48 Hours in Chicago

Chicago is an iconic city with so much to offer, even if you’re only visiting for a short period of time. If you’re considering a trip soon (and may or may not have little ones in tow) this fun itinerary will help you maximize your time and leave the windy city with some amazing memories.

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Orange Sequin Maxi Dress

It’s been a minute since I’ve shared some fashion here. You know that is my heart and soul! So we’re kicking this thing off again with some short and sweet outfit posts! Lately, I’ve added a few things to my closet that are so worthy of a blog post or two. First up: this amazing…

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The Caroline Cabin at Beavers Bend

About four hours southeast of Oklahoma City sits Beavers Bend State Park. It’s a beautiful stretch of mountains filled with picturesque cabins, outdoor entertainment and a lake that will quite literally take your breath away. The Caroline Cabin is situated right in the middle of it all – perfectly positioned between the park entrance and…

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Charlie’s Wild One First Birthday

Charlie’s first birthday seemed to come out of nowhere at warp speed. How is my little baby boy one? I’m sure mamas everywhere ask themselves that too! It’s been the absolute best year with Charlie — one of my most challenging for sure but my most rewarding by far. When it came time to plan his party, I already knew what I wanted his theme to be because he emulates it every single day – WILD! 

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Halloween Books for Kids

There are two things we love in this house: holidays and books! (Well, and matching pajamas too but we tackle all of that in this post.) So, what better way to combine the two than with a festive little reading corner that we can decorate with every season!  The kids and I spent the better…

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Kids Halloween Pajamas

There’s nothing cuter than little ones in matching pajamas, especially around the holidays. But when it comes holiday pajamas, I’ve learned that you have to buy them well in advance. I waited a little too long last year and missed out on snagging a matching set for Charlie. So while we’re cutting it close this…

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Halloween Monster Cookies

Looking for a quick and clever way to encourage your little ghouls to get creative in the kitchen? I’ve got you! These spooky Halloween Monster Cookies are a snack, craft and activity all rolled into one! The entire process is super simple too — which isn’t always the case with littles ones in the kitchen,…

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Yummy Carrot & Orange Smoothies

With school parties, trick-or-treating and all of the fun snacks in between, Halloween is a full-on sugar rush for my kids. Because of this, I always try to be mindful with their meals throughout the day. This carrot and orange smoothie is a favorite of mine and something I like to keep in my back…

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How to Stay Positive: 4 Smart Habits That Will Change Your Life

This post is sponsored by Keurig and The Original Donut Shop.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Staying positive isn’t always easy, especially in challenging or stressful situations. But the great thing about positivity is that it’s 100% in your own control. While you obviously cannot control everything that happens in your life, you…

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Learning Our ABCs with Cookies

I’m always looking for creative ways to make learning fun for my kids. Now that Brady is in school, he loves doing activities like this when he gets home. It reinforces what he’s learning in the day and boosts his self-esteem by showing me how much he knows. And with Parker starting Pre-K in less…

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