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How to Make a #DIY Holiday Planner

How to Make a #DIY Holiday Planner

Now that November is in full swing its time to talk all things holidays and it all starts with the #DIY Holiday Bundle by GO MOM!®. Call me biased but after 15 years of making planners, I truly believe this is the ultimate holiday organizing tool to help you stay organized and on track so you […]

Funky Spaces #DIY Drop Zone Decor and Accents

Funky Spaces #DIY Drop Zone Decor and Accents

I am over the moon to finally share our completed entryway drop zone with you! After 4 weeks of searching of for the perfect hooks, we could not be more pleased with this wonderful transformation of our garage entryway closet to perfect entryway drop zone. Thanks to the support of EasyClosets.com and their amazing design […]

3 comments   |   Kids, Teens
Teaching my Daughter to be Confident in Spite of Myself

Teaching my Daughter to be Confident in Spite of Myself

You’ll notice the picture above isn’t me or my daughter.  This is simply because I don’t share pictures of my family here.  But occasionally I chose to post a conversation that involves them that I think really matters.  And when it comes to confidence, I think its an incredibly important topic as our children have […]

Comments   |   Halloween, Party
Last Minute Halloween Party Treats

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats

Even though Halloween is weeks in the making, sometimes the best plans are the last minute ones you never expected. If you find yourself invited or hosting a last minute Halloween party, here are a few super easy ideas for party treats you can whip out in no time at all!  Above you’ll see Halloween […]

How to Clean Baseboards {Fall Cleaning}

How to Clean Baseboards {Fall Cleaning}

  Let’s be honest  ~ I don’t love to clean, like at all.  And for those who know me well, you know that when I talk about my to do list, cleaning is the last thing you will ever hear me mention. In a perfect world, someone would come and clean my house for me, […]

3 Tips for How to Use Halloween Candy

3 Tips for How to Use Halloween Candy

Note:  First shared in 2013, this sponsored post for Hershey’s is your secret to Halloween candy management 101! Plan your post trick or treat candy strategy now and you’ll be all set by November 1st! Once Halloween has come and gone, its time to answer the  really big questions in life like what do you […]

Comments   |   Fall, Halloween, Kids, Party
Shortcuts for an Easy Halloween

Shortcuts for an Easy Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, I’m all about shortcuts that keep my holiday to-do list running smoothly while we actually focus on the fun.  And having special traditions goes a long way to to knock out a variety of Halloween activities in one fell swoop.  At it’s most basic, each year we dedicate a day for pumpkin carving […]

1 comment   |   Fall, Gifts, Halloween, Kids
Halloween Traditions and How to Boo

Halloween Traditions and How to Boo

With just a week until Halloween, it’s time to get your Boo on!  Booing is a fabulous Halloween tradition that we’ve celebrated with neighbors for years, both when our children were much younger in Virginia and now here in North Carolina as they’ve grown older. Its a family activity that everyone enjoys which speaks volumes since they span elementary […]

How to Clean Windows {Fall Cleaning}

How to Clean Windows {Fall Cleaning}

Its time to focus on how to clean windows. I don’t love the cleaning thing ~ not inside, not outside. And I especially don’t like it when its just really dirty and you don’t have a choice but to clean it. And here in North Carolina, one thing we see on our windows in the […]

Comments   |   Kids, School, Time, Volunteer
5 Tips for an Organized School Book Fair

5 Tips for an Organized School Book Fair

October means its Scholastic Book Fair time and today we’ve got some first hand tips about how you can create a truly organized and successful school event. While I always volunteer for our book fairs, I’ve spent a few of those years serving in a leadership role and have come to find out there are a few […]