Homemade Birthday Cake Popcorn Balls

I am a baker and bake for a living. I seem to always be in the kitchen. Either I am making some elaborate cake, dessert, or the simple task of cleaning the kitchen after I have destroyed it. We can all say my life revolves around the kitchen. So, while I am baking or even […]

Easy DIY Bow Frame

Tidy up your toddler’s room with this DIY hair bow frame. Firstborns usually get spoiled. Not just by mom and dad. But grandparents, in-laws, and friends. They’re the firstborn so naturally we all want to give them as many cute outfits, shoes, toys, and books. My firstborn is two-and-a-half years old and Elle’s room is […]

DIY Lip Gloss with Your Toddlers

My daughter Elle loves to sit in my lap while I put on my makeup. Of course she wants to imitate and do exactly like her mommy, so I give her a small chap stick to put on her lips while I apply my lipstick. She loves to smear it on, smack her lips in […]

It Figures: Ideas for Making Fabulous Stuff With Figurines

If your kids are anything like mine, they have loads of tiny cars, dolls, party favors, and figurines that they love for a about a week, then these collectibles accumulate in every bin in the house, ultimately collecting nothing but dust. Whenever I decide I am going to clean-house and get rid of the buggers, […]

Music in the Household

My husband has many talents; aside from being great with our kids, he has been many things: a musician, an installation artist, a computer programmer, an entrepreneur, a yoga teacher (in training), a life coach, and more. His original and greatest passion is music. He was a musician when we met and spent his time […]

DIY Blush and Bronzer

With all of the chemicals, preservatives, and additives in cosmetics today, it’s horrifying to think about all of those toxins being applied to our bodies and our faces each day. Aside from all the chemicals, how much we spend on finding the “right shade” or blush and bronzer can be truly ridiculous. I have an […]

Reunited and It Feels So Good

After moving and attempting to get settled into a new house right before Christmas, our family routines and rituals were majorly disturbed. Our eating and cooking habits are what took the hardest hit. With all the goodies associated with the holidays and all the convenience foods associated with moving and unpacking, we definitely have been […]

The Letter That Won My Home

The following is an excerpt from a letter I wrote to the current owners of our new house in an effort for them to accept our offer. I share this with the world because: Our home is what shapes us from our earliest years. Everyone should have a good home. For families who move a […]

Accidental Homeschooling

Recently, we had the opportunity to enter our 1st grader into a Spanish Immersion program. When we first looked into it, we thought: this is amazing. And I still think it’s great. But as the summer wore on, we started thinking: maybe we want to keep homeschooling? FYI: this is totally weird because when we […]