Christmas Ornament Cookies

Christmas Ornament Cookies

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to make cookies.  There are so many memories made in the kitchen.  I pulled up this old recipe from 8 years ago to make this year’s cookies, and I realized that when I made these ornaments, I was […]

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 […]

Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade Sunscreen

When my boys were 3 and 2 years old, we took them to the beach.  Each morning, we’d coat them head to toe in store-bought baby sunscreen.  The brand was one that I considered more natural and safe. Everyday, about an hour later, they’d be […]

The Perfect Housewarming or Wedding Shower Gift

The Perfect Housewarming or Wedding Shower Gift

While the moving part can be stressful, a new home represents a fresh start.  New walls, fresh paint, sometimes new furniture, new goals to keep the house straightened up and tidy, new school, new neighbors, new friends…it’s a chance start with a clean slate and […]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for ALL kinds of dads

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for ALL kinds of dads

Dads come in all types and they deserve to be appreciated everyday, but especially on Father’s Day.  Ties and socks are out! Whether the dad in your life is into music, beer, cars, working out, grilling, or the great outdoors, we have some great ideas […]

How to Get Laundry Done Fast

How to Get Laundry Done Fast

When I envisioned my future family life as a young person, I never had visions of doing the dishes. every. single. day.  Also mysteriously excluded from my future family fantasies was the mountain of laundry that mocks me from the dining room table day after day. […]