• My Little Girl’s Birthday Parties

    My Little Girl’s Birthday Parties

    SJ's birthday is two weeks away and I am in full blown party mode. When I get going with party planning you have to use the emergency brakes just to get me to stop talking

  • Ice Cube Treasure Hunt

    Ice Cube Treasure Hunt

    I was right! Yesterday school was cancelled and today too. What is one to do with all that snow and time off? How about a Treasure Hunt? I just happened to be scrolling through my

  • Valentine’s Craft

    Valentine’s Craft

    I know I titled this as a "Valentine's craft", but love and hearts are in style year round, which makes this project extremely versatile.  You could help your child decorate a card for grandma, you

Farm Party Highlights

By | October 26th, 2015|Categories: Crafts, Creativity, Parties|Tags: , , , , , , |

I gave some behind the scenes planning details as I was busy preparing for the ultimate farm/3 Little Pigs party. I also shared the elaborate farm theme menu. Still, there is SO MUCH more that

I Dream of Pig Parties

By | September 25th, 2015|Categories: Frugal Living, My Life, Parties|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

"I think I'll combine the boys birthday this year and just keep it really simple because it's going to be so close to when the baby is due." I distinctly remember having that conversation with

How to Avoid Overboard Kid Parties

By | September 10th, 2015|Categories: Creativity, Parties|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A Homemade Birthday We just wrapped up  Z's 8th birthday party and I want to talk a little about my battle to be balanced when it comes to my party planning obsession. For some of

Broken Jewelry Decor

By | September 9th, 2015|Categories: Crafts, Parties|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

  I'm all about birthdays this week. Remember the tea party from last March? I do and I will never forget it and how special it was! One of the things I shared when I

A Homemade Birthday

By | September 8th, 2015|Categories: Crafts, Creativity, Parties, Projects, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I wasn't going to do anything major this year for Z's birthday because of the baby on the way and all that. So I kept his party pretty low key... kind of. I mean, I

Fruity Fun Ice Drink

By | August 14th, 2015|Categories: Creativity, Parties|Tags: , , , , , |

I have definitely been in back-to-school mode, and I'm the first to admit that fall is my favorite season. However, the weather is still warm, we have a pool party to go to tonight, and

Links to Some of My Favorite Home Design Blogs

By | July 31st, 2015|Categories: Projects|Tags: , , , , |

Right now my budget, my kids, and my schedule are all pretty much anti-home decor, but I love the idea of getting to start up another home remodel or even just room makeover. So to

How We Installed Hardwood Over Carpet Part 2

By | July 30th, 2015|Categories: Frugal Living, Projects, Simple Living|Tags: , , , , |

After getting so much positive feedback and tons of interest in our little laminate wood flooring installation project we decided to do a follow up along with a little time-lapse video of how the floor

The Seven Year Flip

By | July 28th, 2015|Categories: Frugal Living, My Life, Projects|Tags: , , , , , |

When we bought our first home we did a complete overhaul to the house, but it wasn't exactly a flip. It was never meant to be. We weren't looking for a quick investment. We just

Home Improvements

By | July 27th, 2015|Categories: Frugal Living, My Life, Projects, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

If you asked me what my blog was about I would say motherhood, family, crafts, homemaking, faith, natural living, frugality etc. Keeping that in mind what do you think my all time most popular post

Gender Reveal Video Announcement

By | July 18th, 2015|Categories: Creativity, Pregnancy & Birth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I don't usually post on Saturday nights, but I can't wait a second longer to share the news! Watch the video until the end for the big announcement.   https://youtu.be/_V81ZQK-msQ

Behind the Scenes of the New Messy Mom Video

By | July 17th, 2015|Categories: Creativity, Pregnancy & Birth|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Baby Face Baby Hand Last week I had my 20 week ultrasound. Everything went great. The baby is healthy. I'm right on track with measurements. The kids enjoyed seeing the


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