easy nerf gun party

This was such an easy party to plan, and the kids had a blast!

Once upon a time, we only had one or two kids.  They were young and weren’t involved in sports, and our time was plentiful.  Then we had a couple more kids, and they all kept growing, and became more involved in extra curricular activities, and they started having homework.  Once all of this went down, I started dropping the ball with birthday parties.  We just don’t have the time or money to do anything extravagant. … read on–>

taking pictures at night

Just because the sun is gone, doesn't mean you have to stop taking pictures of your kids! check out these tips for taking pictures at night.

Some of the sweetest moments of our days happen at night when things calm down, which is exactly why you NEED these tips for taking pictures at night, are definitely a must read!  The kids are calmer, and time spent together is super snugly.  It has always been my favorite time of day, but it has not always been my favorite time of day to take pictures.  In my early photography days, I used the … read on–>

boneless bbq wings, that are baked

bbq

Well, the Steelers may not be in the Super Bowl leaving a lot of people around me very sad, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be lots of people won’t be partying!  I may not be a huge football fan but I am a fan of football food.  These boneless BBQ wings are a huge hit in our house.  I actually stuck them on a platter the last time I made them, and they were … read on–>

Easy Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Sandwich

strawberry banana peanut butter sandwich

The kids are back in school, and winter activities are in full swing.  Despite the fact that the we are super busy, the kids are going stir crazy from being stuck inside the house so much.  There isn’t much time to plan a ton of special “things” to do beyond the things we are already doing.  So, no special crafts, or cooking projects.  I do feel guilty when the kids ask me to do things … read on–>

5 ways to eliminate clutter in your photos | guest post by leyna butcher

clutter

So excited and grateful that Leyna Butcher of Photos by Leyna agreed to guest post, and to teach us how to eliminate clutter in pictures.  Her work is beautiful, and her tips are spot on!!  I hope you all get something out of this!!   How to Eliminate Clutter in pictures   Capturing the beauty of our everyday lives is a challenge, especially with legos underfoot and yogurt splattered on our shirt. But you see … read on–>