Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

There are so many things to love about this time of year.  I find that Christmas always helps me build a closer bond with my family.  The holidays are all about traditions from decorating the house to making those perfect Christmas Cookies for Santa.  Every year my sister, sister-in-law, mom and I try to get together and hove one big cookie bake … Read More...

Mason Jar Gifts

Mason Jar Gifts

I absolutely love packaging gifts in mason jars.  I think they look adorable with a little added tag or ribbon.  Plus, you can package anything from a sugar scrub to cupcakes.  The choices are just endless.  In order to get your creative juices flowing and to check some people off of your list for the holidays, I've put together more than 20 Mason … Read More...

Ironing Board Cover

DIY Ironing Board Cover

I'll never forget how excited I was when my husband and I purchased our home.  The idea of being a homeowner had me so jazzed.  Then, just two years later, I became a mom for the first time.  Everything was new and exciting.  Well, then reality hit and my excitement turned into exhaustion.  It seemed that between being a mom and having a home that … Read More...

Popcorn Christmas Trees

Popcorn Christmas Tree

Over the weekend we were in full swing baking and decorating for the holidays.  If you follow us on Instagram you probably saw that we broke out the Christmas decorations while Joe was at work.  I just couldn't wait any longer!  It's so much fun now that both girls get excited over holiday traditions and Riley's little voice when she's singing … Read More...

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How to Gift Wrap like a Pro by Kleinworth & Co.

I cannot remember EVER having Christmas fever like I do this year.   It's crazy!  If you follow us on Instagram, which you definitely should if you already don't because my kids put me through the ringer some days and I think it's good that we all show the reality behind our gorgeous blog lives, then you saw that I broke out the Christmas … Read More...

Caramel Hot Chocolate

Caramel Hot Chocolate

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vaseline for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The cold weather arrived this week.  It's the kind of cold where you want to curl up with a piping hot cup of hot chocolate and stay in your pajamas all day long.  The cold weather also means cold and flu season at school so I'm constantly washing … Read More...

Gifts for Her: Pedicure in a Jar

Gifts for Her Pedicure in a Jar

I seriously have a thing for Gifts in Jars.  I don't know what it is about them, but I just love them.  They always look so cute in the jar and it's easy to create a cute gift tag to put on it.  In order to help you complete your list for Gifts for Her, since we already helped you complete your Preschooler list with our Preschooler Stocking … Read More...

Holiday Mixed Drinks

Holiday Mixed Drinks

My family and I recently traveled down to Virginia to spend time with his siblings before his brother was deployed with his new bride to Japan for 3 years.  We had an amazing time and enjoyed every second that we had with them.  While we were there we spent a great deal of time down in Papa's Pub.  My father-in-law is definitely a mixologist in the … Read More...


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