Memorial Day Outdoor Fun

By |May 22nd, 2015|

Memorial Day is the unofficial first day of summer.

So what better way to ring in the summer season than with a day filled with outdoor games. Head to the beach, the lake or make your backyard your own personal vacation this Memorial day. Here are some of my outdoor favorites!


First up… Giant Jenga.

We […]

Setting up Our School Room & Truths We’ve Learned

By |August 18th, 2014|

Three years ago, when we began homeschooling, I didn’t know how it would all turn out.  Didn’t know if we would always homeschool or if I’d go red with rage and lock myself in a closet somewhere.

I still don’t.

We will re-evaluate from year to year, and for now, this life works for us.  School is […]

A Loft Fort Bed

By |March 4th, 2014|

Right before Christmas, Matt decided we should rip out Gray’s floor and build him a bed.  One week out until the big day.

What the what?

But I got out of the way, and let him love his boy, and well, he built the bed and changed the flooring in enough […]

Spring Happenings and a side table

By |April 21st, 2011|

I’ve been taking a mini-vacation.

You may have noticed; you may not.  For the last few weeks I’ve posted less, hung out with my kiddos more.

After releasing the ebook, some down time was much needed.  It’s important to me to remember why I started blogging in the first place.  I […]

little people, big world

By |March 24th, 2011|


Now that the dust from the ebook has settled, it’s time for spring cleaning, stolen kisses between a mama and her babies, lots of chocolate chip cookie evenings.

And chores.  Yes, it’s time for chores.

The little people are learning to love unloading the dishwasher.

That’s […]

My bread and butter

By |March 16th, 2011|

I’m over the moon for these two.

this flower-bearing little dude.

and this flower-wearing dude-ette.

I do get asked at least several times a day (just like we all do…cause we all ask each other), how I get it all done in a day.

And you know the answer…I don’t.

The dishes pile high, the laundry is my ever present […]

Our Organizational Nightmare

By |January 1st, 2011|

People that visit our home on a daily or weekly basis would not categorize us as “neat.”  We do not have a house keeper, and I often find myself barely getting everyone taught, fed, changed, and myself showered and dressed, let alone spending the day organizing the pantry staples.I’m totally fine with that.  Although I […]

Some of The Best Moments

By |December 28th, 2010|

in the morning or after naptime when they’re super cuddly,the giggles they get from “this little piggy,”those rare times when sharing seems easy,when they smile for photos, (man, i love this one)the moments they sleep soundly in the bed beside me,(these are usually rare and often accompany a serious virus, so I dislike these moments as […]

Storybook Caddy

By |November 12th, 2010|

But…I have gotten the energy to finish a couple of those crafty projects I told you about the other day.I picked up this sweet caddy last week.  I actually like the look of the original wood, but it did feel really dated.  There’s vintage that can transfer to many homes, and there’s vintage that only […]

A Winner and Some Inspiration

By |November 11th, 2010|

I removed the word verification step to leaving a comment so it will be more simple for you guys.  I decided I would live on the wild side and risk the spammers to make it easier for you! I’ve got a couple more giveaway’s coming up in the next few weeks, so if you’re a […]

One on One, or Two on One

By |November 10th, 2010|

One of the ways we decided to do that was to spend a night (or weekend) away with just one of the kids around the time of their birthday each year.Grayson had never been before, and we just knew he’d love it.  Keep in mind that we had zero intention of sleeping in a tent.  […]

Hitting A Wall

By |August 11th, 2010|

I’ll come out of it soon…like I guess, tomorrow.  My four (and yes, mom, I know you’re there in this one:) has been three for a while now.  I just miss my person.To help me raise these little ones.I don’t mind at all.

Breaking a Record

By |July 30th, 2010|

I haven’t meant to be MIA.
I’ve just been nuts this week.
It’s just that we’ve been kind of crazy…

slowly implementing a little preschool action with Grayson, and beginning Ava in Tot School, which is just purposeful play.
Building my website (yes, little ole me) with the help of  Have you seen it??  It’s still in […]

What I Love About You

By |July 22nd, 2010|

 Ava, my sweet girl, you’ve just celebrated your first birthday, and there are so many things I love about you….that you’ve finally warmed up to the rest of our family besides your daddy and me.  It’s really nice to pass you off to someone else every now and then. :)you’ll crawl into my lap and […]

A Proud Moment

By |June 7th, 2010|

I know this post is tardy.Well, I wanted to actually show you why I didn’t post.A couple of warnings…And mostly, if you happen to catch my voice sometime…..deeply,:) Enjoy

I’m Back!!

By |April 26th, 2010|

Sort of. It had it’s meltdown moments, but overall, it was a wonderful trip and I am so thankful to have gotten to share that kind of magic with my family.Okay, please mentally remove random middle-age dad…and notice how beautiful The Crystal Palace is!  I’ve never eaten there, but yours truly was maybe, just a tad, […]

Popping In…..

By |April 20th, 2010|

but I just had to pop in and say hi! (and why is it I look the worst in this picture?)  I miss you guys SOOOO much!  I promised Matt no working, no blogging (have I mentioned I’m addicted??), or flea markets (on the way to our trip–don’t worry, we’re stopping on the way home).  […]


By |April 2nd, 2010|

Just wanted to remind you guys about the GIVEAWAY closes tomorrow night!!I should have mentioned, but I’ll leave the giveaway open all day tomorrow, and will use to pick a winner and announce it on the Saturday Shout Out.Go HERE to leave your comments and win….be sure to leave a separate comment for each […]