How To Totally Ruin Pinterest Crafts in 4 Simple Steps //

July 5, 2017

Let me quickly set the stage — Ari wants to do a Fourth of July craft and I want to oblige. I mean, I’m a crafty mom, right? I do a quick pinterest search, locate a ‘firework’ paint craft, and gather our supplies. Easy peasey! Or, it should have been. But guys — here’s the […]

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Plan The Perfect Birthday Party // Minions !

May 9, 2017

When I planned Ari’s third birthday party, I scoured the web for inspiration. He was dead set on having a Minions party. Admittedly, Minions isn’t my favorite movie. But who’s to argue with a (nearly) three year old?? Not I, friends! In my quest for party inspiration, Ari rewatched Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, and […]

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Pinterest Fun, Plans Gone Awry, + a (Long) Overdue Haircut // A Weekend Wrap Up

March 7, 2017

You know those weekends that just restore your soul? Well, I had one of those weekends, friends. It also just so happened to be one of those weekends where I had “X-Y-and-Z” planned…. but all of it got nixed off the to-do list and we just improvised. Friday we had plans to go to the Great […]

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holiday wreath making workshop //

December 8, 2015

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending The Agrarian Collectives’ wreath making workshop at the Sunnybrook Preserve in Chesterland. Sure, Chesterland is a bit far from where we live (now), but Chad + I both grew up just minutes from this town, so we know the area very well. I had signed up a […]

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Ari’s 3rd Birthday //

November 3, 2015

Well, it’s only been TWO WEEKS since Ari’s birthday. To say I’m slacking would be an understatement. Although can you really blame me? I’ve been bouncing from doctor appointment to doctor appointment, dragging a toddler along, and throwing up along the way (sometimes quite literally). So yeah. There have been “delays,” one would say. But […]

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DIY Cork Yardstick // Get Crafty!

May 7, 2014

I’ve been saving corks from wine bottles ever since Pinterest came into existence! Ha! So as soon as I accumulated enough (it’s been a looooong time!), I started on my makeshift-corkboard project, armed with a glass of wine and all. How I did it:  There’s always a thicker end of cork from a bottle of […]

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Baby Ari’s Yo Gabba Gabba 1st Birthday Bash!

October 21, 2013

TGIO! Thank goodness it’s over! Ha ha! But seriously, I planned and planned for that party like it was my job! The weather was terrible, but that didn’t stop us from having a great time.   I’m short on words today because I’m beyond exhausted (still). Sorry (#notsorry) this post is a bit heavy on the […]

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{ Getting Crafty / Nutella + Mascarpone Cheese Bites }

October 13, 2012

Guys, these amazing, delicious, incredible little bites of happiness were introduced to me last week through my aunt. She was dropping off some freezer meals for us and she included these little treats! After Chad + I finished them off in just two days, I decided to give them a shot myself. They were so […]

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{ Getting Crafty // Pumpkin Spice Creamer }

October 12, 2012

As a frequent patron of Starbucks [once or twice a day is frequent, right? Ha!] I know that with Baby L’s pending arrival, my trips out of the house will be… limited. So when I found a link to a recipe via Pinterest for Pumpkin Spice Creamer, I knew I’d died and gone to coffee […]

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A Valentines Day Treat!

February 14, 2012

My Pinterest obsession strikes again. This time in the form of Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats. They are delicious. And definitely a great Valentine’s Day treat! Cake Batter Rice Krispy Treats Recipe: Ingredients: 3 Tbsp of butter 1 (10 oz) bag of mini marshmallows 1/2 Cup of dry yellow cake mix 6 Cups of Rice […]

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