Time is flying by, and if it means winter is almost over I might just be okay with it! Haha! Spring is one of my very favorite times of year. We can finally start to play outside more, the little people are full swing into all of our favorite sports, and it just feels like such a happy time! For me Easter is always the sign of that new fresh season coming in and it gets me so excited! The aisles of Target are already full of yummy treats + cute finds, so I wanted to share a few of my favorite Easter Basket ideas for all my little people! I’ve broken it down into each of their age groups to make it easy to find some fun options!
When it came to designing our home, Joe + I both knew we wanted the kitchen area to be the focal point of the home. We knew we wanted to create what we loved, so it was worth investing in. For us, we truly consider it the heart of the home. The kitchen is where we spend the most time together as a family. It was important for us that it was a warm, inviting, happy space where we all wanted to gather. It is the place where we come together for dinner as a family. Some of our most cherished conversations happen here. I am so in love with how it turned out, so today I wanted to invite you in to the heart of our home, our kitchen + dining room.
Since Joe + I were first married, we knew we wanted to have a big family. We both have close relationships with our siblings and wanted the same for our little people too! Along with having a big family, comes a BUSY schedule. Sometimes it feels like we are constantly on the go. As parents, one of our top concerns + focuses was if each of our people is getting enough one on one time. Having that strong bond individually with each of them is so important to us, so we started what we call our Kid Dates. I shared a little about doing this around Christmas and had a lot of questions, so I thought I’d share some tips we’ve learned from doing our Kid dates + some fun ideas we’ve done or are dying to try!
The weekend is here!! We get Joe all to ourselves this weekend with zero plans so I could not be more excited!! With it being Saturday I wanted to pop in and share a little weekly update in addition to a few awesome sales that are going on right now you won’t want to miss!!
I started off the weekend a little rough when I woke up so so sick on Sunday. It was so bad! It honestly felt like I was swallowing knives due to such a sore throat! Joe + Hunter took care of everything from meals to babies + me as their patient while I stayed in bed all day! Joe wrote me a prescription for an antibiotic and I’m feeling 100 times better. Hallelujah!!
For this week’s Favorite Finds, I decided to do something a little different, that I have been getting a lot of questions about! A couple of weeks ago, I showed a little clip of our post Costco snack prep over on Instagram Stories. It is honestly such a life + time saver for us, I had to share how we do it + why it is one of my favorite mom hacks!
Before we start any snack prep, we always take a trip to Costco. This is in NO WAY sponsored! It totally doesn’t have to be Costco, but them selling in bulk helps. And you guys, I just found out they DELIVER!!! Yes you read that right. Deliver to your door! Mom dreams coming true everywhere! haha!
When we started designing our house, I told Joe there were a few things that in my mind were non-negotiable. At the top of the list, was this vision I had for a Playroom Closet. We honestly designed our basement layout around making this work. I am so so happy with how it turned out. I showed a little sneak peek on my Instagram Stories a few weeks ago. The flood of requests for more details was crazy, so I decided today I’d take you inside our playroom closet + share the 3 design features that were most important to us!
A few months ago I mentioned my team + I were meeting to plan upcoming content for both here on the blog + over on Instagram. I could not believe the insane amount of direct messages, asking who “the team” was…or saying they thought my blog was just me on my own! Since I had so many requests for details, I thought I’d give you a little behind the scenes of blogging!
I first started blogging about 10 years ago. While we were in Kentucky for Medial School, I wanted a place to share what was going on in our lives with friends + family. So I started a little blog (raise your hand if you were a fellow “blogspot” user?!) haha…and everything was super simple. When we moved to California, I was closer to family. Instagram was the new thing, so I kind of let my blog go. Fast forward a few years later. I noticed I would get asked a lot where I bought clothes for my little people…or our Disneyland tips…and wanted to have one place to keep it all, so the blog was reborn.
When it comes to my little people’s wardrobe, I kind of like to be in charge. It is one of those things that is really hard for me to let them take the reigns on. As they’ve gotten older, they have started to want more freedom when it comes to what they wear. To save us all a headache in the morning, we decided to make a wardrobe compromise!
Sometimes they still struggle to find things that match…or in Hudson’s case fit the right season. haha! (I’m sure you’ve seen the shorts he’s wore when it’s snowing) So shoes is an easy compromise! They get to pick out their own shoes, if I get to have input on the rest of the outfit. I can’t even tell you how many morning tantrums this has saved us!!
Do you ever have one of those weeks where you just can’t wait for the weekend?! Kind of feeling like that was our week and it wasn’t even that crazy! Like every weekend, today I’m sharing our weekly update, in addition to some really great sales!!
Last Friday I headed down to Southern California SOLO to spend the weekend with some of my favorite girls at Pelican Hill. If you ever get the chance to stay, do it, because it is incredible!!! They completely spoil you while making sure every single need is met. We especially loved spending the afternoon by the pool soaking up the sun + eating alllll the food! haha! We stayed up till 2 AM talking and loved every second.
This past weekend I got to step away from the mom life for a little getaway with some of my favorite girls at Pelican Hill! It’s always so hard for me to leave my people! I’m glad I convinced myself, because a break to relax was exactly what I needed! I’ll be sharing more about the trip on our Weekly Update tomorrow! Since I’ve been doing more traveling than usual lately, and have a few trips coming up, I thought I’d share 5 of my biggest packing tips for this weeks Favorite Finds!