Penelope’s 6th Birthday Garden Party: Party on a Dime Charity Challenge with Balloon Time

Penelope's 6th Birthday Garden Party I am so excited to share today’s post with you, it’s all about the fabulous Garden Party we threw for our little Penelope’s 6th birthday for her and her adorable friends right before school started. It also happens to be a part of the Party on a Dime Balloon Time Charity Challenge where they asked eight party planning bloggers to throw a party on a budget using only $100, a Balloon Time helium tank, and any items borrowed or donated. The winner will receive $5000 from the Worthington Foundation for their charity of choice. The charity I chose to party for is World Vision, a charity that is near and dear to my heart for all the amazing good they do for children, their families, and their communities worldwide. You can read more about them here.

Vote for my Garden Party on the Party on a Dime Charity Challenge Facebook page HERE!

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French Seam Pillowcase Set in Under 30 Minutes-Tutorial

How to make a set of Pillowcases with French Seams in under 30 minutes! These are so cute!

So I finally did a little selfish sewing. I whipped up a bunch of gorgeous pillowcases for our master bedroom and for the girls' room as it has been a while since I updated each room. I made these pillowcases using french seams so that there are no exposed seams inside the pillowcase…ahhh the insides are now just as pretty … Continue Reading...

A Week with a Chevy Traverse: Part 1

Chevy Traverse's rich refined interior

Chevy has let my family test out a new Chevy Traverse for a week! We were soooo excited to put it to the test for a whole week. As you know, being a family of 6 means we have stuff - and lots of it. Especially when we travel. Four large car seats, a stroller, potty seat, back packs, coolers, etc. We planned on doing a few … Continue Reading...

Healthy Back to School Bento Lunch Ideas

Healthy Bento Lunch Ideas for Back to School

Holy moly, where has summer gone! It seems like I blinked my eyes and my kids are in school again! Hooray? I gotta say I'm pretty excited for my littles to be back to the school grind, it means we get to pick out school supplies together and they get to meet their new teachers and find out which of their friends get to be … Continue Reading...

Happy 40th Anniversary Gift Idea

40th Anniversary Gift Idea

This past weekend my adorable mom and dad celebrated their 40th anniversary! So awesome, am I right!! We are super excited for them and all the years they've been married. It's definitely a pretty amazing milestone to meet, being married can be so hard, it's a lot of work to be a team and raise children together. They have … Continue Reading...

Spicy Tomato Burger Recipe

How good does this burger look…and so easy! Spicy Tomato Burger using Red Gold Tomatoes

It's pretty awesome that we are still having some amazing summer-like weather here in the Chicago area. I had shorts and a tank top on yesterday and I was sweating like no other…crazy awesome! It's so nice that we are still grilling out and loving every minute of not being in the kitchen. Plus eating outside means less … Continue Reading...

Easy and Healthy Bento Lunch Ideas: Week 1

Healthy and Easy Bento Lunch Ideas!

Last week 50% of my crew went back to school. This week I'll add another little one back to the school regimen. Well, it's just preschool and 3 mornings a week but nonetheless I will have two mornings a week with just my little man….how weird is that? And with a new school year comes new lunch possibilities and more bento … Continue Reading...

Millstone Coffee in the Mornings

Millstone House Blend Coffee

*This post was written on behalf of Millstone® Coffees. I was sent product to try and, as always, all opinions and ideas are my very own! Anyone that has little children knows they love to get up in the morning completely recharged and 100% full of energy, run into your bedroom, jump on your bed as hard as they can, and … Continue Reading...

Grain-Free Paleo Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Grain-Free Paleo Breakfast Cookies…these are so amazingly good!

I cannot believe I haven't shared these Breakfast Cookies with y'all before! We have been making them all summer and they are so good and super healthy. No refined sugars and no grains, yippee! They will be the perfect crazy busy school morning breakfast for my littles too…once they actually go to school of course…less than … Continue Reading...

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