I recently had the opportunity to learn a bit about safety tips around the holidays, especially as it relates to keeping our children safe, from Jarrett Arthur, a professional self-defense instructor. I thought her insight was extremely helpful, so I invi
The Holiday Season is truly upon us. Some people have completed their Christmas shopping, while the rest of us are envious of them. Especially as we spend our precious resource of time waiting in lines buying that 'perfect' gift.
I've seen some adorable cupcake ornaments on Pinterest and blogs this year, and love them. My teenage daughter actually made several last Christmas from items she found at our local dollar store which are similar but not quite the same as some of the othe
I am LOVING this super cute Glitter Felt Hairbow - Rainbow Set. I think I am weak for anything that comes in multiple color options, and the touch of glitter pushes these over into awesomeness. This set will be perfect for a gift for my niece (if my gir
Christmas is a busy busy time for photographs! Photos with Santa, Photos with family & friends….the list could go on forever. So to help you keep up with the chaos, here are a few Christmas photo tips for the season.
For many of us, it’s the only time of the year that we actually see relatives who may live on the other side of the country. That’s true in my case; I have a pretty big family that has only grown since my three brothers moved away, married and started hav
Now, the smell of a freshly cut tree is a wonderful thing, but I’ve found that it seems to quickly fade and is soon completely drowned out by the cacophony of everyday household smells. So when the guys trimmed the tree’s height to fit our room, imagine m
Traveling while pregnant may feel like a hassle, but just wait until you have a baby in tow, along with diapers, blankets and bottles. Right now, heading off to vacation is a breeze compared to what it’s going to be like. Whether you’re taking a babymoon
Our collective energy consumption in 2012 was almost three times greater than that of our grandparents’ back in 1949, according the the U.S. Energy Information Administration. As a country, we’re using more and more energy each year, and parents have an i
Pecan Tassies are sweet little tarts made with a soft and flaky cream cheese pastry and a ooey gooey filling full of chopped pecans. You might say they are a miniature pecan pies! Both of my grandma’s made these at Christmas and now my mom and I do. I
I am historically bad at Christmas morning breakfast. I love the idea of spice-filled aromas from the oven wafting through our gift-opening, but we spend Christmas Eve with my in-laws and arrive home well after midnight. This means anything that requires
One of the scariest things for kids when visiting the doctor is the potential of getting a shot. As a parent, it is often difficult to console a child that is full of fear. It is important to explain to them that getting shots helps them stay healthy and
We did this snowman activity in conjunction with the book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner (one of our favorites!)! To keep our young one’s imagination active, I would dress up the snowman each night in a different outfit. Each morning when she woke
Can you believe Thanksgiving has already arrived? You know what that means right? Christmas season is officially in full swing and the turkey coma hasn’t even wore off yet. Whenever I host a party (holiday or otherwise) I try to keep it easy and simple as
Penguins are just too adorable. Their slippery little bellies and the way they care for their young make me melt. Winter weather has finally hit California, and even though I won’t be seeing snowfall anytime soon, I do like to get in the spirit of winter
Good morning everyone! I hope you guys have been enjoying all the sewing projects shared so far for the Holiday Sewing Tour...
Today, we're mixing it up a bit with a decor project shared by Sumo from Sumo's Sweet Stuff. This felt banner is so cute, I c
Are you baking something tasty for your kids’ teachers? Co-workers? Neighbors? The Mailman? Are you invited to a cookie exchange? Are you invited to MORE THAN ONE cookie exchange? (Those cookies exchanges are so much work, but always so much fun!)
Once the tree is all packed up and the toys have earned their rightful place on the shelf; it’s time to get back to reality. (Hopefully the sugar rush has worn off). The kids will go back to school and you will go back to your normal routine. Could your p