Author: Jamie

The First Look of Christmas: All That Sparkles

The First Look of Christmas: All That Sparkles

‘Tis the season and all that. Over the next month, I plan to show you five looks for Christmas. My m.o. is definitely dresses or tunics and leggings with a little glitz thrown in there occasionally. But, mostly I’m a casual girl. I mean, I’m […]

Growing in Gratitude

Growing in Gratitude

Gratitude. It’s not a particularly big or long word but carries so much meaning. Gratitude is not just about saying thank you and appreciating things you receive or writing thank you notes. Yes, being grateful includes all these things and you cannot emanate gratitude without […]

Guide to Not So Common Christmas Gifts for Kids in 2017

Guide to Not So Common Christmas Gifts for Kids in 2017

Sure, you could stand in line to get your kid a hatchimal (or the 2017 equivalent) or you could think outside the box and go for something unique. Here are some of my favorite Christmas gifts of all time and where to buy them.  Before […]

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Fall 5×5 Wrap Up

Baby It’s Cold Outside: Fall 5×5 Wrap Up

It’s time to wrap up another 5×5 clothing challenge (what’s a 5×5??? Check out my original 5×5 post to find out). This one had a clear theme and that was cold. The first fall challenge we did featured me trying desperately to make fall work […]

Christmas 2017: Get ready to Roll

Christmas 2017: Get ready to Roll

Last week, I shared our mini blogger Christmas with you and told you that our goal this year was unplug as a family and get outside more. We started with ride on options for the 2-6 age range. But, my sweet oldest girl is getting […]

Hands on Science: States of Matter, Robots, and a Cure for Cancer

Hands on Science: States of Matter, Robots, and a Cure for Cancer

There is one subject I don’t use a text book for in my homeschooling curriculum and that’s Science. Why? Well, because doing teaches much more than reading ever could. This month, we made snow, watched gators grow, and played with beads all in the name […]

Making Trax this Holiday Season

Making Trax this Holiday Season

My children range in age from nine down to one, so finding something that interests them all can be quite the challenge. My goal for Christmas 2017 was to find something that everyone could do together *and* that got us out of the house. We […]

Leggings: A How to Guide

Leggings: A How to Guide

Leggings are old news. From Lu La Roe to Target, they’re everywhere. What’s not quite as clear is how to wear leggings without falling into the mom look trap. You know what I’m talking about. Yoga pants, Graphic Tee, flip flops, messy bun. I’ve perfected […]

Fall Style Watch: Textures and Layers

Fall Style Watch: Textures and Layers

This fall, it’s not so much about what you wear but about how it feels. From velvet to chiffon and lace to ruffles, it’s all about the texture. And, if you’re not layering it, you may be missing out on this fall’s hottest fashion secret […]

Fall Trends: How to Style a Sweater Dress Three Ways

Fall Trends: How to Style a Sweater Dress Three Ways

The sweater dress is anything but a trend. It’s a classic style that I’ve been sporting for as long as I can remember (heck, I probably wore my first before I was out of diapers). This season, I’m learning to style the same pieces over […]