• Wild Kratts themed birthday party ideas

    Wild Kratts Birthday Party

    I can hardly believe it! I am here to tell you about my FOUR-year-old’s Wild Kratts birthday party. Time can just slow down already. This year’s birthday party was built around Asher’s favorite TV show, Wild Kratts! Television is not huge in our house but I have some serious love for PBS Kid’s programming. I have always joked that Asher is a tiny David Attenburo as he is a sponge that soaks up anything told to him, especially animals facts. He is constantly telling us about this animal or that animal. Once he discovered Wild Kratts, he has been pretending to have so many creature powers. He has learned so…

  • Creating a toddler garden

    A Fun Activity for Toddlers: Creating a Garden

    When we moved into our house we were lucky to find that the previous owners had a small garden. My first two summers in the house I managed a pretty decent garden and really enjoyed watching the fruits (well mostly veggies) of my labor. After Asher was born I attempted a garden but it was an overwhelming task to manage with a newborn and never produced much more than but weeds. Now that Asher is older he has become very interested in helping with everything. I decided that we could try our hand at a small, toddler-friendly garden this year and see how it goes. Last week I purchased all…

  • Creating a toddler room

    Farewell Nursery, Hello Toddler Room

    Transforming the Nursery Happy mid-week folks! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Our weekend has been pretty productive as the hubs and I are working on transforming Asher’s useless nursery into a toddler room for him instead! A rough week or not, I was not letting go of our plans to pack up the car and make a day trip to the nearest IKEA. Like most woman in the world, I love Ikea! I slowly walk through the showroom, ‘ooh’-ing and ‘ahh’-ing at the cleverness and usefulness of all the setups and thinking to myself “I totally need that  (fill in the blank) because it will absolutely fine-tune…

  • Space themed birthday party

    Space Themed First Birthday Party

    This last weekend we celebrated Asher’s first birthday with a space themed birthday party! It is so hard to believe our little dude is one year old! It doesn’t feel like nearly 365 days since I entered into the world of motherhood. These last 11+ months have been some of the hardest and most wonderful of my life. But beyond all the mushy mom stuff (ha!) I have been excited to celebrate Little Man’s first birthday! Having never thrown a first birthday, I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do for his “theme” but the hubs is a big fan of space so we decided to that would be…

  • Nursery Crafts Sneak Peak

    I am a lover of all things craft related, so I am sure it comes at no surprise that I wanted to add a few DIY touches to little man’s nursery. I have been so excited to share with each of you a sneak peak of the details for the nursery. So here is a glimpse of a few things I have been working on.

  • Goodwill Outlet Experience

    There is absolutely no other way to describe the trip the hubs and I took to the Goodwill Outlet than to call it an experience. I first heard about the Goodwill Outlet from the blogging world. A few ladies gushed over these awesome deals they found and they talked about this “pay by the pound” concept that blew my mind. I am a lover of great deals and a thrift store lover, so I was dying to check this place out. Lucky me a Google search revealed three to choose from in the area. So after dinner the hubs and I decided to see what it was all about. Upon…

  • Blue Painters Tape Fail

    My wonderful Grandma told my husband and I early on in our home buying experience to take our time making the house our home. She has the greatest memories of her and my Grandpa turning their first house into the home that raised their four kids and has been around for all us grandkids and great-grandkids. Well the hubs and I took Grandma’s advice and progress on our lovely little home has been slow going at best. Ok so let’s be real… buying a house only a few months before our wedding date didn’t afford us a lot of time to change much after we got the keys. And it…

  • Developing a Paper Management System

    The longest lasting organizational project you will ever take on is…P.A.P.E.R. The fact is every day new documents come into our possession, magazines, bills, cards of various importance, etc. And at the end of the day if you are lacking a good organizational method for management you might just get lost in it all. Here it is readers…my shameful paper piles The first steps to organizing is to find a general system that works for you. Here are some of the systems I have used over the years: 1. The Accordion File System: www.walmart.com Why it worked for me: At the time I was living in an apartment with only rent and a…

  • Christmas Decoration Ideas

    Christmas Decoration Ideas 2012

    I am so excited to share with you my Christmas decorations from this year! Let me begin by saying my husband is a saint for dealing with me during the Holidays. As a first time homeowner, I was beyond excited to spill Christmas cheer all over the house. So to you oh-hubby of mine… thank you for climbing up on our roof to put up those lights.   Christmas Decoration Home Tour Let me take you on a virtual holiday walkthrough of our home. Our front door is decorated with my very first Christmas wreath. I decorated our front table with our Christmas card display and hubby tried his hand…

  • Craft supply storage for the small spce

    Craft Supply Storage

    Loving to craft, but lacking in space means I have to be creative with my storage and organization solutions. Creating efficient craft supply storage is essential. As you may remember from this post, I revamped my craft space when we moved into our new house and now all my supplies are nestled neatly in our office closet. Craft Supply Storage Details I wanted to give details on what I use to store my supplies within the closet and tips to make the most of limited space.   1. Comic Book Boards for Fabric I used this Pintrest Pin as inspiration for storing fabric. Comic book boards are the perfect size for wrapping up…