Travel Essentials When Traveling with Babies & Toddlers

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One thing I've learned about having kids is that leaving the house can be a nightmare when you've left unprepared without the proper travel essentials. Here are my top 14 items that I've found to be most useful! How many times have you gone to leave the house and instead the usual walk over and put your shoes and coat on it is now a 20-minute fiasco. It starts with the five-minute hunt for … [Read more...]

Tic Toc Croc Pirate Crocodile Cupcakes!

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My favorite part of Sawyer's pirate birthday party last March were his Tic Toc Croc Pirate Crocodile Cupcakes that were a last minute thought that came together effortlessly. In the past, I've made some pretty elaborate cakes like my Mickey Mouse birthday cake but this year I had really spent some time on other projects and it became the night before the party and I still had nothing. I had seen a … [Read more...]

Sawyer’s Fun Pirate Themed Birthday Party

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I was just recently asked about Sawyer's Pirate Themed Birthday Party and how I made something and I referred her to my blog and I quickly realized I never finished sharing all the details! So I thought before another birthday year passes I would share with you all the fabulous ideas we had to make this such a great party! I knew from the start that I wanted a Pirate Themed Birthday Party. … [Read more...]

Paper Plate Christmas Trees {Kid Friendly Holiday Craft}

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My boys are all excited about the holidays and being just 10 days out I'm looking for lots of fun, easy things to do with them to keep them from being bored but still in the spirit. This fun holiday craft makes Paper Plate Christmas Trees that are great for all age groups from toddlers, preschool, and even older kids! Supplies are minimal and if you craft often probably already have on … [Read more...]

How We Celebrated Halloween 2014 #WW

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I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! I can't believe another Halloween has passed! We had a whole week of holiday fun! First we had the challenge of getting Sawyer to put on his Halloween costume. Of course with his deep love of Mickey we only thought it would be fitting that he get a Mickey costume. We found this awesome one at Babies R Us! How cute is he once he was convinced putting it … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Halloween Costume {DIY Frozen Pond Halloween Costume} #FunCraftsWithMom

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Sometimes the best costumes aren't the ones you buy in a store but the ones you make at home. I still remember when my mom decided to make my Halloween costume in 5th grade. It was a mummy costume and she shredded sheets and I put on white sweats and she sewed the strips to my sweats. It was a fun low-cost costume but it took forever. I remember being so sick of standing there while she was so … [Read more...]

How I Organize My Toddler’s Clothing and Closet

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It's not a secret that I love shopping for Sawyer's clothes. Some might even say I'm a bit obsessed. Not only do I love shopping for all the latest and greatest kids fashions for Sawyer to wear right now but I'm constantly watching for great deals that I can stock up on for later. With all the clothes that Sawyer has I've been asked many times how I organize and store it all. I've finally managed … [Read more...]

Stained Glass from Wax Paper Leaves {Easy Autumn Craft Tutorial} #FunCraftsWithMom

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I love my local bike trail. I can reach the entrance with just a small walk out my front door which makes it incredibly convenient. This time of year it becomes so beautiful and I love pulling my camera out with me. There are gorgeous leaves falling everywhere and they look so pretty all together. Last time we were out there I let Sawyer get out of the stroller and we had a fun time … [Read more...]

2014 First Day Of School {3rd & 8th Grade}

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I can't believe it is September! I feel like summer just started but instead it's ending. I'm sitting here thinking of all the things I said would be done by now and all the things I want to get done this fall. It just seems like the seasons go faster and faster and time just never sits still anymore. It's another school year starting today here and my boys have grown so much! Johnny is the … [Read more...]