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Let Imagination Grow with Fewer Toys

Let Imagination Grow with Fewer Toys

Love what you see? ENTER HERE to win a wooden block bundle from Cubbie Lee Toys.  It’s that time of year again. The time when the most obnoxious toys come out to play. I hate toys that make noise. There are gentle musical toys and […]

Sugar, Sugar: Switch It Out

Sugar, Sugar: Switch It Out

 Forget the costumes, that’s what halloween is all about: sugar and more sugar. We’re not strict about sugar in our house. In fact, I have a whole stash of fruit snacks and lollipops. But, you know what I hate? A whole bag full of […]

Festive Fun at Cox Farm’s Fall Festival

Festive Fun at Cox Farm’s Fall Festival

***Skip to the bottom of this post for my quick tips to beat the crowds and get the most bang for your buck at Cox Farms!*** Walk through a mist of bubbles and enter the Fall wonderland that overtakes Cox Farms every year. Ride down […]

Best Ways to Celebrate Autumn in Virginia

Best Ways to Celebrate Autumn in Virginia

Fashion first. Top c/o Pink Blush. See below for more details. I’ve lived in Virginia all my life but I don’t think Fall became my favorite season until I moved out to the Shenandoah Valley. The colors, the crisp mountain air, the tastes (apples, and […]

Love Grows Roots

Love Grows Roots

As an adult, every day is like Christmas (I’m talking the part where we play Santa and stay up half the night working on making sure every perfect detail is executed magically). And, according to my UPS guy, it’s always Christmas at my house (because […]

Little Squeaks for Little Feet

Little Squeaks for Little Feet

Have we talked about my wild thing? Well, he has a little brother and though baby Hey J is much more chill, his big brother is definitely rubbing off. Together they make up Thing 1 and Thing 2. The most common *thing* they’re doing is […]

Rolling with the Kids Step2 Style

Rolling with the Kids Step2 Style

M: “I want to ride Mater!” A: “It’s Lightening McQueen.” M: “I want to ride Lightening *the* Queen!!!”  Kids say the darndest things, eh? We spent one afternoon and one very long morning with three highly excited (and one that didn’t know he was excited […]

made-to-be: Personalized Fashion for Kids

made-to-be: Personalized Fashion for Kids

Me: Do you want to pick a pair of leggings today?  B: No, can I have this feather mini purse instead?  Me: No, I offered to get you a pair of leggings, unicorns are your favorite what about this one?  B: Hmmm…I was really hoping […]

“I Wanna Be Like You Oooo Oooo”

“I Wanna Be Like You Oooo Oooo”

Okay quick name the movie?? (Hint: it’s sung by a little brown monkey) While you’re mulling that one over, let’s talk about kids. Specifically my kids. And, their ever growing need to be just like me. Sometimes it’s really cute, like when my 6 year […]

Getting Down: Snips, Snails, & Everything Nice

Getting Down: Snips, Snails, & Everything Nice

Have you noticed this yet? I have quite a few kids running amok (er I mean carefully tended) at my house. Four to be exact. But, did you know I also have a work at home husband, homeschool, and am starting a non-profit charity (more […]