big brother and sister shirts

These big brother and sister shirts are the perfect way to announce a new baby in the family, or a sweet gift for big bro and sis when the baby arrives!

Promoting your little guy or girl to big brother/ sister is super exciting for everyone.  And, it’s super fun to announce your news to everyone using big brother and sister shirts or even a sweet gift to give them when they baby arrives.  I wish they would have had some of these adorable shirts when we were promoting our kids!  These are adorable and so creative! Before I get into all of this cuteness, if … read on–>

14 reasons not to sign up for Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is a membership program which offers members benefits on Amazon. Here are 14 reasons not to sign up with Amazon Prime. I don't know what do you think?

Amazon Prime is a membership program which offers members benefits including free 2 day shipping, unlimited streaming of videos and music, and a free kindle library, among other things.  There are lots of reasons to sign up for Amazon Prime.  Here are 14 reasons not to sign up for Amazon Prime. 14 reasons not to sign up for Amazon Prime *for your convenience, there may be affiliate links throughout this post, so you can easily … read on–>

Awesome shark finds for shark lovers

Sharks are absolutely fascinating to me, and so many others. These awesome shark finds for shark lovers will have you wishing you can have one of everything!

Sharks are absolutely fascinating to me, and obviously so many others.  I am equal parts terrified, and amazed by them.  Shark week is one of my very favorite weeks of the year.  This is the week Discovery Channel will be a constant on the television, and my butt will rarely leave the couch.  Breaking away is just too risky, who knows what I could miss.  These awesome shark finds for shark lovers have me writing a … read on–>

Sandals that kids can play in

These are the perfect sandals for kids to play in, or go out for dinner. I love how easily they clean up.

Sandals are our shoes of choice once the weather allows for them. My kids aren’t fans of socks and shoes, and since they are the first to jump in a puddle, or creek if they come across one, sandals make the most sense.  Of course, they don’t want to wear tennis shoes even when they won’t be headed into a puddle, so I am always on the hunt for shoes that will transition from play … read on–>

how to organize with baskets

Knowing how to organize with baskets is crucial for our home to stay organized, and not look cluttered. Great ideas here!

Baskets are the first thing I look for when I am trying to get organized. I mentioned before in my crazy awesome organization ideas post, that I am not an organizational goddess.  That said, I am always on a mission to be more organized.  Knowing how to organize with baskets is crucial to my survival.  Haha!  I love baskets, and I love that most of them hide the junk inside.  I don’t like being able … read on–>

15 of the greatest audio books for families

This is a great alternative to video games on a road trip. I love this list of audio books for families!

There has been a lot of buzz about audio books for families- especially families heading on a road trip!  I am really looking forward to trying this out on our road trip this year.  The kids are usually either fighting, involved in some sort of scream, or begging for snacks when we are on a road trip.  I am not complaining because for the most part, they are pretty well-behaved in the car (most of … read on–>

Outrageous & Fun Inflatable Pool Toys

These are the most outrageous and fun pool toys. Everyone in the family will have a blast with these!

Summertime is my favorite!  I love the temperatures, the colors, the picnics, grilling outside, and POOL TIME!  These are the most outrageous and fun inflatable pool floats I could find!  The kids would go crazy for any of these- and some of the grown ups too!  (I have visions of one day being able to relax leisurely in a pool on a float. That isn’t exactly my pool reality right now.  Some day though!)  In the … read on–>

Fun gifts for moms, you’ll be thrilled you found

if you're looking for some cool ideas for your own mom, your mom friends, or to share with the gift giver in your family, you're going to love these fun gifts for moms.

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and since it’s the one day a year the focus is all on moms, I thought it would be fun to create a list of gifts we moms would actually love to get.  That is, apart from the insanely cute crafts your little nuggets will make for you.  Those top all other gifts.  But, if you’re looking for some cool ideas for your own mom, your mom friends, or to … read on–>

15 awesome items to pack for the best family road trip

These things absolutely make our road trips with kids so much easier. Great list!

Hanging out in the car is second nature to our family at this point.  We have spent countless hours traveling to hockey games, and tournaments, not to mention to vacation destinations.  You would never believe that we were once afraid to go anywhere in the car.  When P and J were babies they were terrible in the car, and wailed the entire time they were strapped into their seats.  I was afraid to leave the … read on–>

creative easter basket ideas

I can't believe how many cool ideas there are here. I love putting stuff in my kids' Easter baskets that aren't candy!

Stuffing Easter baskets is one of my favorite things to do.  It’s so much fun finding little creative things to fill them with.  Candy is definitely one filler we use, but we don’t tend to go crazy with it.  I would rather find things that the kids could enjoy for more than a couple of days.  It’s also a good time for me to replenish outdoor, and summer toys!  Plus, you don’t even have to … read on–>

super fun and easy indoor activities for kids

We are going crazy being stuck inside all day. These indoor activities for kids are a perfect way to beat the winter blues!

Frigid temperatures (at least frigid to me!) tend to keep us indoors a lot during the winter months. Even if I were willing to venture out in the cold, it’s a lot of work with the kids, and it’s often short lived because the kids can only handle it for so long.  We can get a little stir crazy, and are often looking for things to do without having to leave the house and pay for … read on–>

super cheap DIY moss covered eggs

I can't believe these DIY moss covered eggs, are made out of scrap paper and a plastic bag! So easy, and they look great!

Easter and spring decorations are my favorite, but I am also one of the cheapest people on Earth.  Spending money on decorations that aren’t meant to stay up year round, are usually not on the top of my list.  Hey, I’m still working on filling in rooms of our house. This year though, I promised myself Easter/ spring decorations.  I’m kind of obsessed with all things Pottery Barn, and their spring decorations are no obsession. … read on–>

being a WAHM ain’t easy

Being a WAHM is a blessing but it definitely has its challenges, and truths that no one really talks about.

Thirteen years ago we found out we were having a baby.  I had just graduated from college, I had visions of being a career mom.  I had never wanted anything more than to be a mom.  Not long after that, I starting being a work at home mom.  I knew that I had goals, and passions beyond having a baby, and working would be something I would want to do. Then I had a baby, and … read on–>

natural fiber rugs- you will love!

I am drooling over all of the texture in these natural fiber rugs!

Refreshing our bedroom means that without doing any major renovations, we are going to freshen up our room, and make it new again.  I can’t tell you how excited I am about this, and how much fun I am having with the planning process. One of the things on our list of things to buy is a natural fiber rug.  Our room currently has no rug in it at all.  There was once a rug in … read on–>

how to brighten a dark picture in LR

This is so perfect! Such a quick way to brighten a picture that was too dark, and I thought was ruined!

Obviously, when I am taking pictures, I always try to achieve something close to perfect exposure.  Most of the time I do a pretty good job. Sometimes, I fall in love with a picture that needs a little work though. Thanks to Adobe Lightroom, it’s a quick and easy fix to brighten a dark picture.  There is so much you can do to your photos quickly, and easily with Lightroom.  If you’re curious about its … read on–>