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Save your sanity with a magical blanket fort kit

Save your sanity with a magical blanket fort kit

Guys, I have a confession to make. Something I have been feeling awful about all week. My kids get out of school for the summer next Thursday and for the first time ever … I am not super excited about it. I know. Awful mom […]

Host your own Field Day party at home!

Host your own Field Day party at home!

Our friends at Birch Lane Kids asked us if we could throw a party full of classic kid moments. We literally jumped at the chance. Take a look at all the fun we had planning this field day inspired party at home. Do you remember field day? Oh […]

Summer in Your Own Backyard: The Power of Staying Home

Summer in Your Own Backyard: The Power of Staying Home

I made a promise to myself at the beginning of last summer, much like the promises I’ve made dozens of times before. This summer, while all three of my kids are home, I will be more present. We will do less, but enjoy more. We will spend […]

11 Genius Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

11 Genius Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

Does anything sound more refreshing than watermelon lime sorbet? I doubt it. The cutest way to serve watermelon? On a stick, instant healthy popsicles! I could always use a little aqua fresca in my life! This refreshing version uses honey (or agave) instead of sugar […]

26 Ways to Make Pudding More Fun

26 Ways to Make Pudding More Fun

Did you know National Chocolate Pudding Day is this month? 26 June to be exact … and that sounds like a delicious holiday worth celebrating to me! In honor of Chocolate Pudding Day, we put together this list of 26 ways to make pudding more […]

Simple Summer Meal Ideas

Simple Summer Meal Ideas

It’s our last week of school here in Texas and it’s jam-packed with events and activities and all sorts of things that will keep us busy all day and leave me without much time or energy to spend in the kitchen. On weeks like these, […]

Preview to a Simple Summer

Preview to a Simple Summer

Just 5 more trips to school before all of our days look a bit like this. We’re planning for a very simple, laid back summer full of all the things childhood memories are made of. I can hardly wait. We’re got lots of fun ideas […]

Cool Treats for Hot Summer Days

Cool Treats for Hot Summer Days

Summer has arrived, and in a big way! If you’re anything like me keeping the kids happy, healthy, (busy), fed & cool are your top priorities right now. Here’s a few tricks on how I do all of those things at the same time. 1. […]

Life in an Instant: Summer Lovin’

Life in an Instant: Summer Lovin’

A friend told me not too long ago, that we only really had some 6,500 odd days to spend with our children before they are off & grown, and on their own. Something about that number has buried itself deeply into my brain, probably for good […]