• Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Minimalist Mom

    Mother's Day Gift Ideas for the minimalist mom

    What can you get a minimalist mom for mother’s day?  They don’t like stuff! Today I am sharing some excellent gift ideas for the minimalist mom or any mom in your life!  All of these gifts are so easy to find and a lot of them can be purchased last second on the internet or at a local store.  As a mom, I can tell you first hand, it is the thought that counts.  We will love anything that you put some energy and thought into getting or making for us.  Being a mom is a lot of work and the moms in our lives deserve the very best! (this…

  • Simple Living Easter

    EASTER

    We decided to bring back our traditional Easter brunch.  When I was a kid we always had a huge Easter morning brunch with all of our friends.  For the last 5 or so years we haven’t been doing the brunch so we decided to bring it back!  We headed up to my parents house the night before Easter so we could help in the morning. Breakfast Our traditional brunch has always been a potluck.  This is the best way to have a party!  Each person brings their favorite dish, and that way you end up having a great variety of food.  I brought the cinnamon buns.  When I opened the…

  • Emmett Turned 5 – Parent of a 5 Year Old

    Today I am sharing how Emmett Turned 5 – Parent of a 5 Year old. I never thought I would have a child that is 5 years old!  When I first got pregnant all I could think about was having a baby.  Google, how to take care of a baby?  Turns out you learn as you go.  Back to my original thought,  I honestly never thought past the baby stage.  Correct me if I am wrong, but most people think about the baby stage.  Where did this 5 year old come from? (post contains affiliate links) (photo by Teresa Long) Read the BIRTH STORY here Time Time is weird.  A…

  • Maui – 8 Kid Friendly Activities in Maui that are FREE

    free kid friendly activities in Maui

    Today I am going to share 8 fun kid friendly activities to do in Maui that are completely free. If you have ever been to Maui you already know it is one of the most beautiful places in the world!  We had been planning this trip to Maui for over a year, so when we finally arrived, to say we were excited would be an understatement.  There were ten of us all together, including four children, so of course getting to Maui was not a simple task. Once we arrived we could finally relax.  There is something about getting off the plane in Maui that is different from any other…