• happy new year. new years family photo idea.

    Happy New Year – 2018

    Happy New Year everyone! 2017 was a pretty great year for us. We did a lot of traveling (Tasmania, Mammoth, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, San Diego, Lake Mead, New York, Bar…

  • a month of elf on the shelf ideas with free north pole breakfast printables

    Elf on the Shelf 2016

    This was our third year of having Jingle Bell visit and it is becoming one of our favorite traditions. We always kick of Jingle Bell’s arrival with a fun breakfast and we…

  • on-line shopping in bed with my pjs on - phone case and laptop skin from caseapp - letterboard from letterfolk - garland from glitter party co. -all can be purchased on-line - now we just need Starbucks to deliver ;)

    Case App

    Christmas came early for me this year! My friends at Caseapp.com gifted me a new laptop skin and custom iphone case and I am loving them. I chose the white marble laptop…

  • elf on the shelf idea north pole breakfast for arrival with free printables

    North Pole Breakfast 2017

    We kicked off the holiday season the first Saturday of December again this year with our North Pole Breakfast. This is our 4th year of this tradition and I just absolutely love…

  • sugar cane train - holiday express - west maui with kids - things to do and places to eat

    The Sugar Cane Train Holiday Express

    If you are in Maui from November 24th – December 25th this is a must! As a kid we used to ride the Sugar Cane Train every time we went to Maui.…

  • things to do and places to eat in west maui with kids

    West Maui Travel with Toddlers

    Oh Maui, where do I begin. The awesome beaches, the rainbows, the snorkeling, the marine animals and so much delicious food all make this one of the best places to travel to…

  • Tropical Paper Chain Countdown

    Tropical Paper Chain Countdown

    We obviously love paper chain countdowns in our house. We make them for everything and the kids and I love them. Before our Hawaii trip  I had been thinking that a tropical…

  • turkey handprint craft

    Fall Fun

    We have been having so much fun celebrating the fall season. In past years, we have kind of gone straight from Halloween to Christmas and skipped over fall, so we are really…

  • golden masquerade party for golden halloween birthday

    Golden Masquerade Birthday Party

    On my 30th birthday, I was taking care of a newborn baby and not really up for a big celebration. I was just impressed that we were able to leave the kids…

  • mini pumpkin pies - so cute, perfect Thanksgiving dessert and a fun baking activity with kids

    Mini Pumpkin Pies

    The kids and I made mini pumpkin pies the other day. It was so much fun and they turned out really cute. For some reason, things always seem cuter in bite sized…