Things I Find Around My House | In the Dryer

Things I Find Around My House | In the Dryer

Have you ever opened your dryer or washer to find something you didn’t expect?  You know those times you forget to check the pockets of your kids pants or maybe your own?

Sometimes the surprise is good –  like money. Other times, the surprise is bad like a pen or chap-stick.

But then sometimes, it is just plain random and weird – like today.… Read the rest

making mistakes | the demise of my favorite mug

making mistakes | the demise of my favorite mug

I do not like making mistakes.

I don’t know if anyone really does, but I hate it.

I kick myself over and over again. This is something I’m working on – accepting that I can’t do it all. I’m in the process of thinning out some things and not putting so much pressure on myself. It’s part perfectionism and part that I want to do everything!… Read the rest

What Works for Us | Favorite Gifts

What Works for Us | Favorite Gifts

Each year without fail, Christmas and birthdays come rolling around.

They happen whether you are ready for them or not. Sometimes we feel like there is that special item our kids have been begging for or if you are a Dad like me, there is that item you gravitate towards every time you look down the toy aisle at Target.  Yep, I still love the toy aisle and I’m currently 33.… Read the rest

Dining Room Chair Makeover

Dining Room Chair Makeover

Garage sales are my gig. I love them.

As a little girl, I remember looking through the Saturday newspaper  with a paper folded map and circling the garage sales we wanted to check out (back in the 80s…pre-internet). Then spending Saturday morning driving around finding treasures (and lots of junk). I’ve continued this hobby into adulthood and always love finding a great deal.

I’ve found lots of great things through the years, but my dining room chairs are one of my favorite finds.… Read the rest

What Works for Us | Getting Kids to Try New Foods

What Works for Us | Getting Kids to Try New Foods

Kids are weird.

One day they eat something and like it and the next, they don’t.

How is a mom supposed to know what they like on which day? I love trying new foods and eating exotic ethnic dishes, but my boys aren’t always to apt to be so adventurous. For my first installment of “What Works for Us,” I’m sharing a few tips to getting kids to try new and different foods.… Read the rest

Days With Dad  |  You Did What?

Days With Dad | You Did What?

Sometimes my wife is watching the boys while I work, other times we are both with them, and then there are those OTHER times when it’s my turn.  I don’t claim to be like one of the dads from the movie, “Moms Night Out,” who have zero clue about how to take care of his kids and freak out when it’s game time.

I know how to change a diaper, make a baby bottle, fill-up the dishwasher and my kids have never locked me up. I can tuck my kids into bed and even make a basic meal (notice how I said basic because I am nowhere near the cook my wife is).  … Read the rest

BIG News!

BIG News!

Baby #3 is on the way!… Read the rest

My Favs – Pre-School Books

My Favs – Pre-School Books

My lil’ guys LOVE reading – which makes me a very happy  book-loving Mommy.

We take weekly trips to the library and I always hit up the book section at Savers & Goodwill for cheap books.

I thought I’d share some of my favorite recent finds:… Read the rest

Picking the Perfect Gray Paint

Picking the Perfect Gray Paint

Before we ever bought a house, I knew I wanted to have gray as the neutral color for our walls.

So, I pinned gray rooms like crazy.

Then we bought our first house in February.

Everything was tan…literally…everything.… Read the rest

“No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” Birthday Party

“No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” Birthday Party

Yes, it’s a mouthful.

I know.

It’s not the shortest birthday party theme in history, but it’s cute, right?… Read the rest