Over the summer, my friend Erica of Good Job Momma launched AZ Craft Works with her husband, making chalkboards in awesome shapes. I decided I wanted one for each of the girls with their birth states (Nevada for Pumpkin and Arizona for Peanut). And then I expanded on that idea and made them each a state-themed package for Christmas! Every year… View Post
No mantle? No problem! See how we made this JOY stocking holder, and the wreath for the middle!
A century after an attempt to wipe out our ancestors, we are lucky to be here. And it’s a honor – and a responsibility- to pass on what we can.
This is a post in which I blabber on about my love of Christmas cards as a way to share a few of our new family photos. (Special shout out to Mr. G for shopping for both me and Pumpkin when I decided on a Tuesday that we were having family photos on a Friday!) I’ve been a Christmas card… View Post
Peanut loves hummus, on everything, so I thought now was the time to teach her how to make my grandma’s recipe.
Over Fall Break, the girls and I took a little road trip to Southern California, our third annual trip. This year, in addition to visiting friends and family, our itinerary included a trip to the Museum of Ice Cream. Our visit took place on the second morning of our trip. Which means, we had been in the car for a… View Post
For months now, whenever Pumpkin gets in my car, she asks to listen to the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack. As Halloween drew closer, I realized that would be the perfect Halloween costume for the girls. Truth be told, Pumpkin and I had actually settled on a different idea way back before the end of last year. But we weren’t… View Post
Our family’s favorite things to get at Trader Joe’s, all wrapped up in memories.
Last month, when we went to my hometown on vacation, between the four of us and my sister’s family, there were seven of us. Even in the house I grew up in, that would have been a tight squeeze, but my mom has downsized since then, so it definitely wasn’t going to work. So, we decided to get a rental… View Post
Mr. G and I came up with a family summer project when Pumpkin started summer break: try a new ice cream shop every week. I was trying to limit dessert to once a week (which failed miserably) and thought it would be fun to make the one dessert special, and to try places we hadn’t been yet as a family…. View Post
When I was searching for a dress to wear to a wedding in Cabo, I went into it with two criteria: yellow, and off-the-shoulder. (You know in Steel Magnolias, when Julia Roberts’ character says pink is her signature color? Mine is yellow.) I also didn’t want to spend too much money, because I wasn’t sure how many times I would… View Post
For the next in my Four Ways series, we have the Lark Skirt, which I has been in my regular rotation ever since it arrived in my mailbox. When Lark Skirts launched last year and I started seeing them all over my Instagram feed, I wondered if I needed one. (The power of influencer marketing, haha!) I thought about it for… View Post
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you may have figured out that I have two LuLaRoe Carly dresses and I wear them on repeat. I thought it would be fun to start a new blog series, “Four Ways,” and what better way to start than with something I wear so often! (Also, FYI, I plan to include other… View Post
Our rebel and pop culture-influenced girls dressed as Joan Jett and a Project Runway designer/model for Halloween.