Babies "R" Us and Toys "R" Us have always been our go-to shops for kid birthdays. Sweet T just celebrated her 6th and we took her to Toys "R" Us to spend her birthday money. It wasn't that long ago (to me at least) that we were celebrated her very first birthday!
My aunt made her a special cake to dive into, then that weekend we had a picnic … [Read More...]
And I'm not just saying that because I'm a native. I've seen Pacific beaches, New England beaches and Atlantic beaches. They're all beautiful, but there's truly nothing quite like an Alabama beach, and the sugar white sands of the Gulf Coast kind of spoil you for other beaches. You might enjoy and appreciate other beaches around the world, but once … [Read More...]
It may still be 90 degrees outside, but you'll be in need of Thanksgiving place card holders before you know it. My Pinterest feed is already full pumpkins and caramel and Halloween, oh my! Maybe we're all just anxious for summer to end and fall to arrive. If that's the case, go ahead and get started on these Thanksgiving place card holders and … [Read More...]
June, July, and August used to be summer vacation but here in our part of the South school started this week! Some schools started last week so I really shouldn't complain, but if your kids don't go back until sometime in September, I admit to being a little jealous. Jealous or not, August calls for free planner stickers!
Use these back to … [Read More...]
The start of a new school year is one of the most bittersweet times of the year. Goodbye capture the flag, goodbye late nights and campfires and hello homework, hello bus rides and brown bag lunches. *sigh*
But there is a silver lining! The kids are out of the house and it’s time for some major you time. And by "you time" I really mean time to … [Read More...]
Back-to-school clothes shopping is a breeze where we live. You can buy summer play clothes for dirt cheap in July and August and that's what both my kids wear to school until oh...October? At that point we put on fall clothing and just sweat to death in them because that graphic tee with a watermelon slice just seems wrong even if it's still 80 … [Read More...]
"The days are long but the years are short" has never been truer to me than this summer. Some days I wonder how I'm going to make it to bedtime with two small children, yet they are growing so fast I can watch it happening. School starts back this week and I wish I could freeze some of the memories we made this summer. Like Gus enjoying a … [Read More...]
Last weekend I enjoyed being a tourist in my own backyard and experiencing much of what Huntsville has to offer. Hubs and I stayed at the Westin Huntsville, enjoyed Bridge Street, and even stopped by the Space and Rocket Center for the first time in years. But with Huntsville Restaurant Week coming up on August 12th, this little trip was all about … [Read More...]
Cork crafts are a great way to upcycle used wine corks. You can make your own cork board in about an hour! Don't have an hour? You can make the pushpin DIY in 5 minutes or less.
Make Your Own Cork Board from Wine Corks
You will need
An old picture frame with cardboard back (I used 11 x 14 size)
Wine corks (I love that these particular … [Read More...]
My mason jar hydrate planner stickers were so popular I decided to make another set with a "twist."
See what I mean? *nyuk nyuk nyuk*
Click here or the image below to print a set of your own! Use these free printable hydrate stickers to keep track of your water intake each day of the week. These hydrate planner stickers are … [Read More...]
Upcycle tin cans into butterflies and dragonflies with this easy soda can craft. They make cute additions to your garden or potted plants.
Upcycle Tin Cans
You will need
Aluminum soda, beer, or energy drink cans
Printable template in this post
Fine tip Sharpie marker
Paper clip (optional)
Start by printing … [Read More...]
Last time we were at Captain D's, I noticed red velvet funnel cake sticks on the menu and thought, "What fun! I could copycat those!" So I did. Here's how.
First of all, let me mention three tools that will help immensely when you're making these red velvet funnel cake sticks.
Wilton 610-906 Icing Gel, 1-Ounce, Red-RedNorpro 199 Sugar and … [Read More...]
Whether you need thank you gifts for coworkers, teachers, or the staff at your doctor's office, it can be a challenge to find gifts that are both thoughtful and affordable. Handmade or DIY gifts are a great way to show you truly care without breaking the back, but creating them in bulk for an entire office can be too time-consuming. Use this free … [Read More...]
When you hear the Tar Heel state, or the Palmetto state, you don’t automatically think “Wow, I should visit!” Well, I’ve got some news for you: North and South Carolina are actually some of the prettiest states to vacation in, and I’m here to tell you why. Nobody knows how to have fun the way the South can, and with its incredibly beautiful … [Read More...]