Last Minute DIY Costumes!


WE’VE GOT ONE WEEK TO GO, PEOPLE. Hopefully you’ve got your costume choices locked in at this point, but just in case you’re still scrambling to figure out what to wear for Halloween, I’ve put together a roundup of last minute DIY costume ideas for kids and for big people, too! How cute are these? [...]

Sculpey Playdate!


A few weeks ago, my family and I invaded my friend Laura Kelly‘s home for a little Sculpey clay playdate. (Would that be a claydate?) The day was just delightful. I know I post all the time about my two sets of twins, who are 9 and 11, but of course I have my big [...]

Idahoan Steakhouse Potatoes


Attention potato lovers. Also, busy moms. And hungry teenagers. And anyone else looking for really tasty, really easy meal ideas. My family recently sampled Steakhouse® Mashed Baby Reds®, Idahoan‘s newest line of premium, restaurant-quality mashed potatoes, available exclusively in the Denver area. Four awesome flavors are available: Real Butter, Cheddar & Parmesan, Roasted Garlic and [...]

Minecraft Trunk-Or-Treat!


Last year, the crafty competitor supermom part of me decided that our family should have the craziest and coolest vehicle at our elementary school’s Trunk-Or-Treat. I scavenged the recycle bins throughout my neighborhood on trash day and brought home an entire van full of cardboard, which my kids and I converted into HUGE Minecraft characters! [...]

10 Awesome Halloween Projects & Recipes


My friend Laura Kelly from Laura Kelly’s INKlings put together this fabulous roundup of Halloween crafts and recipes! My Candy Corn Martinis are included – yay! Along with lots of other really cool ideas. I love the Halloween Coupon Book Holder and the Gift Tag Printables! Check them all out. AND! Laura Kelly is sponsoring [...]

Minecraft Creeper Pumpkins!


I’ve been painting A LOT of pumpkins lately – what can I say, I love Halloween and crafty fun and the two just go together! Yesterday I made this Minecraft Creeper pumpkin for my mantel. The moment my kids walked in from the bus stop, their eyes went right to it and they all started [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness – One Journey, Many Paths


Everywhere we look right now, everything is PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness. I have been lucky in that my family has not been personally affected by breast cancer, but I have stood by many friends who have had to face this terrifying journey. This moving video from St. Agnes Breast Center is the story of [...]

Anderson Farms Fall Festival


Colorado is the most gorgeous place all year long, but it’s especially beautiful in the fall! Last weekend, we spent an entire day completely immersed in the fall scenery of Anderson Farms up in Erie. Anderson Farms Fall Festival is a fantastic autumn event for families, featuring Colorado’s longest running corn maze, pumpkin launching, barrel [...]

Day of the Dead Giveaway


If you love Day of the Dead stuff, you’ve probably noticed that it’s everywhere right now! One of my favorite designers, Crafty Chica, just debuted a line of stunning Day of the Dead themed merchandise in Michael’s stores. It’s fantastic! You can learn more about it right here. To celebrate Day of the Dead coming [...]

Chicken & Gnocchi Soup – Better than the OG!


We’ve had a handful of chilly fall days here in Denver this week – perfect soup weather! This soup is my 11-year-old daughter’s absolute favorite meal that she requests all the time. She fell in love with the Chicken and Gnocchi Soup at Olive Garden, but to be honest, we think my recipe is even [...]