This and That

Make Your Own S’mores Bar

To say this summer has flown by may just be the understatement of the year! It’s been an eventful season for our family for many good reasons and a few less than good ones too. I’m going to write about the best reasons and keep praying for the less fortunate ones. Remember the kate spade baby shower? My adorable little niece was born a month and a half later on June 17th! My husband and I spent many hours at the hospital anxiously awaiting her arrival, but by Continue reading

Kate Spade Inspired Baby Shower

When I married my husband, I gained a lot of wonderful family members who made me feel like family long before it became official. In that mix is two wonderful sisters. One (Tiffany) already has children, the cutest little boy and girl, and the second one (Danielle) is now a mommy to be who is Continue reading

Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower Gift

My best friend’s bridal shower is this weekend and I’m so looking forward to celebrating with her! In addition to ‘saying yes to the dress’ and receiving your first RSVP to the wedding, this is another milestone that makes the whole experience begin to feel “really real”. If you’ve been a bride, you understand that phrase! The bridal shower is a wonderful event where you get to Continue reading

Christmas Morning + Homemade Hot Cocoa

I almost didn’t write this post thinking I should skip ahead to a better one instead of posting stationary consisting mostly of family stories and little of actual ideas or recipes. You know, something my readers would be ‘more interested in’. What? Hit the brakes…fast!! I would love to see this blog become successful over the years, but I never want to reach that goal by straying away from my initial intent and passion that fuels each post. Then I realized some of you may still find a cute idea or tradition to adopt from our simple holiday. Tip of the day? Always  Continue reading

Universal Studios & The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Well…we’ve arrived back home from what seemed to be a one day vacation though we were gone for five. It’s quite evident how the saying “time flies when you’re having fun” came to be when you go on trips like our most recent one to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida; we had a wonderful time and made some unforgettable memories! I want to document our trip for my family’s enjoyment, but want to keep my amazing readers in mind as well! If you’re planning a trip to Universal  Continue reading

Make Vacation a Surprise

As a kid, I was lucky to go on a family vacation every year! I know vacations can be expensive; they fly by and a week or two after you get back you almost feel like you never left, but…and this is a BIG but, the memories you make and the places you see are priceless! Of course, this is simply my opinion and I completely understand the joy of being home too 🙂 Continue reading

Wedding Gift for my Stepdaughter

As my best friend is counting down to her wedding (1 year from today!) it reminds me of the excitement I felt during my own engagement! Not only was I gaining a husband that day, but also a step daughter. Much like I am, she is quite the sentimental girl and special gifts mean a lot to her; I love that about her.  Continue reading

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