Why You Need Disney’s Memorymaker on Your Next Trip

Disney’s Memorymaker has me totally hooked now.  You have no idea how hard it was for me to type that sentence!  Why?  Because I’m a picture snob.  I make sure every Disney vacation that I take hundreds of photos to keep those precious moments and memories forever.  I take a DSLr, my small point and shoot, and my phone on every trip. Yes, I love to take photos. Especially at Disney.  This past trip, I added Memorymaker to our Magic {Read More}

Easy LEGO Party Ideas

Legos are still a hot toy in our house.  In fact, our boys are 12, and I often wonder if their love of Legos will extend into their adult lives.  We are talking about boys who go to the library, find the non-fiction section, and come out with “How to Build…… from Legos”.  They are entertained for hours in the basement on hot summer days, creating and building.  Hopefully all this building, creativity, and brick building will serve them well {Read More}

Easy to Pack Soccer Snacks

Our Saturdays are often spent on the soccer field.  Most weekends, it is an hour on a Saturday afternoon, enjoying the sun and watching our oldest play a game.  Now that the season is coming to a close, we are in the midst of soccer tournaments.  This means more hours on the soccer field, more prep for me the night before, and I feel like I need to have more options to keep him hydrated and fed between games.

Spinach and Feta Party Dip

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasyBracketParty #CollectiveBias I’m a sucker for a super good, creamy, spinach dip.  When I am at a party, I tend to gravitate toward the dips, mainly because to me they are a treat!  I don’t make them a lot at home, except when we are having a party.  This time of year, we have been enjoying the big tournament on TV, watching our {Read More}

Hosting a Kids’ Choice Awards Party to Remember

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KidsChoiceDrink #CollectiveBias Do you love award shows?  I do, and my twins are starting to enjoy them as well.  Knowing that their favorites like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Skylanders Trap Team, and Spongebob are amongst the nominees, my boys will be tuning in for sure!  And since they are boys, they have to eat, right?  The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will have my {Read More}

Personalized Easter Baskets with Vinyl

Personalized Easter baskets are my favorite.thing.ever.  Love them!  I purposefully visit Target, the Dollar Tree, and other stores to find items that can be functional, unique, and personalized with vinyl.  My Silhouette Cameo never lets me down-and these Personalized Easter Baskets are the perfect project for beginning Silhouette and vinyl users.

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}