Living Room Worthy Toy Storage


With children comes the joy of toys.  And I’ve found that if it is the first grandchild,  it’s lots of toys.  If I could have a wish, I would wish that with each additional child, one’s house would grow…literally.  As in, the square footage would increase.  You know, a congrats on expanding the family and […]

Kids Academy Apps for Kids


I was given the opportunity to review a few apps for preschoolers.  Since I have PLENTY of littles to test such things I jumped at the chance. I was asked to test three of the Kids Academy Apps available through the Apple App Store/ iTunes Store. The apps we tested were: Preschool and Kindergarten Learning […]

A Hand-Me-Down Swing Re-do

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Hand-Me-Downs are always fun, aren’t they? I mean, who can argue with free stuff? I’m by no means a hoarder, I’m quite good at saying ‘no’ actually.  But sometimes, when it’s the right thing or if it belonged to someone special, I just can’t refuse it.  Even when I’m looking at it and seeing a TON […]

Buffalo Ranch Pizza with Homemade Crust


Hi all! I haven’t posted in a while, and figured I should get on here with a post before you all think I fell off the face of the planet.  It’s been a very rough year for this family, and things are finally starting to turn around.  My husband was laid off for 7 months […]

Breakfast Crisp


This one will be short, and sweet! It’s 11:30 here in Wyoming, I am awaiting the last load of laundry to finish drying, and I’m having flashbacks to college courses where I procrastinated way too long and had to pull an all-nighter to write a paper. *shudders violently* School is just around the corner – […]

Sensory Play with Edible Paint


Almost 13 months ago Husband and I became first time parents to an incredibly active little man.  I’m talking the moment his eyes open in the morning he is ready for the day.  The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.  It is nonstop…until nap time.  He recharges during nap time and is ready to […]

Caprese Lasagna Rolls


Do you know my husband went to Italy without me? Yep. He really did. Even went to Venice. Without me. Had pizza and pasta in Italy – without me. Had beer and wine in Italy – without me. Rode around on bikes in Italy – without me. Where was I? Back in North Carolina. Getting […]

Morning Routines

I’m a fan of routines. My kids were each carefully settled into one shortly after birth that lasted through their entire first year. Now they have morning routines and bedtime routines and, because of the daycare, we even have a very set schedule for our days. They are happy, peaceful, always know what to expect, […]

To My Future Daughter-in-Law


Dear Future Daughter-in-Law, As I write this letter your future husband is all sprawled out on the couch watching his older sister torment the dogs. It is so strange to refer to him as “your husband” considering he is so small and still so innocent. But he is yours and you are his. Right now […]

Monthly Milestone Collages


There are so many fantastic ideas floating around the internet today on how to document those all important milestones of your little one.  I am not a scrapbooker.  I am not even a Project Life(r).  Danielle and Kelsea love it;  I love the idea of it.  But to sit and fill out cards with a […]