• Road Trip Audiobooks for the Whole Family
  • Meet Chunk, Nugget’s Sibling!
  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide
  • 20 Easter Basket Gift Ideas
  • How Much Does a Disneyland Trip Really Cost?

Road Trip Audiobooks for the Whole Family

Audiobooks are one of the best parts of a road trip. Shared stories, then shared adventures. Sigh. Truly solid memories. So many of our cross country treks are marked by the books we listened to en route; it’s like they’re merged together in a beautiful, collaborative way. This summer we have two specific books on […]

Meet Chunk, Nugget’s Sibling!

This piece was written in collaboration with Nugget for review purposes. With that said, we have loved the Nugget brand for years and only recommend products we truly believe in. Long ago we fell in love with the Nugget. This play couch has been a source of fun, imagination, and comfort over the years for […]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Let’s collectively turn the calendar and officially welcome May! Spring is bursting, Mother’s Day is just two weeks away, then the end of school, and a long weekend … needless to say, this year is flying by. In hopes of lessening a bit of your load, I’ve gathered some favorites to share for Mother’s Day. […]

20 Easter Basket Gift Ideas

With Easter being in March this year it kind of snuck up on me! You too? I couldn’t be happier though! Easter is one of my favorite celebrations. I just joined the free Holy Week mail series from Hosanna Revival and it’s priming my heart in just the right way. Simultaneously I’m prepping sweet little […]

How Much Does a Disneyland Trip Really Cost?

I have always loosely tracked the expenses for our Disney trips, but this last trip, in January 2024 I meticioulsy noted every purchase so I could outline how much a Disneyland trip actually costs these days. I hope you’ll find my data insightful as you plan and save for your own magical vacation to “The […]

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

There was a time in my life when Valentine’s Day was about getting fancy, and well, now it’s all about being cozy with a side of pampering. No high heels here! Bring on a quiet night, maybe cooking dinner together (this steak sandwich recipe is what I always request Dominic make!), and a thoughtful gift. […]

5 Things That Worked For Me This Year

I subscribe to just a handful of blogs these days. One of them being Everyday Reading. Janssen has consistent, wonderful recommendations … beyond just books! She has written a series for the last few years reflecting on the year and what worked for her. It’s such a simple way to highlight the good that came […]

The Best Books of 2023

In 2023 I read 103 books, over 30,000 pages! Well, many of them were on audio, but that absolutely counts. I fell into these stories, learned so much, and am eager to dive into my ever-growing reading list once again this year. But, before I get too far, I wanted to share my top five […]

A Gift Guide for National Park Explorers

It’s no secret that we are a family of national park explorers! Coming up next is Badlands, Wind Caves, and Theodore Roosevelt … a few others if I can swing the route in our favor. The kids are already researching and I’m giddy over the upcoming hikes and sights. Needless to say, when it comes […]

Acadia to Zion: An Adventure Journal Through the U.S. National Parks

The kids and I checked off a great many national parks this year and although I’ve recapped many of our adventures through mini family videos and they’ve completed Junior Ranger books at each stop, I wanted a true scrapbook of sorts to chronicle our adventures. And that’s where Acadia to Zion: An Adventure Journal Through […]

2023 Holiday Gift Guide … Family Style!

Full transparency! Some items included in this holiday gift guide were gifted to me for review and/or the shopping link is an affiliate where I earn a small commission. Thank you for trusting my recommendations … it’s one of my favorite things to compile this guide each year! Well, well! Happy Thanksgiving and almost Black […]