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

Birthday Celebration Week

birthday gift ideas

Hip Hip hooray, today is my birthday! I love my birthday, it’s MY day, and it makes me happy.  I’ve heard some friends say that they don’t care about their birthday anymore, but I think… Continue Reading

Land of the Free, Because of the Brave


Happy 4th of July!  I’m grateful for the freedoms I enjoy, and I wanted to share a few printable designs from my friends, in case you need a last minute decoration for your table today. Excited… Continue Reading

How to Start a Website {for your Business or Blog}

for your business or blog

Have you noticed I’ve been sharing a bunch of posts on How to Start a Photography Business?  Today, I’m sharing how to start a Website or blog for your business. I’ve been meaning to share… Continue Reading

{Gluten Free} Key Lime Coconut Bars

key lime pie

I’m delighted to have Brielle back from Breezy Bakes, sharing a most delicious {Gluten Free} Key Lime Coconut Bars with us!