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DIY No-Slip Headband


The last time my sister in law was in town visiting she and I were sitting on the floor playing with our kids and she had asked me if I had ever seen a headband like this, she got it as a gift and swore by it, told me that because of the velvet backing […]

Bloggy Conference Recap and a Changing Area Facelift


Sami and I had the fabulous opportunity to attend Bloggy Conference 2014 this past weekend.  Our host was Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH and we simply don’t have enough wonderful things to say about our experience.  It was our very first blog conference and we walked away from the weekend with our heads ready to explode from […]

DIY Fall Wreath Tutorial


Super simple, crazy easy, inexpensive! DIY doesn’t get any better. I’ve long been in love with the wreath on the left. I pinned it about 2 years ago. Well, I finally got around to doing my own version. Instead of making the wreath from the very start I used a wreath I’ve had in my arsenal […]

The Five Moms in the Grocery Store


Disclaimer: This is not to offend anyone. You do things how you do things. But one important thing we all must do as parents is laugh at ourselves. Otherwise the little people win. The little people can’t win. THEY CAN’T WIN! So don’t take offense. Just read, laugh, and enjoy. Oh and it may contain […]

P90X3- 30 Day Review


I had my 2nd  and last child a little over a year ago, I made the decision about a month ago that things were going to change.  I had my sons birthday party and was looking at pictures from that and realized just how much weight I had put on over the years.  Now, I […]

Why I’m Choosing to be Selfish


For the first time since having my oldest child (8 1/2 years ago), I’m putting myself first… sometimes. Since that little girl was born, I have been mommy first and foremost.  Everything from the purchasing of clothing to when I take a shower has been dictated (PUN!) by three little people and that’s slowly coming to […]

Busy Boxes: Round Two


In life, we master things through trial and error.  We see what doesn’t work and, using that knowledge, move forward to find what does.  Parenting, and childcare in general, being no exception. A few months ago when I enthusiastically created our Quiet Time Busy Boxes, I was hoping expecting them to be a cure all […]

Caesar Parmesan Crusted Salmon


  Hi all! So this is another one of those recipes I just made up when we had little in the fridge and money was tight, made with a few staples we always have in our home (minus the Salmon, we were a chicken and ground hamburger family then.)  This became another hit with the […]

Lavender Honey Ice Cream


Alright, I have a confession. I’ve watched It’s Complicated about 4 times in the past two weeks. Have you seen this movie? It’s pretty awesome. And mostly I just watch it for the food. And to dream about one day owning a home like Jane’s in the movie. Seriously … you should watch it just […]

Classroom Economy

Classroom Economy Job Postings

Today is the first day of the 2014-2015 school year for our district.  It is also my 30th birthday.  One of the great things about my mid-August birthday was that I have never been in school for it…until this year.  Though I am turning 30, I don’t feel any different.  I spend my days with […]