{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...]

{a place for everything} featuring oopsey daisy


A huge welcome to Alison, from Oopsey Daisy!!.....Once upon a time, I was a first grade teacher. Naturally, I collected A LOT of books... Can you believe that I've had over 1,000 books just sitting in plastic tubs in our garage?! They have been in desperate need of a little organization!I finally collected ALL of my books, cataloged them, and color coded them so that even my 2-year-old Little Man can put them away. The first step was cataloging every.single.book! I decided to organize the books by author's last name. But I also tagged the books by topics, series, holidays, etc. so I could easily find books that I want to pull for a special occasion. Now I can easily check to see if I … [Continue reading...]

{buttercream by the pound}


I {adore} frosting. The more the better. (Cake? What cake?) I'm also a homemade frosting girl. It's what my mom did, and what her mom did before that. I can count on three fingers the amount of times I've purchased canned frosting. However...one of my most favorite things is the buttercream frosting on cakes from Sam's Club. (Costco too.) And no offense to those of you who love the whipped topping, but YUCK. :)Did you know that Sam's Club sells their big buckets of frosting? Yes, it's true. I know, because my friend Erica (also a buttercream lover) and I bought a 28 pound bucket of it a few weeks ago. We did ask at our local Walmart first, but they didn't sell it. Perhaps one of … [Continue reading...]

{simple thank you jars}


What a week. Sick babies, and no time to do much of anything else but hold babies and do laundry. I have a pile of projects waiting to be worked on, but they are on hold until we can get everyone better. I did want to share with you a super simple but fun thank you idea...My cute friend and I wanted to do a small thank you for some ladies that were presenters for us at an activity we planned. These mason jar thank you's are really simple, but so cute!I {love} mason jars. I use them for just about everything--drinking glasses, decorations, storage, gift-giving, and anything else I can think of! I collect vintage jars, and anytime I can find them at garage sales I'm a happy girl. I also … [Continue reading...]

{featured guest} Creative Juices Decor


I am so excited to do a guest post for Kierste!I'm Selina from Creative Juices Décor. What you will find on my blog is lots of inspiration for all your Creative Juices! I am an interior designer by degree and LOVE home design/decorating, thrift store shopping, healthy recipes and crafting. I have 3 young kids so I also have fun crafts for them too. Come stop by, I think you’ll be inspired!Today I am going to show you how I turned a $2.00 thrift store map into a large piece of art!-- This project was inspired by wanting a large piece of art (on the cheap!) for my 7 year old son’s room. I had picked up this map from the thrift store for $2 and knew if I got my Creative Juices flowing I could … [Continue reading...]