Schools out for Christmas break and you now have stressful chaotic wonderful family time on your hands for the next two weeks. If you are like me you need to have some go to activities in your arsenal so the days do not devolve into cries of “I’m bored” or “Can I watch
Hey everyone. Now I know it is too early to start talking holidays and decorating our homes. I am one of those people that feel we should celebrate Thanksgiving before we put up the Christmas tree! However, in trying to be more prepared for the season, I went hunting for
Halloween is only 5 days away! Do you have your child’s costume ready? Of course, you could always go to the nearest big box store to pick one up, but I’ve found the cutest costumes are those that are handmade. Costumes don’t have to be elaborate to be loved and these last
Remember how I said our kitchen makeover was our biggest DIY project to-date? Well, I wasn’t kidding. We might have been crazy to think we could get it done before my mom came for a visit. So here’s the truth…we did not get it finished. That might be a bit
Since moving into our new house back in March, we have been making updates much more slowly than I had hoped. I had a very optimistic timeline that I would be able to get most of the updates – which includes painting all of the rooms, building about 10 pieces
One of the fun food traditions my husband grew up with was Pizza Sunday. His family would always share a pizza or two on Sunday night and it has been a tradition we have easily adopted to our family. I love these kinds of traditions and routines because it helps
Reading has always been super important in our household. We’ve read to Eleanor at least once a day since she was born. I will admit that I felt pretty ridiculous reading to a 2-week old baby, but we did it. The experts say you should talk to your baby –
I love a good DIY furniture makeover and this dresser redo is no exception. When we moved into our apartment in Boulder we had a few more rooms to fill and thus needed more furniture. However, I’m not a big fan of purchasing new furniture. Instead, I prefer finding used
Do you love breakfast? I do! There’s just something about savory eggs, greasy potatoes, and sweet syrup drizzled over a stack of pancakes that makes me oh so happy. I have to admit that since having a baby, we rarely go out for breakfast anymore and since our kitchen is
Deciding what colors to use in your home can be tricky. Trends are always changing and very few of us can afford to constantly redesign each and every one of our living spaces. However, there are tricks you can use to refresh your home for a fraction of a full
For the past four years our family has been organizing a golf tournament to raise funds and awareness for melanoma. We lost my father-in-law on April 28, 2011 and honestly before that we did not know how bad melanoma was. My husband and I thought skin cancer was something that
I am so excited to start sharing more DIY furniture pieces with you all again! We just finished an industrial coffee table made from beautiful maple and galvanized steel pipes. It’s been a couple of years since we built our last piece of furniture – something about having a baby
Want to make your home a beautiful retreat, but short on time? Check out these 8 simple ways to make your home beautiful this weekend with time to spare. I’m always looking for quick ways to make our home a relaxing oasis, but with the everyday tasks and a busy toddler
Tick tock…tick tock…do you hear that clock counting down the days till summer? It’s almost here and so are family vacations and that summer travel time with your kiddos. If you’re like me you hate having to pack up a what feels like a semi truck worth of equipment for an
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