Teacher Appreciation Bulletin Board

This year I was in charge of the bulletin board for Will's classroom during Teacher Appreciation Week. It was a short notice thing, so Will and I quickly sat down and got to work on a plan. I am lucky … [Continue reading...]

DIY Harry Potter Shirt

A custom Harry Potter shirt is the perfect addition to a family trip, girls weekend or birthday celebration visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This shirt is so easy to DIY and can be sized … [Continue reading...]

My Favorite Swim Suits for 2019

My Favorite Mom Swim Suits

Swim Suit Season is coming up quick, and I'm not sure how many people are "excited". But I can say I am excited for warm days at the lake, or reading books beside the pool as the kids play! So of … [Continue reading...]

Gage takes the Purina ONE® 28-day Challenge

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurinaONEVisibleDifferences #CollectiveBias Take your pet from “good” to “great”! With … [Continue reading...]

Homemade Beef with Broccoli

Homemade beef with broccoli that they whole family will love.

A few weeks ago I posted the recipe for our chicken chow mein, which is a regular on our menu at the Barker house. But sometimes we need something a little different than the chicken mixed into it. … [Continue reading...]

Reduce Lingering Instant Pot Smells

How to reduce lingering smells from your Instant Pot.

Have you ever made dinner in your instant pot, then the next day you can still smell the whole meal? It's the worst!! I figured I can't be the only one, so I figured I would share the steps I take to … [Continue reading...]

DIY Mantle Shelf with Hooks – Make It Yourself Tutorial

This mantle shelf is simple, 6 ft long, and beautiful! Plus it cost less than $40 to create!

This mantle shelf is simple, 6 ft long, and beautiful! Plus it cost less than $40 to create! So I've had this huge empty wall in my living room. You see it right when you walk in through the … [Continue reading...]

Valentine Box Ideas

Pom Pom Heart Valentine Box

Are you already doing research for your kids' Valentine's Day boxes yet? Because I have and kinda feel overwhelmed. I figured I could't be the only one, so today I am rounding up the best of boxes … [Continue reading...]

Power Cleaning

Use the Power Cleaning Method to pick up your house and get EVERYONE involved.

Use the Power Cleaning Method to pick up your house and get EVERYONE involved. Everyone in my family hates picking up the house. Not necessarily the kitty gritty cleaning part but putting … [Continue reading...]

Family Friendly Chicken Chow Mein

chicken chow mein recipe

This recipe is probably one of the most requested from my kids. It makes a frequent appearance on our menu, and I don't mind because it's a quick meal to prepare and will be a guaranteed easy meal … [Continue reading...]