Growing up, it seemed like Grandpa John had that huge camcorder glued to his shoulder. He would video tape everything from cross country meets, babysitting us, hunting expeditions, and even dad plowing the field or cutting firewood. Not a minute of our childhood was missed. I remember when we went to Best Buy around 2005… Continue reading A Pure Michigan Thanksgiving: Our Family Vacation Vlog
Are you like me? I mean every year I get so excited for the holiday season, but then I immediately start stressing about gift choices. I love surprises, so unexpectedly cool gifts make my heart sing. That's not just receiving, but giving as well. Giving something that is not only unique, but personal and useful is… Continue reading 2018 Gift Guide: The Hip Mom
Having kids back to back was not the plan. Now staying home with a four-year-old girl and three-year-old boy, I've dubbed myself a know-it-all on kid's favorite toys. Ask any toddler mom, between birthday parties and rewards for potty training, our kids have MORE than enough LOL Surprise Dolls, JoJo Siwa Bows, Swords and Transformer… Continue reading 2018 Gift Guide: Fun Toddler Gifts That Actually Make a Difference
Party planning and event hosting are so much fun for me! Porter requested animals this year, so we created a jungle animal party around the theme "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Party Like Animals." Here are the details so you can host your very own Jungle Party. Food Determining a Menu is always number one… Continue reading Porter’s Third Birthday Party: Welcome To The Jungle
While we absolutely adore our neighborhood park, sometimes we just want to switch it up. And with over 250 parks in Virginia Beach, the options are (almost) endless. On a hot summer night, we took off down the road to the newly renovated Lynnhaven Parkway to hit up a few of the best city parks.… Continue reading Park Hopping Series: Lynnhaven Parkway Route
It's that time of year again! I remember one moment just last year when my husband came home and handed me $20 cash. "What's this?" "Your cut. I won the league!" If your husband is anything like mine, you're already hearing about their big dreams for this season, key players and how much money they… Continue reading Fantasy (Football) Wife
When someone says they just had the best vacation of their life, you can't help but want to share all the details! I spent months researching and preparing for our HUGE family vacation that would bring together not just my side of the family, but my husband's, too (including his divorced parents). The youngest family… Continue reading Your Pigeon Forge Family Vacation Planned to a T!