too early to be awake, so he grabbed his Elsa blanket and laid (mostly) quietly on the couch until 7am. Then he woke me up for real. He requested a bowl of cereal with no milk for breakfast and a show to watch, per our usual weekday morning routine. Except this morning is different. Today, Levi and I {Read More}

Minneapolis No Pants Subway Ride: What To Expect


Thinking about participating in the 2015 Minneapolis No Pants Subway Ride? Here’s what to expect. First, a bunch of normal looking people meet at a designated location to ride the light rail (you’ve probably noticed we don’t have subways in MN.) Don’t show up pantsless, please – it’s cold, and it ruins the improv element of the event. AFTER you get on the light rail and go down a couple stops, THEN everyone drops their pants. The improv leader will let {Read More}