Visiting Memphis, Tennessee {Graceland and Mud Island}

What to do in Memphis Tennessee in a day

On our road trip to Tennessee from Texas, I was excite to travel through a few major US cities that I’d never been through before. One of them was Memphis, Tennessee, and once I realized… Continue Reading

The Hundred Foot Journey

world market

I’m excited to be teaming up with World Market to share with you their Gourmet Getaway Sweepstakes in conjunction with the release of the new Disney film, The Hundred Foot Journey. Cost Plus World Market has teamed… Continue Reading

Tips and Ideas on How to take Newborn Photos

newborn pictures

I love photography, and I love babies, but taking pictures of babies can be quite challenging for me. After 10+ years of experience as a photographer, I thought I’d share my tips and ideas on… Continue Reading

The Great Craft Stash Giveaway (limbo)

Cookie Monster Ice Cream {without a machine}

homemade ice cream without a machine

I’m so excited to share that I made my FIRST homemade ice cream last week with my kids! It was a BIG hit, I’ve already got plans to make another flavor. I wanted to do… Continue Reading

10 tips for Road Trippin’ with Just one Driver

10 Tips for Road Trippin' with just one driver

After our drive through the Grand Canyon to a family wedding in May, and finding that our kids are the perfect age to venture out, I got this crazy idea in my mind that I… Continue Reading

Craft Stash Giveaway


38 AWESOME bloggers have all joined forces to give you the GREAT craft Stash GIVEAWAY! Each blogger has picked one of their favorite crafting tools to give to ONE lucky winner (AND IT COULD BE… Continue Reading

Why taking photos increases our happiness

photography tips

I’m delighted to have my dear friend Heather Walker share her thoughts on photography, and why we take photos of our loved ones. Both her portraits and instagram pictures are filled with so much HEART,… Continue Reading

10 tips for Throwing a DIY theme party

birthday planning

I’m wrapping up my Birthday Celebration Week with 10 tips for Throwing a DIY theme party, many quite budget friendly. I LOVE throwing parties, and I get all excited to figure out a theme, and… Continue Reading

Thoughtful and Free Birthday Gift Ideas

free printable birthday gift

(For those that tuned in on Sat/Sun for the rest of my birthday week and didn’t see it–soo sorry! With traveling, and two computers having issues, it was quite tricky. Now to finish up the… Continue Reading

The Birthday Plate Tradition

party celebration

Many years ago, my mother-in-law made us this Birthday Plate, and my kids love the tradition of pulling it out on their birthdays to eat their meals. It’s a fun and simple way to help them… Continue Reading

40 ideas with Balloons

confetti and party

I LOVE balloons! If you saw my Birthday Balloon Gift Idea (along with 101+ others) then you’d know how much I love balloons as a gift. I shared that idea in my Birthday Celebration Week… Continue Reading

101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends: Birthday Balloon

Free Printables

I’m excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including the Birthday Balloon + printable gift idea I’ve prepared. It’s my Birthday Celebration Week, and along with over 100 talented bloggers we are sharing lots of inexpensive ideas… Continue Reading

Birthdays to Remember~Yearly Calendar {free printable}

Yearly Birthday Calendar Free Printable

Stop right now, and look up the birthdays of the top 10-20  most important people in your life:  Teachers, neighbors, family, college roommates, close friends. Maybe there are a handful of people that you’d like… Continue Reading

Birthday Photo Booth Props and Free Printables


It’s my birthday today, and I’m sharing all sorts of fun all week long on my site!  If you haven’t already, check out all the details and giveaways on the Birthday Celebration Post. RIGHT NOW,… Continue Reading