How to Find Free Activities for Your Infant, Toddler or Older Child Over Summer Vacation

There are many different groups, organizations and places that offer Free and Fun Activities for children of all ages. If you are looking for something fun to keep your kids busy and active over Summer Vacation, there are a few places that you can check out that may offer Free, or at least very...
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Rodan + Fields Changed the Way I Look at My Life

I think I should talk about how I ended up with Rodan + Fields, why it became the part of my self-care routine that I didn’t know I was missing, and how it changed my life. For years I’ve just been a girl who takes care of everyone, and never takes care of me....
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Rodan + Fields is So Freaking Amazing I had to Start Selling It!

I have used Rodan + Fields products for about 2 years. Last week I decided it was finally time to sign on as a consultant. It had to be done! Y’all know I am always up for an Adventure, and adding RF to my life seems like the next journey to take. I absolutely...
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A Simple Grilled Cheese Dinner in the Waffle Iron That You Have to Try Tonight

With everything we have going on with lacrosse and music lessons, we need to stick with quick dinners. I wish I had a freezer full of dinners ready to toss in the crock-pot! This week we are trying out grilled cheese in the waffle iron. Easy peasy and four sandwiches are done in less...
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Home from The Hospital

Dr Devanagondi implanted the amplatzer device to close the fenestration, everything went great, and they were able to close up the fenestration. The team here is wonderful and I couldn’t be happier with the Heart Team at Golisano Children’s. He had an Echo, EKG, and x-rays, everything looked great and we bounced out! With...
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Closing Owain’s Fenestration at Golisano Children’s

It’s a Cath Lab day for Owain! He got the fenestration closed from his Fontan procedure when he was 3. This is his first procedure at Golisano Children’s. We miss the team at UVa Medical Center, but have tons of faith in his new hospital and the team here, they have been great to...
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Painting the Older Boy’s New Bedrooms

A bit ago I posted the first picture of The New Nut House when I started Fixing Up The Boys Room. Since then I have painted the ceiling, and trim. While Honey Nut was working on her floor, I painted the walls for the older boys room. Since we are renting, I am keeping...
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Painting The Farm House with Honey Nut

Honey Nut came with me to the Farm House to get some work done today. She gets the small bedroom, her four brothers are sharing two other bedrooms, and a fourth bedroom upstairs will be the classroom.  We are no longer homeschooling, but with our large family, I think it’s important to have a...
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A Quick Trip to Lowe’s for the Kitchen Makeover

I am so excited to get started on fixing up the kitchen! I ended up wandering around Lowe’s the other day and ended up with the overhead cupboard, and narrow cabinet for next to the stove. With a little bit of tile & plywood I can make a cute countertop next to the stove,...
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The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home

So this is one wall of our little kitchen. It looks like it needs a little work, and a few more cupboards. The rest of the kitchen needs just as much work. There is very little storage, not nearly enough for our dishes or food, and there is no place for a pantry. There...
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Fixing Up the Boys Room

Fixing Up the Boys Room

I’ve never been a fan of the Brown Frown. Before we move into our new little Farm House, we need to give it a quick makeover. I’m starting with the bedrooms so my Tribe can claim their space and call it home. The shelves are coming down and primer is going up. Good-bye to the...
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New Home for The Tribe

New Home for The Tribe

Last fall The Nut House relocated to New York State. This weekend I get to start fixing up our new home! We will be moving in soon. Everything is still in storage in Virginia, and I need to get everything up here. It’s an adorable old farmhouse with 5 bedrooms, a huge kitchen, and a...
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Calling New York State Our New Home

This has been a long time coming. Like 14 years! I never wanted to move to Virginia, it just kind of happened. I tried for 13 years of marriage to move closer to my home, but it never happened. I have missed the beautiful rolling hills, the Finger Lakes, the Great Lakes, the Adirondack...
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