Christmas time is magical. The twinkle lights, stories, baking, and gifts. It really is the most wonderful time of the year. All the traditions and commitments can add up to one giant nightmare if you allow it to. Below are...
Well, it's 1 billion days into the pandemic and Thanksgiving is upon us. All the changes in 2020 have me reminiscing on the large holidays growing up when everyone and anyone would come over to eat. From family, to...
My husband and I have a slew of holidays and anniversaries that we acknowledge but, Valentines Day is not one we really celebrate in a romantic way. Valentines Day is for the kids and here is the reason: My husband...
Am I crazy? I know it is not even Halloween yet but I am already super jazzed about Christmas, yes I said “jazzed” I say things like that sometimes, get over it. The cookies, the festivities, the lights, the...
Cooking with children comes with a few, how do you say, challenges. My older boys are now at an age where they can pretty accurately follow a recipe. Julian did mix up the salt and sugar that one time,...
Who doesn't love a good homemade cookie? Answer: no one. That is why there's a national holiday dedicated to it! October 1 is National Homemade Cookie Day and to celebrate, I whipped up these bad boys. They are best...
The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. I don’t know if it’s the food, the festive atmosphere, or that killer speech at the end of Independence Day, but I look forward to it every...
Spring is in the air, which around here means the event calendar is filling up quickly! There's lots to do in our little beach towns as the season picks up, and Easter is no exception. From Egg Hunts to...
This time every year, the stores are filled with the latest Valentines.  About 5 years ago, I decided to start the tradition to make all of our Valentines instead of buying them.  Especially having boys, this holiday is usually...
I understand why Valentine’s Day can be a nuisance. It overcrowds our favorite restaurants and leaves us with extra to-do's on our list: make kids’ valentines. Buy card. Make reservation. Book sitter. Eat entire heart-shaped box of chocolates on...
  When I heard there were umbrellas in the sky in Pensacola, I was #soexcited. Kid-at-Christmas-Can’t-Wait-To-Get-Over-There EXCITED. Umbrellas in the sky?! From Portuguese artists? Oh this has my name written all over it. Be right there.  Record scratch.  Noooot so fast. Pensacola...
The holidays are upon us and for most families, it's the happiest time of the year. Kids can be cajoled into doing almost anything with just a reminder of Santa's imminent arrival. Yes, it gets busy with lengthy gift lists...
'Tis the season.. of feeling super busy.  From holiday shopping, to family commitments, to finishing up end-of-year work, it's a kinda crazy time of year to be a mama! Just wanted to drop us all a little reminder to...
We love our denim. We live in our denim. So when Amy from Wardrobe Made Simple assured us that we could, in fact, wear denim to all things holiday this season as long as we followed a few basic rules we were like, "Um, yes please!" 

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