22 Crafts for Kids

22 Crafts for Kids

Hi everyone! I have been out of town for the past 3 weeks and just got home to a bunch of remodeling projects and my house in chaos…so to say that I’m a little scattered and have been a little MIA would be an understatement! I wanted to let you all know that I am […]

Back to School with Shamrock Farms

Back to School with Shamrock Farms

It pains me to say it, but the new school year is quickly approaching. That means it’s probably just about time to get to back-to-school shopping… how many of you have started already? Pin a rose on your nose! Teasing of course, way to be prepared! For the rest of us, how would you like […]

18 Desserts for Kids

18 Sweet Treats for kids, desserts that kids will love

Turtle Cupcakes | Golden Snitch Cupcakes | No Churn Cookie Monster Ice Cream | Dumbledore’s Pensieve Jello | Shaun Sheep Movie Marshmallows | Princess Popcorn Balls | Minion Sugar Cookies | Easy Homemade Dark Chocolate Pudding |  Different Frosting Types | Lemon Sunshine Baking Cup Cookies| Lightning McQueen Birthday Cake | Rocky Road Ice Cream | […]

Minions Crafts and Recipes

Minions Crafts, Recipes and DIY

The world seems to be Minion crazy and you guys are no exception. I had a different theme of featured planned for this week but when I looked through the last few weeks of Block Party it was clear that a Minion feature needed to be done! So here are tons of minions crafts, recipes, […]

Easy Asian Chicken Salad

Delicious Asian Chicken Salad Recipe-using some ready to eat ingredients, this can be whipped up super fast and ready for a meal, or a side dish in minutes.

Foster Farms® has sponsored this post, and asked me to create a recipe using their delicious product…this is one of my favorites. This is hands down one of my very most favorite salads to munch on any time of year, but it is especially yummy in these hot summertime months. Sometimes I buy kits for […]

17 Refreshing Summer Drinks

17 Refreshing Summertime Drinks, some virgin...some not so virgin. Something for everybody!

I know it’s been said before, but we all know it’s going to be said again…probably in the next few minutes, so let me just get it out there; “It’s HOT!” I am not one to complain about warmth and sunshine and any excuse to sit by the pool…but sometimes you just need to cool […]

Summer Mantel

Cute Summer Mantel Ideas with a green and yellow lemonade theme.

My white living room is complete, and that means this month’s mantel is finally against the wall it was always meant to be against! Now that July 4th is over…and no major holidays are coming up, I was able to do just a fun summer mantel with some fun and bright pieces and I am […]

We Made It Kits by Jennifer Garner

Fun We Made It Kits by Jennifer Garner

Is it hot where you are? It’s been averaging in the high 90’s here, so we’ve been trying to find some things to do inside when it just becomes too hot to be outside. We have absolutely been LOVING these We Made It by Jennifer Garner kits. Making things with my kids is always a […]

Indoor Summer Activities

Indoor Summer Activities, for when it's too hot to play outside.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer, I am so in love with this season, but it’s been SOOOO hot this last week that all I want to do is lay down with my air conditioning blasting…oh wait I don’t have air conditioning. That’s right, here in central Oregon the summers are usually pretty […]

Don’t Eat Pete 4th of July

Don't Eat Pete 4th of July version. Perfect for kids to play while waiting for the fireworks to start!

I’m really pushing it here! The 4th of July is tomorrow for all of my stateside friends, and one of the hardest things about this holiday for many is waiting for the firework show to start! This year I will be bringing this Don’t Eat Pete game and some candy for them, so they can […]

Screen Time Tokens Reward System

Screen Time Tokens. Use as a reward system for the kids after they are done with their jobs. At the end of the week if they have any leftover they get to trade them in for prizes.

