• Coffee Talk

    ‘Tis The Season To Be Grateful

    I love Christmas! I mean, doesn’t everyone? But since having kids, it’s only gotten sweeter and sweeter. This time of year makes me feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the people and things I hold closest to my heart. But this year it seems especially concentrated for me for a lot of reasons. The other day, (as I was doing research for a round up post I’m working on) I ran across another blogger’s website. To say I was affected by this incredible woman is an understatement. This woman… this mother… tore my heart into a million pieces with her story. On Christmas Day 2019, she put her 3…

  • DIY

    Mom Hack: Turn Your Kiddie Pool Into A Sandbox

    Two Boys playing in a sanbox kiddie pool with sand toys

    The boys have been asking for a sandbox for quite a while. It’s been on our list of things to get them but we’ve just not gotten around to getting them one yet. So, when Ben came up to me the other day asking for a sandbox (yet again,) I thought… “Now why can’t we just turn the kiddie pool into one?” It’s not gonna get used this time of year and it only cost me like, what? $8? Heck yeah! My husband was all over it and pretty much immediately ran out to Home Depot to grab some Play Sand! I told him to get 1-2 bags and he…

  • Family

    It’s Vegetable Picking Day!

    There’s just something special about Vegetable Picking Day. The satisfaction that comes in being able to go outside, pick the food that’s been growing with a little sunshine, water and TLC is so fulfilling! Also, the fact that picking their own veggies, for some reason, makes my kids want to eat more of them isn’t so bad either! Any other gardeners out there find the same thing with their kids? I guess, when they are able to see the end result and pick the food themselves, it makes them just want to dig in! This is huge for me! Especially because Ben is not much of a vegetable eater. So,…

  • Homeschool

    Beginning Our Homeschool Journey

    This is something I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time. It may sound funny, but even before I had children I always knew I wanted to homeschool my kids someday. It was an opportunity I wish I had growing up. I struggled through school because I was insecure, afraid to ask questions , and if I couldn’t do something absolutely perfectly, I didn’t want to try at all. High School was just survival mode. I craved to have that one-on-one Homeschool environment and I didn’t even know it at the time. I feel so incredibly grateful that I get to give this opportunity to my kids and…

  • DIY

    Homemade Natural Bug Spray

    I know, I know, we’re nearing the end of mosquito season and I’m posting a Homemade Natural Bug Spray recipe? In my defense, IT’S AN AMAZING BUG SPRAY!!! And if you’re like me, I’m not sure it matters much what time of the year it is… they just love me… the REALLY love me! *queue walk off music* “Someone get her off the stage!” But really, this bug spray is an Academy Award Winner of Bug Sprays. Someone should make a trophy in it’s honor and present it to yours truly. The best things about this bug spray are: It’s All Natural Can Be Made Organic Made with Essential Oils…

  • Family

    Meet My Family

    The whole reason I get to do this is because of my family and for that, I think it’s important to introduce you to them! A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (Colorado)… Dave and I were introduced to each other by my younger brother. Dave likes to say that as he shook my hand in the Apple store, he thought to himself, “This is the girl I’m going to marry.” Six months later and we were married! There was just a comfort and a familiarity that I’ve never been able to properly put into words. Anyone else have that? I mean, don’t get me wrong,…