Not The Mom I Used To Be


When my kids were babies and toddlers, I did stuff. We regularly hit storytime at the library, had lots of playdates with friends, went to the park all the time. Nature walks, zoo trips…we filled our days with all kinds of (exhausting) fun. We made homemade playdough for crying out loud. And fingerpainted. ON EASELS. And created […]

Baby You’re So Classic: Bathroom Decisions


I tell you what. I am much more in my comfort zone when making decisions about what to do with a $5 yard sale find or picking a paint color for a bedroom. This bathroom reno…it’s keeping me up at night. I’ve never done a total big girl renovation – one that costs a LOT […]

DIY Painted Wood Backdrop Thingy


Some of you might remember when I shared this project the first time around, last Fall. It got lost when my OLD site was hacked, and I’ve gotten quite a bit of questions about it, so thought I’d share it again. Basically: 1. I took a couple pieces of wood and cut them to the […]

Summertime…and the Livin’s Easy: Summer Buffet Decor


I am on total Summer Brain lately. Forgot I never posted my buffet table decorated for the season. Probably because it was so simple and easy it almost didn’t seem blogworthy. I put up my Summer Pinwheel Wreath from Craft Night, my DIY Crab Art, some hydrangeas, mason jars filled with sand and candles, and […]

How to Throw an Easy Kid Party: Lego Style


Our youngest turns 5 this week, and yesterday we had his friends over to celebrate with a Lego party. I honestly had ZERO intentions of blogging about it as of yesterday morning. I didn’t think anyone would be interested because I was doing SO LITTLE planning and it was SO not a crafty/Pinterest-worthy/awesome/spectacular birthday party. […]

My Top 5 Easy Summer Dinners {And How I Get Them on the Table in No Time!}


Summer. I just can’t get enough. Life seems to just slow down. No extracurricular events to rush to, homework to do…I seem to slow down too, especially when it comes to cooking dinner. I trade in the more time consuming comfort foods for light,quick, and super easy meals. This year more than ever, now that […]

Haircut for a Cause


My six year old has been BEGGING me to chop her hair for probably a year now. But her long hair…it seems so her.  All piled in a messy bun on top of her head, or in two cute little braids. And pigtails? Forget about it.  Or perhaps I have long hair envy. I’m just […]

Girls Night! Red, White and Blue Craftiness


Had the girls over last week for our monthly craft night. We went with a patriotic theme since July 4th is around the corner. I posted my DIY Map Art on Friday that I did, but let me share with you the cute creations my friends made! We had a few wreaths… And some fun […]

Easy Patriotic Map Art


My girlfriends came over last night for Craft Night. We decided to do a Patriotic theme, with July 4th around the corner. I honestly couldn’t decide/think of what to do, and decided the DAY OF. I looked in my craft stash for inspiration, and realized what I had in mind could happen with just the […]

Dollar Tree Summer Decor


I’ve got a super easy, elegant, and inexpensive idea for you to bring some summer into your home today. And it makes a great gift too. During the months of May and June, I feel like there are zillions of gifts to hand out – if you’ve got kids, you know…they have SO many wonderful […]