Happy Family Holidays

This post brought to you by Happy Family Products . The content and opinions expressed below are that of Balancing Home. One of the best part about having children are the holidays. I have always loved the holidays, but as our family has grown–my love for the holidays has grown too! Holidays and the traditions […]


Holiday Porch

Because our porch looked like this for nearly seven years… It was hard to ever believe we could have a beautiful holiday porch. This Spring we finally gave the porch a makeover and I finally had more then an eye sore to decorate for the holidays. This holiday porch is brought to you by Balsam […]


Elf On The Shelf Stationary

When we started this tradition years ago, we found ourselves wondering two nights before Christmas– How exactly do we end this? Our little goodbye letter was whipped up quickly and over the years we have improved it. We created a fun pre-written letter on official Elf on the Shelf letterhead (designed by my husband). The […]


Having a Bedtime Is Hard

This is by far the hardest of the 3o day challenges I have done yet! Lights out by 10:30 felt a lot like mission impossible. Whole30 and blogging for 30 days straight was definitely easier. As I embark on changing my life, 30 days at a time–I realize I will not be perfect. I was […]


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 […]


The Holiday Feeling

Yesterday, we adopted a 3-year-old Golden Retriever. We named him Harry.   He is pretty popular and we have had a lot of guests today. Everyone came to meet him today and everyone commented on how nice our house smells. It smells like a giant Christmas tree and I love it! I was lucky enough […]


Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide – For Health & Wellness

I’m so excited to be joining all these bloggers in the ultimate holiday gift guide blog hop and giveaway.     Gifts for the Baker | Stocking Stuffers | Gifts for Jewelry/Bling Lovers | Gifts for the Cook |Gifts for Little Girls (Ages 0-6) | Gifts for the Little Artist | Gifts for Ladies | […]


Halloween Happenings

Here in Wisconsin, Fall is short-lived. I’m bummed at how quickly fall has passed us by. It was snowing as we trick-or-treated yesterday!! We had big dreams for fall. We managed the hayride, hike, pumpkin farm, trick-or-treating, the apple orchard, scary movie night, baking fall treats and celebrating Quinn’s birthday. We still have a shot […]


O Holy Night Christmas Printable

At Christmas Eve mass this song brings tears to my eyes. I told the husband I wanted a printable with the lyrics and he made me this! And because sometimes black and white is where it is at.   Christmas is exactly two months away!! Still plenty of holidays to celebrate yet, but a fun […]