Thanksgiving Journals & Christmas Shelves

Well we made it through our first week post-Thanksgiving break. We really enjoyed our break. With Quinn in school full-time (kindergarten), having him for a whole week made it feel like the good old days! To top it off, Ross was off of work Tuesday-Sunday. The kiddos fit in two sleepovers and we had two […]


Kid Craft: Christmas Tree Bar

This is such a fun and simple project for the kids…and even the adults! Eleanor and I got a little crafty today. Gluing things is one of her favorite ways to create now-a-days. She helped me choose all of our Christmas tree bar fixings. She loved watching the Cricut cut them out too. We created these […]


Handmade Gift Idea

This is a fun handmade gift idea for you favorite little reader, the book lover in your life, your child’s classmates, the librarian or for teachers to give to their students. Today, I’m sharing with you my literary classics book tote and bookmarks–a perfect fit for our handmade gift category in the #DesignSpaceStar challenge. I used […]


Simple Fall Party Ideas & Cheap Party Tips

A reader reached out to me recently asking if I had any ideas for a simple fall party. To keep things simple and costs low I recommend keeping the guest list small. Smaller means a more intimate, less chaotic event with the added benefit of saving money. I also recommend on focusing on one space […]


Apple Picking

We picked a peck of apples. It was a first for all of us. We couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day for it either. I had to call around a bit–a lot of places were closed for the season. We went to Harvest Time and they were still picking three kinds of apples. […]


We Made it Six Years

  Today is Quinn’s sixth birthday! The little guy who made me a mom is one amazing boy. It also happened to be his golden birthday, but there were no “Pinterest” worthy parties. We did have my family over for the Badger game to celebrate. We went a whole different route celebrating this year and […]


Saying Goodbye to Summer

I have been hesitant to let go of summer. When you have young children, there is something so precious about each passing season and when it is done, you know it will never be the same. Couple that, with Quinn starting kindergarten, and I just wasn’t ready. The summer to do list stayed up through […]


New Parenting Territory

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies® Little Movers. All opinions are 100% mine. When I found out I was pregnant with baby number 3, it was hard to imagine what little combination of my husband and I would appear. Who would this person be? How would they fit into […]


What I Didn’t Expect

I have three kids Hudson, Eleanor and Quinn (1, 3, 5). For almost six years my life has revolved around them. I have spent my days at the park, the zoo, gymnastics, story time, etc. I’ve had morning after morning of snuggles. Hours and hours spent watching my children learn, grow, work together and love each […]


DIY Trick-or-Treat Halloween Tote

I’m participating in the #DesignSpaceStar competition. Creations are my own original artwork. Affiliate links are included. Creating a tote has to be one of my favorite ways to use my Cricut Explore™. You can get totes at the craft store for dirt cheap and use them for a million things. I have been creating printables for […]