Falling In Love with the After

"...you were not made for comfort, you were made for greatness."

A few weeks ago, I did something I promised myself I wouldn’t do. I fell in love with a house. When we initially started this journey, I told myself I wouldn’t start looking at homes because I knew what would happen. Doug agreed and wanted to focus on selling our house first. You see, I suffer… 

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How to Keep Laundry From Taking Over

how to keep the laundry from taking over! Tips and tricks from a family of 6.

I feel like laundry is one of those topics where one method doesn’t fit all. It can’t. Add kids into the mix and husbands and everyone’s habits, and yep. For the first time in the six years we’ve been married, this year I finally found what works for us. And I’ve changed a few of… 

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Nativity on a Shelf

Nativity set on a shelf! plus ideas of up high places to put your set.

If  you haven't see my post telling the world that we won't do Elf on a Shelf, here's the 7 reasons why we don't do it. I know, mean mom! ;) But I decided to do a little play on that idea and put my Nativity set on a shelf this year. I brought in a clipboard (see our Christmas clipboards here) with a little bit of black and gold Sharpie action (inspired by this beautiful artwork by Lindsay … [Read More...]

DIY Christmas Carol Wall Prints

deck the walls with this DIY Christmas Carol art! Even shows how to make a clipboard wall.

Last spring I added a clipboard wall over our couch and up until now the clipboards have only held up kid artwork. To dress them up for Christmas, I made some simple DIY wall prints with the help of a super cute font and an even simpler garland. I shared it on Instagram last weekend and y'all BLEW UP MY PICTURE with likes!! So here's the tutorial on how to make your own. Have family coming and … [Read More...]

Recycled T-Shirt Mini Wreath

make a recycled mini wreath out of an old t-shirt and a canning jar lid!

Yesterday I shared a simple mini-wreath ornament over at Katie of Sew Woodsy's 12 Days of Handmade Ornaments. It's something that you could make (or your kids could make) in a few minutes and was a great quiet time activity. It's  made from recycled materials found around the house, so there's a chance you won't have to buy anything. Woo hoo for recycling! Grab a green t-shirt, canning jar … [Read More...]

DIY Sharpie Letter Garland with Free Printable

make a DIY scribble letter garland! free #printable letters included!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #StaplesSharpie http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. Lately I have been crushing on gold, hand drawn designs, and garlands. So I decided to put the three together and made a letter garland. I've attached a few printables to this post so that you can make one of … [Read More...]

DSLR Camera Giveaway!

win a new Canon T3 DSLR!

Hey guys! You're the best and it's Christmas so I've teamed up with a few friends to give one of you a camera. :) That's right, we're giving away one Canon T3 DSLR with a 18-55 lens. I know having a great camera has helped me take better pictures of our kids, capture some memories, and if you don't have one, it would be nice to have BEFORE Christmas! Use the widget below to enter, the more … [Read More...]

Spicy Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Sriracha Deviled Eggs? Oh my YUM! add sriracha to deviled eggs for a twist on the favorite appetizer.

If you know what sriracha is, then you're probably going to read this recipe and decide that you want to make it now. If you don't, let me just say that I added a little spicy and sweet kick to your grandma's old deviled eggs. It's so yummy, you might not make deviled eggs the same way again. Sriracha deviled eggs. Do I have your attention yet? I am so not a spicy person. But when … [Read More...]

7 Reasons Why You Need a Robot

reasons you need a robot to come clean your floors!

I really don't like to mop. Like at all. And that's really bad because these floors should probably be mopped daily. Ummm, yeah. That's gross. And now I'm embarrassed. :) So when I was asked to review the new iRobot Braava Floor Mopping Robot, I wanted to jump through the computer and hug the sender. I remained calm and said yes. When the Braava got here, or Mr. Roboto as I like to call … [Read More...]

DIY Snowball Garland

make this simple snowball garland for only $2! Great kid project. #Christmas #Holiday #Decorations

After having a glitzy tree the last few years, I'm all about simple and handmade decor this Christmas. I'm calling it "Kindergarten Chic". What's more kindergarten-y than cotton balls and string? This simple DIY snowball garland took only a little bit of skill and a little bit of time to make, and at $2 for supplies (if you don't already have them), this is a winner. All you'll need is … [Read More...]

Cozy Movie Night + Christmas Movie List Printable

head into the holiday season with this Christmas movie list printable!

If dinner time at our house had a soundtrack it would play to the tune of "eat your food! don't put chicken in your hair! please sit down!". But after dinner, we get cozy. The dishes are done and the toys are picked up by little hands (maybe), a messy almost 2 year old gets the food washed out of his hair and a little baby goes down to bed. It's time to relax and read together, play together, or … [Read More...]

Handmade Christmas Cards + a Giveaway

Christmas Collaboration on Etsy

I love Christmas. And while I'm not quite ready to start decorating like the rest of blog land, I am proud to say that I am D-O-N-E with my Christmas cards. Well, they're not addressed, stamped, licked, or mailed. But they're ready!!! Two of my favorite artists have come together and to open The Christmas Collaboration shop. To say I was excited when I heard this announcement is a bit of an … [Read More...]