Handprint Calendars

Awhile ago I wrote about our Chore Chart that I still love. I recently discovered that the Etsy shop that has the chore magnets also has a wonderful template for making your own Handprint Calendar on her separate Handprint Love website. There is a regular calendar template and an animal calendar template. I was sent

When Our Hatchimal Would Not Hatch

When Our Hatchimal Would Not Hatch

Meet Hatchy…our naughy Hatchimal who refused to unlock and hatch. I guess just like babies, not all Hatchimals have the same birth experience. In my last blog post, I shared Henry’s experience with receiving a Hatchimal and the magic of it hatching and “growing up”. This post is about Charlotte’s experience. She opened hers at

The Hatchimal Experience

The Hatchimal Experience

Andy’s parents live about 4-5 hours away from us. This past weekend we went and celebrated an early Christmas with them and Andy’s sister’s family. The cousins exchange gifts and the grandparents spoil the kids. It’s a fun weekend for all. Henry received THE hit toy of the season…the Hatchimal. He was even more excited

Holiday Book Countdown to Christmas

Holiday Book Countdown to Christmas

While putting away the Halloween decorations, I came across a stack of wrapped “packages” in the basement. I suddenly remembered what I made the kids do before putting away all of the Christmas decorations last year. I made them wrap books. We tried this five years ago and here is what I posted back in 2011:

Brussels Sprouts – Oven Roasted

Brussels Sprouts – Oven Roasted

Save Print Brussels Sprouts – Oven Roasted   Ingredients Brussels Sprouts Oil Salt and Pepper or Spice of Your Choosing Instructions Clean Brussels Sprouts and cut into halves or thirds. Toss Brussels Sprouts and any of the loose leaves generously in a bowl with your favorite oil. I used Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil. Sprink with

Nashville Breweries Around The Gulch

Nashville Breweries Around The Gulch

Andy and I had the opportunity to take a quick road trip to Nashville this past weekend for a friend’s 40th birthday party. Although we’ve both been there on quick trips the last few years (me for work and Andy for a football game), we haven’t been there together in a LONG time (since we

Kitchen Renovation Part 2: Moving to the Basement

Kitchen Renovation Part 2: Moving to the Basement

When you decide to tear out your kitchen, you need a plan for eating. And if you decide not to eat out for every meal, you need a logistical plan to make meals happen at home in a new location. Because it only takes one demolition day to make a kitchen unusable. We had two

Henry’s Ear Tube Removal

Henry’s Ear Tube Removal

When you are small and get ear tubes, I always heard there are two types of patients…those that can’t seem to keep them in resulting in numerous tubes and those that can’t seem to have them both fall out. Well, Henry had an ear tube that did not want to come out on its own. And

Kitchen Renovation Part 1: The Selection Process

Kitchen Renovation Part 1: The Selection Process

About a year ago we started seriously discussing making improvements to our house. Do we spend money on the current house or look for a new house? I considered moving, but couldn’t imagine leaving our neighborhood. Was our house falling apart? No, but it was built in 1987 and the upgrades made by the previous