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Holly, Jolly and a little bit Crazy! Pictures at a Poinsettia Farm in N. California

Happy Monday and Happy December!! This weekend, we took some much needed time off to hang with friends.  We went to our annual small town Christmas on main, followed by pizza with friends.  Sunday funday consisted of brunch with friends (and Bloody Mary's, duh), then a trip to the local poinsettia farm for pictures. This is the time of year where I try to be as free as possible, but my ... Read the Post

Foraged Centerpieces

Looking to 'spruce' up your holiday centerpiece this year?  Let's look at some amazing foraged centerpieces that you can easily create yourself. "The fall and winter holiday season offers the best opportunities to add some foraged elements into your centerpiece designs, no matter where you live – city or suburb,” says Floral & Landscape Design Specialist, Carolyn Witman. Carolyn Witman ... Read the Post

Fresh Christmas Wreaths

I just wanted to quickly share about the great giveaway we have going on over on The Naptime Reviewer.  We've partnered with Christmas Forest again this year to share a beautiful gold-accented fresh Christmas wreath. Enter here: http://www.thenaptimereviewer.com/2017/11/fresh-christmas-wreaths.html ... Read the Post

Neighborhood Gift Exchange Game for Christmas + Free Printable

Receiving unexpected gifts is such an awesome feeling.  But you know what's also great?  Giving unexpected gifts.  Have you ever thought about doing a neighborhood gift exchange game for Christmas?  Last year, we had a fun, unexpected gift land on our doorstep along with a super cute note that encouraged us to pass it forward and give a gift to our neighbor.  The gift was a a cute red container ... Read the Post

Oh…My! London Kidswear — Chic Spring and Easter Looks for Girls & Almond Blossom Photo Ideas

This post is part of a collaboration with Oh...My! Kidswear.  As always, all opinions are my own. Each Spring I take pictures of my girls in their pretty Easter outfits.  It's so fun to look back to each season to see how they've changed over the years and it's always such a beautiful time of year in California.  This year we decided to shoot in the blossoming almond orchard ... Read the Post

DIY Valentine’s Craft for Kids – Let Love Grow Succulent Heart Flower Pot

As the class room mom, I try my hardest to come up with unique craft ideas for my daughter's Kindergarten class.  After browsing around on Pinterest for Valentine's day craft ideas for weeks, I wasn't able to come up with anything, but the theme "Let Love Grow" was stuck in my head. For class parties, I ask each parent to donate a minimum of $3 per kid to cover the cost of the edible craft and ... Read the Post