{new look!}


A huge thanks to the immensely talented Kim, over at seven thirty three blog design! She did such a fabulous job, and I'm so excited for my new look!Ir you're looking for past projects, ideas, and recipes, don't worry! They are now located up in the menu bar, and they are still listed out by project title, so they are easy to browse and locate. If you have trouble finding something, please let me know......I have even more to share with you!paper coterie is having an open house, and I have their exclusive invitation + $40 gift credit to share with all my fabulous readers!! Click HERE for your invite, and the gift code! That's right...through May 6th you can be inspired by Dr. Brene Brown, … [Continue reading...]

{photography with lei} candid shots


Did you know that there is a whole photography art form out there known as lifestyle photography? It's fascinating. Lifestyle photography is all about capturing the moment. Like in photojournalism, it's not posed. It's not planned. And to us moms, it's priceless to catch our kids and families in this natural element, doing the things they do, in the way only they do them. These are the pictures we will go back to years and years down the road. They are simple, but they are so real.Often, though, as soon as we go get the camera, our kids stop "performing" the cute little tasks we desperately want to remember. And we're yelling from the closet as we frantically feel around for the … [Continue reading...]

{featured guest…a little of this, a little of that}


Hey Ya'll! I'm Sarah from A Little of This, a Little of That.A few things about me...I'm a full time stay at home mom of two, with one on the way! I try to soak up all the time I can with my children. I feel like they are growing up much faster than I want!I live in a small Texas town, and love it! As a native Texan, all I can say is, Texas rocks!And of course, I love to CRAFT, Decorate, and Sew!Over at my blog, you'll find home decor crafts, DIY projects, sewing and much more. I would love for you to stop by!I have made many burp cloths over the years. This is the easiest kind for me to make for new mommies-to-be, and thought you might like my quick and easy tutorial!-- (if you can sew … [Continue reading...]

{candy countdown}


My cute and creative friend Erica, from Snippets of Wonderful is also my running buddy. She came over yesterday for our 19 miler, and brought me this darling candy countdown to our marathon on May 28th.I {love} it. What a fun way to countdown...to anything! Vacations, birthdays, races, last day of school, first day of school--you name it! She used a tiny little tupperware that had a lid, but this would also be a great way to recycle some small plastic containers you might have around the house...... … [Continue reading...]

{giveaway} chore charts


Good morning everyone! I hope you each had a wonderful weekend. We celebrated my girls' 5th birthday, and it was a crazy couple of days, but really fun.I have a great giveaway for you this morning, to start the week off! I'd like to introduce you to JoLynn, and her Etsy shop IdahoMomof2.She specializes in super cute chore charts and custom chore cards...and is giving one of our readers one of their very own!She is giving 1 or 2 chore charts depending on your family's needs. (If you have more than 2 and would like additional chore charts, she will work with you and make it possible for you to get the other ones.) You can choose from 2 different sizes: 10" x 12" (holds 1 child's name) or … [Continue reading...]

{mother’s day ideas}


Mother's Day is right around the corner, and I thought I would post some of my favorite ideas from the past, perfect for Mother's Day gifts......My overall favorite is my wooden stool makeover. I love it even more now, because my kids are a year older, and my babies especially have grown so much......One of my mom's favorite things is … [Continue reading...]