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November 2015

spread cheer with betty crocker

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that my little elf Eleanor and I had a holiday surprise up our sleeves! We decided to spread some Christmas cheer to our loved ones the best way we knew how - sweet treats!  With  some help from Betty Crocker, Eleanor and I set to work making our very first [...]

born to save

voya born to save

Money. It's a topic that's been on my husband and my minds a lot lately. We've made some big financial decisions for our family recently, and although things feel a little stressful now, we are excited to be setting ourselves up for success in the future. As a family with two young girls, we're constantly [...]

to be completely honest

Our family is currently in a strange season of life - kind of stuck in limbo. We've been pretty stressed about selling the house and getting ready for our impending move.  And to be completely honest, most days I feel like my brain is functioning at about 50%! Here are a few other honest truths... To be [...]

best EVER pumpkin muffins

best ever pumpkin muffins

*A BIG thanks to Stonyfield and Nature's Path for sponsoring this post Eleanor and I have been on a baking kick lately. She asks to make muffins almost daily and immediately pushes her chair over to the counter so she's tall enough to lend a hand. It's been so much fun having some company in [...]

Hello there and Happy Turkey Week! This week I'm teaming up with Savvy Sassy Moms and a few other fabulous mamas to bring you the BEST in holiday sweet treats! These ideas are sure to be a crowd pleaser at any holiday event - and a few you might even decide to give a head [...]

a book a day december

personalized children's book

This post contains affiliate links - thanks for supporting Makingmine! If you're a long-time reader, you might remember my post about doing a Storybook Christmas Countdown. The basic idea is that for each day in December leading up to Christmas, you unwrap a book to read together as a family. The 25 books can be [...]

staying connected with minted

Thanks to Minted for sponsoring this post! Hello! I hope you are all having a great week so far! Thanks to all who entered the prAna giveaway - the winner has been notified! Congrats Morgan! Today I'm popping in to talk about the holidays! The Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years season can be incredibly hectic, stressful, and just [...]

november coffee chat

Hey there! Life has been moving a million miles a minute, and I feel like we have some catching up to do - so grab a cup of coffee, get comfy, and let's chat! :) Big Move  A few weeks ago we found a house we LOVED in our ideal school district, so we took [...]

prAna #JustBeYou giveaway

prana giveaway

Thanks to Stonyfield and prAna for sponsoring this post! :)  You guys, I'm here to tell you that fall is the best! I spent all summer shielding baby Everly from the hot sun, but we're finally in my FAVORITE time of year with two little girls who absolutely LOVE playing outside! We've been spending countless hours in [...]

two on the move

huggies little movers

Thanks to Huggies for sponsoring this post! I already feel like so much has changed since I posted Everly's 6 month update! Kiddos at this age go through such big developmental leaps, that sometimes it's hard to keep up! Most notably, Everly is on the move! No, not crawling yet, but she can inch herself [...]

5 reasons your baby is angry

desitin for diaper rash

Babies are confusing. Us mamas spend countless hours trying to figure out what each little cry, whimper, and whine might mean. Happy babies are the best, and all we want is to see a smile back on our babe's little face! Everly is HAPPY 99% of the time, but I've come up with the top [...]

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