• How to Prevent Stroller Theft at Disneyland

    August 18, 2020

    While Disneyland may be the Happiest Place on Earth, that doesn’t mean that every trip there has a happy ending. For some, their trip becomes decidedly unhappy when they return to their parked stroller, only to find it missing! Not only can it be more difficult for a family with children to move through the park…

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  • How To Install An Undermount Sink

    August 14, 2020

    Our master bathroom renovation was full of firsts for me – my first real demo, my first time tiling, and my first time installing a new vanity/sink/faucet. All the other sinks in our house have drop-in style sinks that sit on the countertop, and while those are fine, my heart has always loved the look…

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  • Girly Workspace Makeover

    August 10, 2020

    Our home office has this little nook that’s been calling out for some attention. I’ve always had grand plans of tearing out the shelves and wall next to it and creating a two person built-in desk. But it was just something I never got around to. Instead, I took our old IKEA dining table, plopped…

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  • 20 Stay-at-Home Boredom Busters

    July 25, 2020

    I dunno about you, but before the pandemic hit, our life was super hectic! Work, school, daycare, dance, swim, playdates – it seemed like we were always running from one activity to the next. We rarely had a quiet day at home, let alone enough time at home to be bored. So when the world…

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  • Our Favorite Family-Friendly Disneyland Hotel: The Howard Johnson Anaheim

    February 14, 2020

    The first time I heard about the Howard Johnson Anaheim was over a year ago on the Instagram feed of Carly at Lipgloss and Crayons. She’s a California local who visits Disneyland a lot! Her family did a Disney trip that involved spending a couple nights at HoJo. As soon as I saw her pictures,…

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  • Disneyland Stroller Tips: What to Know Before You Go

    February 10, 2020

    Disneyland is a magical place for children – the characters, the rides, the colors, the treats! I was soooo excited to take Emma for the first time. I couldn’t wait to see her face as she laid her little eyes upon the castles and princesses that she already loved so much! Having never taken a…

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  • 7 Super Simple Ways to Save Money at Disneyland

    February 4, 2020

    They say that Disneyland is the “Happiest Place on Earth.” For many of us, that is absolutely true. My family loves Disneyland. The characters, the rides, the magic . . . we love it all! But on top of being the happiest place, it’s no secret that it can be one of the most expensive.…

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  • The Tile That Almost Broke Me

    November 8, 2019

    Phase 3 of our bathroom renovation was a doozy. I, for sure, thought it would be one of the easiest parts of the job. But it turned out to be my biggest nightmare! So what is Phase 3, you ask? Tiling the floor! (Read about Phase 1: Demo and Phase 2: Shower Remodel here) I’ve…

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  • Favorite Back-to-School Stuff

    August 29, 2019

    Kids starting school can be a scary. As a first-time kindergarten mom myself, I was thinking and planning about what all I might need to make sure Emma was prepared for the school year ahead. Thankfully, I managed to curb my urge to over-prepare, so we ended up with exactly what we needed and nothing…

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  • Operation Clubhouse {DIY Playhouse with Slide}

    June 11, 2019

    I have fond memories of countless hours of my childhood spent playing outdoors. Riding bikes all over the neighborhood. Scrambling through the brush and the weeds exploring and imagining. Making mud pies in the front yard. It wasn’t often that you’d find my sister and I indoors watching TV. Unfortunately for my girls, our house…

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