• Plan the perfect Star Wars party for your little one!

    Star Wars Party {Josiah’s First Birthday}

    May 31, 2018

    Affiliate links are used in this post After finding out I was pregnant, one of the first things I did was calculate what my little one’s due date was going to be.  I chuckled to myself when I found out it was May 4th – Star Wars day!  (You know, may the FOURTH be with…

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  • It's sad that it took a death to be reminded of the importance of capturing memories

    The Importance of Capturing Memories

    April 11, 2018

    Thanks you Canvas Factory for sponsoring this post After the passing of my dad, one of the tasks I was given was to put together the video slideshow for the memorial service.  It was definitely a difficult task – going through years of memories, listening to music that simply WAS my dad, and, unfortunately, realizing…

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  • Toddler Time ~ Neighborhood Cookie Baking

    December 20, 2017

    A few months ago, a sweet elderly neighbor of ours stopped by as we were working on putting up a fence in our backyard.  She told us about an earthquake prepping group she wanted to set up with some of the people in our neighborhood and invited us to be a part of it.  Now,…

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  • Click through to get tips on how to be the ideal holiday guest!

    How to be the Ideal Holiday Guest

    December 15, 2017

    We are well into the holiday season and, I don’t know about you, but I’m already tuckered out from all the holiday parties and events we’ve been going to!  #IntrovertProblems  Growing up, I don’t remember the holiday season being this busy!  Between work and volunteer parties, church events, and getting together with friends we’ve been…

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  • The thought of sledding with toddlers can be tough but, when you get out there, it can be so much fun! Encouragement to get out with your toddler and enjoy!

    Sledding with a Couple of Toddlers

    January 6, 2017

    The week after Christmas Nate, Caleb and I headed to Spokane to visit my family.  With eleven brothers and sisters, five nieces and nephews, and four siblings-in-law you better believe trips to visit family are a whole bunch of crazy!  This time around there were only a few of us home (and by a few…

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  • Sometimes the perfect holiday party is the simplest holiday party! Click through to get some great tips for throwing a simple but fantastic party!

    How to Throw the Perfect (Simple) Holiday Party for Your Mama Tribe

    December 19, 2016

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #SavorTheMemory #CollectiveBias There’s one thing I know for sure, motherhood is hard! Anyone who would say otherwise is obviously not a mom. While it’s hard, it is SO much easier with a tribe of mom friends to laugh with,…

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  • Community living is key for a successful, happy life! #4thofJuly #Julyfourth #Independenceday #fourthofjuly

    Community Living on the Fourth of July

    July 8, 2016

    My heart yearns for community.  I think we were created to be in community and, unfortunately, the era we live in – especially here in America – makes it hard for us to have the desire for true, authentic community be met.  We go to work, the grocery store, the mall, any number of places…

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