DIY Snow Day Survival Kit


DIY

Somehow, Christmas has passed, and I haven’t given all our gifts yet. I’m not sure how it happened, but it did. I love giving gifts and am usually done with cards and gifts long before Christmas arrives. And to this list-making, pre-planning girl…procrastination is rather uncomfortable. I woke up this morning with the NEED to get […]

December 30, 2015

DIY Glass Photo Pendant Beaded Necklaces Tutorial


DIY

Over the past few months, I slowly bought supplies with coupons or when on sale to make photo pendants. It was something I really wanted to try but did not have a specific project in mind. I finally had all supplies just days before recent family birthday celebrations. Perfect timing to make personalized gifts. The process was easy and […]

August 8, 2015

DIY Glass Photo Pendant Beaded Necklaces


DIY

You guys… I’ve been working on a tutorial, but it isn’t done, and I just couldn’t wait any longer to share a photo of one of these necklaces! Consider this a sneak peek because I just can’t help myself. In July, our family celebrated the birthdays of my mom and my husband’s grandma. This year we found ourselves at […]

July 27, 2015

A Couples Wedding Shower


Joyful hosting

It was our pleasure to host a couples wedding shower in honor of our nephew Brandon and his bride-to-be, Lauren. Our nephew grew up and graduated high school in MN but has since moved out-of-state. Lauren had never come to MN with Brandon to see where he spent his childhood, nor had she met some of his family and […]

July 12, 2015

11 Ways For Mamas & Kids To Express Gratitude On Father’s Day (And Every Day)


Gratitude

Can you believe Father’s Day is already just over one week away? I love preparing for Father’s Day – a dedicated day to show my husband how much I appreciate him, and to help our children express how grateful they are for their daddy. I often struggle with how to express this intense appreciation and gratitude. We just […]

June 12, 2015