It has been some time since I shared a Friday Inspiration post (a collection of links I find interesting!) so I thought I would give it a try today. Let me know if you find any of them interesting!! I'll be offline most of the weekend, but am sure I'll make an occasional post to Instagram. Happy July 4th, I hope you enjoy the long weekend!!Read More
Last night I was pondering what kind of house project I want to get into next when a lightbulb went off:: the kitchen. The kitchen is my least favorite room in our house. The space feels contractor-basic with 1990s honey oak cabinets. The handles are brass but not in a good way. I'd love to photograph recipes in our kitchen but right now I avoid it. All that said, we have a lot to be thankful for:: the cabinets are functional and we have added nice appliances.
To put it simply: the current aesthetic in our kitchen is dated and not our style.
We have lived in our home 3 years have since talked about a kitchen remodel, but the timing hasn't been right. Money is tight! But last night I decided that money should be an obstacle--instead I am going to treat it like a challenge. I have decided to get started on our kitchen this summer--on a very small budget.Read More
We are heading to the beach soon for a little family getaway, and I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of our favorite things. I know sand toys and towels always come to mind first, but I'm adding to the list!
When packing for the beach the age of the kids should be a big factor. Are they toddlers or preteens? This will impact snacks and toiletries, and also practical things like::: elementary age kids can carry stuff! My kids are always in charge of carrying at least 1 thing each (towels or a bag) when we go to the pool or beach. Another factor to think about when packing for the beach is whether you are staying beachfront or are a few blocks away. If you are carrying gear a few blocks definitely pack light or consider bringing a wagon.Read More
Summer is here!! And I am trying to think of recipes this summer I can make with my kids. I've shared before that our kids are picky eaters, due to some sensory aversions. So when it came time to design these vanilla pudding pops, our kids voted for sprinkles over fruit--and I obliged.
I have great memories of pudding pops from when I was a child. Some recipes call for cool whip or condensed milk, but I kept these simple with milk. If your kids are anything like mine we don't need the extra sugar! I also opted for paper cups over popsicle molds, because we already had the cups on hand and I think it makes the recipe feel a little more classic/retro.
I made these vanilla pudding pops with patriotic sprinkles since we are getting close to July 4th--you could easily customize the popsicles with your favorite colors! They are perfect for a hot day, make 10 per batch (great for a picnic or cookout) and are kid approved :)Read More
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Last year I updated our oak cabinets in our upstairs bathroom with bright paint and freshened up the space. But I didn't improve the decor or functionality in the space. I just finished updating the bathroom with new accessories that add both class and functionality, and am excited to show it off! Today I am giving 4 tips for how to refresh your bathroom in a weekend! I refreshed our upstairs bathroom with the help of Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Mega Rolls and a shopping trip to my local Target.Read More