carrot beef dog popsicles

Dog Popsicles

We’re in the dog days of summer and my dog has been panting like crazy with our hundred degree temperatures.  I decided a cool treat might hit the spot and I was right.  My little pup went crazy over these carrot beef dog popsicles!  The good news is these popsicles take just minutes to make […]

expedition everest ride

Disney Tips for Big Families

Our family vacation this summer was a trip to Florida where we spent three days at Disney Parks and three days at three gorgeous beaches.  We had such a great time and discovered a few tricks and ideas that I wanted to share if you're planning a trip with a big family or a big ... continue reading...

hot dogs with side dishes

A Hot Dog Bar

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ball Park® brand. The opinions and text are all mine. When you think of summer, what food comes to mind?  For me, it's grilled hot dogs, platters of watermelon, and side dishes like baked beans and potato salad.  Add ... continue reading...

colorful pom pom flip flops

How to Make Pom Pom Flip Flops

It's flip flop season and I have a really cute idea that can be whipped up in very little time: pom pom flip flops!  The next time the kids tell you they're bored, get out the yarn and scissors and a cheap pair of flip flops and let them make this colorful craft! To make a ... continue reading...

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Stitched Journal Cards

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BIC. The opinions and text are all mine. In this age of technology, I still love handwritten items.  I've saved old handwritten letters from family members, I make my kids write thank you notes for gifts they receive, ... continue reading...

twine on mason jar

Faux Etched Souvenir Jar

Expressions Vinyl provided product to be used in this post but all thoughts and opinions are my own. We just got back from vacation and while we were enjoying the beautiful Florida beaches, we collected some gorgeous shells.  I wanted to display them as a reminder of our fun ... continue reading...

bucket of frozen treats

Frozen Treat Bar

I received product and compensation to create this frozen treat bar sponsored post but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Summer is all about swimming and playdates and frozen treats to combat our Texas heat!  I love setting up fun little bars for the kids and this frozen ... continue reading...

interior of cigar box doll house

Cigar Box Doll House

My younger kids spend much of their time away from electronics, taking part in creative and imaginative play ... and I love that and try to encourage it as much as I can!  I enjoy creating things that push them further into that style of play and this cigar box doll house ... continue reading...

21 DIY dog beds visual

21 DIY Dog Beds

I've been thinking about retiring our huge plastic {ugly, boring} dog crate and creating a new bed for our family pooch.  While looking for some inspiration, I came across some amazing ideas that'll have a pup sleeping in comfort and style.  I gathered up 21 DIY dog beds that are ... continue reading...