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Healthier Super Bowl Appetizers & Game Day Food

Healthier Super Bowl Appetizers & Game Day Food

Lighter Super Bowl Appetizers & Snacks There’s just something about gathering together with friends and family for the big game … and eating super tasty, often salty and cheesy foods. It just feels right! But what if you are trying to eat healthier this year? […]

21 amazing Star Wars DIY projects & gift ideas you’ll love

21 amazing Star Wars DIY projects & gift ideas you’ll love

I’ve been waiting six years to create a Star Wars themed shared bedroom for my boys. I missed my chance when they were head over heels for clone troopers a while ago, so you better believe I’m not missing out this time! My little one […]

Simple Handmade Gift Idea: DIY Gilded Holiday Mug

Simple Handmade Gift Idea: DIY Gilded Holiday Mug

Holiday gifts don’t have to be a headache, they can be both beautiful and budget-friendly! With a few supplies you can make your very own DIY Gilded Holiday Mug for just a few dollars and give it to someone special without feeling like you are […]

Easy ways to make family movie night awesome

Easy ways to make family movie night awesome

Today’s post is sponsored by FLIPZ® Chocolate Covered Pretzels. Life is never boring with FLIPZ in the mix! We take family time pretty seriously around here. From vacations and holidays, to weekends and even the time spent together each day after school. Any time our […]

6 Ways to Enjoy Black Friday Without the Crowds

6 Ways to Enjoy Black Friday Without the Crowds

I don’t know how you guys feel about participating in black Friday, but I am over the whole mess! I tried it a few times and it really just isn’t for me, especially now that I have children. Instead of spending my day running on very […]

How to Dress Up A Pumpkin Pie For The Holidays

How to Dress Up A Pumpkin Pie For The Holidays

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hillshire Brands Company. All opinions are entirely my own. I apologize in advance for all of the photos in this post and any sweet cravings they may conjure up, but once I got going […]

How to make cinnamon ornaments that look good enough to eat (but please don’t!)

How to make cinnamon ornaments that look good enough to eat (but please don’t!)

If you’ve been keeping up with us on Facebook, then you know we made homemade cinnamon ornaments for the first time this week. Post by Kids Stuff World. And apparently, we did such a great job … that both my husband and my dog can’t […]

God Bless the Peacekeepers

God Bless the Peacekeepers

We trimmed our tree this week and amidst all the silliness, I caught a glimpse of my oldest son. I watched as he walked carefully towards the tree, cradling a glass bulb in his hands. He looked at the tree thoughtfully, selecting a location that […]

How to make a pom pom crown

How to make a pom pom crown

Here’s an easy handmade project you can make with your kids, Pom Pom Jingle Bell Headpiece Remember all those diy bracelet and necklace ideas we found using Bing Smart Search last week? Well, here’s the simple DIY we came up with inspired by those tutorials. […]

Share the Season: Hot Apple Cider

Share the Season: Hot Apple Cider

Nothing says fall like the smell of hot cider wafting through your home or the warmth you feel after a really good conversation with a friend. My friends at Eaves by Avalon invited me over to their space to share our thoughts on their inspiring […]