Father’s Day Dresses

If your husband is anything like mine, he has a closet full of dress shirts for work, and he only wears a handful.  He’s got some from college that he just can’t let go of, some that don’t fit, and some that just aren’t his style anymore (or never were!).  Instead of throwing them in a garbage bag and hauling them off to goodwill, I decided to make a few special dresses for my girls out of Scott’s old dress[Read more]

Happy Mother’s Day + Weekly Meal Plan

Hello Friends!  I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!  I heard a quote over the weekend, “Mother’s Day is not about letting mom relax, but acknowledging that mom never relaxes.” How true, right, haha!  My husband and kids gave me a wonderful day to top off a fun weekend. We wrapped up Ben’s baseball season on Friday night, and got some ice cream on the way home.  He loved baseball so much that I signed him up for[Read more]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Can you believe that Mother’s Day is only a week (and a few days) away?! *Anxiety kicking in right abouuuuut now* I am such a terrible procrastinator these days when it comes to birthdays and holidays, so having some ideas in my back pocket that I can get shipped pretty quickly are a MUST.  So, I have compiled a little gift guide of some ideas for all the awesome mamas in your life that will make it to you (or them,[Read more]

Eating Our Way Through Savannah

Last Sunday, Scott and I were able to take a little trip away to Savannah, just the two of us!  Scott visits Savannah several times a year for work, and once a year or so, I get the opportunity to tag along.  Savannah is one of our very favorite cities, and we had a really wonderful trip.  AS I was looking back through my pictures, though, it seems like I tagged along just for the food, haha!  But, truth is,[Read more]

Easter Dinner Menu

We had a pretty big Easter last year, but this year we are keeping it simple just the five of us!  We have a big Easter Egg Hunt and community day of service with our church on Saturday, church on Sunday morning (after seeing what the Easter Bunny brought, of course), and our traditional Easter dinner early Sunday afternoon. Since we had a bunch of family in town last year, we had a pretty big dinner spread.  But since it’s[Read more]

Happy Valentine’s Day + Goings On + Weekly Meal Plan

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!  I hope your day is full of love in one way, shape, or form, and that you are able to give a little bit away too.  We had a fun morning with the kids- heart shaped pancakes and some candy and fun goodies.  They were all SO excited about their valentines for their friends at school- Fun Dip for Brantley’s class, Kool Aid for Grayson’s class, and Star Wars Glow Sticks for Ben’s class.  No doubt[Read more]

Thanks for the Memories, 2016, Hello 2017–Happy New Year!

Everyone keeps talking about how 2016 was such a horrible year, and everyone is so ready for 2016 to be over, but 2016 was a great year for our family!  Did it have it’s challenges?  Absolutely (what year doesn’t?).  But, 2015 was a HARD year for us, and we worked really hard through 2016 and made it work, and are now that much more excited for the year to come!  Not because 2016 was bad, but because it was GOOD,[Read more]

A Very Luton Christmas

Hello, Friends!  I hope you all had such a wonderful Christmas!  We spent a few days with my family and got home before lunch on Christmas Eve, spent a few hours at home, then headed to church for our first Christmas Eve service.  It was, in a word, magical.  The kids sat with us in the sanctuary (I brought coloring books and crayons, which was a life-saver), but by the end of the service, the families to the right of us[Read more]

#NoodlesSprinklesandSparkles: Elf on the Shelf Recap

Hi Friends!  We had a big time with our elves, Noodles, Sprinkles, and Sparkles this year.  Thought I’d share all the adventures they went on, the treats, they brought, and the fun we had! On Day One, the elves brought a letter, they introduced their new elf door, and brought chocolate advent calendars for the kids. Day 2- The elves and their friends had a sack race through the kitchen! Day 3- Noodles, Sprinkles, and Sparkles brought fun Christmas socks for[Read more]

Merry Christmas!

    Hi Friends!  We have been in full-blown holiday craziness-mode around here!  We went to Aiken last weekend (after the kids got sick last week), and we’ve been school party hopping, present giving, and wrapping up all our loose ends before school gets out today (WHOOP WHOOP) for THREE WEEKS (!!!!!!!!!!!!!) before we go back to school in January.  We’re headed to Blue Rigde tomorrow for a quick trip, and then coming back to have our family Christmas here[Read more]

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