9/17/17

Almost Fearless: Family Vacation to Lake Tahoe & Yosemite

Summer flew by and now we are knee-deep in school, sports, dance, cheer and the general busy-ness of life with kids. I finally got a chance to pull all my family photos together from our big summer trip into one blog post.  For those of you who have known us for years, you know that I keep all my family photos and stories on our family blog. Then once a year, I print that blog into a book. It looks like a coffee table book  and it is full of all the photos and stories of our family - for each year. So as I was compiling that - I thought I would share our trip here with you too! I hope it helps inspire you to take your kids to California or somewhere 'out-doorsy' soon!

My husband loves to plan trips. This one was a two-parter. (Lake Tahoe and then Yosemite National Park.) So, first we flew to Sacramento and drove to Tahoe. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Tahoe which is about a 15-20 minute drive from the actual lake. After checking in, we drove down to the lake and explored Kings Beach. Lake Tahoe has 70 miles of shoreline and the water is a brisk 55 degrees. The girls jumped right in!


8/8/17

Tips for Broken Bow, Oklahoma

Are you up for another travel post? I haven't been sharing many 'craft posts' this summer. It seems like traveling and playing with my kids has taken over my craft time ;) But I promise this post will bring you both a craft and some travel tips for Broken Bow, Oklahoma. So let's get to it!




7/31/17

Horseshoe Bay Resort - with Kids

We have been "on the go" a lot this summer. Due to the way the 4th of July fell on the calendar this year, Jeff ended up with a nice long weekend. So we decided to do a little get away with the girls to Horseshoe Bay.



7/26/17

7 Days in Nevis

Each year, my husband's company takes the top performers on a 'once in a lifetime' vacation to celebrate their accomplishments. And this year- Jeff's hard work earned us a trip to Nevis! I had never heard of Nevis prior to his win. But now... I will never forget it. 


6/26/17

Family Vacation in Oregon

Last summer we went to Oregon for our big family vacation. I realized that I never shared the trip here on the blog and now that summer is here-- I have a little more free time. So I am sitting down and sharing all the details about the trip with you! Vacations have become something that is really important to our family. I know that everyone has different opinions as to what things a family should invest in. For us, we like the vacation experience. Making memories, trying new things, and just having fun together is something that we want to give our girls. And luckily, my husband really likes to plan our travels! So last July, we headed up to Oregon.


6/16/17

Home Renovation - Part 4 (the end!)

Annnnnd we are almost done! The final touch for our house remodel was to install the light fixtures and paint. At this point, we had been at it for almost 6 weeks. So we were ready to get it all wrapped up and back to normal.

Spoiler Alert: This is actually a picture of when it's all done ;) 

6/13/17

Home Renovation- Part 3

Welcome back to part 3 of our Home Renovation! Today I am showing you the counters and back splash. (If you want to see how this all started, scroll to the bottom for links to all the other posts in this series.) When we originally started all this back in April we were just wanting to do the floors. But if you have ever remodeled, you know that it's like pulling a thread on a sweater. Once you fix one area, then your eye catches on something else that needs to be improved. It is a never-ending project! For our counters, we wanted to replace our Venetian Gold Granite with a beautiful quartz that looked like our favorite marble.



6/6/17

Home Renovation 2017-Part 2

Hello friends! I feel like it has been forever. Between the house renovation and the ending of school, I felt like I was barely keeping my head above water. Fortunately, I was 'drowning' in all things good. They just didn't leave my any time to sit down and write. But thankfully, my world is getting back to normal, so I wanted to give you a house update! Because a lot has been happening.



5/8/17

Teacher Gifts & Staff Appreciation Ideas- 5 Senses

Last week our school celebrated Staff Appreciation. For the past two years, I was the Hospitality Chair at my school and in charge of organizing this week. It was always a lot of fun! But this year, I passed on my "Hospitality Hat" to my friend Tiffany and took on a few other jobs for PTA. My friend has done such a great job as the Queen of Hospitality this year and her activities for Staff Appreciation Week have been so fun I wanted to share them with all of you! She chose to focus the week on the "5 Senses" and created a '5 Days, 5 Ways to Celebrate our Sense-sational Teachers and Staff'.


5/1/17

Home Renovation 2017 - Part 1

Happy First Day of May friends! What have we been up to? Well it all started on Easter Sunday. After the Easter bunny visited and we went to church, we came straight home and began moving all our furniture (fast & furious style) into the garage. Everything that touched the floors had to be moved as well as anything that we didn't want to get dusty. (Which is pretty much everything!) Why did we choose to spend our Easter Sunday doing this?? Because we are finally taking the plunge and doing another round of home renovation!



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