Fish Craft for Kids

Fish Craft for Kids

Summer break was looong. I quickly ran out of fun activities and creative ideas for things to do to keep my girls - of two very different ages and sets of interests - entertained and occupied. What's a tired mom to do? Pinterest. I searched every idea for crafts for both girls ages and while [...]

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The Cutest Fall Clothes for Kids + Janie and Jack

The Cutest Fall Clothes for Kids + Janie and Jack

Shop my picks for the cutest fall children's clothing from Janie and Jack!

Summer Whites + Summer Break

Summer Whites + Summer Break

I never understood the photos of moms gleefully shooing their kids off on the first day of a new school year, clad in a robe, margarita in hand. But then again, that's back when I only had one child. I get it now though! Summers with two kids are infinitely more hectic than summers with [...]

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

It's nearly Easter and while I've yet to figure out what we're going to eat for our celebratory Easter lunch, I've got the girls' Easter baskets ready to stuff with goodies from us and their grandparents! Easter has always been a big deal in my family, as well as my husband's. Growing up, Easter was [...]

Out of Our Comfort Zone

Out of Our Comfort Zone

Lilly and I had a little adventure today. Partially fueled by a photography assignment I'm working on for school, partially fueled by my longing not to miss out on the famous D.C. cherry blossoms before we move on to the next place and mostly wanting to miss out on the swarms that will be arriving [...]

A Pink & Gold Girl’s Room

A Pink & Gold Girl’s Room

Sometime last year, Nate and I decided it was time to update Layla's room. Up until Christmas - when we gifted her all the trappings for her new theme - her room was a mish-mash of the remnants of a theme we picked out when she was three. She's eight now, so it was time [...]

A Day In Chocolate Heaven

A Day In Chocolate Heaven

This past Sunday the girls and I drove up to Hershey, Pennsylvania to pick up my dad - their Papaw - for a quick visit. The last time they had seen each other except for on video calls was last Christmas, so the 2 and a half hour drive was well worth it!  Since I am [...]

How to make a busy board for little ones

How to make a busy board for little ones

Our little Lilly is so inquisitive these days - as are most babies and toddlers! Her current interests include light switches, outlets, cords and other potentially dangerous things around the house! To satiate her curiosity and help feed her rapidly growing brain, Nate and I decided to combine all her favorite dangerous things in a [...]