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10 Ways to Help Your Family Fight Allergy Symptoms

10 Ways to Help Your Family Fight Allergy Symptoms

More than 50 million Americans* suffer from allergies and the numbers are steadily increasing. Children are experiencing symptoms earlier and earlier and doctors predict this year’s allergy season will be a particularly long and intense one. If you’re family is already suffering or feeling the […]

Simple DIY Watercolor Wall Art

Simple DIY Watercolor Wall Art

I know a girl. She puts the color inside my whole world. maybe you’ve seen her taking a more hands-on, behind the scenes role around here? Post by Kids Stuff World. She’s always inspiring and has more creative talent than I know what to do […]

Decorating Kids Rooms With Art

Decorating Kids Rooms With Art

There’s no denying it, my daughter LOVES art. She is happiest when she is creating and because she shares a bedroom with her two brothers (for the moment), it was very important to make her corner of the room all her own. Using her own […]

Getting Organized: Taming the Plastic Containers

Getting Organized: Taming the Plastic Containers

This post is part of an organizational series put together by my amazing friends and colleagues in collaboration with Melissa & Doug. Follow along each Thursday from now till the New Year as we tackle a new project each week. …………………………………… I have a bit […]

Week’s Worth of Meals – 7.15.13 – 7.21.13

Week’s Worth of Meals – 7.15.13 – 7.21.13

Time to share our weekly meal plan again. I’m so glad you found this useful last week, and I found a few new sources for new meal ideas. I’ve really been focusing on managing my home better lately and making life easier for my family. […]

Chores For Kids: The Preschool & Kindergarten Edition

Chores For Kids: The Preschool & Kindergarten Edition

Do you have a set list of tasks on hand that your preschoolers and kindergarteners can do to help around the house? If your kids are anything like mine, they actually LOVE to help out and if the task involves a spray bottle well, they’re […]

Style for a Steal …

Style for a Steal …

We’ve been slowly creating a space for Sweet in her corner of their shared bedroom. Two boys and one girl in one small room makes for a space a little too crowded with sports and dinosaur posters for my artsy girl. I really wanted her […]

A lovely space for her …

A lovely space for her …

Adorable Child’s Room designed by Jodi of Simply Inspired Home Perusing Pinterest, when I came across this inviting little book nook. I could read a whole lot of bedtime stories or anytime stories! in a space like this. How bout you? If you like what […]

Wishing you a hometown 4th of July!

Wishing you a hometown 4th of July!

It’s been a long, long time since I had the opportunity to celebrate Independence Day the good ole fashioned way. More than eight years overseas and 15 years since I’ve spent one at home, and I had begun to believe the my children would never […]

Old Fashioned Farmhouse Source List

Old Fashioned Farmhouse Source List

Just before Christmas I unveiled two very different Farmhouse room boards I had been working on for a mom getting ready to move her young daughter and baby into a room together. I showed you both designs, but I only ever gave you the source […]