DIY Christmas Advent Calendar

Now that all of the Thanksgiving craziness is over, it’s time to start thinking about the most wonderful time of the year and I couldn’t be more excited. As much as I loved preparing Thanksgiving food for a month straight (thanks to the blog!), I’m looking forward to focusing more on the magic and joy […]

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Valentine’s Day Box Inspiration

Nothing says I love you more than a heart-shaped box filled with goodies -am I right? Along with baking buttermilk pink donuts, I decided I’m going to start a tradition of giving my loves their own Valentine’s Day box each year. The idea came to me after giving Peyton her first box last year. I […]

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Building a Fairy House with Your Child

“There are fairies in the sky. All around you, fairies fly. Flit and flutter, tumble, twirl, when the wind blows, fairies swirl…” The above is a cute little excerpt from A Fairy Friend, an enchanting, whimsical book my husband and I recently purchased for our daughter for her birthday. We came across it after she […]

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DIY Fourth of July Craft

Anyone else feel like the patriotic decor selection is lacking this year? A few years ago, I hit the jackpot at Joann Fabrics so I have a some stuff stocked up, but this year, I’d like more to fill some space on our shelves or to place outside. Because it’s been difficult for me to find […]

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DIY Children’s Crate Bookshelf

I’ve mentioned in posts before that we didn’t find out the sex of our daughter before she was born, which meant buying neutral everything leading up to her birth. We didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about nursery themes because we agreed early on “adventure” was the way to go. We’re huge fans of […]

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Easter Cupcake Toppers

Carrot cake and I are always good friends this time of year. It’s one of the cakes I truly enjoy, especially with cream cheese frosting. Due to my obsession, I find myself always making some sort of carrot cake dessert Easter weekend, and this year I plan on making carrot cake cupcakes. I found a really […]

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DIY Easter Egg Hunt Kit

I can’t believe our daughter is old enough to be running around already. It seems like just yesterday we were trying everything we could to get her to crawl. Cue my ugly crying face… Now that she’s experienced all of the holidays at least once, I’ve enjoyed looking back on all of her “firsts” when each […]

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Garden Party: Outdoor Decorations

We live in an area surrounded by trees and have a creek that runs through our backyard, and because of this, our yard is very “one with nature”. When thinking through themes for our daughter’s first birthday, a garden/flower theme sparked my interest; I envisioned turning our backyard into a rustic tea party with white […]

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Garden Party First Birthday

Having a child definitely makes life more magical and both my husband and I agree that seeing her eyes light up when she sees or experiences something for the first time is the coolest thing ever. After witnessing this so many times, I’ve made a promise to myself to make all holidays, birthdays, seasonal activities, […]

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Refurbished Toy Chest

When I was little, we had a toy chest in our playroom closet. It was brown, sometimes smelled a little musty and filled with several board games. We loved it and it’s one of the pieces I remember most in our playroom. I recently found out it was my YiaYia’s back in the day which […]

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