DIY: Wood Slice Chalkboard

DIY: Wood Slice Chalkboard

Pulled from the pages of the June 2016 issue of Simply Family Magazine, get the how-to on creating this lovely wood slice chalkboard, found in ‘5 simple ways to bring the outdoors inside.’  In the spirit of tree houses, campouts and the great outdoors, I thought it would be loads of fun to create a […]

Braided Flower Hair Tutorial

Braided Flower Hair Tutorial

If you are a girl mommy, you may enjoy searching through Pinterest and YouTube for fun new ways to style your little lady’s hair. At first glance, these hairstyles may seem overwhelming and impossible but if you break it down into steps, it’s not nearly as daunting a task. I tried out this rose braid […]

Teacher Appreciation Gift: Summer Sun Beach Tote

Teacher Appreciation Gift: Summer Sun Beach Tote

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and it has me thinking about how endlessly grateful I am for those who teach my children! Theirs is a job I don’t envy and can honestly say I’m not equipped for. The patience, persistence, encouragement and joy for lifelong learning they are instilling in my […]

Five instant updates to brighten your home for Spring

Five instant updates to brighten your home for Spring

pulled from the pages of Simply Family Magazine’s April 2016 issue, check out the digital edition, here!  A freshly framed printable adds a positive reminder and bright delight to your space. Get your own with this free spring printable from AKA Design: making home cozy and beautiful! Spring bloom bedding instantly transforms the bedroom for […]

DIY: Valentine’s Day Heart String Art

DIY: Valentine’s Day Heart String Art

Love is in the air and that means it’s time to think about adding some LOVEly touches to the home! This heart string art project is so much fun to make and for less than $10.00 in supplies it’s also a pretty sweet deal. Here’s how to create one for your home. Supplies: Wood plaque […]

Super Bowl Sunday: Game day winning snack

Super Bowl Sunday: Game day winning snack

It doesn’t matter which team you’re rooting for (or if you’re like me and don’t even know who’s playing), there’s one thing we can all agree on this Super Bowl Sunday…FOOD! No party would be complete without an awesome spread of finger foods, snacks and appetizers. This simple and delicious three-ingredient recipe is a great […]

The new parents’ guide to handling visitors

The new parents’ guide to handling visitors

From the moment your bundle of joy finally arrives everyone, it seems, is eager to meet your baby. We are drawn to new life like a moth to flame.  Navigating through the post-baby visitor scenario can be quite tricky. One local Mom recalls having just had an emergency C-section and delivering her 6-week premature baby […]

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