9.15.2017

An Open Letter to My Childless Friends in This Season of Life




My Dear Sweet Friends,

Where to even begin.

It seems like just yesterday we were 22 years old and our biggest concern was figuring out what we were going to wear for a night on the town.

Here we are 5 years later and oh, how things have changed.

We used to be life of the party and the ones shutting down the bar on a regular basis. Nowadays, I am in bed many hours before last call. The only reason you will ever catch me awake at 2am is to feed a crying baby.

I know that things have changed; I know that I have changed. I can no longer go and do as I please, and honestly, I don't want to. I know you can't understand, and I know you think I am an absolutely terrible friend, but I promise that one day, you will understand.

I promise wholeheartedly that I will love and support you fully when you reach this season of your life. I also promise that you will probably look at me with tear-filled eyes and tell me that you get it now and that you are sorry for ever giving me a hard time, although I would never expect you to apologize.

This is just a season of life that can never be fully communicated; you will never really understand it until you experience it for yourself.

9.01.2017

Craft Corner: DIY Personalized Tee

In the South there are four seasons: winter, spring, summer and FOOTBALL! September means that it's football season once again. We are big Alabama fans and of course I have to outfit the kids in the cutest Bama gear! I especially love cute little personalized shirts. However, these shirts run anywhere from $15 to $20, if not more! Today as I was sitting at my desk talking to a friend about these shirts that we buy for our little ones, I realized that I had printable HTV just waiting to be used! For all you crafty, DIY, frugal mommas: this one is for you!


1. Create Your Design

I just drew a circle, filled it with red stripes, Googled an elephant silhouette, and added a monogram. VIOLA!


2. Add Registration Marks

Select your machine type and add the registration marks.


8.30.2017

Family Movie Night Bar

 

I love making ordinary days a little extraordinary to create fun memories for the kids. The other night, we decided at the last minute to do a family movie night and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to go the extra mile! My stepson is with us for the summer, so we hopped in the car and headed out to gather some treats. We set out to create our own little concession stand and we had so much fun finding everything and setting everything up. He even helped me take the pictures!

 Grab your kiddos, grab your vinyl, and get ready for a fabulous movie night.

What You'll Need:
*Plastic Bin (what I got was actually a dish pan, but it was $1!)
*Chalkboard Sign (I painted the frame)
-Mint
-Flamingo Pink
-White
*Snack on Snacks on Snack and a Fun Movie!

7.21.2017

Mom Life: Postive Parenting



I am no parenting expert, but when it comes to how I raise my kids, I simply don't agree with several age-old ideas. One thing is for sure, there is no handbook on how to be a Mom and you have to learn as you go. Most of the time, if you follow your gut instinct, you can't go wrong!

Of course everyone is going to give you their two cents. Listen graciously and proceed with your life. If you know in your heart that you're doing the best that you can and your babies are happy, you have to stick to your guns and do what you believe is right no matter what anyone says! You can't get caught in a cycle of constantly questioning yourself based on an outsider's opinion. They don't live your life. You do!

7.18.2017

Mom Life: 3 Reasons Why I Love Co-Sleeping


I am going to preface this post by saying that before I was a Mom, I hardcore judged people that slept with their kids. I thought it was weird and I just simply didn't get it. Isn't it funny how quickly our opinions on things change when we have our own kids?! And how quickly all judgment of other parents just falls to the wayside? Until you have children, you really have no idea what you will do as a parent and looking back, you feel pretty silly for judging people on something that you knew nothing about. 

7.01.2017

Sweet Summertime DIY Tray


Summertime is quickly approaching and that means many weekends spent at the lake with family. When the family gets together, it's always a party! Since we are always serving something, a cute summer tray will be put to great use. I love quick and easy DIYs that can be used again and again!


What You'll Need:

5.27.2017

DIY Beach Tote



Have you ever wanted to create a project in a crunch but realized that you were missing something crucial to the creation!? My stepdaughter is headed to the beach on Monday for Spring Break and I wanted to make a monogrammed pineapple tote for her to take...until I realized I was missing yellow HTV! Rookie mistake.  BUT, never fear! I have the perfect solution. 

For this project you will need: