dinner’s ready: easy meatball sliders

posted one of our fave dinners (meatball sliders!) on Instagram last week and thought it would be fun to share the recipe here. we love this savory and scrumptious comfort food served in a mini size! they are also simple enough to make on busy evening and light enough to eat all year round. make a double […]


free easter tags and stickers

happy monday-funday! the countdown begins to easter (just a week away!) so i thought i’d share some fun printables with you. (links below) FREE EASTER STICKERS, TAGS & TOPPERS: bunny ear toppers PDF (black & white and pink with dots) flag stickers or tags PDF rectangular stickers or tags PDF print the templates off on […]


happy (playful) weekend.

wanted to share this little snippet from our arizona trip, where a little bed jumping action prompted me to let loose and be silly. i forget sometimes (way too many sometimes) to put down my to do list and enjoy the moment. so grateful to these kids for the constant reminders. with that said, happy weekend […]


stamped easter eggs

i’ve been waiting for a new way to use these pencil eraser stamps i made awhile back (tutorial found here) and since it’s egg decorating season and i have a stash of acrylic paint in bright colors it seemed like the perfect excuse. i don’t usually get excited about this part of easter. so much […]


blue or pink?

happy monday friends! i so appreciated reading everyones input and thoughts about finding out baby’s gender or not  and after going back and forth without a strong feeling either way, johan and i had the ultrasound tech stick the results in an envelope for us so we could do a big reveal on our trip […]


BREAKFAST CLUB: yogurt parfaits

spring hasn’t exactly made it’s way to the pacific northwest yet, but the dose of sunshine i got in phoenix last week (i have pics to share from our trip tomorrow!) has put me in the mood for a lighter, fruitier breakfast menu. yogurt parfaits seem to be hitting the spot so i thought i […]

shenanigans poster-03

#shenanigans (free poster download)

i designed this simple poster to hang over our “check-out” basket of ever increasing (and slightly ridiculous)  gaming and tech devices and thought i would share in case you have the perfect spot for it. just click on the links below to download! each poster is 24×32 inches and fits perfectly in the large frame from […]


ice cream sammies (happy st. patrick’s day!)

want to eat something st. patty’s-ish today, but corned beef and cabbage isn’t your jam? throw together these minty ice cream sandwiches to enjoy after dinner! you’ll need: chocolate chip mint ice cream or other green ice cream or gelato of choice waffle cone or chocolate wafers (cookies or graham crackers work too) gold &/or green […]



i’ve hinted at it a couple times in previous posts but am beyond thrilled to make an official announcement… we’re expecting a new bundle of cuteness this summer! today marks week 20, and as they tend to do once you have other children to take care of, it’s flown by. i’m not usually the “love […]


Hello… spring training.

later this month, yoder and i are surprising the kids with a trip to sunny arizona for some baseball games, concession food and all the pool time we can handle. for the past couple weeks i’ve been secretly sorting through last year’s summer gear and stocking up on all the things we’ll need to bring […]


MARCH one week spread.

i’m excited to be going back to my roots with a little meal planning action today! a bit different than what i’ve done in the past, but still fun and helpful… let me know what you think!? M/ Happy St. Patrick’s Day… go green with asparagus soup and BLT&A sandwiches TU/ crockpot (or baked) mexican lasagna […]