Disney at Home

It’s Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of summer! We usually squeeze in one last visit to Disneyland before the crazy crowds and summer heat. With the park still closed, I decided to re-create our themepark experience at home! It was actually really fun and easy! Thanks to YouTube, the girls would watch something […]

Backyard Renovation – Phase 1

Like most families, our dreamy summer vacation plans have now been erased from our once busy social calendar. Instead, we decided to use this #stayathome time to renovate our backyard. I have never loved our backyard. No matter what we bought it was never inviting enough for the kids to want to play out there […]

Contactless Games During Social Distancing

It’s been over a month since Shelter In Place (SIP), voluntary quarantine, social distancing or whatever you want to call it. I’ve managed not to go entirely crazy, however, what IS driving me crazy is the increase usage of screens in my household. My children are using screens for distance learning, to video chat family […]

Makeup Vanity Makeover

Just like men have man caves, a woman needs a space that’s all her own. Funny enough, I’ve never used a makeup vanity. All my life I simply stood in the bathroom and did my beauty routine. But this year I turned 40 and had this epiphany – that I needed to do some things […]

Modern Playhouse Renovation

It was ages ago that my brother in law got my eldest daughter the Kidkraft outdoor playhouse that was sold at Costco. He lovingly assembled it for her and she got so much use out of it. But two more sisters later it finally was time to renovate it! I bugged Papa Bear to paint […]

Chakra Crystals for Meditation

My favorite semi-precious gemstone has always been amethyst. It might be because it’s my birthstone or that purple is simply my favorite color! I was raised Buddhist and was taught early on to meditate. Although I admit I was never consistent with it. But as any parent can relate, my life is insane and full […]