How I’m Getting my Home Ready for the Holidays

It’s hard to believe the holidays are already upon us! I always wait until after Thanksgiving to get out all of our Christmas gear, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t made any preparations yet. This is such an exciting time of year that IRead more…

EASY Upcycled Wrapping Paper — From Your Kitchen!

I posted a week ago about how I decorated my Christmas presents last year. However, I found inspiration for another fun DIY gift wrap idea that I just had to share! This upcycled wrapping paper can be made entirely with things foundRead more…

How to Have an Awesome Christmas on a Budget

In November of last year I quit my job. I had hoped to work until the end of the year, but my workplace had become so detrimental to my well-being that as a family we decided it was best to go ahead andRead more…

How to Throw a Mess-Free Birthday Party for Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve been on a kick this week writing about mess-less activities for the kids, and today’s topic is how toRead more…

The Perfect Recipe for Family Movie Night

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lifetime’s Turkey Hollow for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. One of our favorite things to do as a family over holiday breaks is to have a family movieRead more…

Four Ways to Use Halloween Costumes Year-Round

Halloween was always (and still is) one of my favorite times of the year. I love the costumes, the excitement, going Trick-or-Treating together with family and friends, and the treats! However it always seems to be over so quickly! MyRead more…

Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping

This is my first Christmas post of the season and it seems a little crazy to be writing about the holidays while it’s still eight-five degrees outside, but then again, it’s such a wonderful time of the year, so why notRead more…

Grain-free Stuffed Acorn Squash

  This is one of those recipes that just feels like Fall! Since squash keeps well, we stocked up when we found a great deal and we’ve been trying out some new recipes…this one was a definite keeper!! Acorn squash is probablyRead more…

How Your Kids Can Paint with No Mess

  I’ll admit that I’m a little hesitant to let my kids do messy art projects. I know that they would have a blast. I know that it would keep them busy for hours. But the thought of having toRead more…

When Should I Start Potty Training?

  You always hear parents say “they grow up too fast!” …and it’s so true! Out of nowhere it seems, my “little baby” is a full-fledged toddler who’s talking up a storm and showing off her new A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E. I suddenly find myself facing theRead more…

15 Minute & 2 Ingredient Molten Chocolate Bread

  This was a spur of the moment creation, but it turned out so amazing that I had to share! This molten chocolate bread took 15 minutes to bake and is oozing with chocolate — just the way I likeRead more…

Three Tips to Help Babies Learn to Feed Themselves

  Annabelle has been eating solids for a while now, but having such a strong independent streak, it was only a matter of time before she started demanding (yes, she makes it obvious) to feed herself. It can be aRead more…