My Fitness Journey: Postpartum Weight Loss


I’m typically nauseous my whole pregnancy unless I eat 6 small meals each day with crackers in between. You try telling a pregnant lady not to overeat and see if you survive! During the last month or two I start to feel cooped up. You know how winter blues feel because you’ve been stuck inside all winter? I start thinking about all the workouts I want to start on and all the outdoor activities I can do.  Tell me you {Read More}

Easy DIY Chalkboard Tutorial

Easy DIY Chalkboard

Last week I shared this easy diy chalkboard tutorial over at Bombshell Bling and this week I am sharing it with you! I am so happy with the way it turned out. The original frame I was going to use ended up falling and busting the glass. While I removed the glass I ended up cutting myself (while I told myself to be careful of course). I like this frame much better! I have a collection of frames I purchase {Read More}

PicMonkey Tutorial: How to Edit Your Pictures


PicMonkey is a great tool whether you want to edit pictures, make a collage or design an invitation. Most of the tools in PicMonkey are free but for this PicMonkey tutorial I use some of the paid tools. So you’ve taken a great picture of your kid or friend or family member and you want to print it out. It looks great but I can show you how to make it look even better! I have always loved photography. I {Read More}

Planes Themed Family Halloween Costumes

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Have I mentioned how much I love Halloween? Of course I have. My Halloween decor is minimal, I’m not really into that aspect of Halloween. I just love getting dressed up and getting all hyped up on candy. Actually it’s not even the candy. One year I gave a piece of my candy to my brother for every nice thing he did for me. Oh I am crafty! I’ve always wanted to do family Halloween costumes and this year I {Read More}

30 of the Best Poke Cake Recipes

30 Poke Cake Recipes

 I love that there are so many kinds of poke cake recipes! A little something about me, I don’t like frosting. Every year my mom would make us whatever dessert we wanted for our birthday. Another little something about me, I share a birthday with my brother (5 years apart). So we would team up and ask for two of our favorite desserts to capitalize on the homemade dessert deal. Needless to say she eventually started buying ice cream cakes {Read More}

Chicken and Sausage Skillet with Veggies

Chicken And Sausage Skillet #bringhillshirehome

I have been compensated for this post by Hillshire Brands through the Mom it Forward Blogger Network but opinions are 100% my own. #bringhillshirehome Do you have a go to when you really don’t want to cook but want something really really good? Mine is Hillshire Brands dinner sausage. My mom made dinner sausage in several ways and it was always great! As a mom I use it a lot too. It’s easy to add to just about any dish or {Read More}

Letting Kids Explore – Firefighter

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Last weekend all of the firehouses in our city had an open house and let everyone come explore the firehouse and trucks. They had trading cards and firefighter hats for the kids and Brodie was in heaven! It was a great opportunity to show Brodie the large trucks and the firefighters were so great about helping him in and out of each truck (several times). This allowed mom to be hands free and take as many pictures as she wanted! I {Read More}

Kitchen Progress Part 2: Before and After

Chalk Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Last week I wrote about the first part of our progress on our chalk painted kitchen cabinets.  We took a long weekend to chalk paint our bottom kitchen cabinets but didn’t have enough time to finish the top cabinets.  We spent a couple weeks enjoying the work that was complete and then it was time to finish the rest.  Chalk Painted Kitchen Cabinets Before and After We knew we didn’t have the money to redo our kitchen for a long time. {Read More}

Kitchen Progress Part 1 – Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting Kitchen Cabinets Part 1

It has been a busy couple of weeks and I am so excited to share this post with you! We did it! We finally painted our kitchen cabinets and we couldn’t be more happy with the results! Painting kitchen cabinets can be time consuming and a lot of hard work but it can also save you money. We don’t have the money for a kitchen renovation but our dated kitchen was just sad. I mean yellow, dark, just sad! I’ve {Read More}

Easy DIY Halloween Decor Ideas – Boo Blocks

Easy DIY Halloween Decor - Boo Blocks

Can I just say I love crafting with friends! Yesterday I spend the afternoon making some cute DIY Halloween Decor.  These Boo Blocks were so easy to make I am now addicted and will most likely be making more! Combine these blocks with my oops paint addiction and I am set for every holiday! So many great DIY Halloween decor ideas can come from this easy project. What you will need: 4×4 cut into 4 inch sections (Home Depot can {Read More}