DIY Crazy Purple Minion Costumes

By |October 25, 2016|

Well, Halloween is now six days away, and I only made these crazy purple minion costumes THREE YEARS AGO, but hey – better late […]

Thoughts on Moving: Missing Home and Finding It Again

By |September 22, 2014|

In early June my husband got a new job. A week later he was gone, and I was left to make this move happen […]

Cute DIY Butterfly Footprints

By |May 9, 2014|

I love making things myself to hang on our walls. I think it really helps make our house feel like a home when we’re […]

Best Ever Useful Graduation Gift – Tool Set

By |April 30, 2014|

When I graduated from high school, I remember getting a “Do-It-Herself” tool set as a graduation gift. While of course I was appreciative (my […]

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    Turn a Closet into an Awesome Mudroom Space with a Fun Chalk Wall

Turn a Closet into an Awesome Mudroom Space with a Fun Chalk Wall

By |April 1, 2014|

I am SO EXCITED to show you this change we recently made in our house! I absolutely love not only what it looks like […]

Giveaway – Win $150 to Spend at Minted! EXPIRED!!!

By |March 25, 2014|

Congratulations to Christina H! You just won $150 to spend at Minted… woohoo!!! You have an email in your inbox from me to tell […]

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    Find Joy in Every Day – Create Your Own Custom Photo Collage

Find Joy in Every Day – Create Your Own Custom Photo Collage

By |March 23, 2014|

As you’ll see here, it’s no secret that I’m kind of obsessed with Minted’s beautiful holiday cards, but did you know that I also […]

Love Your State Canvas – Easy, Inexpensive, DIY Art!

By |March 20, 2014|

I might live in the South now, but I’ll always be a Minnesota girl. This year we’ve had a cold winter even for the […]

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    A Mom’s Guide: 15 Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise & Other Travel Tips

A Mom’s Guide: 15 Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise & Other Travel Tips

By |March 1, 2014|

My family recently went on our first Disney cruise.  Even though we have traveled a lot with our kids, I felt very overwhelmed while […]

World’s Best Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

By |February 17, 2014|

We think these are the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on the planet!

I have been on the quest for the perfect oatmeal chocolate chip […]

Melted Crayon Hearts with Free Printable Valentines

By |February 1, 2014|

Looking to do something different for Valentine’s Day this year with your kids?  Why not make use of all those old and broken crayons! […]

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    Tight Quarters? 10 Simple Ways to Create Space and Get Organized!

Tight Quarters? 10 Simple Ways to Create Space and Get Organized!

By |January 25, 2014|

This post was written as a sponsored post for Organize-It.  All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

In college I lived on campus for all […]

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    How to Teach Your Children to Be More Positive with a Happy Jar

How to Teach Your Children to Be More Positive with a Happy Jar

By |January 15, 2014|

I love how the New Year brings with it a turn of the page.  You get a clean slate, and a chance to do […]

Best of 2013 – Most Popular Posts

By |January 7, 2014|

What a year it’s been!  As I look back on my first full year of blogging, I’m (pleasantly) surprised sometimes by what resonates with […]

Top 10 Parenting Tips of 2013

By |December 27, 2013|

As 2013 comes to a close, I have been reflecting back on what posts and ideas generated the most interest over the last year. […]

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    6 Smart Reasons You Should Use a Gift Spreadsheet to Make Life Easier

6 Smart Reasons You Should Use a Gift Spreadsheet to Make Life Easier

By |November 9, 2013|

The holidays are approaching quickly, and this time of year can become so overwhelming… especially for those of us who typically do all the […]