How we do Halloween


Dear October, Clearly you haven't received the memo that you are my favorite month because so far you have disguised yourself as your Summer buddies July, August and September.  I'm doing my best to give you the benefit of the doubt, but our weekly forecast is showing no break from the heat, and I am not a fan.  My spicy candles have been burning all day long, my boots are lined up, and my ... [ Read More ]

Easter Bunny Canvas Art

bunny 1

Must Have Monday, Treat Yourself Tuesday, What I'm Eating Wednesday....all posts I had ready in my head but life had other plans for me this past week.  Fevers, colds, coughs, ear infections, pink eye, no sleep, doctor's appointments, e-mails, phone calls....I keep telling my friends that I think I am being punked.  What.A.Week!!! Amidst all this chaos I have completely spaced that Nathan started ... [ Read More ]

DIY Glitter “Love” Canvas

Love Canvas

It's been awhile since I've been crafty around here, so I decided to do a quick Michael's drive-by yesterday with Shane in tow.  This means I had all of 10 minutes to fly through the store with him kicking and screaming.  That, paired with having no idea what I was even there for, lead to a rather unproductive and stressful trip to the craft store (do you see why I have taken a break from ... [ Read More ]

DIY Glitter Deer Head

DIY Glitter Deer Head

So in typical holiday-obsessed fashion, I completely decked the halls all day Sunday.  It may have been 80 degrees outside but our house is twinkling, glittery, and smells like "Sparkling Snow" 24-7.  I love it!  I don't really think I have any corners or wall space left for more Christmas DIYs, but I just had to find a spot for this one.  I've been wanting to make this glitter deer head canvas ... [ Read More ]

Free Printable Christmas Bucket List


I don't know about you but I definitely have Christmas on the brain these days.  I've been working on our holiday cards, have my shopping lists started, and have been planning my annual cookie & ornament swap party.  In the spirit of giving, I thought I would put together a little freebie Christmas Bucket List printable for you.  I figured I'd post it early for all my fellow eager beavers, ... [ Read More ]

It’s getting Spooky up in here!

Halloween decor 3

  Looking for the Get Fit Giveaway?  Just give a click HERE to find out more ways to enter and win!    Well it's happened.  I opened one small box of Halloween decorations, put out a pumpkin here and there...and you know what comes next right?  200 trips (ok 3) to Michael's, crafting while the kids nap, blowing up my Pinterest Halloween folder full of ideas, and hanging up way ... [ Read More ]

DIY Behavior Chart {to help keep Mommy in check too}

Behavior Chart

While looking through Pinterest last night I came across this behavior chart.  It really stood out to me as something that I thought could work well with Nathan.  Lately I have been trying to come up with a solution for his constant request for things....Mommy, after school can we go to the mall and get a Lego Police Station?  Mommy, after we go to your store we can go to my store and I'll get ice ... [ Read More ]

DIY Mother’s Day Tote


DISCLAIMER: IF YOU ARE MIMA OR NANA STOP READING NOW  :) Yesterday the boys and I worked on part of the gifts we are going to send out for Mother's Day in a few weeks.  My mom and Greg's mom live across the country from us so we know they love anything tangible that is a reminder of the boys.  What's better than seeing their little hand prints on something they made and knowing they can carry ... [ Read More ]

Nana is here and so is Spring!


It's officially Spring!  Winter was not our friend this year, so we were more than happy to say goodbye to the colder (and sicker) days, and say hello to a new season.  Although the changing of the seasons may not be as distinct as they were growing up on the east coast, and we don't have to sit back and wait for the snow to melt, we still welcome the gradual changes with open arms. Nana flew ... [ Read More ]

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

fruit rainbow

We celebrated yesterday with friends, family and neighbors!  I think I tried every version of corned beef and cabbage known to man, and had my first Irish Car-bomb since college!  This mama still has it (not really, not really at all!). I made this easy, fairly healthy, and festive rainbow fruit platter!  Within minutes it was attacked by all the kids, and I was happy to see they went for the ... [ Read More ]