To stuff your (man’s) stocking

I absolutely love Marta’s idea for grocery store stocking stuffers. So I thought I’d give you my version. Although I have loads of ideas of what I’d like (ahem), chances are, you won’t need items for your own stocking. But maybe for your man. Am I right? Today I am also guest posting at Tip Junkie-sharing my top 10 favorite Christmas moviesplus a perfect movie watching recipe.Stop by and say [Read More…]

Advent-like Holiday Traditions

Yesterday I highlighted advents. Today I want to share a couple of different kind of inexpensive advent-type ideas you can do as a family. You can easily do these today and start a new tradition. savoring the details’ Christmas tradition: Gift wrap 25 Christmas books andopen a book each night to read as a family.She shares specific book titles here.Print 25 stories and compile in a Christmas book via Tip [Read More…]

The key to being organized

If you are my mom or sister, please don’t laugh. This post is meant to help people (like me) out.My blog hopping landed me on several postswith a common theme: organization.I think someone is trying to tell me something.Something like: GET ORGANIZED. Here are the posts that I loved and will (attempt to) use: *Erin’s organization tips at No Biggie *31 days to a less messy nest from the Nester*Laurie’s [Read More…]

Back to School: Meet the Teacher ideas

Do you usually send your kids with a “Meet the Teacher” gift? I never have. But there are so many cute, fun, simple ideas floating around out there. If I can get my act together, this time I will. Here are a few ideas: Tip Junkie roundup the Crafting Chicks roundup idea from Made with Love & Glue onLil Boo & Co roundup 2 Clever 2 Blog’s teacher book idea [Read More…]


The 5 of us at a cave in Hanalei, Kauai So I made it here and it is BEAUTIFUL! **The traveling with #1 went over well- he didn’t love going up or coming down (no shock there) but he was probably the best of the 3 while in the air. I didn’t have to use my cards and all the stuff we brought for him seemed to work. ****The hotel [Read More…]


Ahhhh…organization…one of my biggest downfalls. I try. And I try. And I try. Somehow I never seem to be caught up. Please tell me I’m not the only one!Anyway, here are some of the greatest label posts I’ve found in an attempt to organize: Just Something I Made’s Organizing Labels Grace Violet’s craft organization(she used Cathe’s labels ;) The Project Girl-CanistersCloset Organizers Mer Mag’s adorable labels & org post Apartment [Read More…]

Baby celebrations

Babies on the brain around here (no I’m not pregnant, my sister just had one). There are some amazing showers going on out there. Here are my favorites: A baby sprinkle from Celebrations at Home M. Writes’ baby boy shower Twin girl baby shower & sweet baby shower from imperfect My Insanity’s She’s About to Pop shower Chasing Spayde’s little birdee soiree Project Nursery’s backyard shower Kara’s party ideas’ baby [Read More…]

Little Ol’ Me

A little late(yes, it is a theme on this blog lately- I need to change that pronto,have I mentioned how much I hate being late?) ….but I have a guest post up on Tip Junkie.Poor Laurie is having back surgery this week and asked some of her (ahem) favorite bloggers to fill in. ;) I don’t know how that spunky girl is handling being down and out- she has more [Read More…]