• 12 Simple Game Day Food Ideas

    It’s almost time for the biggest game of the year (so far).  Who are you rooting for?  We live in the midwest but I am married to a man that grew up in the Joe Montana era so I guess we will cheer for the game day food, commercials, and the halftime show.   I don’t know about you but

    12 Simple Game Day Food Ideas
  • Custom Bedroom Closet Organization Ideas

    Closet organization makes me very very happy. There I said it. Closets are the unsung hero of any house and also can be the most underutilized. Builders often just put in minimal wire shelves that don’t really maximize a closet’s potential. So, let’s chat bedroom closet organization ideas today, sounds fun to me! Help Underutilized Closets Reach Their Full Organized

    Custom Bedroom Closet Organization Ideas
  • Easy DIY Monthly Photo Wall Collage

    When it comes to art, I am sentimental for the most part. I like most of the pieces in our home to tell a story. I am awful at printing out photos of special moments our family enjoys so I wondered how could I achieve a sentimental look with photos. That’s when the DIY monthly photo wall collage idea was

    Easy DIY Monthly Photo Wall Collage
  • 9 Steps to Simple Pantry Organization That Works

    The pantry is the unsung hero of the kitchen. Dare I say, house? When we built our current house, my biggest request was a large organized pantry. Once we moved in, it was time to get it ready to work hard for us. Let’s get started on getting start on some simple pantry organization that works. 9 Steps to Simple

    9 Steps to Simple Pantry Organization That Works
  • 12 Easy Meals to Make With Shredded Chicken

    It’s the new year and with that a new desire for many to meal plan but often planning meals for a whole week can feel overwhelming. One way I combat that is to cook up a lot of chicken breasts at the beginning of the week, shred it and make a bunch of meals with it during the week. So,

    12 Easy Meals to Make With Shredded Chicken

Simple & Fun Family Holiday Craft Competition

Over the weekend, one of our new favorite holiday traditions was born by accident. A simple and fun family holiday craft competition. Our Advent activity of the day was “Christmas crafts”. Not everyone was excited so we turned it into a simple and fun family holiday craft competition. It was a fan favorite and would be perfect activity for the…

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10 Simple Tips to Reduce Holiday Overwhelm

It really is the most wonderful time of the year even if we feel slightly crazy!  However, as a grown-up, the lists are long and all in addition to our normal full lives.  Every single person I have talked to lately has said “I am overwhelmed.”  So, how can you reduced holiday overwhelm? 10 Simple Tips To Reduce Holiday Overwhelm…

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Unique Iowa Made Gifts for Everyone On Your List

This post is made in partnership with Travel Iowa.  All opinions are my own. Tis’ the season for gift giving.  Every year I am on the hunt for thoughtful gifts for those that I love.  I am Iowa proud so I rounded up some of my favorite Iowa made gifts online to gift every person on your Christmas shopping list….

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8 Ways to Simplify Your Holiday Meal

With the holiday right around the corner, many of us are thinking about the menu, the decorations and all that goes into it. Remember when you could just show up to the party! However, since that won’t happen I am sharing some simple ways to simplify your holiday meal this year. If any year calls for it, it’s 2020. Amen?…

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Gift Ideas for Everyone | Ultimate Gift Guide Round-up

Tis the season to start making your list and checking it twice. Santa’s got nothing on you. However, what do you get all those people on your list? Don’t worry, I have you covered with gift ideas for everyone. Gift Ideas for Everyone Advent Gift Guide Counting down to Christmas is just as much fun for my kids as the…

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10 Simple Ways to Prepare for Christmas in November

It seems there are camps this time of year. You are either Camp Thanksgiving or Camp Christmas is coming. While I love everything about Thanksgiving, I also do most of the heavy lifting for Christmas in November so I can enjoy the season even more. So, what do I do now? There are 10 simple ways to prepare for Christmas now…

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How Do You Raise a Grateful Kid + 10 Simple Gratitude Activities

  One of the most popular questions I get when I talk about gratitude is “How do I get my kids to be more grateful?”  What are some simple gratitude activities for kids?  What are your best tips for teaching gratitude to kids?   We all have personal stories of planning for months to take our kids on some vacation…

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Unique & Practical Gift Ideas for Every Guy On Your List

The weather is starting to cool here in the midwest and the first few flurries have already flown which means the holiday season is just about here. If you are like me, you might already have a long list of ideas for the kids and women in your life but when it comes to men, I usually am stumped. So,…

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10 Practical Gifts for Her | Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

The weather has chilled significantly, we have had a hard frost and we are knee deep in Christmas planning around here.  I don’t know about you, but sometimes adults can be the hardest to buy for.  Often, when shopping for my sister and friends, I think about what I love and what I use and then shop accordingly!  It never…

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