Free Printables for Fall and Halloween!

Is it Fall weather where you live yet?  It is almost October and there's a slight chill in the air.  State fairs are rolling into town- which usually means cooler weather comes soon after!  I thought I would gather up some of the free printables for Fall and for Halloween too so that you could start preparing for decorating and maybe even a party!  Whether your decoration style is whimsical and classic or spooky and colorful, there's something for everyone! Celebrate Fall with some candy … [Read more...]

Hearty Basil Chicken Chili

As soon as the temperature drops down into the 80s here in Texas it's considered cool enough to be deemed "fall" weather.  Just the other day at school pick up one of my girl friends was wearing her new fall scarf because it was a balmy 86 degrees, it's just what you do when you get a break from the oppressive heat.  And when the weather man predicts that the weekend low will be in the 60s you plan on making a big pot of hearty Basil Chicken Chili, the ultimate cool weather food.  I love … [Read more...]

Roasted Orange Glazed Rainbow Carrots

It's been one month since we started back to school and it looks like we've all finally settled into our school routine. My kids love their teachers and have been busy making new friends.  But, back to school also means busier schedules, homework, and long days.  Part of the challenge as a parent is finding the perfect balance for everything, all while helping your kids thrive throughout the school year.  Honestly, most days I wonder if I'm getting any of it right. One thing I can make sure I am … [Read more...]

I Love You Because… Grandparents Day Gift

Everyone can do something grand for Grandparents Day on September 13th, especially with our Grandparents Day Interview and printables. Whether your grandparents are down the street or across the country, you can show them just how special they are with a hand drawn picture and a list of all the reasons you love them with our "I Love You Because Grandparents Day Gift" coloring page and printable. We love our grandparents, they are the absolute best!  They are the best at giving hugs, they make … [Read more...]

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

With the weather cooling down and fall just around the corner we have comfort food on our mind.  This time of year always has longing for warm hearty meals that the family can settle in and linger over the dinner table.  Our Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells make a delicious and simple meal that embodies everything comforting about home cooking. While we crave comforting food this time of year, it is also one of our busiest seasons.  With soccer practice, games, homework and the busy … [Read more...]

Why We Loved Our Summer Staycation at The Woodlands Resort

It's hard to believe that summer is finally coming to an end.  I have mixed feelings about this, on one hand I have absolutely loved spending quality time with my kids and family this summer. On the other hand I am really looking forward to a routine schedule and some quite time during the day to get some work done.  But, before we say goodbye to summer we decided to have one final hurrah and enjoy a family summer staycation at The Woodlands Resort. Sometimes staying close to home is a … [Read more...]

Tips for Packing the Perfect Picnic

Make memories this summer by packing the perfect picnic and enjoying an afternoon relaxing with your loved ones and some great food! Picnics can be everything from simple to elaborate, but no matter your style we think there is nothing better than enjoying a lazy summer afternoon with an old-fashioned picnic!  I've partnered with Cape Cod® Potato Chips to share my tips for packing the perfect picnic and to show you how to turn an ordinary afternoon into an Extraordinary one with a fun family … [Read more...]

Chilling with Joe Boxer Inactivity Tracker

Do you ever feel like you are going a million different directions at warp speed?  With three kids in sports activities, school programs, work schedules and day to day life I feel like this more often than I'd like to.  I'm the type of person who actually enjoys being busy, I have a hard time just sitting and doing nothing.  My husband is always making fun of me for it and telling me to sit down and "chill out", but honestly it's really, really hard for me especially when there always seems like … [Read more...]

The Boxtrolls Movie Night and Edible Popcorn Boxes

"This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BoxtrollsFamilyNite” I can't think of a better way to start the weekend than cuddling up on the couch with my kiddos for family movie night.  It's the perfect way for us to unwind from a busy week and it's an easy and inexpensive way to create wonderful memories together.  I'm always looking for new … [Read more...]

The Munster Mansion

Did you ever watch The Munsters as a kid?  I remember watching the black and white reruns of this unusual American family of benign monsters and we even catch old reruns from time to time and watch them with our kids.  But my husband is the real fan!  A few years ago he stumbled on a website for The Munster Mansion (don't ask me why he was searching for The Munster's house, I quit asking questions a long time ago.)  :)  And to his surprise an actual, real-live replica of The Munster's house … [Read more...]