I don't know why, but the first thing I thought of when I saw this photo of my youngest was the Sasquatch photo. But really, what a fun day for a storm! Especially because we had nowhere to go. Our Thanksgiving started with a family breakfast, and then home to the best snowstorm we've had … Continue reading Thanksgiving was Perfect!
Thanksgiving is almost here and I'm just now thinking about the grocery list -- and getting hungry! Everyone has their favorite go-to recipes, so I thought I'd share mine (and please share yours in the comments if you'd like).But first, a throwback to the cutest little baker around:This little guy loved making Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. … Continue reading My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes
This is where it started.When we bought the house I thought this bench was such a great idea. Turns out it was a space hog in the tiniest of mud rooms. I HATED the bench. The kids just piled stuff on it, under it, and around it.So we bought this handy shoe thing to try … Continue reading Laundry Room / Mud Room Makeover
Are you ready to start planning your holidays? I've got the kids table covered! My coloring table runners are always a hit. The best thing about them is their magical ability to keep kids entertained for a long, leisurely meal -- but adults love them too! This is a fantastic multi-generational activity that puts everyone at … Continue reading Memorable Holiday Kids Tables
I'm entertaining myself tonight by making color palettes. I use palettes like these all the time when I'm designing products. These are going on my Pinterest "Color Palettes" board. I hope they'll come in handy for someone!
If you looked this up because you have a disaster on your hands, I feel your pain. Don't worry, there's an easy solution. (This isn't a sponsored post)First, a quick story: Twelve years ago we built our home, with the 3/4" red birch hardwood floors of my dreams. Not long after that, our two and three year-old … Continue reading Get Sharpie off of White Quartz Counters
When I was a kid, my mom bought me the Winnie the Pooh stories by A.A. Milne. I LOVED them. They're full of everything that's magical about childhood -- innocent and kind, and full of imagination. So when I set out to style my new Bee themed table runner, my first thought was of Hunny jars … Continue reading Make Your Own Winnie the Pooh Hunny Jars
We love Lego's at our house, but we don't love Lego's ALL OVER our house. There's nothing more vicious than a Lego lurking in the dark -- waiting for a bare foot to come along. We've tried the bag. It's a nice concept. Lego's stay in the bag, never to leave; it's a mat to play on; … Continue reading Don’t throw away that train table!
Here's the dealYour wedding isn't about the kids, but the kids can certainly ruin your wedding. As a mom, I can't emphasize this enough: PARENTS WILL LOVE YOU if you give their kids something to do. I speak from experience. As a mom of three wildish boys, an invitation to a family wedding is exciting, but … Continue reading Kids + Weddings don’t have to = Stress
Have you noticed this adorable trend? Tropical Flamingo parties are this year's favorite theme! It's festive, versatile, and brings all the good feels of Summer vacation. I love it for pool parties, birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers... pretty much anything. Doesn't it just scream "SUMMER?" Everything here (except the table runner) is available as a printable … Continue reading Gorgeous Tropical Flamingo Party