• Home & DIY

    Easy DIY Lap Desk

    This easy DIY lap desk takes less than an hour to make, and the materials cost under $30! Learn how to make a simple lap desk or DIY acrylic tray yourself right here. Ever since Jackson started school this year, he’s been really into drawing, labeling things, and creating. He’s always loved coloring, but his creativity has really blossomed in the last few months. My home is littered with pieces of paper with random Pokemon and Minecraft characters all over them. Of course, like most 5-year-old boys, he’s also super into LEGOs. He’s been doing a ton of building lately and has finally reached the point where he can actually…

  • Cocktails,  Food + Drink

    My Favorite Rum Punch Recipe

    Looking for the perfect Rum Punch recipe? This is a copycat of the famous Day 1 drink from Carnival Cruise lines – they call it the Funship Special. I call it the best drink ever. Do you have a favorite drink or snack that reminds you of vacation? One that instantly transports your mind to the beach or makes you feel like you’re in the middle of the ocean? This drink is my mini vacation. I love sharing favorite drinks here on the blog – my homemade strawberry lemonade is always a hit, and so is my favorite (super easy) sangria. And who can forget about Ranch Water?! Well, it’s…

  • Crafts

    The Cutest DIY Magnets

    Looking for an adorable idea for DIY magnets to make with your kids? These DIY animal magnets are quick and easy to make. And, your kids will have a blast making – and playing – with them! Do you ever feel like your kitchen needs a touch of whimsy? Something fun, temporary, and not too cheesy to make you smile when you’re exhausted and cooking dinner on a Wednesday night? I can help you with that. Today, I’m going to share how I made the simplest DIY magnets for my fridge. This is the perfect project for you if you want a little fun on your refrigerator that’s sure to…

  • Home & DIY

    Eight Ways to Use a Letter Board

    Do you love seeing clever felt letter board signs all over your Instagram and Pinterest feed? But, maybe you’re not sure how to make it work in your own home? I’ve got you covered with these 8 simple letter board ideas! Felt letter boards are my favorite. We have one that tends to float around our house a bit. Nothing makes me happier than playing around with a funny or sarcastic quote and waiting to see when Corey will notice. They add so much personality to a room! And, they’re such a fun and simple way to change up your decor to match your mood. I get a ton of questions…

  • Crafts,  Kids + Family

    DIY Pennant Banner

    This DIY pennant banner is a really cute idea to add to a kid’s room, and is so simple to make (it’s no-sew!). If you’re looking for a creative felt pennant idea, this is the post for you! Do you ever have one of those strokes of pure genius that results in something that makes you so dang happy and proud of yourself? Yeah, doesn’t happen to me very often, either. But eeeeeeeevery once in a while, I strike inspiration gold. And this is one of those times. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on new art for this room. But, I also wanted something visually striking. Something…

  • Kids + Family,  Seasonal,  Summer

    5 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Summer Break

    Looking for some fun and surprising ways to celebrate the first day of summer break with your kids? Here are 5 really great ideas! Our family is huge on tradition. We sometimes joke that if we do something twice, it automatically becomes a tradition – and it’s not far from the truth! My oldest son loves nothing more than starting up a new tradition, and if I plan a fun event one year you’d better believe I’ve gotta do something similar the next! So, last year when I planned a quick overnight “kick off to summer break” trip, I knew that this was going to become a thing for us.…

  • Bucket Lists,  Kids + Family

    Summer 2022 Bucket List

    Looking for some ideas for your summer bucket list? Today, I’m sharing a really great family-friendly summer bucket list that’s sure to provide a lot of fun for your family. One of my favorite ways to foster fun for our family is to make seasonal bucket lists. My kids love when I put a new list up on the fridge and always get so excited to see what we’re going to be doing over the next few months. I’m not great about doing it every season, but one time I never miss is the summer bucket list. Why? Summer is when we’re all at home, we tend to get bored,…

  • Home & DIY

    Letter Board Ideas & Tips

    We recently got a felt letter board, and I get loads of questions about how we use it, what my tips are for setting it up, and how to make the most of it. Here are my best felt letter board ideas and tips!  I have a major obsession with felt letter boards. They look so cute, they’re really fun to play around with, and they can add a lot of sass to whatever room you hang ’em in. I mean, who wouldn’t want one of these guys? I get a lot of questions about our letter board every time I share a photo of it on Facebook or Instagram. They…

  • Crafts,  Kids + Family

    How to Make Hooded Towels for Kids

    Read on to learn how to make the cutest hooded towels for kids! I’m not a sewer, but this was so easy! When my oldest son was a toddler, he was very particular about bath time. He wanted to wash himself. He wanted to play for hours. And he was very (very!) picky about his towels. You see, my friend made a really cute hooded towel for Jackson forever ago, and it quickly became his very favorite towel of all time. Every single time I pulled out any other towel, he’d whine about the lack of a “hat”. He was always giddy when his hooded towel was one he got…

  • Bucket Lists,  Kids + Family,  Summer

    The Ultimate Summer Bucket List {80+ Ideas}

    Looking for fun ways to keep your kids busy this summer? This printable summer bucket list has tons of ideas for you and your kid for things to add to your summer bucket list! Summer is upon us, my friends! I really do love this time of year, but after leaving my job as a teacher a few years back I find that I don’t look forward to summer with quite the fervor I used to. Summer used to mean freedom from responsibility and several wonderful months to just do whatever I wanted. Now? It means three months of trying to juggle work and entertaining two small children (one of…

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