The Story Behind the Quilt

Grandmas quilt

  Grandma Eva was amazing at quilting and sewing. She taught me how to sew and helped instill a love in me for homemade things.  Some of my fondest childhood memories were at her home in Grass Valley, California. Cooking, sewing, playing games, visiting, and watching her (and sometimes helping her) hand quilt whatever quilt [Read More]

Spicy Sausage Bread {And Texas Pete Giveaway!}

Spicy Siracha Sausage Bread

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CHA! by Texas Pete. All opinions are 100% mine.   Today I’m sharing one of my husband’s favorite breads. One that he actually requests. This is kind of a big thing because he is a pretty laid back and doesn’t usually doesn’t really care [Read More]

T Shirt Bag Tutorial (for kids!)

t shirt bag gluesticksblog

These t shirt bags are the perfect craft for kids. They come together in about 2 minutes and are then ready to decorate! Perfect for summer camp, afternoons at the pool, slumber parties and picnics. They also work great for reusable grocery bags. My girls were excited to bring them to their cousin’s house for [Read More]

CamelBak Relay Giveaway {3 Winners!}

Camelbak Giveaway

I drink a lot of water. I drink more water than any other beverage and there’s nothing worse than room temperature water! A fresh pitcher of cold water or a nice refrigerated water cooler is the way to go.  We haven’t had a good water filtration system in a long time. The water in our [Read More]

Printable Lunch Box Jokes

printable lunch box notes

My oldest three started school last week and it perfectly coincided with a fun little project that I have been working on! I created some fun printable lunch box jokes for the Simple and Delicious Magazine by Taste of Home and they were featured in their August issue. Print them out, trim, and slide into your child’s [Read More]

Easy Drawstring Skirt with Contrasting Pockets

First grade skirt pattern

  Today is the first day of the first grade! And there are 3 Kaylees and a Keeley in Kaylee’s class. Oh, that poor teacher!  I thought such a pretty little first grader deserved a pretty little skirt to wear on her first day in the big leagues. It is the “Drawstring with Pockets” skirt from [Read More]

Everyday Uses for Kleenex {and a tutorial!}


This post brought to you by Huggies and Kleenex. All opinions are 100% mine. We all know that Kleenex® Ultra Soft Tissues work great for wiping noses, but what else do you use them for in your home? When I got to thinking about it I realized that I use them for many random tasks [Read More]

Game Night Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and EQtainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #Qsracetothetop”   One of my favorite Family Night treats as a child were marshmallow popcorn balls. They were pretty much rice crispy treats made with popcorn, and I loved [Read More]