S’Mores Gift Tags

Free Printable S'MORES Gift Tag

Raise your hand if you LOVE S'Mores! National S'Mores Day is August 10, and these free printables would make a great surprise treat for a friend or neighbor to celebrate! I originally shared this post over at Tatertots and Jello, but in case you missed it, I wanted to be sure and share it with you here. Did you know that there is a National S'More Day? It was news to me until last year. It's celebrated on August 10! You can celebrate by making some … [Continue reading...]

5 Tips for Kid Friendly Decor

Tips for Kid Friendly Decor

Hello! I'm Alice W. from Thoughts from Alice, and today I'm sharing five tips for kid friendly decorating. It is possible to keep your personal style while making a comfortable home for your family! Since having children, my style has grown considerably. When I had my first baby in 2011, everything turned upside down for me once she was on the move. I struggled with this for the longest time. How could I keep my personal style while making my home … [Continue reading...]

How to Get Ready for the First Day of School

20 Ways to Get Ready for the First Day of School

Are you getting a little stressed out over all that needs to be done for Back to School? Or maybe it's your first "first day of school." I'm here to help! I've rounded up 20 great ideas to help you feel prepared for the first day of the new school year!     First Day of School Chalkboards Back to School Checklist Back to School "All About Me" Back to School Photo Checklist Back to School Free Printable Photo … [Continue reading...]

Brown Sugar & Garlic Barbecue Chicken

Brown Sugar Garlic Barbecue Chicken title

This Brown Sugar & Garlic Barbecue Chicken adds a subtle sweet and savory flavor that is truly unique and so delicious. When I mentioned this recipe to a friend, she was a little unsure of the brown sugar and garlic combo, but I'm here to tell you - and my kids will tell you as well - it is AMAZING! The savory garlic blends so well with the sweet molasses flavor of the brown sugar. It would make a fabulous chicken dinner all on it's own, but adding … [Continue reading...]

12 Gorgeous Makeovers You Have to See

12 DIY Projects to Tackle This Weekend

There were so many lovely projects and recipes shared with us for the July Inspiration Exchange. I have just been itching to share my favorites with you. Here are twelve beautiful makeover projects, taking drab to fab!   Rustic Wooden Clock from Cherished Bliss Master Bedroom Wall Art from Cozy Cottage Cute Retro Dresser Makeover from Restoration Redoux Cottage Green Dresser from DD's Cottage and Design Metallic Vase Makeover from Life in … [Continue reading...]

First Day of School Photo Checklist & Printable Props

Fist Day of School Free Printable Photo Prop

If you take photos of your kids on the first day of school, you'll definitely want to download these FREE PRINTABLE First Day of School photo props! These printables are perfect for capturing that all important first day of school photo and they coordinate with the other back to school free printables I've been sharing over the past week. You can download any grade you need, from preschool and pre-k to high school...if they'll let you. To download … [Continue reading...]

Creative Photo Ideas for Back to School

Creative Photo Ideas for Back to School - Tips from a Mom and Pro Photographer

Hello I am Chela, owner and photographer at Marisela Photography, and I can’t wait to share with you some fun ways to capture your child for back to school pictures! Are you bored with the same thing - snapping a shot of your child in front of the fireplace with their backpack before you rush of to the first day of school? I have some fun new ideas for you. They don’t take a lot of prep and you can even shoot these the day before school … [Continue reading...]

Back to School “All About Me” Free Printable

All About Me Free Printables

With the First Day of School rapidly approaching, I've been thinking a lot about how to preserve that day. It's an emotional day for a lot of parents, and children, but it's also so exciting. For me, it will be bittersweet as my youngest enters grade school, but I will also get some much needed time to focus on working on the blog and the house, and myself, daily. I'm looking forward to that. It's exciting to see them grow and transitional into "older" … [Continue reading...]

Italian Sausage and Tortellini Skillet


Need a quick and easy meal to add to your weeknight dinner rotation? This delicious Italian meal cooks all in one pot using just five ingredients. Try my Italian Sausage and Tortellini Skillet! With back to school just around the corner (okay, five weeks away) I'm starting to think about planning some easy meals that are quick and delicious for our busy weeknights. It doesn't get any easier than throwing everything into one skillet for an easy one … [Continue reading...]

Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwiches & $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway


Thanks to Finish Dishwashing Detergent for sponsoring today's post and giveaway. These drip free "ice cream" sandwiches taste like cheesecake, but they are much lower in calories. Kids love them and they are drip/mess free, making them a prefect cool treat for adults and kids alike. Be sure to follow the post to the end for your chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card! This recipe is so easy to make, you'll want to make them every week! You probably … [Continue reading...]