Back to School Ideas

The kids are about to head back to school in just a few short weeks so I wanted to share some fun ‘Back to School Ideas’ with you all to help you celebrate! There is just so much talent in the world, I can’t believe how awesome these parties, decorations and treats are! Check them out… 10 Back to School Ideas: 1. This fun Back to School party is so cute and has some free printables! 2. Check out my Teacher Cupcakes Idea – {Read More}

DIY Apothecary Candy Jar Decoration – a Tutorial

I was asked to help make a craft for our upcoming Super Saturday. (A fun day of crafts at my church) So I came up with these adorable Apothecary Candy Jars that make a perfect decorative piece for your home. I also made a few extra for my kids teachers for the holidays. (They make a quick and easy teacher gift!) They are also very inexpensive. Check out the tutorial below and let me know if you make any, I {Read More}

Giveaway Time!!

I know I have been MIA for a couple weeks, so I wanted to host a Giveaway for all our awesome readers out there! That’s right One of you lucky readers is going to win a couple fun prizes just for leaving a comment, following us on Facebook, and signing up for our newsletter, etc.  Are you ready to see what the prizes are? First Prize…. Do you need some brighter, whiter teeth?? Look no further, you don’t need to go to {Read More}

Budget Travel Tips

(room in Rome that was reserved through I love to travel, but vacations can quickly become really expensive. I’ll be sharing some ways to cut travel costs by making specific choices of where you will sleep, what you will eat, and how you will spend your time.  Most of my tips can be applied to local, domestic, and international destinations. Today’s post will focus on choosing where you stay. The accommodations are usually the most expensive part of the {Read More}

Valentines Day Food Ideas

You know what tomorrow is, right?!?! Valentine’s Day! I am so excited to spend time with the ones I love. And every year I look forward to doing random acts of love for my family. This year I will be going to the kids classrooms during their Valentines Parties and I’ll be making some fun Valentine’s snacks for the kids, and a Valentine dinner for the family. I also like to decorate a little for our special day! So if you’re {Read More}

Valentine’s Day Photo Booth Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Here is a fun idea for taking adorable pictures of your kids for making Valentines, for having as decoration around the house, or just a fun activity for the kids (what kid doesn’t love to make faces and act goofy!!) Add some cute Valentine props to make it even sillier! Just look at all that Valentine Cuteness… Want to do a fun Valentine Photo shoot with your little ones?? Well here’s what you’ll {Read More}

Showing Love to those that Matter Most

I am reading Gretchen Rubin’s book, Happiness at Home, which follows her first book, The Happiness Project.  I love the concept that she uses in both books – focusing for 1 month on a certain topic or theme in order to create a habit, or promote change in her life.  Once Gretchen chooses a theme, she then creates steps or guidelines that will help her reach her goal. I have decided to try this for the month of February.   My theme for February {Read More}

Christmas Advent – Storybook Countdown

Each Christmas we have a little tradition….we have 24 Christmas Books wrapped and placed under the tree. It’s our…   Christmas Advent Storybook Countdown!   Each night one of the kids gets to pick a “present” and unwrap it. Then we read it all together before bed. My kids love picking a present each night during the month of December and it is a great way to get in the Holiday Spirit.   *If you decide to start a tradition {Read More}


Sandcastles….  When we lived up in Birch Bay, Wa. We loved to visit the beach! We had some friends come to visit and took them to the beach where the boys had fun entering the sandcastle contest with this shark…  Here are some more sand art pictures… mermaid  Alien Spaceship…  Skull…  Octopus…  Castle…  A dog and his bone… So go visit the beach this summer and have fun building one these!! To view more please visit my blog!

Birthday BBQ Invitation


You just need some scrapbook paper/cardstock. Printer, baby hole punch, ribbon, scissors, and some glue. I just typed up the invitation info (could be for a picnic, or reunion BBQ). Added some clip art. Printed the BBQ clip-art on the red and white paper then cut them out to fit the card. Cut out all your pieces and glue them together. Punch your holes, add your ribbon, fold and glue the sides of your pocket together and let dry. Put {Read More}