Life is Sweet

Life is Sweet

Sometimes it takes stepping away from your everyday life to really appreciate it.  We recently took the kids on an amazing trip to Hawaii, but I found myself looking forward getting back home and into our regular routines.  I missed picking the boys up from school and hearing the excitement in their voices when they […]

Nordstrom Summer Clearance

Nordstrom Summer Clearance Picks

I just poured over all the items in the Nordstrom Summer Clearance and found some gems.  Lots of items that will be amazing for Fall and a couple of deals that are too good not to grab for next Summer.  Most items are 40% off and all are under $100.  Unlike the Anniversary Sale, this Nordstrom […]

Family Activities for Fall

Fall Family Activities

I can confidently say that we have all the Summer Family Activities crossed off our list…we’ve done about 45!  It was a busy Summer, but looking ahead, it’s time to talk about Fall Family Activities.  The transition from Summer to Fall makes me all kinds of weepy, however once I get over the initial depression […]

Homemade Slime

Homemade Slime Recipe

I can remember the day we made Homemade Slime in science class in 6th grade.  I went home after school and made my mom run out to get some Broax and Elmer’s school glue so I could make more.  Homemade Slime is so quick and easy to make so we had to add it to […]

Clam Cookies

Nilla Wafer Clam Cookies Tutorial

A couple months ago I threw Kennedy a Mermaid Birthday Party which was a huge hit.  She talked about her Mermaid Birthday Party for months leading up to the big day and was on cloud nine when she saw the entire set up.  Then Ariel made her big appearance and no one else existed.  It […]

Back to School Shopping

Back to School Shopping Deals for Mom and Dad

My kids are going back to school in about 2 weeks and we haven’t even started our back to school shopping.  We are too busy having fun to even think about school, but Old Navy is having a 35% off sale today ONLY so I figured I might as well get on the ball.  They […]

Disneyland Disability Pass

Tips for Using Disneyland Disability Pass

We have had passes for Disneyland for the past 6 years and I JUST discovered that they have accommodations for kids who have special needs like Gavin.  I can’t believe I was intimidated to ask for so long about Disneyland Disability Pass.  It very literally changed our lives.  We used to be so limited in […]

Modest Dresses

Modest Dresses Under $100

I’m going to a special event at a really nice resort in Newport Beach next month and while I don’t really feel the need to splurge on designer duds to keep up with the “Joneses” I do feel it’s important to dress for the occasion.  As I surveyed my closet I really felt like I […]

Buffalo Chicken

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Crockpot Recipe

What’s not to love about crockpot recipes?!  They take about 5 minutes to throw together, you can leave the house for hours while it cooks and they are delicious!!!  This Shredded Buffalo Chicken recipe is one of our family favorites.  It combines Buffalo Wing Sauce with Ranch mix to cut the spice just enough so […]

Sunday Style

Sunday Style Instagram Roundup

There is something special about Sundays, it really is my favorite day of the week.  I love that it’s a day where the only commitment is going to church.  There is no work, no parties, no errands to run…just a day to be together as a family and recharge for the week.  My other favorite […]

Banana Bread Bars

Brown Butter Frosted Banana Bread Bars

Anyone else find themselves wondering what to do with over ripe bananas?  I find myself asking that almost every week and the answer is either freeze them for smoothies or made banana bread.  Since we are all stocked in the freezer I decided to figure out a way to make banana bread even better.  I […]

Believe and Become

Believe and Become

One of our favorite inspirational quotes about life is “Believe and Become”.  The idea that one must first have the belief that they are capable of becoming the person they aspire to be hits home.  As a Mom and as woman there is such a temptation to give way to self doubt and comparison when […]