• Holidays,  Kids

    14 Unique Store-Bought Valentines Cards for Kids

    Ain’t no shame in the store bought Valentines game. There are so many cute, affordable, and unique options if DIYing isn’t your thing or you’d rather outsource the task to Target. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites and many are available for store pickup or 2-day shipping.

  • DIY,  Holidays

    $10 DIY Spooky Halloween Mantel

    I don’t know if it’s quarantine and Covid or if I’ve just fully embraced the holiday, but this is the first year I’ve decorated for Halloween. We’ve always had pumpkins and the occasional fake spider, but this year I felt inspired to go spooky and even embrace skeletons to create this super easy mantel. And the best part is, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg 🙂

  • DIY,  Holidays

    5 Senses DIY Valentine Gift

    J and I have celebrated 13 Valentine’s Days together. That’s 13 years of trying to find new and creative ways to let J know just how much I love him. After 13 years it’s easy to get stuck in a rut or by-pass the holiday altogether. We are pretty predictable in how we celebrate. J usually gets me flowers, we go to a nice dinner (on any day other than the 14th) and I get him something small like a bottle of booze or underwear. And not the sexy kind 🙂 This year I wanted to do something a little more special than a pair of GAP boxers. When we…

  • Holidays

    5 Fourth of July Themed Foods

    There’s not much I love more than a good theme. My kids’ abundance of flag swim trunks and holiday themed pajamas are proof. 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. The fireworks, spending time with family and friends, and of course celebrating our freedom, makes the day so special and fun. And let’s not forget the food. Whether you like to spend the day snacking or having a full on bbq, I’m sharing 5 Fourth of July Themed Foods that are perfect for the holiday!

  • Holidays

    Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

    Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a nice long break made even longer by a snow day yesterday. The kids have been out of school since Wednesday so I’m glad we’re finally getting back into our normal routine today. Despite blizzard conditions on Sunday night, the weather during the week of Thanksgiving was beautiful. We took advantage of the 60+ degrees with lots of time outside and an open sunroof.