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Americana Waves Water Park & Hotel – Niagara Falls

We said goodbye to our foster sons a little over a week ago.  Everyone asks how we deal with the sadness of saying goodbyes to these little people we love so much.  Honestly, the best way I can get through is just to keep busy.  I also like to plan a little family outing or […]

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How to Paint Furniture Without Sanding – Chalk Paint DIY

I love the way that old furniture looks once it has been painted.  Especially white.  However the work of sanding and priming…ya not loving that so much.  It just seems so daunting to do all that work! I thought chalk paint might do the trick. I had these 2 orangish pine tall dressers given to […]

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Budgeting for a Family Vacation

Does travel seem out of the question at this stage in your life?  Taking kids on planes or on long road trips can be trying.  Where will the money come from?  How will be kids react when being out of routine?   Here is the thing, traveling with kids is just moving the chaos from […]

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Simple Easter Tablescape

Do you love the look of the fancy Easter table settings, but lack the time, funds and maybe the creative ability to throw it all together? I love the idea of a beautiful decorated table for each season, and holiday.  However my  big obstacles are the funds – I mean it could easily cost me […]

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Construction Themed Birthday Party

We had the privilege of celebrating our newly 2 year old foster son’s birthday. These boys are our 5th and 6th foster care placement, and it was the first time we got to celebrate a birthday! Our little guy absolutely loves trucks, most days you will find him, rolling his trucks up our walls, and […]

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The right frame of mind:stay motivated, lose weight.

Losing weight is such a common thing that so many new moms struggle with.  What was once easy, is now so hard.  I mean with caring for another human, hormone fluctuations and lack of sleep, having the energy to work out, and eat right is so difficult.  I hear you mamas. They say it takes 21 […]

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