We’re just a day away from Dec 1st, so let the countdown to Christmas begin! One of my most absolute favorite holiday tradition is Christmas cards! Designing ours, sending them out, and most of all receiving ones from family and friends!
If it’s in a muffin, my kiddos will eat it…most likely anyway. So therefore muffins are one of my favorite ways to sneak healthy foods into their diet! I love these muffins for breakfast and after school snacks. As with all muffins I usually make a double batch and freeze them. Then they are easy to pull out, pop in the micro for 20-30 seconds, and feed to my hungry kiddos (and me).
Can you believe Thanksgiving is less then 2 weeks away? We say it every year, but this season really does fly by quickly. Thanksgiving truly is one of my favorites though. All of the focus is on family, pure and simple, gathered around a table to eat, laugh and just share time. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite inspiration pics for a beautiful Thanksgiving table. I’m loving all of the neutral colors, natural elements and loads of fresh greenery!
With the soon to be addition of baby #4 we’ve been doing a little room swapping in our house. Owen is moving into our guest room, baby girl is taking his old room and the girls are staying as is sharing a room. And when I say ‘Owen is moving…’ – well he actually already did! About 5 minutes after we told him he’d be getting this new room (with his own bathroom), he ran upstairs and started carrying his stuff over. So funny!! With three sisters to contend with, we’re hoping to make this a space he can grow into, hang out with his friends, and be all BOY. But his room right now is far from being done. It’s a mish mash of a guest room that was never finished and his stuff. Time to get to work!
Below is the design I have so far….I’m sure once I start pulling it all together and have Owen put in his own thoughts, things will change. But so far I’m loving the direction it’s taking….
BABY #4 is on the way!!
Yep, we are joining the ranks of those crazy parents who have 4 kids, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We kept it mum’s the word for quite a bit, and let me tell you it wasn’t easy!! But I was able to do a genetic testing blood draw at 12 weeks and we wanted to be sure all was a-ok with our little babe until we told the kiddos. Thankfully the test came back all clear and we broke the news to our kids right after…they were completely shocked and soooo excited!! Especially my sweet Amelia. She has been kissing my belly morning and night.
And because of this early genetic testing we were also able to find out the gender….
I don’t know about you guys, but we are on major countdown to Halloween in our house. I think this may be the most excited I’ve seen them all yet! I always try and get everyone into their costumes a few days early so I can snap a few pics ahead of time. That way on Halloween I already know we’ve got some good photos, and I don’t have to worry about getting too many individual ones when they are all so excited to get trick or treating!
Recently I had the opportunity to help out a good friend (hi Meaghan!!) with the finishing touches on her new pool house. I had helped her with her family room a while ago and was excited to do another project together. She had already purchased the main couch and chairs, but wanted help pulling together the rest of the accessories and decor. I had such a blast putting it together that I wanted to share the results with all of you!
These peanut butter oatmeal balls have been so popular in my house that I just had to share the recipe with all of you. I make them ahead and keep them in the fridge for quick after school snacks. Kiddos love them for their sweet taste and chocolate chips, and I love them because I know they’re filled with good, clean ingredients. Win win. I found the original recipe here. Hope you enjoy!