Menu Monday

It is strawberry season in North Carolina and that makes me happy! We stopped by the produce stand this weekend to pick up a bucket. One of my favorite breakfasts during the week is a bowl of berries and yogurt topped with granola. I try to prep this the night before by putting the fruit and yogurt in a bowl so that I only have to add the granola in the next morning. (more…)

Rainbow Button Frames

I follow a lot of crafters on Instagram and really enjoy one in particular called “Get Creative With”. Each week is a new challenge to get creative. Last week’s challenge was Get Creative With Buttons. I don’t always participate, but I thought this one would be particularly fun. (more…)

Toddler Toy Roundup

This will most likely be the last post in the Toddler Tuesday series. Our baby is turning three next week so she will officially no longer be a toddler! She will now be a preschooler! It goes by way too quickly!

For my last post I want to do a Toddler Toy Roundup. This is a list of toys that we have enjoyed and have been beneficial to us over the past couple of years. Most of these are pretty inexpensive. It really doesn’t take a whole lot to make a toddler happy! (more…)

Menu Monday

Welcome back to Menu Monday! I hope you are enjoying these posts as much as I am. It is really helping me stay motivated to meal plan and think about what new recipes I would like to try. I haven’t tried anything new just yet but will need to soon to keep things fresh! (more…)

What we’re reading in March

A couple of weeks ago, I pulled out all of our spring and Easter books from our storage closet. I try to rotate books in and out to keep things interesting. We’ve also checked out some really cute spring books from the library as well. We are always looking for new books so feel free to leave suggestions in the comments for us.  (more…)

Dreamin Big Blog Hop – Scrapbooking Made Easy!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Dreamin Big Blog Hop! If you came from Danielle Tague DeNise’s blog you are in the right spot! If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants. After you check out my post please hop on over to jd designs for more inspiration!

Scrapbooking has always been one of my favorite hobbies but I just can’t seem to find the time! I probably have 10 years worth of photos that need a home. I have considered just slipping them all into albums and calling it a day. (more…)

Menu Monday

Welcome back to Menu Monday! As I explained in last week’s post, we plan from Saturday to Friday and do most of our cooking on the weekends. Having leftovers is necessary for us to have things go more smoothly in the evenings. We get home around 5:30 pm and the kids need to be heading upstairs for showers around 7:00 pm. This doesn’t leave a ton of time for getting dinner prepared and other responsibilities like helping with homework. Luckily we are only dealing with 2nd grade homework right now!

We got a bit of a snow storm this weekend and were happy to have our favorite soup planned for Sunday evening!


Tape Painting Name Art

Last week I was in Michaels getting the supplies for this project. We enjoyed the rock painting so much, I though it would be fun to do a painting project outside again this weekend. For the past couple of weeks we have had beautiful spring days and I was itching to get outside and enjoy it. Well, the weekend was not as warm and beautiful. I did not let it ruin our plans though. We just had to improvise and set up at the kitchen table. We laid out newspaper over the table and painted away! This project is so much fun and makes a great decoration for a playroom or child’s bedroom. (more…)