Planes Themed Family Halloween Costumes

Dusty Crophopper

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}

Mommy Moments Monday: Regaining Bedtime Routines

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Being the mom of a toddler and 3 month old has been such a joy. There have been some incredible moments and some not so incredible moments. For example Brodie has been refusing to sleep in his own bed.  He would rather stay up and let us carry him to bed when he crashes. Otherwise it’s a screaming, crying battle.  And as much as I want to stand my ground it’s so dang hard! If we do get him to {Read More}

Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume

Graveyard Bean Bag Toss

Today I am teaming up with 80+ blogging buddies to bring  you 80+ DIY Halloween Costumes! My Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume is included with costumes for kids, adults, groups and pets! You can find links to all of the costumes here as well as others  from Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes! Today you get to learn a little more about me. Did you know that I love Halloween? And it’s not just {Read More}

Colossal Dogs – Meal for a Crowd

Colossal Dogs

My family loves inviting over friends and family for meals. Most of the time it’s a last minute phone call so I am always looking for easy and quick meal ideas that will serve a lot of people. That’s one thing I love about these Colossal Dogs! Colossal Dogs are hot dogs piled high with your favorite salad toppings. If your friends ask what they can bring you simply tell them to bring their favorite salad topping.   Basically anything {Read More}