Minimalist Easter Mantle

There is a place in my life for complicated and fancy and frills…but there is also a place for minimalism. Especially when life feels hectic. Last month, I did a Valentine’s holiday mantle that was Keep Reading

Easy Baked Pancakes for a Crowd

I love me some good pancakes on a Saturday morning! I have many childhood memories of waking up to the rich and wonderful smells of my dad or grandma pouring pancake batter into a hot Keep Reading

DIY Chapstick

I made the bathroom spray, and then got on the DIY train. I had to make some more chapstick. I made some last year, but I wasn’t super happy with the consistency. It worked wonderfully, Keep Reading

Bathroom Spray

It’s that time of year again. DIY Christmas presents. Last year, it was bath soaks and sugar scrubs. This year, it is bathroom spray. I’m making a DIY version on Poo Pourri. I got the Keep Reading

Party on a Budget: Cookie Monster Party!

When Elijah turned three, we were out of town on vacation. We celebrated, but when we came back, I of course, had to put together a themed party. Elijah’s favorite color is blue. He has Keep Reading

Independence Day 

We took a month off to grieve losses and focus on our families, but we are back! What does the Fourth of July look for your family?   EDIT: we took off the whole summer Keep Reading

one on one time and the large(ish) family

My oldest son actually spent some time as “the middle child” before we decided to add another little monster darling to our family. Because of this, our second youngest child got “the baby of the Keep Reading

Menu Monday

It’s Monday again! Time to fill up those pantries and feel confident that dinner is planned and ready. No more worrying 15 minutes before the Witching Hour what you could possibly concoct with a jar of Keep Reading

A guide to diminishing toddler tantrums

You ever have those days where your kids are having a meltdown everywhere you look? That’s rhetorical. I know you do.  When my kids are fighting and fussing and crying and I think I’m going Keep Reading