Make wrapping paper as much fun as the present itself! Kids will love these clever ideas.

Creative Wrapping Paper Ideas for Kids

My mom was/is an expert gift wrapper: crisp corners, bows in the right places, and perfect paper. She would stay up until the wee hours on Christmas Eve wrapping our gifts while watching It’s a Wonderful Life. She not only beautifully wrapped our gifts, but used different paper for each of us. On Christmas morning…

Make your own body wash with four simple, easy-to-find ingredients. Natural, nourishing, and refreshing!

Nourishing DIY Body Wash

My sister has gotten really into natural foods and products over the past few years. When I was FaceTiming with her the other day, she was making a smoothie and put hemp in it. HEMP. In a smoothie. And then she drank it. Though I stick with fruits and vegetables for my smoothies, I have…

Simon loves his Hallmark ornaments

Creating a Keepsake Christmas Tree

Decorating the Christmas tree is one of my most favorite events of the year. We put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving and proceed to spend hours putting all the ornaments on the tree. Every year, I tell the kids the story behind each ornament. The ones from past co-workers. The one I made…

Five ways to find comfort and joy this season. #5 is especially fabulous!

Five Ways to Find Comfort & Joy This Season

It’s my favorite time of year. Christmas music is playing, my house smells like cinnamon and spice, there are fun holiday movies on television, I find myself surrounded by family and friends nearly constantly… I love it. To celebrate the season, I’m teaming up with Dearfoams (my latest obsession), to share five ways to find…

Four simple tips on organizing the kids' bathroom! I love the repurposed planter idea!

Four Simple Tips on Organizing the Kids’ Bathroom

The kids bathroom is a high traffic area, especially in the mornings. All that traffic can lead to clutter and chaos. An organized bathroom is possible! Check out these four simple ways to organize the kids’ bathroom. 1. Involve your children in the organization process. You’re giving your children pride and ownership by  including them in this…

27 sensory experiences for babies to explore their environment through their five senses! My son is obsessed with #25!

27 Sensory Experiences for Babies

Throughout infancy children primarily use their senses to learn about the world. Sensory experiences provide opportunities for babies to use their senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch to explore their new environment. These 27 sensory experience for babies are perfect for your little one! My son’s favorite is #25! 1. A Different View…

The ultimate American Girl Doll Gift Guide. Thinking about starting an American Girl doll tradition at your house? Or looking to add to your collection? I'm sharing my top picks for the holidays.

Best Gifts for American Girl Doll Lovers – The Ultimate American Girl Doll Gift Guide

I grew up with American Girl dolls, and I’m continuing the tradition with my daughter. She has two of my hand-me-down dolls, and this year she has circled pretty much everything in the American Girl catalog. I can’t say that I blame her. She likes them because they’re so fun to play with. I like…

Get organized for good! Tackle every area of your home using these awesome organization ideas.

Organization Ideas for Every Room in Your House

I love being organized. It’s just getting there that’s the problem. Once I am organized, I can manage to maintain it (for awhile at least). With the new year fast approaching, I’m starting to think about resolutions. Reorganizing is one of them. While the actually process of organizing can wait until January, I’ve rounded up organization ideas so…

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Enter to Win a $100 Walmart Gift Card

I’m teaming up with Boogie Wipes and Kandoo to spread the word about two great products – and to offer you a chance to win a $100 Walmart gift card! Whether you’re looking to fill stockings or just want to stock up for cold and flu season, these two products will have your kids begging…