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Focaccia Sandwich Recipe

Weeknights at my house are crazy! Between all the different sports, church, and school activities, trying to throw in a hot, delicious meal is next to impossible! So I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy dinner recipes. I was excited to try out this Focaccia Sandwich recipe from Rhodes because it looked amazing, but didn’t seem like it would take forever to make. And let me tell you, my family gobbled this baby… Continue reading

iRobot Roomba Vacuum Review (unbiased and unpaid from a real mom)

Roomba review

After my second baby was born, I thought I had officially lost my mind. It’s like I couldn’t keep up with anything! Let alone keep up on the housework. So I looked into some different options to help my messy house situation, and after my husband said no to a cleaning lady (haha!), I decided a robot vacuum was the solution to all of my problems. One less thing, right? I’ve had my iRobot Roomba… Continue reading

Confetti Cupcakes (made with fruity pebbles)

confetti cupcakes

 Since we’ve had kids, our New Years Eve traditions have changed a lot. It’s no longer about staying up late and partying. Now we spend the evening as a family, playing games and having fun. And I’m not going to lie, but I much prefer the New Years with kids than without. It’s just so much more fun and exciting! And one of my favorite things is making fun food for my family. So this… Continue reading

Christmas Breakfast Idea- Peppermint Twists

 Every year for Christmas, we go to my husband’s parents’ house for Christmas brunch, which is perfect, because we have time to open our gifts in the morning and spend time as a family before the craziness of Christmas starts. So, I’ve started the tradition of doing something really simple and easy for Christmas breakfast. Because honestly, I usually stay up WAY too late on Christmas Eve, making sure everything is pretty and perfect for when… Continue reading

Amazon Gift Card Envelopes (free printable download)

amazon gift card envelopes

It doesn’t matter if it’s Christmas, teacher appreciation week, a birthday, or just a thank you… it never fails that my go-to gift is an Amazon gift card. I wanted to do something to dress them up and make them cute, so I created these cute little Amazon gift card envelopes and I’m offering them to you as a free download. I love to keep a couple spare gift cards wrapped up in my gift card… Continue reading

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I am a crafty, do it yourself mom, doing everyday mom stuff with a little glitter in my hair and paint on my jeans. And blogging about it all along the way. I am a firm believer that no matter the project, with the right tools, good instructions, and a little bravery, YOU can do anything. {click on my photo to read more about me}

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