• Gift Guide For Toddlers

    The holidays are fast approaching and that means time to get shopping! Do you have any idea what to get your toddler, niece, nephew or any little kid you know? I know before I had kids I never had a clue what to buy for them. What will they play with longer than 5 seconds -or better yet- what actually interests them? Here is a great list of toddler toys that my boys LOVE and even some things I bought them for this year! *this post may contain affiliate links. If you click on a product link and purchase an item I will receive compensation with no extra cost to…

  • KiddoLab Toys

    Thank you to KiddoLab for sponsoring today’s post! There is a crazy amount of toys to chose from. How do you find the perfect ones for your kids? You want toys that are colorful and engaging not ones that your little ones will play with for 5 minutes and throw off to the side. These toys that I have from KiddoLab are amazing!  I have the perfect toy for all of my boys. Oliver, my 3 month old, has just started to reach out and grab toys. He is constantly wiggling around and taking in all of his surroundings. Any time I give him one of these rattles he gets…

  • Turkey Cupcakes

    With Thanksgiving getting closer and closer I’ve been sharing my favorite festive desserts! If you haven’t checked it out already my Turkey Oreo Balls are super easy and these Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins are delicious. These cupcakes are super tasty but a little more difficult than the oreo balls. First things first, find your favorite cupcake recipe! I like to try out different ones because I haven’t found my ultimate favorite one yet, but when I do I will share it with all of you! For these cupcakes, if you aren’t a baker or an expert piper don’t worry -I’m not either and mine turned out great! (in my eyes…

  • Turkey Oreo Balls

    If you have never tried an Oreo ball, you are missing out. They are so delicious! Plus one of the easiest desserts to make! All you need to do is crush up some Oreos and add some cream cheese! Shape them into balls and place them into the freezer. After they are chilled just dip them into some melted chocolate. Super easy! My friend Kate was visiting this past weekend to visit the boys and meet little baby Oliver. The boys loved hanging out with someone new to show off all of their toys and books too. But I was mostly glad for the help. She even helped with these…

  • Olivers Birth Story

    Oliver Edward was born on September 2. My third child, my third son. His birth story is slightly different from Dorians and Elias‘. It’s crazy to think that all of my deliveries are different, but that’s how it goes -giving birth is unpredictable and each is unique in their own way. Previous Babies Oliver was born at 37 weeks weighing in at 9lbs. First of all, 9lbs? at 37 weeks?! Holy cow do I produce BIG babies! I can only imagine how much he would have weighed if he went full term! Dorian was 9lbs 15oz at 40 weeks, Elias was 9lbs 10oz at 39 weeks and now Oliver 9lbs…

  • Fall Activities

    This year we decided to do every Fall activity that we could fit into our schedule. Pumpkin patches, fall festivals, pumpkin crafts, desserts and more! We decided to do as many outside activities that we could before winter came and that meant all of the fall activities. Pumpkin Patch The first thing we decided to go was to visit the pumpkin patch at Soergel Orchards. The first time we went we were able to enjoy a nice hot day while strolling through. Dorian and Eli LOVED all of the pumpkins. They tried to pick up every single one. We let them pick out pumpkins so we could carve together later…

  • Flashback Halloween

    Halloween is fast approaching and it is time to figure out what to dress the boys up for trick or treating. They are still too little to really pick out what they want to be but I’m going to give it a shot! I’m just going to let them loose in the Halloween store and see what they gravitate towards (wish me luck!) But before I pull my hair out whilst doing that I want to throw it back to the previous two Halloweens! Flashback Halloween *this post may contain affiliate links. If you click on a product link and purchase an item I will receive compensation with no extra…

  • 3-Step Ghost Craft

    Toddler Ghost Craft Halloween is fast approaching and the best way to celebrate it with my boys is to make some fun little crafts! This one was by far the easiest and the boys enjoyed the most. All you need is an empty milk carton, a sharpie and a battery powered tea light! Doesn’t that sound simple? Directions Clean out your milk carton. Find a side with no label on it to color the eyes and mouth for the ghost. Cut out a portion of the back and stick your tea light in. Viola! SUPER easy -told ya so! Dorian and Elias were super excited to play with their ghost.…

  • Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins

    Happy Fall! Who else is super excited for football, sweaters, apple picking and pumpkin everything?! I love fall! The cool air is so refreshing after a hot summer and the leaves changing makes everything look so pretty. Typically I am not a person that likes too many pumpkin tasting things but this year I started out enjoying them! So the first thing I did was make some cream cheese pumpkin muffins with my husband. And man they are so yummy! Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffin Ingredients Muffin: 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 (15oz) can of pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 2…

  • Cookie Monster Photo Shoot

    For Elias’ first birthday I decided to do a cute little Cookie Monster photo shoot. I wanted to capture him for his first birthday and theme it to match his Sesame Street party. Last year, I did the same thing for Dorian but his was sports themed so his pictures were taken at the baseball field. If you haven’t seen those you can check those out here. *this post may contain affiliate links. If you click on a product link and purchase an item I will receive compensation with no extra cost to you. These products are suggested based on my own personal opinions and experiences* Theme The decor for…