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 […]

Are You a Bird Feeder?

By |September 9th, 2014|

When Matt and I met, I was going through a bit of a rule follower phase.

Mind you, I’d just come out of a major rule-follower-by-day-rule-breaker-by-night phase before that.  I was due some major boring rule following.

The first summer we were dating (back in 2001), we headed to the beach with my family.  I remember lying […]

What I Love About You…

By |July 23rd, 2014|

To my littlest.

I hope your birthday was so much fun, and was a time you’ll remember fondly.

I love your quiet moments.  You can be so calm and reflective.  You were my lap baby, the one who likes to hold my hand when we walk into a store or into a crowded room.  I love how you […]

Boy’s Room Design Board–the plan for Gray’s room

By |January 6th, 2014|

Good Monday morning to y’all!

I’m anxiously/excitedly preparing for a 21 day nutritional challenge (which I’ll share more about later this week), so I’m cooking chicken ground turkey by the pound ahead of time and packing 90 florets of broccoli into individual containers today.

I really am excited.  Promise.

I’m […]

Staying Flexible

By |January 3rd, 2014|

Happy New Year, friends!

It’s been a week of cleaning, and (finally) taking down Christmas, and spending some wonderfully lazy days in our post-traumatic Christmas life.  It’s been lovely.

We’ve also been purging.  Since last year when we began simplifying our excess, we do this every few months now.  I’m constantly […]

Christmas Lounging Activity–a simple kid project to the rescue

By |December 22nd, 2013|

I love every single part of the family get together’s during the Holidays.

Especially after the pomp and circumstance, when you all have a second to lay around on couches and in chairs.  That’s when the magic happens.

There’s some sweet moments that happen during all that lounging and […]