25 Carrot Themed Recipes and Crafts for Easter

Easter is just a month away, and I am so excited. I love Easter and all of the traditions that go with it, like Easter egg hunt parties, new Easter outfits for church, and confetti egg!  There are so many ways to celebrate Easter, and many of us like to gather with our loved ones, feast on delicious food, have egg hunts with the kids, and just be together. Inspired by the Easter bunny himself, and his favorite food I have rounded up 25 Carrot Themed Recipes and Crafts for Easter.  … [Read more...]

I Love You Because Jar

Does your family have any special Valentine's Day traditions?  Do you make special heart shaped cinnamon rolls for breakfast?  Or do you enjoy a special treat, like our Cupid Floats or Conversation Heart Parfaits, after school? To me, Valentine's Day seems like the perfect holiday to create special family traditions and focus on showing love and gratitude to one another.  Handmade gifts from the heart, like this “I Love You Because …” jar, are sure to be cherished treasure for many years to … [Read more...]

30+ Kids Valentine Printables

With Valentine's day being just a week away, I thought I would put together 30+ Kids Valentine Printables for my readers! If you're a procrastinator like me, that's ok.  I have you covered with lots of adorable ideas and free printables, all you need is a little bit of time and a printer.  It is a great way to spend an afternoon with your children, and the best part is that the Valentines are semi-homemade. It'll show there was a lot of love put into them. ALL the printables here are FREE and … [Read more...]

Cupid’s Cafe Valentine’s Day Dinner

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your kids then you are in the right place.  Today I am going to share one of my favorite childhood traditions with a Valentine's Day twist.  Pull up a chair and join the party, today we are celebrating with Cupid's Cafe Valentine's Day Dinner. My mom always had the best ideas.  She was always creating fun scavenger hunts or hosting silly dinners for our family and friends.  One of my favorite ideas was the silly dinners. … [Read more...]

Touchdown Super Bowl Party Ideas

Football is a way of life here in Texas. In high school Friday night football games were the place to be, in college Saturday's were all about tailgating , and now our family crowds on the couch on Sunday's to root for our hometown team. I love watching football, and it's even more fun when your watching it with friends.  This year gather your friends together to throw the ultimate Super Bowl Party.  It will be a breeze with these fun, easy and creative Touchdown Superbowl Party Ideas. If … [Read more...]

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

Orange you glad it's Friday?!?  I know I am. This week our kids headed back to school and it's been a whirlwind of emotions, activity and adjustments.  Let's face it, the first week of school can be a little hard for everyone so today we are celebrating with homemade cinnamon rolls with orange cream cheese icing. We are all excited to have a routine again, but it does take some time to adjust to all of the changes.  So while we work on getting back on track for those early mornings, packing … [Read more...]

Home Alone After School: Is Your Child Ready?

August is here and you know what that means - it's time to start thinking about the kids heading back to school!  It's been a fun summer, and my kids and I have made lots of great memories.  We enjoyed lazy afternoons by the pool, popsicles and summer vacations, but as the August heat starts to soar and vacations come to a halt, it's clear that we are all ready to get back into the swing of our regular routine. Once the school supplies have been purchased, new school clothes are picked out … [Read more...]

Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer has officially arrived and the temperatures are starting to soar. Those scorching triple digits can be hard on our bodies, moods and our electric bills, but you don't have to let the soaring temperature get you down.  While I would love to spend our days lounging by the pool to keep cool, it's just not possible, and if you are like me you can't spend all summer poolside either.  Here are my favorite tips to beat the summer heat at home, without sending your energy bill through the … [Read more...]

Lemonade for Livy Lemonade Stand

Summer just isn't complete without a visit to a lemonade stand. An ice cold glass of lemonade is the perfect way to beat the summer heat, but we all know that it's the cute kids selling the lemonade that make it so sweet. Show me a lemonade stand with cute kiddos and I will stop every. single. time. Not only are summer lemonade stands adorable, they are also a great way to teach kids about so many important life skills and lessons. We have had many lemonade stands over the years and I love … [Read more...]

10 Patriotic Signs for 4th of July

This year I decided to decorate our fireplace mantel for the 4th of July and I am in love with all the red, white and blue decor.  Do you decorate your mantel for the 4th of July?  The 4th of July provides the perfect opportunity to showcase your patriotic spirit.  To honor the occasion I've round up 1o Patriotic Signs that will help you salute America with festive red, white and blue decor for your 4th of July mantel. These patriotic signs range from DIY chalkboard art to painted pallets and … [Read more...]