Tons of Lazy Elf on the Shelf Ideas for 2021

Need a last-minute Elf on the Shelf Idea? My kids love it when Santa sends our Elf to our house during the holiday season! They always look forward to waking up in the morning to see where they might see our magic elf when he returns from the north pole!  […]


Elf on the Shelf Breakfast

Today’s post is sponsored by Little Bites. All opinions are entirely my own. #LoveLittleBites and #LittleBitesButterCookie My sons are 10, 8, and 5.  It is remarkable that they all still believe in Christmas magic, such as Santa and Elf on the Shelf.  As much as it is annoying to move that Elf […]


Gift Ideas for Adults during Quarantine

Woah.  2020 has been quite a year.   Everything has looked different this year.  School is different, socializing is different, work is different, sports are different, and our holidays will look different this year.   Is your family still getting together for the upcoming holidays?  We’re going to spend Thanksgiving with just […]


Made in Iowa 2019 gift guide

 This post is sponsored by Travel Iowa.  All opinions are entirely my own. #thisisiowa #madeiniowa It’s that time of year again!  Time to buy all those Christmas gifts for your loved ones.  I realized over Thanksgiving how incredibly lucky my family is when I sat there with my younger brother, […]


twelve practical holiday gifts for anyone

This post contains affiliate links.  The holiday season is almost here!  I have a love/hate relationship with the holidays.  ( when is it acceptable to start listening to Christmas music?)  I love the gatherings, the cookie decorating, the music, the lights and all of the family memories ( doing jigsaw […]


Rice Krispies® Treats- Holiday Trains

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #HolidayTreatMaking  #CollectiveBias   I love holiday projects with my kids.   Making Rice Krispies® Treats is actually perfect for us.   I have three little boys, and it doesn’t take long to make Rice Krispies® […]


Elf on the Shelf -Mini Sugar Cookies

Does Santa send an elf on the shelf to your house every Christmas season?  These miniature “elf-sized” cookies only require a few ingredients and a few minutes but are a delicious treat that the elves, kids, and adults will love!  You can follow my super simple sugar cookie recipe to […]


Footprint Ornament and Life lately.

For those of you who know me ( I have some family members who like to stalk my blog).  Or who pay attention to this blog regularly.  You guys know that I am expecting another little boy in less than two weeks!  ( YES. I KNOW.  I panic inside a […]