“Zander be 3” – A Pirate-themed birthday party

“Zander be 3” – A Pirate-themed birthday party

As evidence of how far behind I am on blogging…this party happened in November and I am just getting to blogging about it!

First of all, I love planning Zander’s birthday parties. You can see his first birthday (a Dr. Seuss party) and his second birthday (a car-themed party) in my previous posts.… Read the rest

Things I Loved About Living in Mexico

Things I Loved About Living in Mexico

We are going to be leaving Mexico in just a few short weeks! It’s been an incredible experience, but we are excited to be back in the States in time for the Holidays. I apologize in advance if my blog gets a little neglected over the next month as we pack up, sell most of our stuff, head back, find jobs and settle in. I promise I’ll be back stronger than ever once we figure out where we are going to live!  Thanks for you patience! Here’s a quick list of a few of the awesome things about living in Puebla:
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30th Birthday Party

30th Birthday Party

Let me clarify, this party was not for me, I’m still a few years away from the big 3-0! This past weekend we celebrated my husband’s 30th birthday. I tried to decide if I wanted to do a theme for the party, but couldn’t come up with something great for a 30th, so I decided to just go with “Turning 30” being the theme.… Read the rest

A Racecar 2nd Birthday Party

A Racecar 2nd Birthday Party

My little boy turns 2 today! Wow, my little boy turns 2 today…

I have to admit I’m a little emotional as I type these words. I know everyone says that kids grow up fast, but you just never really believe them until yours blows through 2 years in the blink of an eye.

I’ve enjoyed these two years of watching my baby grow into a little person.… Read the rest

Family Rules Canvas

Family Rules Canvas

I had seen these amazing family rules canvases all over the internet a while back and knew I had to make one (photos from The Pleated PoppyOwlhaven & Tatertots and Jello. Aren’t they adorable?!Read the rest
My Pioneer Woman Obsession

My Pioneer Woman Obsession

Ok, I’ll admit it. I like The Pioneer Woman.

Ok, I really like her.

Ok, ok, I guess you could call it love.

I don’t know what it is. The delicious recipes, the amazing step-by-step photos, the funny recipe commentary.… Read the rest

Ten Minute Toddler Necktie

Ten Minute Toddler Necktie

I love that knowing how to sew makes so many things so much easier. It was the day before we were heading to a wedding and I had the thought that Zander would look so great in a tie. Before my sewing days I might have run around looking for the perfect little man tie and probably would’ve given up because of the ridiculous prices of kids clothes. Instead, with the help of google, I was able to look up a pattern online, use some fabric I already had and whip out a perfectly adorable little tie.… Read the rest

Homemade Laundry Soap

Homemade Laundry Soap

This is one of the best discoveries I’ve ever made and I get asked for this recipe all of the time. Almost my entire extended family makes their own soap now. It’s great for people who have sensitive skin or don’t like the scents put in other detergents. Here’s why we started making it:
1. We were having a baby and didn’t want to spend all that money on Dreft.
2. Detergent is so stinkin’ expensive, we knew there had to be another way.
3. I just kinda like making my own stuff
I didn’t make this recipe up, I got the basics from an article called: Making Your Own Laundry Detergent: Washing Clothes for Pennies by Felicia A.… Read the rest
Dr. Seuss First Birthday Party

Dr. Seuss First Birthday Party

I love books. I love to read, I love to just go to a bookstore or a library and look at all of the books. Thankfully, my son loves to read as well. He will go in and pull the books off his shelf and sit and look at them over and over. So, for my son’s first birthday party, I thought that we should do something to do with reading. What better children’s books than Dr. Seuss?… Read the rest