Christmas Gift Guide

  for the word lovers and memory keepers   1. Soult Journals archival journals with everyday journaling prompts | 2. StoryWorth get weekly stories from family members bound in a beautiful book | 3. Legacy Box preserve family treasures in updated formats | 4. Letterfolk premium letter boards for the home | 5. Chatbooks the easiest way to get your pictures from your phone to your hand for little learners and creatives   6. Build and Imagine an award winning magnetic dollhouse | 7. Magna-Tiles what Christmas Gift Guide aren't these building toys…Read more …
Inspiration for Shared Girls Bedroom

Inspiration for Shared Girls Bedroom

We are finally transitioning our girls into a shared bedroom. Bunk beds are not my first choice, but since space is limited it creates more room for play in the bedroom. We chose the Ikea Mydal bunk bed mostly because of its low price point, and ease of putting together quickly. We painted it white, and even though we are just two weeks in, are pleased with it. I wasn't born with decorating sense, but I am having fun scheming ideas for their bedroom to be a fun playful area. I've found a…Read more …

My Favorite Homeschooling Podcasts and Instagram Accounts

We are s l o w l y beginning to homeschool our four-year-old this year.  However, I have been listening to homeschooling podcasts and reading homeschooling blogs for quite some time. These podcasts and blogs have really introduced me to the world of homeschooling.  I am grateful to be trying this adventure during the digital age when so much help and encouragement is just a click away. Today I am sharing my favorite podcasts about homeschooling. I also recently discovered Instagram accounts to be a helpful resource for homeschooling inspiration, book recommendations and…Read more …
Mad about Mugs (a resource round-up)

Mad about Mugs (a resource round-up)

I'm not drinking much coffee these days (something about being pregnant and no caffeine), but I still feel the need  to drink something warm after I rise. There's something about a hot drink that perks this not-so-morning-person up. So lately I've been filling my mugs with hot chocolate or hot tea. And speaking of mugs, I've seen so many seasonal and inspirational mugs come across my Instagram feed lately. I guess with the cooler seasons approaching, folks are getting ready to get cozy. I've rounded up a few of my favorites. Check them…Read more …
My Favorite One-Piece Swimsuits

My Favorite One-Piece Swimsuits

I'm so glad these suits don't sacrifice style for a little more coverage! Seamed Underwire Maillot Anthropologie $118 Ruffled Halter Maillot Anthropologie $118 Halter Underwire One Piece JCrew  $110, you can see this a little on Naomi here. Draped Halter One-Piece Target $39 and if price was no object, I could go for this one too. Also digging this one-piece and rash guard for my littles. Where do you shop for great bathing suits?  Read more …

Christmas Gift Guides

The organizer in me needed to get all the Christmas Gift Guides in one place. I often refer to these gift guides through out the year when I am in need of a unique gift. Epic Toy Gift Guide for Imaginative and Active Play by Thirty Handmade Days. My favorites from this guide include the Rolling Coaster Children's Ride-On Car, and the Melissa and Doug Wooden Dollhouse. Holiday Gift Guide for Mom by Small Fry. Gift suggestions to help a mom relax, create, cook, organize and feel pampered in style! 46 Ways to…Read more …
In the Reading Corner

In the Reading Corner

It's time for an update on our current favorite books. You can visit this post, or this one, to see some of the books our family has previously enjoyed reading aloud. Brown Bear Brown Bear by Eric Carle is currently my 17-month-old's favorite book. It has been such a sweet experience to see her enjoy this book. She is not saying many words at this age, but she loves to pick up this book and point to each animal. I believe this is a great book to introduce colors and animals, and I…Read more …
Blueberry Picking on the Fourth of July

Blueberry Picking on the Fourth of July

I'm sharing a few photos today from our recent trip to Woodall Blueberries. Six adults and two children packed into our van (maximum occupancy), and drove the winding route through the Blue Ridge mountains on Highway 42. Beautiful scenery and weather that changed from cloudy to sunny and breezy made my first blueberry picking experience very enjoyable.  Altogether we picked five gallons. I shared blueberries with three of our neighbors, put some in the freezer to enjoy later, and made blueberry pancakes. I just might have to go again next year!Read more …
Links for Your Week :: Summer Edition

Links for Your Week :: Summer Edition

Summer has only officially been on the books for a week, but we've been experiencing the fruits of school being out and warmer weather for several weeks. We've already taken our (first ever) family Summer vacation, so I guess it's all down hill from here. We'll have to create our own fun at home and around town. I found several blog posts that still have me excited about the season, and I decided to put them in one easy to retrieve location - a summer link round up. I hope you find something…Read more …
Links for Your Week

Links for Your Week

Friday Favorites is a mix of my favorite blog reads of the week, and my favorite things that happened in my home. Hope you enjoy your weekend! I'm not gonna lie. The girls and I stay in our pj's for a good portion of the day. I'm not proud of it, and I'm working on it. I was excited to see an oh joy! and Target collaboration for kid's style. This video is all about coordinating sibling outfits. Brunch is probably my favorite meal. And after seeing this spread, I'm wondering why I…Read more …