After almost a year of obsessing about learning to play the guitar and sing like Taylor Swift, Princess and I headed down to the local music store. After 4 lessons and 3 weeks of practicing, the excitement has worn off and she’s realizing what I kept trying to prepare her for: learning to play a [...]
All it took was a pair of scissors and some fabric paint to give these too-short jeans with ripped knees a brand new life.
Two weeks ago, I tore a chunk out of the top of my toe while running barefoot up cement stairs. It’s a “stubbed toe” to the 100th degree. After a week and a half of wearing only flip flops (because having anything touching that raw toe felt like a knife going up my leg), I [...]
Summer is the perfect time to help your children learn to journal using This is Me – a kid’s first keepsake journal as seen on Design Mom, Cool Mom Picks & Smiling Green Mom. Full of creative writing and drawing prompts & designed to record the memories of one year of a child’s life, it’s [...]
This face pretty much sums up the amount of fun we had this year at our family camp out. More about our 40+ years, 60+ people family camp out tradition. photo credit: my awesome neice, Christina Schuler who captured moments camping that I never could.
During our traditional day trip from the campground to beautiful Avila Beach, Todd took the kids out into the ocean kicking and screaming and sent them back to shore with big smiles on their faces. More about our 40+ years, 60+ people family camp out tradition.
Most nights consisted of marshmallows and chatting around the campfire. Except for the night of the Talent Show. That night, we were treated to ribbon dances, lip syncing to Whitney Houston and split leaps (and that was just from my awesomely entertaining teenage nephews). The kids also put on play entitled: Cruella DeVille and the [...]
I brought all the supplies for Beaded T-shirt Bracelets and Hippie Headbands. They were a hit all around; young and old, girls and boys. I especially loved seeing my mom teaching my nephew how to crochet. Priceless. More about our 40+ years, 60+ people family camp out tradition.