“Tote”ally Awesome Free Printable (Perfect for DIY Gifts!)


I know that I just recently went on and on about teacher's gifts at the end of the year, and how hard it is for me to come up with something new each year, but I am back and having the same discussion again.  My kids are lucky to have some pretty darn incredible teacher's and I always want to make sure that they understand that I appreciate them and all that they do for my kids throughout the … [Read more...]

Perfectly cut a Pineapple


Fresh pineapple is a household favorite around here and we have it as often as possible.  It is downright hilarious to watch my kids and husband all stare at it, with drool dripping, waiting for me to cut it for them.  Pineapple is one of those things that seem to confuse a lot of people.  How do you cut it?  What do you do with the top?  Do you eat the core? While we were making homemade pizza … [Read more...]

Wood and Rope Sign with a Felt Flower Tutorial


I've made my love of weathered wood known before, so I won't bore you all with the details of how giddy I was to find this beauty hidden in our burn pile in the backyard.  Luckily I happened to be standing there when my hubby was getting the logs to put in our chiminea, otherwise he would have tossed it right into the fire.  Gasp! Anywho, I obviously stopped him, told him how crazy he was and … [Read more...]

Perfect Paleo Margarita


What is it about this time of year that makes me want to eat better and workout more?  Ahh yes, it is the universal torture know around the world to all women as... Bikini season. Yes, it sucks in so many ways when you are trying to shed off your winter weight and get ready for pool side attire, but I am one of those people who has a really hard time being super strict (with anything!). … [Read more...]

Protein Packed Popsicles


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DoMoreWithProtein #CollectiveBias I called my mom yesterday to wish her a happy Mother's Day and she mentioned that it was snowing.  Was I a little bit jealous?  Yeah, I was...I'm weird like that.  That and I am already dreading the scorcher of a summer that we are going to have here as it … [Read more...]

$5 and 5 Minute Post-it Note Stand (Perfect teacher’s gift!)


As the end of another school year draws to a close, it is time to start thinking about gifts for your kid's teachers.  It is so hard to find a small token of appreciation that shows just how much you appreciate all the hard work and love that they gave your child for the last nine months without breaking the bank (I've got six teachers to buy for this year!).  This super simple post-it note stand … [Read more...]

Fresh Corn Salsa


“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sunshine Sweet Corn from Florida. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” I know that I've mentioned it a time or two before, but I love time outside with my family and friends and summer is basically made for doing just that.  While I'm gearing up for a super busy summer full of travel, I'm … [Read more...]

$10 and 10 Minute Solar Chandelier


My patio is my haven during the summer, but because of the extreme heat, humidity and bug problems that we have down here in the south, I really only enjoy it in the evenings.  When my hubby is in town, he and I love to build a fire in our chimenea and have a drink or two and catch up on life.  It is a perfect way to unwind from a busy day just enjoy each other's company. But if I am sitting … [Read more...]

Turkey Meatball Kabob Burgers


“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Shady Brook Farms. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” You guys, it's May already!  That means that summer is just around the corner, bringing with it all of the great chances to get together with friends and enjoy some yummy food. … [Read more...]

Plastic Bead Bird Feeder


Spring is in the air and the birds are going bananas at my house!  They are up and at 'em early every morning, making sure that I no longer need to set an alarm.  And since I guess that they are helping me out by getting me out of bed at the crack of dawn, (yes, that is sarcasm you're sensing...haha) I'll help them out by giving them a nice place to enjoy a meal with this kid friendly diy bird … [Read more...]

Change up Your Baskets Each Season (the super simple secret to how I made this starfish basket!)


Summer is on its way and with it comes my love of all things beachy.  We have lived in the south for a long time now (our previous duty station was in Georgia), and we have most certainly become accustomed to our beach time.  In fact we were just in Virginia Beach last week, soaking up the rays cold wind, but enjoying the beach all the same.  My kiddos have spent more time in the ocean than they … [Read more...]

I Signed up for What?! My Training Plan for my First Obstacle Race


“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received complimentary admission to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Oh you guys, I am so super excited to be gearing up for my first ever obstacle race and I can't wait to fill you in on it, because I have a feeling you might want to take part in it … [Read more...]