Budget Friendly Halloween Activities For The Family!

I really love making the holidays special for my family. I think it is so easy to get sucked into the mundane, so I love that holidays provide us with an opportunity to just be out of our ordinary! Plus, I love candy. So, it's easy to see why I'm a big Halloween fan. Kids love to dress up and go run around, I love the fall colors, and the list just goes on and on! Place your holds at…

Easy & Frugal Sandlot/Baseball Inspired Party

I love a good birthday party theme, I love taking whatever my kids are into in that season and turning it into something fun! Sandlot has been the boys' favorite movie for this summer, they've been requesting to watch it every day that it rains so when I suggested we do a Sandlot/Baseball theme party, Liam quickly approved. I knew that it needed to be simple and inexpensive, because his birthday falls right around the start of the school year…

Why We Love Family Movie Night + Fall Family Movie Picks

Every Friday night, we have family movie night. I know many families have a designated night they do this, but we were late to the game. We actually didn't make it an official weekly thing until our son started kindergarten. I want to kick myself for that, because it has been a grounding time for us weekly and I always look forward to it. For the longest time, we alternated between pizza ordered out and frozen pizza. As of 2019,…

Back to School with the Jetson Scooter!

This post was sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions expressed are my own. I just wanted to chat briefly about a fun product you can pick up at Best Buy as we head into the cooler fall months! Jetson Quest Electric Scooter is a perfect way to get around campus! It would be an awesome gift for someone off to college! I love its foldable design, the premium lithium battery that provides a range up to 18 miles, and the…

Fall Outdoor Activities The Whole Family Will ACTUALLY Enjoy!

Fall, in my opinion, is the best time to get outside as a family. The summer heat is starting to go away but the holiday busyness and winter cold hasn't set in JUST yet. Today, I'm sharing a list of fall activities the whole family will genuinely enjoy. 1) Camping- This fall, we plan to become a family that camps. We've been rounding up camping supplies over the summer, keeping an eye out at the dollar spot, yard sales, and…

What To Do In Jacksonville, Florida! (Family Travel Edition.)

It's hard for me to believe we have been here long enough to have favorites! However, we are here, six months in and I feel passionate that Jacksonville, Florida should be on your family's "to visit" list. Jacksonville has some incredibly affordable accommodation options, is centrally located to Orlando and St. Augustine and has a host of amazing things to do as a family.1) The beach. It's probably no secret that we spend as much time as we possibly can…

The Strategy I’m Putting In Place To Cancel Witching Hour!

I talked on this in stories, but since those expire after 24 hours I wanted to dive into this on the blog. BECAUSE YA'LL WERE HERE FOR IT. I was so relieved it wasn't just me. Last year, I had one son in kindergarten and one son in afternoon preschool. I'd be so excited to grab them from school, only to find them tired and emotional and hungry and all the emotions. It's HARD at that age, they have to…

Movies, Shows & Books: My favorites right now.

I asked in stories last night what ya'll would rather see books or Netflix suggestions, since it was pretty tied I decided to hit you with a few of each.*Bonus* Hulu pick: Four Weddings & A Funeral. Watch it ASAP.Netflix: Schitts CreekWorking MomsThe Let DownThe OtherhoodThe SinnerShamelessMy favorite books right now:The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday by Valerie WoemerThe Whisper Network by Chandler BakerCity of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert The Mother in Law by Sally…

Tips For Navigating Life As A Sports Mama!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LorissasKitchen #GoToSnacksAtGoTime​   It’s funny that I always imagined as the boys got older things would slow down! On the contrary, these elementary school years are blurry and going by so quickly! My boys are getting more and more into sports!  While fishing still has their hearts, we recently signed up for a little flag football program at our local park. This requires a little…

My favorites at Aldi & Trader Joe’s

I had to get this up for you guys, because in stories you guys seemed really excited! For the month of August, I'm challenging myself to shop only from Aldi & Trader Joe's. I really think this will help bring down my grocery bill that went up a little bit over the summer with these growing boys home all day! I'm going to be sharing here my dinner ideas, breakfast ideas, snack suggestions, and lunches for lunchbox/home. I'm pretty lucky…