Disneyland Reveal

The girls are old enough now to get a surprise so I couldn't help myself when planning a Disneyland reveal.  We don't get to go to Disneyland but once every other year so it's a really big deal for us.  The anticipation just about gets me and I never know who gets more excited about a Disney trip, me or the girls.  I dug through Pinterest for weeks looking for the perfect items to help with the reveal as well as did some major damage shopping.

I decorated and set up the reveal for the girls to see all the new gear as a way to tell them about our trip.  Here's how it turned out:








A huge thanks to some amazing shops for helping make this reveal a big hit!

Disney Tribe Shirts from Splatter Customer Apparel / Bling Shoes from Sassy Soles Shoetique / Minnie Ears from Shop My Mouse / Backpack & Lunch Pail from Thirty-One Gifts / Thermos from Itsy Bitsy Wear

Here are some of the items I found on Pinterest:

Disney Countdowns:

Disney Subway Art by Eighteen25

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Be sure to check back to see all the details from our vacation which will include reviews, tips and way too many pictures.

Here are the other items I picked up to make your Disney shopping a breeze:






Mother's Day Gift Guide

Some of my best friends and I were discussing a girls trip and trying to find a date that could work for all of us.  It was impossible to find an open weekend for all of us but for one weekend: Mother's Day weekend.  We joked and said well actually a weekend away sounds like the best Mother's Day gift!  Although no whining, begging or fighting sounds amazing in reality I couldn't imagine spending the holiday without my little family.  So since a weekend alone isn't the perfect gift I've come up with some other ideas.

Personalized gifts have always been on the top of my list for gift giving and some of my favorite to receive.  I believe it was my first Mother's Day that Kevin made me a garden stepping stone with Emily's foot prints and it was so very special.  Don't get me wrong I'll never turn down a spa day but it's a personalized gift that I will remember for many years.  With the digital age it's sadly rare that I actually print out our family photos.  So a canvas print is personalized statement piece that is extra special and a great excuse to get the photos off the camera or your phone and onto your wall.  I also love a canvas print because it captures your family in a moment and lasts a lifetime.  I love looking at older canvas prints and seeing how much we have changed.  I am planning a whole canvas wall in our hallway of all our family photos for this exact reason.

My favorite place to get a canvas printed is from CanvasPop.  They have so many options including canvases but also framed prints, collages, pillows, magnets and more.  The quality is fantastic which is matched by their customer service.  Best news is that you can get 45% off your order with code 45FORMOM.



I just hung our latest family photo and I'm in love with it.

Here are a few other ideas for you.  Basically every time I put together a gift guide I'm really just sharing my wish list:






This is a sponsored post.  All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Easter 2018

Family time is my favorite time!  Our Easter weekend was so incredibly fun and blessed and I just had to share our wonderful pictures {be prepared for overload}.  We always celebrate with Kevin's family on Saturday and do church and brunch on Sunday.  After brunch we spent the afternoon just playing at home and soaking up the sun.  It was the absolute perfect weekend.  I hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend.




These girls just make my heart explode with happiness.  I don't know from personal experience but it sure seems like there is nothing better than having a sister.  I pray that they always will remain best friends.








For those of you that know me know without a doubt that I am very competitive.  So it was a hard pill to swallow when Emily preferred to talk through the hunt, lol!!!  I kept telling her to run and find eggs but she just wanted to socialize.  It's a lesson from God I know!  Now Madi on the other hand had the right idea and would even climb in the bushes to snag the prize.




The Easter bunny visited our house and not only left gifts for the girls but also pooped jelly beans in the toilet and left a trail of Easter eggs from their room to their baskets.




Here are some of the items that were in their baskets:



These shoes are so adorable and so cheap!!!


Every holiday I try to create a fun breakfast for the girls as an extra special way to celebrate.  This year I made Bunny Butts out of pancakes and our Re-Play tableware makes it even more festive.
















A Snowy Spring Break


Due to a change in Emily's school schedule we took an extremely last minute opportunity to head to Shaver for Spring Break.  It's a good thing we didn't want to go a week later or I think we would have missed the snow.  Luckily, we had enough to sled and have snow ball fights every day right outside the cabin.  It was the perfect week filled with family, junk food, relaxing and fun.  I loved every bit of it and loved the memories we got to make.



Emily and Daddy went snowboarding with family friends on the first day while Madi and I took a later start and then sled in Shaver.







Since it was Easter week we colored our eggs at the cabin.










Friends came up to visit for the day and it was such a treat.






We had a snowball fight and I told Emily no throwing at faces.  Well of course I accidentally smacked her right in the face! #momfail  Thank goodness she just laughed it off as I apologized.




We celebrated Grandma's birthday with a special dinner and we even made her a cake!




I hope everyone had a great Spring Break!! Before you know it we will be heading into Summer Vacation.