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I’ve been making over the boys’ creative corner in our basement for a little while now. Sips sparkling cocktails I revamped the art supply stash with some pallet storage and I rehung some of the art that was already there. Summer sparkling cocktails But it was definitely still bare. Easy sparkling cocktails It needed some color and character.


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It feels like yesterday that you needed me for just about everything other than walking. Christmas sparkling cocktails I would wake you up, change your diaper, get you something to eat or drink, give you cuddles when you were tired, get you dressed, etc. Wild margarita recipe I would push you on the swings and you would crawl up in my lap when you started to get sleepy. Long red dresses for weddings Now things are different. Black and red dresses for weddings Not a bad different just…different different. Champagne cocktails for brunch Continue reading…

If you’ve ever looked for a product mockup, you know that free ones are very hard to come by and most you have to pay for. Champagne cocktails for new year’s eve These can range in price starting at $8 depending on the quality, the shop itself, or how many you get, the price goes up from there. Champagne cocktails with vodka I love creating free printables but just didn’t want to shell out the money for versatile mockups. Champagne cocktails for christmas That’s when I decided that I would just make my own and share how to do it with you! Continue reading…

My alarm clock goes off somewhere between 5:15 and 5:30 everyday. White lillet cocktails And by alarm clock, I mean Ro and/or my phone. Lillet red cocktails Sometimes my phone will actually beat the little man to the punch but lately, it’s been Ro who wins. Lillet wine cocktails I used to get some time in the morning to myself but more often than not, I have my little buddy with me. Lillet rouge cocktails My mornings start right away because Ro waits for no one. Lillet blanc cocktails Changing the diaper (if he’ll let me), getting him milk, trying to make my coffee, and sometimes getting the dishwasher emptied and filled from the night before. Jack cocktails Gav has always been a late sleeper so I can pretty much depend on him to sleep until 7:00 most mornings. Iced coffee cocktails recipes But before I know it, it’s out the door we go to get to school. Jack daniels winter jack cocktails After drop off, it’s on to the next. Yukon jack cocktails Mondays are Gymboree for Ro, Tuesdays and Fridays are workout days for me, Wednesday is small group, and Thursday is usually grocery day. Honey jack cocktails Somewhere between these things and work, Ro takes a nap and I try to do house work and any orders or projects that need to be done. Gentleman jack cocktails Unfortunately, Ro has been refusing… Continue reading…

I’ve recently taken on a new love for baking. Extra dry vermouth cocktails At first it was just fun cookies for Gav and I (and Ro when he’s older) to do for holidays. Classic vodka cocktails recipes Then, after making Ro’s first birthday smash cake, I decided that I wanted to keep doing it. Classic christmas cocktails recipes Banana bread has been my go to the past month or so and its so easy to make. Simple cocktails I often find that I buy too many bananas and the last few tend to go bad. Simple cocktails with vodka Those overripe bananas are PERFECT for banana bread! So I found a simple recipe that I really love and we have banana bread every couple weeks or so. Best cocktails nyc Then I got a crazy idea to start experimenting with adding flavors. Best cocktails for women The first one I tried was honey. Best cocktails to order at a bar Towards the end of baking, I drizzled honey over the top and it gave the bread a delicious taste, sweetness, and a pretty glaze. Best cocktails 2016 Today’s recipe was my second attempt at adding in a new flavor. Best cocktails with vodka Continue reading…

This past Saturday was our precious firstborn’s birthday. Best cocktails san francisco The last time his birthday fell on a Saturday was his actual BIRTH day. Best cocktails in las vegas The day he came out! You can read all about that HERE. Best cocktails chicago What was the theme this year? Why only one of his favorite things to do, tae kwon do! Gav started taking tae kwon do last summer and immediately loved it. Best cocktails His masters are so encouraging yet firm and he thrives under that sort of discipline. Easy cocktails for a crowd This practice has been so good for him and lucky us, they throw birthday parties! We knew this would be perfect. Easy cocktails with vodka We literally had this party booked in November. Top cocktails with vodka Low and behold, time got away from me and I rushed to get the invites to his class mates and some of our outside school friends. Best cocktails made with vodka I tell ya, I love me a Pinterest party. Top cocktails for women You KNOW I love a Pinterest party! (See Gav’s construction birthday and Ro’s lumberjack bash) But there is something very liberating about only doing a few details and just letting go of the rest. Good cocktails with vodka So basically all I did was stick with a red and black color scheme, made some super simple black belt treat bags, and got… Continue reading…

