• DIY,  Home Decor,  Uncategorized

    How to Make a Christmas Card Holder

    It’s that time of year again!  Cards are flowing in and you need somewhere to display them.  I love sending and receiving Christmas cards every year.  They make me smile as I glance at all of them from family and friends as I walk by.  I’ve displayed them numerous ways over the years.  Even made a couple things but they didn’t hold up well year after year or there wasn’t enough room for all of the cards. I have wanted to make a Christmas card holder like this for a few years now and just never got around to it.  This year I told myself “it’s happening!”  So, on a…

  • BLOG,  Motherhood,  Organizing

    Kids School Paper Organization | School Parent Binder {free printable}

    We all know kids bring home A LOT of papers from school. From school information and policies at the beginning of the year to school work and newsletters each week. If you don’t have a system in place to take care of this type of paperwork you end up with a big cluttered mess of papers everywhere and it gets quickly out of control. If you need to reference an important paper, good luck finding it! Today, I am sharing with you my system I have set up to organize and take care of all that necessary paperwork. I have 3 kiddos. One is in second grade this year, one…

  • BLOG,  DIY,  Motherhood,  Organizing

    How to: Make a School Memory Box {free printable}

    In preparation for school starting back up I needed to make the boys’ school memory boxes.  I made my daughters a few years ago and I have loved being able to drop those important “have to keep” type of papers in and know they will be safe and sound.  It has also been a lot of fun filling out her yearly questionnaire along with seeing her name writing improve. Kids bring home A LOT of school work. Parents are often left with the dilemma of what to do with all the papers and artwork?? I know it’s hard to just toss most papers but we don’t have the space to…

  • BLOG,  Motherhood

    10 Reasons Why a Doula Is Worth It

    You’re probably here because you are now pregnant and deciding how you’d like your labor and delivery to go.  You’ve probably heard of a birthing doula.  If you’re not really sure what a Doula is, a Doula is defined as ‘a woman who is trained to assist another woman during childbirth and who may provide support to the family after the baby is born.’ Many mothers have an idea of how they would like their labor and delivery to go long before they even become pregnant.  Sometimes things don’t always go as you had imagined. This could be attributed to stress of the unknown or circumstances that arise during labor…