Front Door Makeover

My house was built in 2005 and after eleven years, I finally got around to giving my front door a facelift…the burgundy color just had to go! I did a lot of research from different hardware stores, Pinterest and the like and found a paint that got a lot of rave reviews – Modern Masters (NOTE: I am in no way affiliated with nor am paid to promote this product!). >> Continue reading

Sisters Rule! Girly Whirly Weekends

Shortly after giving birth to my second child (that was six and a half years ago!), my sisters and I decided we needed to spend time together as sisters. It never dawned on us to do it before we had kids, but I also believe that after entering motherhood and realizing how tiring, stressful and scary it can be (don’t get me wrong, we also know how wonderful motherhood is >> Continue reading

LEGO Birthday Party…Fit for a Five Year Old!

The moment my son took interest in LEGOs, I knew it was just a matter of time before I incorporated it as a theme for an upcoming birthday.  So for his big 0-5 birthday at the end of May, I took all those Pinterest pins I saved and created some really cool stuff (if I should say so myself!). Thanks to the pinners for providing awesome ideas for what turned out to >> Continue reading

Colorful 1st Birthday Party

This party was so much fun to plan and execute. I’m not gonna lie, I love how it turned out! I wanted a fun and bright theme and the result was colorful. My goal was to spend as little as possible on decorations because the bulk of the budget was going towards food and alcohol. We had to feed approximately 60 people! One pack of colored paper and 6 streamer >> Continue reading

Kid Craft Day

This idea was actually inspired by a trip to the doctor’s office. My son went in for his 3-year check up and one of the questions that was asked on the child development guide was something like “Can your child use scissors?” It had never dawned on me to let him try. So what a better way to start than with a craft day!   Knowing my son would have >> Continue reading

Gadget love runs in the family

We adore gadgets in my house. My husband always gets me the best gifts. One year I got a minidisc player. Another year I got a Sony Clie and of course last year I got a Canon T1i. We are getting Little peanut started early with the obsession. Check it out…

The chef has her own kitchen!

The Little Peanut loves to cook. Especially to make soup for her daddy. We got her cooking pots and pans for Christmas and I figured she needed her own kitchen to go along with it. Living in a condo leaves little room for big toy items such as a real kitchen (which I would LOVE to get if money and space were no issue!) I went for second best: Making >> Continue reading

Mommy brag: itsy bitsy spiders….

As Mommies (and Daddies) not only did we gain an additional member of our family but we gained bragging rights! What? You didn’t read that part in What to Expect When You’re Expecting?! Ok, so maybe it wasn’t in there… but everyone knows parents love to brag about their kids. And well, since this is my blog…. We were in the midst of a little photo shoot of one of >> Continue reading

Etsy favorite Wednesday: All-England Club

Tennis brings back a lot of great memories for me. It was a real bonding sport for my family. I still remember going out to the courts as a kid watching my mom and dad play with their wooden rackets. It wasn’t until middle school that my dad put a racket in my (and my sisters) hands. Thinking about it now I bet it was because we were bored out >> Continue reading