When You Want It All

I have been struggling lately. I love this blog. I love my readers. Today when I got on the computer after being absent for a week–or more, who knows, I lost track– my heart sank. 566 pageviews yesterday. For those of you who don’t blog, that is like logging into your bank and finding out […]


I Made A Pillow

There is a phrase lately that I have been a little bit obsessed with. Let them be little. Lately I feel like everything is about more. Kids start school younger, go longer, and there seems to be this push for them to know more. I’m all for learning, but right now I just want to […]


Simple Spring Feather Mantle

A couple sheets of paper and my Cricut|explore was all it took to bring a little spring to my my mantle. I used the Cricut|explore to cut feathers, letters and paper bows. The feathers were clipped to the twine for bunting, put behind a frame for art and clipped to the Instagram display. A super […]


The Truth About Managing Money

This post brought to you by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. Today, is my final post in a series of 5 about money– paying for college, my first job, our first house & babies. And while we have magically managed to make it through all of these events–I still […]


The Kitchen & A Printable

You don’t have to compromise on clean to be green. Today I’m sharing my kitchen, some cleaning and organizational tips and a printable. I have to tell you guys that I am a big fan of Clorox Greenworks. I first bought the all-purpose spray last spring for a campaign and have become a big fan. […]


Turning Kid Art into Gift Tags

Eleanor loves to paint. She practically asks to paint everyday. She creates pieces like this. I started to feel bad about throwing them away, but I certainly wasn’t going to just save them all. That is when I had the idea to bust out my Cricut and turn them into gift tags. This literally took […]

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How To Make Tissue Paper Tassel Garland

I just love tissue paper tassel garland. It is fun and festive and has just the right touch of whimsy. Don’t ya think? I used some in a game day post that you can find here. There are lots of fun football printables in that post plus I have every single letter in the alphabet […]

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Paying For College

This post brought to you by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. We recently did one of those height estimators for the kids on a website. The site claims accuracy within 2 inches above and below. Eleanor’s estimated height is 5’11, giving her a range of 5’9-6’1. So we are […]


When You Feel Like Whining

I have been feeling pretty whiny lately. I just got braces on Tuesday and they hurt. My mouth is sore and chewing is painful. Day one was no big deal. I may or may not have said to the husband, “I think these braces are no big deal, because I have a really high pain […]


Buying Our First Home

This post brought to you by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. My husband and I bought our first and only home in the fall of 2007. We didn’t renew our apartment least and moved into my parent’s house that summer while we began the process of house hunting. We […]