Let Your Dreams Take Flight

I'm a pretty competitive person, but I also love rooting for the underdog.  Who doesn't love a feel-good movie or story about the triumph of the underdog? There is something so heart warming about the determination and effort put forth from the underdogs.  We cling to the hope that despite all of the challenges and setbacks that their grit, determination and heart will come out on top.  This past weekend I had the privilege of seeing an advanced screening of the new film, Eddie the Eagle and my … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Family Mailbox

Hello Giggles Galore readers! It's Patti from Sincerely Jean.  Can you believe it's already February?! Craziness!  But with February comes Love Day.  I just love Valentine's Day!  I love decorating for it in my house, celebrating it, and eating all the sweets that are justified around this holiday like my Valentine's Day Oreos! This Valentine's day I wanted to come up with a new tradition for my family that would be different and fun. I wanted to make something that would lead up to the day … [Read more...]

Christmas Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor movie nights are a fun way my family enjoys watching movies. Living in California we still get to enjoy a little evening time outside during December. So, I created a Christmas outdoor movie night! I set up our inflatable movie screen, set out some chairs, and added a little concession stand table for all the movie night guests. Everyone was so excited to watch Santa Claus is coming to town! While out shopping, I stumbled upon the cutest fleece blanket throws! The colors … [Read more...]

Christmas Decorating with Retro Toys

Do you have fond memories of the toys from your childhood?  Do you remember that one special toy you just couldn't wait to wake up and find on Christmas morning? Me too, and I love incorporating a bit of nostalgia into the most wonderful time of the year.  Which is why today, I am hanging out with my friends over at World Market sharing ideas for Christmas Decorating with Retro Toys!   I would love for you to click on over to the World Market blog and check out my love for vintage … [Read more...]

Wickedly Awesome Halloween Parties

Halloween is drawing near- do you have any plans?  It is on a Saturday this year and I am so excited about that!  It gives us the opportunity to do something the night before Halloween and then we still have ALL day Saturday to prepare for the evening festivities!  If you're thinking of throwing a party, you should check out these wickedly awesome Halloween parties that I just love!  Some of them are spooky and dark, and others are bright and fun.  You can get inspired by so many of these … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

This post was sponsored by General Mills through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select.  While I was compensated to write a post about Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, all opinions are my own. Our weekends are usually jam packed and busy with kids sports activities, errands and the occasional get together with friends.  But on Sunday mornings we make it a priority to focus on spending quality time as a family.  And nothing says lovin' like warm fresh cinnamon rolls from the oven!  We are … [Read more...]

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...]