Create a football party “selfie station” with SNICKERS®

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #ScoreAtCVS #CollectiveBias   I've said it before, and I'll say it with glee.  We love football and hosting parties in this house, and I welcome any opportunity to combine those two joys are mine.  When hosting football parties (or any party for that matter!) I love to create photo booths or "selfie stations" for my guests.  I think these are so…

Preschool Activities!

I'm talking about things to do with your preschool age kids to keep them busy.  I like to keep my kids busy so they don't argue all day.  I like to leave a lot of their open for playing, but I try to keep more structured activities on deck, too. I try to have something ready for them in the mornings or else they'll just whine and cry to watch television.  The activity above is a crowd favorite.  Just craft…

Sawyer’s Little Bedroom!

Soy Bean has a strangely small bedroom.  Or Liam has a huge bedroom... I'm still trying to figure that part out.  I love this little bedroom though.  It is the bedroom I've snuggled both of my sweet boys in, I guess it is my family's nursery.  It is pretty bare these days since Sawyer has been in a toddler bed since he was about fourteen months old.  His bed was a hand me down pottery barn bed from his Godmother. …

Liam’s dinosaur bedroom!

One homemaking revolution I've experienced this past year is a desire to create a beautiful home, even if we are simply renting.  It is strange to believe we are moving in less than ten months, but that doesn't mean I can't love my home during that time.  This leaves me with some interesting home design diameters.  I don't want to paint, everything needs to be affordable(or free or cheap.), and everything should be portable.  Easily transported to our new home! When…

To my van driving friends, I’m sorry I doubted you.

You guys may have noticed yesterday that I had a flat tire.  So, naturally that landed me at the car dealership for service between lunch and naptime. Not for the faint of the heart, to be honest. I fed them a fast food lunch there in the customer waiting area, we watched a Paw Patrol, things were going smoothly so I said go ahead and change my oil too!  YOLO, right?  Let me back up here and tell you I've been…

How to host a simple football party with Sam’s Club Cafe Pizza and Coca-Cola Bundle!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone.#FamilyPizzaCombo #CollectiveBias We love football around here!  I mean, I'm Southern it is basically religious!  We like to do it big with game watch parties and delicious food, delicately prepared every Saturday.  Except this weekend.. you know a week after my son had his tonsils taken out?  We had to throw together a slightly more casual football watch party than we usually do,…

Making cleaning the toilet more fun with Scotch-Brite® Disposable Toilet Scrubber!

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#ScrubTheMess #CollectiveBias I love being a stay at a home mom.  Homemaking, mostly, brings me joy.  Sometimes, I admit I'm not as grateful as I should be for the opportunity to scrub my family's toilets.  As I've worked to strengthen my homemaking muscles, I've found a few tips and tricks for making chores less tedious and more joyful. Today, I'm talking about how to…

How to maximize your library card!

Yesterday, I gave you a list of good books to read this fall.  Now, let me tell how to stretch your library card further. Put books on hold.  Maybe I'm lazy or easily distressed, but I think it is very helpful to choose my books and place them on hold.  Then, with two boys in tow, I can grab the books I want to read with minimal hassle. Check out brand new DVDs.  These are obviously on a first come,…

What we are reading this fall + a book giveaway!

I'm astounded that tomorrow is labor day!  Fall is here people, and you know what goes great with a pumpkin spice latte?  A good book. Kids are back in school, so they need some books too.  Dad is busy with school reading, so I've cut him out of this post this year. Here is what I'm reading, have recently read, or want to read before December: One Mom Can Change the World by Amy Lanham & Claudia Mitchell-  I loved this…

Fall Activities in Bloomington, Indiana

It is September!  Say whaaaaaaaat?!  This year is flying by, and in the spirit of Fall, I've decided to start sharing ideas on my blog for quality entertainment each season.  I always share this on my personal page, but I've decided to move it over to the blog so everyone can find it in one easy place!   If I've missed anything, please share it in the comments! -Go to Fowler's Pumpkin Patch -Go to the Farmer's Market (eat a Nutella…