This post has been in the works since about mid May. I wanted to iron out all the kinks and figure out exactly what our system would be before I shared. I have to say, I feel really good about this fun reward system…using screen time tokens with my kids has been a lifesaver this […]

30 Red White and Blue Projects

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 Super Simple Summer Throw Quilt|  Patriotic Bunting | Vintage Bandana Bowl Covers | Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch | Patriotic Pudding Pops | Patriotic Fruit Cones | Patriotic Fruit Tart | Framed Ribbon Flag | Bohemian Baby Doll Dress and Ribbon Wands | Red, White, and Blue Tie Dye Napkins | Red, White, and Blueberry Ice Pops | Free Flat Front Skirt Pattern | Pottery Barn Inspired Stenciled Flag Pillow | Patriotic Denim and Burlap Placemats | 4th […]

Living Room Reveal!

White Living Room with board and batten, a planked shiplap wall, wooden plantation shutters, white piano, fireplace mantel. gray couches and gray rug, gallery wall and more! Such a fun Living Room Reveal, I love so much about this room!

It’s the day you’ve all been waiting for! Oh, was it just me that looked at this room every day and couldn’t wait for it to look like it does now? Well then, it’s the day I’ve been waiting for! My living room reveal is here! Everything is in place, the dust has been cleared, […]

Living Room Remodel

These are the before pictures of a super cute living room remodel. You have to see the afters! Such great ideas.

ACK! I can’t believe it. I LITERALLY cannot believe it. Every time I walk into my living room I am SHOCKED that it is completed. I mean completed. I don’t have to look around at a construction mess when people come to the door. The living room remodel is done. Sure I might add some […]

Summer Activities for Kids

Summer Activities for Kids

Have you heard “I’m bored yet”? Keep the kids busy with Summer activities for kids with these great crafts, activities, projects and other fun kid friendly ideas! Marble Painted Paper | Nail Stamping | No Sew Felt Butterflies | Disney Countdown Chain | Easy Toadstool Cross Stitching | Personalized Globe Lights | Stain Glass Butterflies […]

Summer CAUSEBOX Spoiler!

Summer CAUSEBOX 03. Everything in these subscription boxes are helping people, and come from inspiring companies.

You guys might remember my love sonnet to Sevenly’s CAUSEBOX this spring (read on to see how you can get that one for FREE!), and all the BEAUTIFUL pieces that it had inside. It is so fun to get happy surprises in the mail, especially when every product is handpicked because of the socially conscious […]

4th of July Mantel

4th of July Decorations. Great DIY projects, a cute summer mantel and more! #makingtheworldcuter

Have I mentioned once or a hundred times how much I love finally having a mantel to decorate? Oh I have? Sorry, I’ll try not to do it again, but I can’t make any promises. I love it! My husband also loves it, because of the growing number of totes piling up in the garage […]

Summer Salad Recipes

16 Delicious and Refreshing Summer Salad Recipes

It’s heating up out there! Time to try out some of these refreshing summer salad recipes. Make one for dinner tonight!  Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad | Feta Pepperoni Salad  Strawberry Spinach Salad | Green Pepper Tomato Salad Spinach and Apple Salad Bacon Cheddar Potato Salad Pizza Pasta Salad Homemade Greek Dressing Southwest Bean Salad Cilantro […]

3d Stars Patriotic Bunting Crafts

DIY 3d Paper Stars 4th of July Decorations. Great DIY projects, a cute summer mantel and more! #makingtheworldcuter

I talked yesterday about how to make these EASY 3d stars, and a fun way to use them in your 4th of July decorations. I put together a couple banners using them. A few of these and some twine and you have some serious cute potential! I cut mine out with my Silhouette and then […]

Coastal 4th of July Decorations

DIY 3d Paper Stars 4th of July Decorations. Great DIY projects, a cute summer mantel and more! #makingtheworldcuter

I am so HAPPY that it is summer! I have been enjoying every delicious drop of it. You won’t hear me complaining about the heat no matter how much I’m sweating. I will just turn up the AC, turn my face towards the sun and smile like an idiot. It’s my favorite. It’s time to […]