• Open-ended toy recommendations for toddlers

    Open-ended Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers

    After nearly a week of unexplained coughing and feeling pretty crummy, I am finally back to continue the Holiday Toy Series. If you missed it, don’t forget to check out:  5 Benefits of Open-ended Toys Open-ended Gift Guide for Babies It is officially Christmas season and that means, for many,…

  • Open-ended Christmas gift ideas for baby

    Open-ended Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies

    Ah…the first Christmas! What a fun time for new parents. Whether your baby is fresh from oven or nearly a year old, the first Christmas is great fun.  I can recall being so excited for each of the kids’ first Christmases but also wondering to myself “What do you get…

  • Easy DIY pretend Christmas Tree

    Creating a Pretend Christmas Tree for Kids

    Christmas is, hands down, my FAVORITE holiday of the year and I am always looking for new ways to make the holiday season fun for the kiddos. So I am excited to share this easy, affordable pretend Christmas tree set up! Pretend Play! After watching my littles enjoy decorating the…

  • Magic of decorating the Christmas Tree

    Decorating the Christmas Tree 2017

    I love, L.O.V.E Christmas! It is my favorite time of the year! I have been so excited to bring all of the decorations out of the attic and start transforming our home into a winter wonderland.  If it were me I would have decorations up long before Thanksgiving but the…

  • Christmas 2013

    I am a little late to this holiday update [per the usual] but for good reason this time. We just finished up our Christmas celebration two days ago so I have been waiting until all the festivities were finished to post about it. This holiday season snuck up on me…

  • winter maternity pictures

    Winter Maternity Pictures

    In true holiday-loving form, I have been excited about our Christmas cards for some time now. Two weeks ago when we got our first bit of cover-the-ground-and-make-everything-pretty snow I knew it was time to drag dear hubs outside and snap some Christmas-y and winter maternity pictures. Thankfully the hubs was…

  • Christmas Storage

    Let me begin by apologizing for the delay in my first post of this series. The local winter bug made its way through our household this last week putting all to-do’s on hold. Thankfully the family has recovered and here I am with the first post. So as it is…

  • Christmas Decoration Ideas

    Christmas Decoration Ideas 2012

    I am so excited to share with you my Christmas decorations from this year! Let me begin by saying my husband is a saint for dealing with me during the Holidays. As a first time homeowner, I was beyond excited to spill Christmas cheer all over the house. So to…