Savvy Sunday: Christmas Tree Farms (& Dickies Review)

infront of tree

Continuing with the holiday traditions theme from the last couple of weeks, this week's Savvy Sunday topic is Christmas trees. Does your family get your tree from a farm or a stand?  Do you used a live tree or an artificial tree?  No matter what type of tree you have, I'm sure you have some sort of tradition surrounding it.  We get ours from a farm.  We meet my in-laws at the farm one weekend … [Read more...]

Yo Gabba Gabba Live Rocked!

yo gab live

We had the opportunity to attend the Yo Gabba Gabba Live show last night at the Paramount Theater in Seattle.  We had never taken our kids to something like this and were a little nervous that we'd have to leave mid-show for some reason or another.  Our oldest two (4 and almost 3) were so excited to see Yo Gabba Gabba that they didn't take their afternoon naps.  They both fell asleep in the car on … [Read more...]

Savvy Sunday: 10 Minute Challenge Holiday Edition


I’ve started giving myself 10 minute challenges. I set my timer for 10 minutes and tackle a household chore while my children are having a snack or lunch. It’s amazing how much you can accomplish in only 10 minutes when you focus on the task.I encourage you to join me- it really easy amazing what you are able to achieve, even if it’s incremental, if you set your mind (and timer!) to it! The … [Read more...]

Savvy Sunday: Family Gift Giving


Every family is different.  Some go all out for the holidays, some stick to a strict budget and other use a three gift rule in honor of the gifts the three wise men brought to baby Jesus.  Our family doesn't stick hard and fast to any specific rules and every year seems to go a little differently as our family grows.  Typically we buy a large or "main" gift.  Sometimes it goes to all of the kids … [Read more...]

Savvy Sunday: Spending Individual Time With Your Kids (+ a Pumpkin Muffin Recipe!)

Jax baking muffins

We have three kids ages 4, almost 3, and just turned one.  My husband works full time outside of the home and between all of my projects, I pretty much work full time IN the home.  It's difficult to find quality find to spend together as a family, let alone individual one-on-one time to spend with each of our children.  We have to get creative because I think it's important for our kids to have … [Read more...]

Savvy Sunday: 5 Fun Fall Projects to Do with Leaves


I love fall.  Especially the crisp and sunny days where the trees are ablaze with color.  Celebrate the season with your kids with a couple of small art projects using leaves. Take a nature walk and collect leaves of different sizes, shapes and colors. Then bring them home, have a snack of sliced apples with carmel dip and get to work on some projects! I've suggested a few here to get you started … [Read more...]