• Simple and easy Halloween fun
    Fall Holidays,  Holidays,  Motherhood

    Our Festive Halloween Weekend

    With Halloween being on a week day, this weekend just before was sure to be packed with fun! Our fun started on Friday with Pumpkin Patch day at Asher’s school. I was able to volunteer with the pumpkin guts station. Surprisingly kids were not all that interested in playing in the insides of a pumpkin. Asher was able to visit the “patch” and pick his own pumpkin.  Friday night we finally carved our pumpkins! This might be the latest we’ve waited to carve before so there might be jack-o-lanterns on our porch until Thanksgiving! Asher thought eating the slimy goo was hilarious. Ellery…not so much! Saturday we ventured to our…

  • Stress Free Thanksgiving Planning
    Fall Holidays,  Holidays,  Intentional Living,  Organization

    4 Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    The holidays are upon us! Believe it or not Halloween is next week?! Though it feels like everyone is jumping straight from Halloween to Christmas, there is another scrumptious holiday in there we can’t forget about.  Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a time to gather with our people over a delicious meal. A time to reflect on the last year and soak up our many blessings. It is meant to be a time of relaxation, fellowship and re-connection with those we hold most dear.  Maybe you play host or maybe you travel with your contributions tucked neatly in Tupperware. Perhaps your family enjoys some after-meal football watching or maybe an all-night/early morning…

  • Halloween Home Decor
    Fall Holidays,  Holidays,  Home and Life,  Home Decor

    Halloween Home Tour 2018

    I am a lover of holidays and also holiday decorations. Christmas is usually the only holiday of the year where I go all out but I also like put some Halloween (and autumn) love around the house when the weather starts to cool.  Over the years I have opted for purchasing fewer, more intentional pieces rather than lots of decorations that will likely only last the one season.  For the outdoor decorations I purchased a bright purple mum and combined it with the pumpkins and gourds we bought at the pumpkin patch this year.  We haven’t carved the pumpkins yet, but in the next week or so we will carve…

  • The Holidays Simplified
    Christmas,  Fall Holidays,  Holidays,  Organization

    Simplifying the Holidays

    Can you believe it is already October? The leaves are falling, the weather is getting (somewhat) cooler, and pumpkins can be spotted everywhere.┬áThe holidays are upon us! I love the holidays! This is my favorite time of the year! As soon as September rolls around I am ready to begin putting out the Halloween decorations and starting planning Christmas parties. The Stress of the Holidays The holidays are truly a wonderful time of the year, but as moms, the execution of wonder and excitement often falls on our plates. We become the party planners, gift buyers, package wrappers, costume designers, menu planners, and candy organizers. It doesn’t take long before…

  • Easy front porch fall decor
    Fall Holidays,  Holidays,  Home and Life,  Home Decor

    Simple Front Porch Decorating for Fall

    We are solidly into October now and I thought it would be fun to share the fall touches on our front porch.  Fall is my favorite season. It is the gatekeeper season of the holidays. As soon as the weather begins to cool, I am flooded with feelings of nostalgia and can’t wait to put up decorations and begin celebrating all the holidays!  When it comes to decorating for fall, look no further than the pumpkin patch. Plop a few pumpkins or funny looking gourds next to a pretty mum and you are set.  Finding Cozy Fall Colors Each year we visit a local pumpkin patch and select a few…

  • Fun Filled fall season
    Fall Holidays,  Motherhood

    Enjoying Simple Fall Fun This Season

    These last few weeks have been full of so much fall fun! This fall has been so wonderful! The weather has been *mostly* great and I am not drowning in work like I did last year. I have been able to spend so much time really enjoying this season. This year we were able to visit the pumpkin patch, decorate for Halloween, and of course finally go trick or treating! Everything about this last couple of weeks has been amazing! Now begins the countdown to the most wonderful time of the year…Thanksgiving and Christmas!! Here is a glimpse of all the fun we’ve had so far this fall! Click Here…

  • Happy Halloween
    Fall Holidays,  Holidays

    Happy Halloween

    This Halloween was filled with rain, rain, and more rain. Oh yea and high winds and threat of tornadoes so needless to say we had zero trick or treaters. But no worries the hubs and I filled the night with some good ol’ scary movie watching. Though the day’s weather was a bust I enjoyed some Halloween festivities including some adorable tiny trick or treaters. My gym had the daycare kids decked out in adorable costumes running about the facility gathering candy from different departments. They were so cute and now my mom-to-be hormones are running in overdrive and I am so unbelievably excited to dress our babe up next…

  • Budget Friendly Fall Decor
    Fall Holidays,  Home and Life,  Home Decor

    Budget-Friendly Fall Decor

    I have a love for all the seasons, but there is just something about the fall season and fall decor that makes me super happy. This year was especially exciting as it is the first holiday season in our new home and I couldn’t wait to begin decorating. Now if I had it my way, I would head straight to the store and snag any and all fall decorations and sprinkle them about my home… but as a newly married couple, we are trying to stay budget-conscious. So instead I headed out to my nearest Dollar Tree and pumpkin patch and sprinkled some DIY crafted holiday spirit about our home.…