Awesome Pinterest Boards to Follow!

Awesome Pinterest Boards to Follow!

I remember being at a conference 4 years ago when one of the presenters talked about this new thing that was going to be BIG someday called Pinterest.  We all scratched our heads because we couldn’t envision what she was talking about.  A visual pin board?  What on earth does that mean?  Now I laugh thinking back on how we had no clue that this new little tool was going [Read More…]

Hot Chocolate Station


Happy Holidays 30days readers!! I hope that each of you are up to your ears in frosting, wrapping and merriment. I wanted to share a little corner of our kitchen today that is bringing a whole lot of warm delight to our winter evenings … our hot chocolate bar/station.     Now, I am NOT the first person to think of this. Just one quick search in Pinterest and you’ll [Read More…]

How to Make a Gingerbread House

How to make an awesome gingerbread house

Hi, this is Anna from My Life and Kids, and I LOVE the holidays! My kids and I attempted our very first gingerbread house last year. I had been seeing gorgeous gingerbread-house pictures all over Pinterest, and I was ready to tackle a house of my very own. I learned a few things last year, and I’m sharing my top Gingerbread House Building Tips with you… #1 – Just because [Read More…]

Creating a ‘Pin-able’ Image For Your Posts (Pinterest)


Hello 30 Day-ers! I’m back again! This time I’d like to talk about how to create a pin-able image for your posts. This is also how you can create any graphic (think Header, buttons, social media icons, etc) for your blog. The steps are basically the same but in different sizes. So let’s say you created an amazing project that you want to write a post about and you’d love [Read More…]

Where to Find the Best Kids Activities Online

Where to Find the Best Kids Activities Online

With three little kids at home – I like to keep an arsenal of kids activities and ideas in my back pocket. Or – really – in my bookmarks. Today, I’m sharing my go-to places to find the best kids activities online! Productive Parenting Productive Parenting is pure gold for parents of kids under the age of 5. They have THOUSANDS of free activities cataloged based on the developmental age [Read More…]

Be a part of my 30days team!


As 30days continues to grow, I’m looking to expand as well!   Do you have a blog that you are wanting to get more exposure? Do you have ideas that you’d like to try out with a different crowd?  Join my team! Things I’m looking for: A creative person that loves sharing new ideas.  You would be posting (1) new project, one time a month.  The same date every month.  [Read More…]

Ultimate Mom’s Guide to Technology

A couple of weeks ago I shared part of my Mother’s day idea and today I’m back with the second half: the Ultimate Mom’s Guide to Technology.   Alternate title- Ultimate Mom’s Guide to Social Media. Although my mom tries hard to keep up, we often refer to her as a “technophobe.” (lovingly of course) She’s asked me to sit down with her a few times to teach her basic steps [Read More…]

Pinterest + a giveaway


It seems as though the whole world has fallen in love with Pinterest.  Rightfully so.  A year after discovering it I have 28 boards and 1,120 pins.  (wow)  Also something new-  a collaborative board The Latest DIY Craft & Design Ideas – with awesome bloggers that I admire.  So fun! If you visit me on Pinterest, it looks like this. ^^^ Quote from Barn Owl Primitives who loves Pinterest just as [Read More…]

Week(s) in Pictures


Every year I think that I will be super good and have everything finished for Christmas months in advance. Every year I am dead wrong.  This time last year? Nuts.  Even though I wasn’t finished months in advance, all presents are wrapped and under the tree.  Woohoo!! Luckily I’ve instagrammed our crazy weeks all along the way.  Not only is Instagram awesome but there are some seriously great things you [Read More…]

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!

Wherever you may be…. Image via Pinterest Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.  ~Dwight D. Eisenhower I hope you are having fun, eating great food with family and friends celebrating freedom!Will be back to regular schedule this week. xo