mother’s day wheel card

well folks, now that easter’s come and gone i guess it’s a good time to get geared up for mother’s day! i have a couple fun posts planned for next week, but wanted to help get in the spirit this week with a free card download! the template comes with 4 different messages or a […]


playdate at tinkertopia (happy earth day)

(the kids with their creations following our playdate at tinkertopia… lots of swords and robots!) after a long and soggy winter and spring in seattle, it can get rather challenging to think of fun and unique outings to take the kids on. i mean, there are only so many coffee shop dates one can attend before the […]


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 […]