Holiday

Halloween 2017, MEO’s DIY Bat Costume!

Halloween 2017, MEO’s DIY Bat Costume!

This year Mary Ellen wants to be a BAT for Halloween! She’s so creative and she’s getting old enough to have a vision for what she wants. It’s so fun getting to help her and seeing her little creative mind go wild. I try really […]

Happy Easter // Bunny Rabbit Illustration

Happy Easter // Bunny Rabbit Illustration

Happy Easter from Bartholomew and Betsy the bunnies (as named by Josh and MEO)!

Rainbow Letter Recognition Activity for St. Patricks Day + Printable!

Rainbow Letter Recognition Activity for St. Patricks Day + Printable!

I’m a big believer in letting children be children. Let them play and have fun while they can… there will be plenty of time for sitting at a desk and doing school work in her coming years. Buuuuut, if I can turn learning into a fun […]

8 Breakfast Ideas for Valentine’s Day

8 Breakfast Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is only 2 days away and I really want to make a LOVE-ly breakfast for my family this year! My dad has been coming over about once a week for the past year to teach me a thing or two about cooking, making this is the […]

Hello, First Snow of 2017!

Hello, First Snow of 2017!

Hello! I hope you all are staying warm!  We’ve got record-breaking temperatures coming our way, and it even started snowing eeearrrllyyyy this morning! I don’t know exactly when… I briefly woke up around 3:30am and there was only rain, but when I woke up this morning […]

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Happy Birthday Daddy!

I’ve mentioned it in earlier posts, but since MEO has turned four, it’s like the holidays became much more fun.  She asked to go trick-or-treating outside with the big kids this year, she understood the concept of Santa Claus, and on Josh’s birthday this year, […]

Mary Ellen’s Fourth Puppy Adoption Birthday Party

Mary Ellen’s Fourth Puppy Adoption Birthday Party

Mary Ellen’s fourth birthday has come and gone and I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea that I have a 4 YEAR OLD! Time has never flown faster than the day I became a mother. This year, Mary Ellen decided she wanted […]

3-Year Anniversary Adventure : Motorcycling to Little Switzerland, NC

I’ve never been much of an adventurer.  Wrap me in a blanket in the comfort of my home, stick a hot coffee in my hand, and I’ll be perfect.  In the past year, though, I’ve become interested in exploring more.  Instead of being fearful and anxious of the unknown, […]

Memorial Day Kids Craft

This year, daddy is out of town for Memorial Day and Mary Ellen and I are staying in our PJs as long as we can. Aside from Peppa Pig marathons and snuggles on the couch, we’re making giant messes in the dining room. (I LOVE our […]

Easter Egg Exercise and Number Game for Kids with a Free Printable!

Originally this was a super quick game that I threw together for MEO because she had wayyyyyy more energy than I did and that needed to change, like, ASAP.  When she continued to ask if we could play it every day for a week after, I decided […]