This is us. I am a First Grade Teacher and he is an Environmental Specialist. I am not Joanna and he is not Chip; it would be so awesome if we were. We aren't great, but we are good...
My sweet Vi is smart, adorable, sassy, and hilarious. "Patient traveler," however, is not one of her many strengths. Choose a genius color scheme for an ocean scene? She's on it. Sit with hands folded for four hours while buckled...
When Merrick began to design her daughter’s nursery she knew she wanted to keep it as light, airy and full of personal touches as possible. Drawing inspiration from magazines and Pinterest, as well as her own background in interior...
  “Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” At least that’s how the nursery rhyme goes. With the pollen finally fallen and the birds nesting in the bough. There’s no time for resting, as far as the clear...
OK, so some of you know that I had bariatric surgery (or sleeve gastrectomy, to use the technical term) about a month and a half ago. My main goal is to get my diabetes under control through eating right...
When my children were young I was so excited to plant our first butterfly garden. The enthusiasm to see a butterfly has no age limit. I was amazed how easy it was to put together and that it didn't...
We've all been there.  You're sitting at the breakfast table and your toddler says something so funny that you almost spit your coffee out of your mouth because you are dying laughing at what that tiny person just came...
I am all about having fun with my kiddo at the holidays and making memories to last a lifetime. What I am not about, however, is stressing myself out in the process. Thus, my philosophy is finding hacks &...
Whether you're a SAHM or a working mama, these Christmas tree ornament crafts will be sure to keep your toddler busy and happy! Grab some glue, popsicle sticks, felt, some mini pompoms and some googly eyes, you'll be all set. First...
This quote popped up on my Facebook newsfeed today: IF YOU WAIT LONG ENOUGH TO MAKE DINNER, EVERYONE WILL JUST EAT CEREAL. IT'S SCIENCE* At my house you can substitute "cinnamon toast" or "a bagel with cream cheese" for "cereal" and BAM! you...

Better Goodie Bag Ideas

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If you throw your child a birthday party, she'll want goody bags to give her guests.* goody bag - noun a bag containing candy, small toys, or other gifts given to party-goers or attendees of an event; also written goodie bag Like it...
Last year while driving past Renninger's Antique Market, I noticed advertisement for "Steampunk Industrial Show".  Not really sure what it was, but just assumed it to be industrial antique show - steam machines, pumps, engines etc. My boys are into...

Our Family Photo Wall

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When we moved to our new home we finally got stairs. Two stories of fun, for me and the kids. Our house back in California was a one-story ranch. My childhood home in south Florida was also one story. All...
Summer traveling is in full swing, which mean vacations or day trips. While on vacation, we tend to purchase that memorable t-shirts that will be outgrown in a few months or silly souvenirs that will end up being donated...
It was the beginning of summer, 2014. I just had my third daughter, and I decided to do the unthinkable. I decided to keep all three of my girls home for the summer. No preschool, no daycare. I decided to...

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Guide To Orlando

Moving to Orlando

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Moving to Orlando? We’ve compiled some posts to help you navigate the City Beautiful. From neighborhoods, to favorite restaurants, coffee shops, parks and more!