Father’s Day Printables (Banner, Cake Toppers, Pancake Toppers!)

So, this morning my super talented friend texted me and said she made some cute printables and asked if I'd want to stick them on the blog. UMMM yes. Print out this adorable banner and hang it in your house for Sunday morning, let's make things special even while we practice social distancing at home. Also, I plan to do a pancake breakfast with these amazing toppers. They would work well as gift tags or even on top of a…

Acne, Writer’s Block, and twice as many kids.

I haven't sat down just to write in.... well, I couldn't tell you how long. I have wrestled with how to even get on here and talk normally during this very abnormal time. It just hasn't felt right to hop on stories to share my latest Aldi finds or Amazon purchases when so many have lost their jobs. Clearly, I haven't traveled in recent months. And homemaking? Even that looks completely different when you're at home as a family 24/7.…

Book Suggestions For Foster Families!

Ya'll have followed along long enough to know books are a huge part of my life. Representation matters. I can't tell you the times my young sons have asked for a library book with a family like theirs, only to be given something in a different language we can't read or parents that don't look like theirs. I purchased a book ledge from Ikea, strategically placed it in the bedroom for future foster children and filled it with diverse characters.…

Party City Is Simplifying The Virtual Birthday Party!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Party City. All opinions expressed are my own.Alright, summer birthdays look MIGHTY different this year. My birthday strategy is to usually find a pool or a splash pad, some kind of activity to keep the kids busy, a cake, and some cute decor. This year, I find myself planning THREE drive by celebrations. I'm so grateful for Party City and their new virtual birthday party kits. You can decide if you want to host…

Summer 2020: A Resource Guide (with printables!)

I look forward to putting together my summer guide for free and frugal things to do as a family every year for you guys. Our guide for 2020 is going to be filled with wonderful things to do at home together. I want you all to stay safe and healthy, practice social distancing, and make memories this summer. We are approaching the end of our school year, and I'm working to get organized for a productive and fun summer at…

Amazon Favorites: May Edition

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. When you shop using my links, at no extra cost to you, I make a percentage from each sale. Thank you supporting my blog.May is such a special month. Our first foster care awareness month as foster parents! Mother's day occurs in May, a personal favorite. We also love to make Asian Pacific Heritage Month special in our home. We do our best to share some new traditions with friends, but it doesn't look…

How To Support Foster Children & Families Part II! (even if you can’t be a foster parent yourself!)

This is crazy, ya'll. I'm updating this blog post I wrote back in 2018 when my heart began to shift to potentially becoming a foster parent SOME DAY. SOME day is this day, almost exactly four years since I read a couple blog posts on the topic. Several of my friends had opened their homes to vulnerable children a few years prior, and I had gotten a front row see to their experience. Since the timing had never felt just…

Mother’s Day Gift Suggestions!

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, at no extra cost to you I receive small commission. This year for Mother's Day, I'm focusing on a lot of my favorite small shops. I also tried to also share a few suggestions across a variety of price points. I also tried to share various different interests and styles. Also, I just wanted to ask if you shop for any of these things you consider using my links. I earn a small commission…

A Guide To Make Special Moments Special At Home!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Basic Invite! All opinions expressed are my own.We are all navigating this difficult time, we are all absolutely in this together. It has been heart breaking to me to see so many special moments cancelled, because of this pandemic. With graduations and proms cancelled, weddings, and even funerals postponed. It has just been so sad witness these milestone moments take a backseat. I thought we could spend a little time talking about making moments…

Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies launches this Friday!!

Every now and then, I get a fun press release that I have to share with you all. I've told you how touched by the generosity and creativity and how they are serving their communities and audience during this difficult time. In response to the furloughs happening at theaters, Lionsgate has made a donation and continues to support Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping workers throughout the motion picture industry. Read below for all the details on…