• 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

    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…

  • Bucket Lists,  Kids + Family,  Seasonal,  Summer

    2021 Summer Bucket LIst

    It’s summer bucket list time – can you believe it?! Last week was Jackson’s last week of school, so it’s officially summer around here. We kicked off our summer with a quick overnight trip to a local kid-focused hotel (Kalahari, for you locals) and this is our first full week of summer break. I always like to take it relatively easy this time of year, but if you’ve been around for any length of time you’ll know I’m a big advocate for structure during the summer, because it keeps us all sane and happy. I’ve still got to work throughout the summer months, but I also want to be sure…

  • Crafts,  Kids + Family,  Valentine's Day

    DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for Grandparents

    These cute DIY Valentine’s Day cards for grandparents are simple to make with kids of all ages, and are the sweetest homemade Valentine’s cards around! No matter what my children are doing in or around the house, if I announce that it’s time to do a craft, my children will drop everything and run to wherever I am to get creating. I absolutely love that they’re so enthusiastic about making things with their hands, and I always have so much fun crafting with them. So, it’s kind of a shock that this is the first year in my 8 years of parenting that we’ve made homemade Valentine’s Day cards! But,…

  • Seasonal,  Valentine's Day

    Galentine’s Day Ideas

    Looking for some fun Galentine’s Day ideas to make this February 13th a special day for you and your friends? Here are 21 really sweet and special ideas for you! Valentine’s Day might be the biggest holiday in February, but there’s another really fun way to celebrate this month that focuses on the ladies in your life – Galentine’s Day! What is Galentine’s Day? Coined by Leslie Knope in Parks & Rec, Galentine’s Day falls in February 13th and is a day focused on your best friends. It’s all about celebrating female relationships and the women you love. It’s a really sweet holiday and a really fun way to show…

  • Crafts,  Seasonal,  Valentine's Day

    Valentine’s Day Art Projects for Kids

    Looking for some fun and simple Valentine’s Day art ideas for your kids? Here’s a roundup of 18 adorable – and easy – crafts to do with your kids this February! I love doing crafts with my kids. But, as a decidedly non-crafty person, I often struggle to come up with ideas or even know where to start. Over the years, however, I’ve learned that if I can just get some ideas flowing and see some photos (and maybe a quick tutorial) for some simple craft ideas, I get really excited to get creating with my kids! I’ve made it one of my missions this year to do more art…

  • Desserts,  Seasonal,  Valentine's Day

    Valentine’s Day Dessert Board

    Today, I’ve got a fun dessert-only Valentine’s Day charcuterie board for you! It’s really easy to put together, and your children (or friends, or partner) would be delighted to be surprised with it! There’s not much in this world I love more than a good charcuterie board. You may remember that my friend, Parisa, recently taught me all of her charcuterie board secrets, and then I shared them with you here on the blog. Well, with Valentine’s Day rolling around I really wanted to make a Valentine’s Day charcuterie board to celebrate and practice my newfound charcuterie board skills. But, as I started planning it I quickly decided to pivot…

  • Seasonal,  Valentine's Day

    Valentine’s Day Letter Board Quotes

    Looking for ideas for Valentine’s Day letter board quotes? I’ve got you covered today! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and that means it’s about time to swap out our letter board for something related to Valentine’s Day! I love to stick to funny, sarcastic, or silly quotes, but I know that’s not for everyone. So, today, I’m rounding up 30 really great ideas for your Valentine’s Day letter board. Some are sweet, some are a little less sweet. And, of course, many of these would also be great for your letter board year-round. Because, love is in the air in months other than February, right?! Of course, if…

  • Kids + Family,  Seasonal,  Valentine's Day

    Valentine’s Day Traditions For Families

    Last week, on Instagram, I asked for ideas for Valentine’s Day traditions for families – and, oh my goodness, y’all – you came through! We’ve never done a ton of intentional Valentine’s Day celebrating in our home, but this is the year we start. There were so many gems and wonderful ideas that you shared that I had to create a post to round them all up for you! So, today, we’re chatting all about Valentine’s Day traditions for families and I’m giving you all the best ideas, plus some details on what we plan to start doing in our own family this year. Our Valentine’s Day Traditions We’re still…

  • Seasonal,  Valentine's Day

    The Cutest Valentine’s Day Pajamas {& Other Accessories}

    Looking for some cute Valentine’s Day pajamas and accessories for you, your kids, or anyone else in your life? Look no further! I don’t know if I’m just getting older and cheesier or what, but more and more I find myself gravitating to little holidays I never used to care about. I think maybe it’s something about wanting to celebrate every moment of every day because why the heck not?! This year, I can’t stop thinking about Valentine’s Day and how I want to do a few special things to celebrate it. My kids both love all things Valentine’s Day (who doesn’t? It’s all about the candy!), so I’ve been…

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