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Festive Fridays: No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

  This weekend, my kids are entering pumpkins into a contest that has only one major rule – no carving or puncturing pumpkins allowed. This left me scouring the internet, trying to find fun and creative ways to decorate pumpkins without breaking the skin. Here are a few of the fun ideas I came across […]

Festive Fridays: Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

Fall is upon us and Halloween is just around the corner! It’s time to hit up your favorite pumpkin patch and get ready to create the perfect Jack-o-lantern or set up a lovely display on your front steps for everyone to enjoy. Everyone has their own ideas about what size and shape make a great […]

Festive Friday: Fall Kid Craft Ideas

  There’s something about the fall season that makes me feel a little more crafty than usual. I’m not sure if it’s the beautiful colors or the promise of the holidays to come but every year in autumn, I simply want to create.  I love to sit down at the table with my kids, some […]

Get Ready For Halloween with TruMoo Orange Scream Milk

*This post has been sponsored by TruMoo. All opinions are our own. Halloween is just around the corner! It’s time to start planning for the fun of this festive season. People everywhere are choosing costumes, planning parties, and strategizing the best trick-or-treat routes in their neighborhood. One of my favorite things about this season are […]

Festive Fridays: Fall Outdoor Fun

The calendar says it’s fall, but around here days are still quite warm. This is really my favorite time of year to enjoy the outdoors, as it’s still short-sleeves weather but not as humid and stifling as those balmy summer days. I love to find reasons to be outside and am always on the lookout […]

Festive Fridays: Festive Home for Fall

If you’re like me, the minute the kids climb back on the bus, a switch flips in your brain and you instantly begin thinking about the fall. While it still may be warm enough to walk out the door sporting shorts and flip flops, you know that in the blink of an eye, you’ll be […]

Festive Fridays: Carving Out Family Time

  With school back in session and activities for the fall season ramping up, it can be tough to carve out family time in the weekend. As kids grow older, it becomes harder and harder to compete with clubs, school activities, and time with their friends, but finding time to bond as a family is […]

Festive Fridays: Back to Back Birthdays

  I grew up in a family where all of our birthdays fell within a 3 week period. My mom, dad, brother, and I all celebrated our special days right in a row and always right as school was starting back for the year. (And for added fun, I married a man whose birthday is […]