Ten Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Next Family Photo Shoot

So I had this grand idea.  I asked my friend, who also has a small photography business, to set up an outdoor session for us this past fall.  I was SO excited!  I started pinning ideas to my Photo Ideas Pinterest Board, and envisioned a fantastic photo session where everyone cooperated, and my kids looked darling…..and yes, most of that happened.  But not without some planning, thinking, and a little bit of stressing out.  This was our first, of what {Read More}

DIY Owl Valentines Using Silhouette Glitter

Glitter.  It is my favorite thing to craft with~next to ribbon.  This year for my daughter’s homemade valentines, we made them extra sparkly with some Silhouette Glitter.  That stuff is SO.MUCH.FUN!  I am so addicted.  It’s projects like this that make me so thankful that I have a girl to glitz things up. So this year, we took the Owl Valentine idea I had last year, and made them a bit differently.  Despite the fact that I tried to sway {Read More}

Bathroom Makeover with Cutting Edge Stencils and $50 Giveaway

Go big or go home, that’s kind of the motto in our  house.   Along those same lines, we like to DIY on the cheap in our house.  We will often pick up “oops” paint colors at the home improvement store, and then making do with the left over colors from our other painting projects to make something amazing.  Well, our downstairs bathroom is no exception.  And with the help of Cutting Edge Stencils, we now have an impressive and {Read More}

Savory BBQ Coke Sliders and Ritz Peanut Butter Chocolate Snackers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PrepareToParty #CollectiveBias It’s game time!  As the football season comes to an end, we are all ready to cheer on our favorite team during the big game, right?  And what is a party without some savory AND sweet food on the table?  I am the kind of hostess who appreciates great food, but isn’t afraid to incorporate easy foods into my menu.  I {Read More}

#AD General Tso’s Chicken Wings Lettuce Wraps

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeHero #CollectiveBias We are big football fans in our  house.  Every Saturday and Sunday we are faithfully watching our favorite teams while enjoying some great food.  And now, with the big game right around the corner, we are prepping for having family and friends over to enjoy some food, fun, and football.   I’m the kind of hostess who has no shame in {Read More}

Organizing Canvas Toy Bins with Labels

I am so, so excited to start 2015 with an organizational post, AND the Silhouette Challenge!  Last year, the Silhouette Challenges were so fun and inspirational!  This year, we are doing something different~each month has a bonus challenge.  For January, we started with the very popular topic of ORGANIZATION, and the bonus challenge to use VINYL!  I jumped at the chance to add some fun labels to my daughter’s toy bins for this month’s challenge.  Organize?  YES!  Use vinyl? YES, {Read More}

Cinnamon Coated Almonds {Disney Style}

As much as I love Disney food, I decided that each month in 2015, I’m going to share a Disney Parks inspired food!  Our family has visited Walt Disney World so many times, and in turn we’ve enjoyed much of the best food on Disney property!  One of my husband’s FAVORITE treats is found throughout the Disney parks, but he always manages to snag these Cinnamon Coated Almonds while we are shopping at Downtown Disney.

Last Minute Disney Dining Reservations

It’s vacation planning time for a lot of people!  Yay!  With the New Year upon us and a new special offer from Disney, many are thinking of their family vacations.  Walt Disney World is a very popular one!  One of the exciting aspects of planning a Disney vacation is making reservations at some of the table service restaurants on Disney property!

5 Tips for Shopping Secondhand Stores

Is saving money one of your goals for the New Year?  I am always looking for a way to save a few extra dollars for our family.  One way I save money is to shop at our local consignment shop, as well as sell my items there.    I often have good luck finding items for our daughter, and sometimes her older brothers.  If saving money is one of your goals for 2015, then keep reading!  Today I want to {Read More}

Thank You for a Great Year & Top Posts of 2014

I love looking back at My Favorite Finds, and enjoying how it has changed and grown over the years.  Four years!  December 29, 2010, I wrote my first post about Decorated Sugar Cookies.    In 2015, I’ll be celebrating the 5th birthday of my small piece of cyberspace, and I wanted to thank all of YOU for making that possible!