Nautical Themed Party

So, it’s been a couple weeks since our vacation in Florida and I’m really missing the beach!  Watching my boys play together in the sand, riding on the kayak for their first time, searching for seashells, and splashing in the water, made for some great memories.  All of this fun in the sun got me to thinking.  I should probably post E’s nautical themed first birthday deets from almost a YEAR AGO.  Folks, he is almost two!! This mama is suhhhhlacking!  It has {Read More}

DIY New Baby Gift Baskets

When it comes time to make that first visit to meet a new little love, you certainly don’t want to arrive empty handed.  While pretty much anything you bring is appreciated (especially dinner so cooking can be avoided for awhile), something I enjoy giving is a themed baby basket!  This can be made in a variety of ways, whether it’s girly, boyish, or gender neutral!  Here are just a couple ideas that you can use, including free printable tags and {Read More}

Star of the Show Gift

Well, HELLLLOOOO Summer!  It sure has been awhile since I last posted on here.  The months of May and June are always a bit of a blur. With Mother’s Day/Father’s Day, birthday celebrations (FIVE!), our anniversary, closing on our new home, graduations, and recitals…it’s been slightly more difficult to keep up on here!  The one thing, strangely (I admit), that seems to help me maintain my sanity and not get TOO overwhelmed during this time of year is when I can carve {Read More}

My Top 6 Posts of 2015

2015 had come and gone in a blink of an eye.  I suppose part of it has to do with my second son being born this past summer.  Those of you with young kids know all too well how fast the time flies.  It’s hard to believe I actually had time to blog, let alone put together some festive parties, craft up a few fun gifts, and attempt a couple DIY projects.  It was a busy and eventful year and {Read More}

You’ve Been BOOED: Halloween Door Hanger

A simple and easy way to create some fun in your neighborhood, school, or workplace is to BOO someone with a special treat!  This little Halloween activity takes minimal preparation and time.  All you need to do is download the door hanger and accompanying sign below.  If you would like to weather proof it like me, you can have it laminated!  Either way works fine. Fill a cup with candy, put together a little bag of goodies, or share a spooky {Read More}

A Cheer Up “Sunshine” Basket

Lately, a few people in my life have been going through some challenging times.  The struggles they are facing have brought about stress, worry, uncertainty, and feelings of pain or sadness.  You wonder how you can help and make things better.  I’m sure we all know a person or two who is fighting some kind of battle. While we can’t make their problems disappear, there are many ways we can brighten up their day. Do you  know of anyone who {Read More}