Instant Pot…For The Win

So my menus and meal planning went on a bit of a hiatus as I’ve been testing out my new Instant Pot. Spoiler: I love it! My hesitation with creating a menu  is that I’m still learning, so the recipe might not be at fault…it’s likely my error. If you get an Instant Pot, I…

Thanksgiving Table Runner… For The Win

We are hosting a large group for Thanksgiving this year so I’m getting a jump start on the décor. Our dining room table scape will be a bit more formal, but I wanted something fun for our kitchen table. This is the area where people tend to congregate and snack before dinner. I was also…

Meal Prep (Updated)…For The Win

Meal Prep UPDATE If you haven’t read my original meal prep and planning post, you can check that out HERE. It gives you all the details on why I started meal planning and the impact it has made on my day to day routine. The fact that I have stuck with it, almost without fail,…

Mailing Halloween Candy to the Troops…For The Win

We are a proud military family. My husband served our country in the United States Marine Corps and he is currently a firefighter/paramedic. He is a public servant to the core and we are VERY lucky to call him ours. This year for Halloween, we wanted to do something good with the insane amounts of…

DIY LED Lights…For The Win

This is one of my favorite DIY projects because it ticks all of the boxes- easy, fast, cheap and high impact. I first discovered how to make these when exploring lighting options for my wedding. When all was said and done, I probably made close to 500. I’ll include a tutorial on how to make…

Pumpkin Carving…For The Win

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year! I love the leaves, the cool weather and all the activities you can only do this time of year. It just so happens that my birthday falls in October, so I remember it being the most festive and magical time of year. One of my chosen birthday…

PC Pancake Blender Bottle…For The Win

My son loves pancakes for breakfast. Most days I heat up frozen silver dollar pancakes and call it a day, but on the weekends I’ll make them from scratch. I’m always looking for ways to reduce the number of dishes I dirty when making a meal, so this bottle blender is one of my new…

Mom Tip… ‘Submarine’ Straws

I seem to always need a straw for my son when one isn’t available- or it’s too long and results in spilling at meals. I now carry this handy little box in my diaper bag or purse. It’s filled with bendy, submarine straws that I cut about 1 inch off the bottom. That ensures I…

Mom Tip… Road Tape

This is one of my all time favorite mom hacks- Road Tape. We used this tape to decorate for my son’s construction themed birthday party. The kids loved playing with it on our coffee table, so I knew I wanted to find a way to use it again. It’s essentially painters tape, so it doesn’t get…

Small Batch Jam…For The Win

I love picking berries in the summer with my boys. It is one of my favorite memories I have from my own childhood and I hope they will remember it as well. My sister, mother and I would spend a day picking strawberries and raspberries and then our mom would spend days making them into…