It’s been way too long since my last DIY post and I’m here to remedy that! I’ve been in one of those moods lately where everything in my house needs an upgrade. Classic 101 radio This is a relatively common occurrence (annoyance, if you ask my husband) once I’ve finished an area. Classic 101 burgers & shakes I’ll finish a space, love it for a few weeks and then want to change it. Classic 101 burgers & shakes belmont ca Maybe it’s the perfectionist in me but I prefer to think of it as the “perpetual need to be creative-ist” in me. Classic 101 burgers That’s totally a thing… One of these spaces that has incurred my creative wrath is Gav’s art table/creative learning corner. Classic 101 burgers menu I decided that I wanted to reorganize his art supplies in a way that didn’t put a million tiny holes in the wall. Best cocktails for a crowd I tried using those little plastic drawers but Ro quickly showed me that those made it much easier for him to eat crayons. Easy holiday cocktails for a crowd That’s when I came up with this super simple, inexpensive and minimal wall damage project. Easy summer cocktails for a crowd Continue reading…

So, clearly there’s been a big change and I’m ridiculously excited about it! I have officially switched to WordPress, rebranded a bit and I’m so ready to get back to more consistent blogging. Best cocktails in san francisco There are still parts of the site that aren’t quite up to par yet (oh you know, like my about page that has been MIA for about 3 months! *facepalm*) but they are coming! Now that we’ve had the chance to be in the new year for one whole week, I thought I’d take a look back and share some favorite moments from 2016 and some of the things I’m looking to accomplish in the next year. Simple cocktails with gin Continue reading…

I’ve see many posts about the importance of teaching young girls to have a positive body image. Simple cocktails to make at home With all of the magazine covers, social media, and all of the things we watch on TV, there is plenty of of fuel for negativity to thrive. Best summer cocktails for a crowd Our social standard for beauty in America is a bit twisted and realitively unattainable, even for the rich and famous. Great cocktails with vodka Once I found out I was having a boy the first time around, I was relieved. Classic 1920 cars Thank goodness that was one thing I wasn’t going to have to deal with like girl moms do. Classic 1920s cocktails Thank goodness I wasn’t going to have to worry about a daughter having an eating disorder or constantly worrying about her weight and appearance. Top 10 cocktails for women But later, after another pregnancy and getting back my body after breastfeeding stopped, I started to think much differently. Cheap cocktails for a crowd Boys can have these same problems. Classic radio flyer wagon Just because the statistics are much higher for girls, doesn’t mean my boys are exempt. Classic radio fm I already see a perfectionist streak in Gav and it worries me. Classic radio shows I know what that feels like and it’s not that fun. Classic radio repair The urge to constantly be the best, or do everything, or be good at whatever… Continue reading…

It was late afternoon on Black Friday. Classic radio We had had a wonderful holiday the night before filled with family, playing, and even a little “slapping whip cream in the facing”. Classic radio commercials As we came back in from an errand, there they were! Santa’s scout elves had arrived! But there was something different this year. Easy cocktails to make at home First of all, there were two elves instead of just one and each came with his very own scarf. Easy cocktails with malibu rum One with a G and one with an R so we can tell them apart. Classic bathroom Gav immediately knew which on was his. Classic bathroom vanity And they also had a note, tell the boys who they were and why they were here. Classic bathroom tile The note read as such: All story telling aside, I’m so excited about doing kindness elves this year! I’m really working on getting Gav into the spirit of giving rather than getting this year. Classic bathroom designs pictures He’s almost five (insert big crocodile mama tears) and he understands a lot more now. Best craft cocktails in chicago It’s a super hard lesson to teach as a parent, heck, it’s difficult as an adult sometimes but the reward to so amazing. Best place for cocktails in san francisco I want my boys to experience that, the joy you get from seeing the joy in others…. Classic radio fm kenya Continue reading…

I’m Kelly! A mom with a passion for creating, who can usually be found with a cup of coffee or hot glue gun in hand.

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