Hanging Pin Cushion Tutorial

I’ve been redoing my craft room, trying to make it more functional as well as something I will love looking at, considering I’m at my desk a lot. I came up with these hanging pincushions because I knew I needed more on the wall and less on my desk. Also I knew I would need something for pins and needles Read More…

10 Baby Products I Wish I had with My First (or Second!) Baby – Baby Products for Expecting Moms

It seems like there are so many baby products out there, it’s kind of crazy actually. When you think about it 100 years ago and for thousands of years before that, babies mostly just needed their moms and not much more than that. All of these items are my favorite baby products for expecting moms that I found after kid Read More…

Monsters Cake

One of my daughter’s favorite Disney movies is Monsters Inc. When I asked her what kind of cake she wanted for her birthday she said Monsters. I thought she would say animal or something, last year she had a bunny cake which was nice and easy, but with a vague idea in my head I could do and Mike and Read More…

April Fool’s Day with Young Kids

Growing up April Fool’s Day was one of my mom’s favorite holidays. One very memorable April 1st we woke up to no breakfast food in the kitchen. The milk, cereal, and fruit was all tried to the tree outside our house. My middle school sister was mortified she had to go out to get her breakfast, which made it all Read More…

Planning a Successful Day Trip

This time of year I always get antsy to go somewhere. Not for a big trip as those are usually reserved for summer, but just a trip to see somewhere new. Spring break is a perfect time, but often we just take a Saturday and head off somewhere. We do this fairly regularly and as long as we put a Read More…

Crustless Quiche, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, and Other Recipes for Pi Day

Tomorrow is 3/14, Pi Day. You know Pi, the mathematical equation for getting the circumference of a circle or 3.14. Anyway, my husband and I are just nerdy enough to celebrate it. That, or I just like reasons to celebrate. You might wonder how to celebrate Pi Day, well you do it by eating pies. Pretty simple. There are so Read More…

Golden Birthday Gift Basket

Today is my husband’s golden birthday, he is turning 27 on the 27th. Birthdays are pretty low key around here, we always celebrate but usually with dinner out, a cake, and a few presents. I wanted to do something fun for my husband because the golden birthday seemed special but he said he didn’t want a party or anything big. Read More…

Having Active Kids Indoors

  I don’t know about other kids but my daughter is not happy without being physically active during the day. She gets grumpy and jittery and it’s frustrating for all of us. Unfortunately we live in the land of eternal winter (at least that’s what it feels like to me) so on days we can’t get outside we have to Read More…

Reasons I Love You and other Valentines

Last week I shared a few kids Valentine’s Day ideas but what about for the grown up person in your life? I know that some people would be pretty excited about getting those crazy straws, but sometimes you want to do something a little different then what you would do for the kids. The first thing I am doing for Read More…

Non-Candy Valentines

I have a hard time imagining giving Valentine’s without candy. I know it isn’t nice but I remember going home with all my school Valentines, taking all the candy ones out and throwing away most of the rest. They were all little cards that come in the boxes you know, with the givers favorite characters on them, one was just Read More…

Valentine’s Pillows

I may have mentioned this before but I don’t change my decor much for holidays. I have friends who change their whole living room depending on the season but that is not me. This year though I have felt like January and February is so doldrums sometimes that maybe a little bit of love wouldn’t be bad for Valentine’s Day. Read More…

Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup

The last few years Christmas eve has fallen to my house. It’s nice for me because then I can put my daughter to bed before it gets too late and I don’t have to drive out anywhere. I like it. I don’t know what your traditions are but with a big meal on Christmas day soup always seemed like the Read More…

Fall Dinner: Dinner In A Pumpkin

When I was at college I lived near my aunt and every year some time around Halloween she would invite me over for her dinner in a pumpkin and so last year when I needed a festive dinner for a party I called her for the recipe.       If you are still looking for something to cook on Read More…