These 15 activities will keep your kids busy over winter break and help you keep your sanity. Nothing too difficult, but lots of fun to be shared with the whole family. I love #4.

15 Awesome Kid Activities for Winter Break

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

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Need to wrap a last minute gift for Christmas? Don't just grab a plain gift bag! Make it look like Santa with these easy to follow instructions.

Easy Last-Minute Christmas Wrapping

Did you know Christmas is less than 10 days away? It’s really sneaking up on me this year. I still have a ton of presents to buy and wrap and I know I’m not alone. There’s an ornament exchange I am excited about tonight and I wanted to wrap it

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Fun free fonts that are perfect for your holiday cards or party invitations.

14 Free Holiday Fonts

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

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Quick and easy last minute Halloween costume ideas to get the whole family involved.

Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family

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

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The Ultimate Baby Registry List

For being so little, babies sure need a lot of stuff. Well, that’s what we’ve all been told. In reality, babies really do not NEED all of that stuff. It’s just so cute and we all want to make sure we give our babies the very best so we get

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Budget Kitchen Update: Midway Point

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

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Thai Chicken Tacos

Thai Chicken Tacos Have you ever tried Thai Chicken Tacos? Do you find mixing world cuisines interesting or scary? I’ll admit, I am the type of person who loves to share meals when I eat out because I hate having to pick just one thing so the idea of getting

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Mac N Chicken Pizza Recipe

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

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Our Top 10 Favorite Children's Books (so far)

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 –

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How Becoming a Mom Changed My Life List

When I wrote some of my first posts on this blog back in 2010, one of the things I posted was my life list. There were only 20 things on it so it definitely was not an all inclusive list. However, now that I’m a mom I figured it was

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Freshen Up Your Home with Color

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

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A Golf Tournament for Melanoma

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

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Industrial Coffee Table Sneak Peek

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

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8 Ways to Beautify Your Home This Weekend

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

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6 Must Have Baby Items For Surviving Summer Travel

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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