DIY Homemade Halloween Costumes for Kids

I love Halloween. It’s one of our favorite holidays, in fact. We love the decorating, the munchies, the socializing. The downside to Halloween is the frantic searching for the “right” costume at stores, that are rarely the right size, are stupid-high priced, and fall to…

Fun and Free Photo Editing Tricks with PicMonkey

If I were to list my top 5 “must-have” apps/platforms for business (and play), Picmonkey would be on that list for sure. In case you haven’t noticed, we are living in a “image-based” world right now. Pinterest has spoiled everyone rotten and internet users love…

When All Else Fails: Remember the Buddy System

Life scares the sh*t out of me sometimes. BUT, I have also learned fear is not an excuse to hide, quit, or slow down. I’ve learned over the years the best defense is a good offense and that just means: take action. Take baby steps….

Spring Break Bucket List

  Spring Break for our school district will be here soon. This means kids are off school for 5 days for their mid-winter break. This can mean two different things: 1. Bored kids underfoot. 2. Extra planning is needing to ward off the “I’m bored!”…

To Do: The New Year’s Jar of Inspiration

I first saw this New Year’s Jar idea on Pinterest (God Bless Pinterest!) And I absolutely LOVED.IT I have had such a magical, inspiring last few years. I personally have grown and changed in ways I could not have imagined. I am pretty darn proud…

Dress-Up DIY: Ideas for Homemade Halloween Costumes

I love Halloween. It’s one of my favorite holiday in fact. I love the decorating, the munchies, the socializing. What DON’T love is overpriced costumes that shred within 48 hours of being bought. I’d love to try my hand at making our own costumes and…

Junk Bonanza 2012. An UpCyclers Dream

I just got back from 4 amazing days in Shakopee, Minnesota.  One part of my adventure was the Live, Laugh, Love Retreat where was blessed with hanging out with 6 insanely funny (and extremely talented) ladies. I laughed until my face hurt. The friendships, new…