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a special game of memory

    Country Living featured this version of a homemade memory game in the December issue. Since my little potty-mouth loves playing games, I thought it would make a special christmas gift.  After thinking through different objects I could use on the cards, I decided on a… Continue Reading…a special game of memory

    our mudroom

      We bought our house 5 years ago based off a floor plan we found online.  One of our favorite features was this mudroom. It connects the garage to the rest of the house and is such a great dumping ground for our busy family.  The… Continue Reading…our mudroom

      highs & lows

        high: we took a quick family vacation to a little mountain resort this weekend with some friends to celebrate a birthday. low: it was too quick – I could have stayed way longer. high: packing up the six of us with all of our snow… Continue Reading…highs & lows


          One thing that drives my husband crazy about me is my lack of goal-setting, vision-casting and forward-thinking. I am a very much an in the present and maybe a little bit of planning for the next day kind of girl. Part of me doesn’t want… Continue Reading…resolutions

          merry christmas

            So here we are : just one week until Christmas. It seems like the lead up takes forever, and then suddenly it is upon us. My babes are nearly out of school and we are looking forward to a nice Christmas vacation spent with family,… Continue Reading…merry christmas

            the nutcracker

              I took my boys to see Pacific Northwest Ballet’s The Nutcracker for the first time this year. We went with a group of friends and cousins and it was the perfect way to start our Christmas season. I love this production – it is a… Continue Reading…the nutcracker