I love my handy hubby! I love that he can make things work. He always figures out a way! I had wanted a decorative shelf with hooks in our entry way for a long time. Mostly because Pinterest pictures make them seem like a blast to decorate each holiday, and partially to keep my purse […]
Happy Halloween from our family of five! Our little Ruby is only a week old, but we couldn’t miss Halloween! We visited our church Trunk-or-Treat dressed up as an Egyptian family. *Pharaoh, Cleopatra, and 3 adorable mummies.* Simon and Grace even won a prize for “Most Original Costume.” They were so cute holding hands as they walked […]
Whenever I’m getting dressed and applying make-up, my little girl loves to watch and copy what I do. But sometimes she runs away with my make-up, so I figured out quickly that she needs her “own” make-up. A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend about keeping Grace out of my make-up, and she […]
I learned an important lesson from my Mom. “Fall is the best season to decorate the house.” She loved to decorate this season because it lasted so long. It could easily transition from “September” to Halloween and then onto Thanksgiving. At Halloween time she would incorporate spookiness and for Thanksgiving the turkeys came out, […]
We love to have friends over to play in our backyard. Our yard is huge (for our city) and perfect for t-ball, Frisbee, volleyball, and football. I thought it would be fun to add a bean bag toss game to our collection. Using scraps from the garage, my handy husband made a pair. Then, I […]
We love to play outside when it’s warm, but Texas is sure getting a slow start to its Spring this year. To handle another unexpected cold morning, I pulled out the craft paper. Although my son know all his shapes, we hadn’t practiced in awhile. I cut some paper into shapes and drew some categories on another blank […]
I love to decorate for holidays! Since they are getting “older,” I wanted to involve my kids in Valentine’s Day decor. So I made a heart outline, printed a few, and we went to coloring!My 2yr old and I colored and colored. (It’s fun to act young sometimes and simply color a picture.) Even the […]
Here are some decorations our daughter’s snowflake themed first birthday party: The decorations were homemade paper snowflakes and white tree branches. The tree branches were lightly dusted with glitter too. I learned that it’s easier to paint branches if you hang them in the tree. (On the ground they streak the grass or they get smudged when […]
I love Halloween food! It’s the only time a year that you eat yummy food that looks gross. The more weird looking, the better. We have won “Best Dessert” the last two years in a row at our friend’s annual party. This year we really wanted to win claim 3rd year in a row bragging […]
Below is the Pottery Barn “Patrick” quilt. The bedding set is super for a little boys’ transportation themed room. But the price tag is rather high. When we decided to move our toddler moved out of the crib and into his own “big boy room,” I knew I wanted to find him a transportation themed blanket. […]
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