Reuse Before Recycle: 11 Materials to Repurpose With Your Children

Chances are, those modern day children of yours have been given a great education on the importance of recycling. Do they also know how to reuse everyday materials around the house? Before setting out bins for curbside pickup or making the weekly haul to the recycling center, check to see if your family can waste less (and save money!) by using household odds and ends in all kinds of cool ways.



10 Things I Wish I Had Known About Mommydom

10 Things I Wish I Had Known About Mommydom

I have been a mom for 4.5 years and I am still learning things all of the time. However, there are 10 things that I wish I had known about being a mom before I became one. If I had known these things, I would have saved myself a great deal of time, stress and money.

Frugal Storage Solutions for Kid-Filled Families

When it comes to practical solutions for the home, toy storage is at the top every mom’s list. Thanks to the World Wide Web of ideas, do-it-yourself decorators everywhere can furnish a home without spending a load of money. Users of sites like Pinterest and Instagram post the most beautiful pictures of someone else’s used pieces being turned into another person’s treasure.

The Baby Shower That Keeps on Giving

I just wrapped up my 12th Rhea Lana event; it was another wonderful week full of inspiring women, great fashion, and tired feet. Every year as I start to get my items ready to consign and as I go and shop to find all the treasures, I think about my very first baby shower and all the people who blessed our family with gifts when welcoming our first child into the world.


Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

April to me means seersucker, sandals, the Resurrection, and yes, Easter baskets.  Instead of filling your kids baskets with things that’ll turn Easter morning upside down from the sugar high, try these sweet surprises instead.


Easter Styles for Kids 2015

Easter is fast approaching, so it’s time to get those perfect Easter outfits for the kids.


How to Rock the Rhea Lana Half Price Sale

Have you shopped at a Rhea Lana Half Price Sale? It can be hard to wait when there's a local Rhea Lana's sale going on, but if you can hold off shopping or return for a second shopping trip when the 50 percent off sale happens, your patience will be rewarded with some great deals.

Yes, there is less selection, but it's also not as overwhelming. There tend to be fewer shoppers, so you can contemplate your choices a little more easily. Here are some tips for making the most of your half-price day experience.


Rhea Lana's Kid Book Recommendations

I am That Book Mama; a mother and a librarian who loves books. I love to talk about them. I want to peruse shelves and look at them. I want to hug them. I want to smell them...yes smell. I'll admit it, I'm a book sniffer. You cut me and I bleed books...books and Taco Bell, but that's a whole other story.

Ten Clothing Trends for Your Little Fashionista for Summer 2015

Sunshine and warmer weather isn’t here yet, but it suddenly feels within reach. Thoughts of splashing in the pool, taking trips, and enjoying Vacation Bible Schools are beginning to fill my mind as my family and I anxiously look forward to summer. And with the change of seasons, I can’t help but look forward to a change in wardrobe too – for me, yes, but especially for my girls, ages 5 and 3. After doing a little research, here are the must-have styles I’ve discovered for little fashionistas this summer.