10 Tips for Cooking with kids and making memories in the kitchen

10 Tips for Cooking with kids and making memories in the kitchen

Cooking with kids can be enjoyable. For me, I think attitude is everything. I have to let go of perfection, be open to anything, ready to laugh, be silly and carefree. Here are some tips for making it an enjoyable experience! Go in knowing it’s…

Here we go!

Here we go!

We just got our building permits!  We are really doing this…building a house for our family.  It’s overwhelming and I just have to have faith that even though I don’t have every step and detail figured out, that it will all work out. I designed…

10 Tips for Cooking with Kids + Making Memories in the Kitchen

10 Tips for Cooking with Kids + Making Memories in the Kitchen

Cooking with kids can be fun, adventurous and educational.  For me, I think attitude is everything.  I have to let go of perfection, be open to anything, ready to laugh, be silly and carefree. I sometimes rush to get through the daily grind of life like dishes…

12 Reasons You Should Let Your Kids Help Cook

12 Reasons You Should Let Your Kids Help Cook

12 Reasons to Involve Kids in the Kitchen Its good old fashioned fun No electronics, no EMF, no violent games, no competition.  The pull of the iSomething is strong and it seems everywhere I look kids are hunched over some device.  I know some apps…

How to create a SMOOTH chalkboard wall

How to create a SMOOTH chalkboard wall

We know it looks cool in the home, but did you know that writing on chalkboard walls is really good for kids?  This article does a great job explaining! Have you seen chalkboard walls and wished you had one in your home?  We did too.  So we…

Colorado

Colorado

It’s official…We are in LOVE with Colorado in the summer!  It was so easy to find gluten free options all over Colorado…even in small towns and hole-in-the-wall restaurants!  You know we loved that!! If you have travel plans to go to Colorado next summer, please…

Seaside, Florida

Seaside, Florida

Seaside is one of our favorite places to go…it’s like a summer home away from home. That reminds me, we need to book our house for this summer! “I Lived” by One Republic Hope when you take that jump, you don’t fear the fall Hope…

Old Fashioned Strawberry Milkshake Recipe  {with a low carb makeover}

Old Fashioned Strawberry Milkshake Recipe {with a low carb makeover}

This is so fun to make…It reminds me of going to an old fashioned soda shoppe where they make milkshakes in the steel cups. **Note: do not use an immersion blender in a plastic or glass cup. May 26, 2016 by Jessica Starr Category Clean + Green Food…

Reclaiming Life

Reclaiming Life

  Don’t you just love old barns and reclaimed wood?  The history. The character of the wood.  It’s strength, stability and durability. The increased strength of reclaimed wood is often attributed to the lack of air pollution that existed up until the 20th century as…

10 Tips for Purging Kids’ Stuff and Why It’s Good for Them

10 Tips for Purging Kids’ Stuff and Why It’s Good for Them

I showed this picture to my kids hoping to show them what a mess they made. I asked my oldest, “Do you see anything wrong in this picture?” He studied it and said, “Yeah, It’s crooked!” ooof! Simplifying is not about taking stuff away…it’s about making space and time…