Although we live in a big city, I strive to keep my life as simple and healthy as possible. Trust me, its fun making life homemade!

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GIVEAWAY + Coupon Code for Hollyday Designs

Earlier this week when I wrote about my wonderful experience designing a custom necklace made with breast milk beads, I must admit I was a little wary. Would people think I was a total freak for turning my breast milk into jewelry I can wear (and treasure) forever? Turns out, I received only favorable comments. [...]

Robot Revolution on a Wednesday Night

There are so many reasons I love raising kids in the middle of a big city. Aside from all the cultural experiences and fine restaurants and walking everywhere, city living affords us the chance to do fun things every night of the week. Take tonight, for example: Chris and I took the kids to a [...]

My Mother’s Day Gift to Myself

For Mother’s Day this year, I respectfully told Chris that I didn’t want a gift. We’ve taken a couple trips lately and I really didn’t want anything and the last thing I need is more stuff. Chris knows me well: I’d rather have an experience than a thing, so the little vacations we took as [...]

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

I am always on the hunt for tasty homemade meals that produce a minimal mess. This search frequently brings me back to simple slow cooker meals – toss everything into one dish, clean up the prep, and go live life while the machine does the rest of the work. Ahhhhh. I’m especially glad I had [...]

So Little Time

I haven’t had much time to write lately. Because, frankly, I am just so busy. These days I barely have time to brush my hair, let alone sit quietly at a computer for a few minutes! But, writing this blog means that I am able to carve out time for me, so when I don’t [...]

Wonderland, Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure

Whoa, that was a busy weekend! Chris’s birthday, Mack’s baseball, Evie’s Father-Daugther Dance, Mack’s birthday party. And on top of it all I have been so congested and sick that all I’ve wanted to do it relax in bed (but that definitely did not happen).  I seriously need a weekend from the weekend. On Saturday [...]

Disney Lite

I freely admit that I am a bit of a grump when it comes to Disneyworld. I respect that it is a very special place for lots of people, but waiting in long sweaty lines with lots of sweaty people just is not my idea of fun. Layer in anxious and exhausted kids, and I’d [...]

Juice Box Hack

While we were in Florida for our spring break trip, I treated the kids to juice boxes. We don’t normally have them on hand for many reasons: 1) they are expensive 2) they create a lot of waste 3) I’d rather just give my kids real fruit and 4) I think water is the best [...]