How to Have a 4th of July Barbecue on a Budget

4th of July

  I just love the 4th of July! The warm summer air, swimming in the pool, delicious barbecued food, and getting together with friends and family to celebrate our nation’s birthday…what’s better than that? Such a fun day requires some fun accessories and nothing makes a party more festive than cute decorations and themed party […]

10 Creative Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

10 creative ways to announce your pregnancy

  The rumors are true!  Baby Z #3 is on the way and will be joining us at the end of 2015!! Nothing is as exciting as announcing your pregnancy to the world! You want to shout it from the rooftops and spread your joy like wildfire.  We chose to have our kids announce our […]

Super Fun Water Games and Activities for Kids

Super Fun Water Games & Activities for Kids

  Oh, summer! It’s my favorite time of the year and now that I have kids, it’s even more fun! Some super fun water games and activities for kids are below and with these things to keep them busy, yet cool, it will be a fun stress-free summer for sure! Warning, though… you may find your house […]

4th of July Fun with the Kids

4th of July fun with the kids

  With 4th of July being my favorite holiday, I love to pack in lots of fun-filled family activities for us to enjoy! After all, it’s a birthday party for America, right?! Why wouldn’t I want to celebrate?! 4th of July Fun with the Kids is always such a treat. I love watching their eyes light […]

10 Mason Jar Decorations You Need in Your Home

10 mason jar decorations you need in your home

  Looking for some great home decor DIY projects to spice up the nooks and crannies in your house? Check out these 10 mason jar decorations. They would make some excellent presents for a house warming party, too. There are so many different reasons to make these great projects and when it comes to saving some […]

Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle: Learn to Capture Your Precious Memories…Perfectly!

Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle

  One of the thoughts that creeps into my mind frequently is, “Why couldn’t I capture that moment in time perfectly?” That beautiful sunset witnessed on a perfect vacation. My child’s first belly laugh. The expression of joy on my father’s face at his surprise party. I don’t want to forget any of it. It’s […]

10 Fabulous Fireplace Mantel Ideas for Summer

10 Fabulous Fireplace Mantel Ideas for Summer

  I love changing the look of our fireplace mantle a few times a year. Over the holidays, as well as in the fall, it is so much easier with the type of decor we already have and knowing what I always gravitate towards. But the summer always stumps me. These Fireplace Mantel Ideas for […]

10 Vacation Packing Necessities to Keep You Organized

Vacation Packing Necessities

  We all have vacation packing necessities that have to be used when we’re getting ready to pack up the family. I don’t know about you, but packing for vacation is pretty much one of my least favorite things – ever. I always end up forgetting something, there never seems to be enough room, and the […]

15 Fun Must-Do Activities at Disney World

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  I don’t know about you, but even thinking about a vacation with the family to Walt Disney World gets me super giddy! We’ve taken our kids there twice so far in their young little lives and while some might be intimidated by the amount of work it can take to travel with two young […]

Simple Natural Bug Repellent Remedies That Really Work!

Natural Bug Repellent Remedies

  I don’t know many people who don’t absolutely love summer! But… who loves all of the bugs that comes with it?! I know I don’t! Nothing is worse than enjoying a perfect day outside, or a great bonfire at night, just to be attacked by all of the bugs the entire time. Yuck! These […]

10 Perfectly Patriotic Desserts for the 4th of July

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  The 4th of July is personally my favorite holiday of the year! I love being outside and since this is one of the only warm weather holidays we get in my neck of the woods, it’s one I always look forward to. Cookouts, fireworks, and getting together with friends and family are the highlights…As […]

Vacationing with Children: Tips for Packing, Driving, and Flying to Keep Everyone Happy


  Now that summer is almost here, it’s time to start thinking about all of the possibilities for vacationing with children! Once the kiddos are out of school, a whole new world of possibility opens up! I love doing the research and figuring out where we might want to think about taking a vacation. Even […]

10 DIY Pallet Decorating Ideas

10 DIY Pallet Decor Ideas

  I love to find some great DIY Home Decor projects that I can make myself (or have the hubby help out with!) and save tons of money. Who doesn’t love to save a ton of money?! I see all of the amazing pallet ideas every time I turn around and when I find something […]

10 Fun End of Year Teacher Gifts They’ll Love

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  As the school year winds down, it’s time to start thinking about how to express your gratitude to all of those hard-working teachers that put up with our kids all year long! Can you even believe the school year is almost over already? How did that even happen? Also, how could we possibly repay […]

Easter Dinner Tablescape Ideas

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  I just love “dressing up” a table for a holiday!  And after a long winter where everyone has been cooped up (because we live in one of “those” states), nothing is more refreshing that putting together a fun, spring-inspired table that everyone gets excited about!  Check out these fun Easter Dinner Tablescape Ideas and […]