Cute DIY Butterfly Footprints

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 surrounded by meaningful artwork. For […]

Best Ever Useful Graduation Gift – Tool Set

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 mom always taught me the […]

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    Thank You Could Never Be Enough – The Liver Transplant that Saved My Mom’s Life

Thank You Could Never Be Enough – The Liver Transplant that Saved My Mom’s Life

In 2009 my mom nearly died the same day her grandson was born. Her life was eventually saved by a stranger who became her organ donor. At the time, […]

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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

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

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    Give Your Child a Safe Journal… A Safe Place to Ask You Anything!

Give Your Child a Safe Journal… A Safe Place to Ask You Anything!

When my oldest daughter was turning 10, I began to realize just how fast time was really going. My youngest was still an infant, and so as I’d look […]

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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

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

How Having One More Baby Has Changed Me as a Mother

We almost didn’t have her.  I shudder now at the thought.

Shortly after the birth of our third daughter, I remember thinking that I was so done.   Even though I […]

What Do I Love About You? Valentine Note Tradition

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I love to start traditions!  (Some family favorites:  Halloween Boo-ing, 24 Books Until Christmas, Happy Jar… I could go on…)  So last […]

Melted Crayon Hearts with Free Printable Valentines

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!  It’s so easy to give […]

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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!

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 four years (like 97% of […]

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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

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

Best of 2013 – Most Popular Posts

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 you.  When I was first […]