DIY orange butterfly costume

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Last week I shared Hunter’s DIY green T-Rex costume, and this week it is all about Zoe’s DIY orange butterfly costume!  I am completely in love with how adorable this turned out.  The flowers, the wings, the little flutter cap sleeves…. it’s just perfection. I love the process of letting the kids pick out what […]

DIY t-rex costume

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Hello and happy November!  Last night we took the kids trick of treating with some friends and had a blast.  I hope you did too! Today I’m here to share Hunter’s costume with you – a DIY T-Rex costume! In the past, Halloween really wasn’t a day I was super into.  However, after having kids […]

the cost of real food + five tips to save more money

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Does eating real food cost more than the typical standard american diet (SAD)?  The short answer: yes it does.  The long answer you’ll get below: it doesn’t have to.  For me, I definitely have some room for improvement. Today I’m going to share what our budget for food looks like, plus my goals for where […]

1 month count down to baby #3

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I cannot believe I am due exactly a month from today!  Thanksgiving and Christmas came and went in a flash, which also made those couple months of pregnancy fly by even faster than I had expected.  I had mentally made a date of Feb 1st as the ‘start to get things ready for baby to […]

five simple habits that bring me more happiness

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During the last half of 2015 I fell in love with podcasts.  I’m sure many others share my love for them.  They make mundane tasks like washing dishes, folding laundry or a solo drive back home so much more enjoyable.  I phase through different podcasts, but currently my two favorite are the Balanced Bites Podcast […]

garden tour + life lately

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Hello! I wanted to pop in for a quick minute and share where our garden is at, and also a bit of what we’ve been up to lately.  Life has been full of fun and so much beautiful sun.  I just love every minute we can get outside.  The kids and I have gone strawberry […]