Dec 7, 2018

Harry Potter Games Giveaway!

If you read my last post about our very Harry Potter Christmas this year, you saw the cool games I am giving my kids this year for Christmas and all the other Harry Potter stuff they are getting.  Well, this week you have the chance to win these games yourself!  Just use the rafflecopter below to enter!

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Dec 4, 2018

A Very Harry Potter Christmas

Anyone else's kids obsessed with Harry Potter right now?  I am so excited it has gotten my kids to read and to bond over something.  My husband and I are not really big fans, but I will highly encourage anything that my kids can bond over haha!

Here are my top ten gift ideas for a very Harry Potter Christmas:

1. Harry Potter Magical Beasts Game

My kids are loving playing games as a family so I made sure that some of the gifts this year included some of those.  You can find this one here.

Sep 11, 2018

Mrs. Meyers Deal!

I haven't posted any deals lately, but I HAD to share this one because my box just came in the mail today and I am really excited about all the cleaning products I was able to get for just $20!

Go to this link and spend $20 to get a whole Mrs. Meyer's gift set!

Jun 7, 2018

Entertaining Kids in the Summer

Now that my kids are 10,6, and 4, we have a few summers under our belt and I feel like I have learned a few things and figured out what works best for our summer and keeping the kids (generally) happy.  First of all, we always do our outings for the day in the mornings.  It isn't 100 degrees yet, the kids are all energized and ready to go, and there are less people in all the public places (can you tell I don't like crowds?)  Then, after a couple or few hours (or even an entire day) we come home and have time to relax in the air conditioned house for a while (quite time/tv time/resting time) and still an hour or so to do chores, clean up the house, and make dinner.  This schedule works out so great for us!

Here are some of the things my kids are loving this summer:

1. The reservoir/lake/beach:

This obviously depends on where you live, but you would be surprised what lies around you if you really look!  My kids love to hang out around water, play in the sand and swim a little, and I love to lay on any beach and relax!

2. Splash pads/parks:

Last year we drove around our town one Spring day to check out all the parks and decide which were our favorites.  You can also do a park a day and spend an hour or two.  Make sure you bring snacks and water!  Or even a picnic or pizza!

3. State/county Fun Pass

Our state has a pass that gets you into all sorts of fun places.  We haven't done it yet, mostly because of the avoiding crowds thing, but a TON of my friends get them every year and love it.

4. Library

My kids love the library.  Not only is it good for books, but movies and CDs to listen to in the car!  Plus, they always have summer programs that get the kids reading more.

5. Rockets

We got these Stomp Rockets to review and my boys are OBSESSED.  They play with them almost every day and their friends all come to join in the fun.  They have spent HOURS playing with these and we have only had them a week or two.

6. Frisbees/footballs in the park
self-explanatory.  I use this time to get a workout in too.

7. A hike a week

We haven't started this yet, but my friend and I are going to get together with the kids and do one hike every week.  So excited about it!

8. Running errands & a treat

Anytime I need to take the kids to run errands I get them a treat afterwards if they are good.  It is a 50/50 chance it works out well haha!

9. The pool-self explanatory :)

10. Free Museums

In Utah we have a free admission museum the kids love in Provo.  I know that a lot of museums are free or pretty low admission and are worth the money for an hour or entertainment and a little education!

11.  Movie Passes

This summer our movie theater did a discounted movie pass for older kids movies.  Totally worth it for the theater experience at the price of renting a movie!!

I hope this gives some of you some ideas.  I think the idea is that if you are having fun with your kids, you are all going to enjoy your time more together in the summer- so get out and have fun!

Apr 9, 2018

Parisian Girl's Room Design

Well, I have some exciting news about something I have been working on!  I am starting up a new business where I will be helping people design, decorate, renovate, and organize their homes!  It is still in the works and I have a LOT to figure out before I am all set to go, but for my first project I am helping a friend in her little girl's room.  She already had a ton of the decor and even the paint.  She is doing a Parisian theme so here are my ideas for her room:

I really love the idea of silk curtains that drape as pretty as these:

An antique tiffany chandelier like this one would be a huge statement piece in the room, but the chandelier she has in the room reminds me a little of this second one and will actually work really well.  

 image sources can be found here

 I will be sharing a before and after once the room is complete!  Can't wait to show you!

Apr 2, 2018

Boys Room Updates

Well, after having an awesome Patriotic room, the boys were getting a little tired of the same things on their walls because they kept pulling down all the decals, curtains and flag- literally all 3 were on the ground at the same point of time after being pulled down numerous times before and I decided it was time for a change.  

Feb 21, 2018

Finishing the Basement

Wow it has been so long since I've posted!  I have a good excuse though!  We finished our basement!  I wish I was better at posting real time on here to share, but I just am not.  Can't change that about me haha!  And, I am writing this quickly and I am not double checking it so I am sure there will be spelling and grammar mistakes but I don't care! ;) 

So, here is an update and summary of finishing the basement for you:

April 2017