5 Things: Baby Shower Honoring Little Miss Hailey Grace

5 Things: Baby Shower Honoring Little Miss Hailey Grace

Hi Friends and Happy Friday! We have been so BUSY with orders, and I am just now getting a chance to post about the FUN and TOTALLY GIRLY baby shower from a few weeks back. I apologize for not having the opportunity to do so sooner, as we have had several of you ask about it since. Well, it went wonderfully, and everyone had a great time. Plus the family received some wonderful gifts for their baby girl.

***WARNING: Men, proceed with caution as this post is overflowing with EVERYTHING FUN, SPARKLY, PINK, and FABULOUS! Your mind will automatically be infiltrated with all things girly. The images below will never be able to be unseen, and may make you have uncontrollable feelings of wanting to attend a baby shower A.S.A.P. ***

Now that we have that taken care of… welcome to the SECRET WORLD OF BABY SHOWERS! ๐Ÿ˜‰ …

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Baby Lincoln’s Toy Box

Baby Lincoln’s Toy Box

Hi Friends and Happy Monday! Check out this absolutely ADORABLE toy box that we just finished for the Cruise family! Now that their sweet baby boy is getting older, they needed something larger to hold his ever-growing number of toys. Until now, they have been storing them in a basket, but it is now OVERFLOWING with toys. So, Mrs. Cruise contacted us for some help in organizing and reclaiming her living room space.Continue reading

Our Schoolroom Renovation

Our Schoolroom Renovation

Hi Friends! With our school year coming to a close, we thought we would share some of the CHANGES and UPGRADES that we have made to our space over the past 8 months! We feel that our space will probably be one that is every-changing as we continue our homeschooling journey, but for the time being we are very pleased with how much we have accomplished this school year.

Since this was our very first year of homeschooling, we kind of JUMPED in with both feet forward. We didn’t know exactly what would work best for us, and fully expected this to be a year of TRIALS and ERRORS. This would be our year of really learning what would work best for our family, and what we were going to have to tweak and change a bit before getting into our groove.Continue reading

How $15 Changed Our Outlook On Life!

How $15 Changed Our Outlook On Life!

This past weekend we decided to take a break for a bit to enjoy some time with our babies. This was something that we not only WANTED to do, but something that we really NEEDED to do. Between Patrick’s almost monthly heart procedures over the past 7 months, and working ย 7 days a week just to keep up with orders, we were in desperate need of a BREAK. And we knew our babies needed some time to decompress just as badly as we did.

Since it is now Spring, and the weather has been absolutely GORGEOUS here in Louisiana, we decided it was high time for a WATER PLAY DAY! So, we picked up some bubbles, a slip n’ slide, snacks, and pulled out last years $0.99 pools from Target and created a fun little surprise our kiddos. While they were inside of our home playing, Patrick and I secretly slipped outside to set up a FUN FILLED day for our family, and realized a valuable lesson in the process.

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Happy April Fool’s Day!

Happy April Fool’s Day!

Sounds like a PLAN to us! We have NEVER been good at the whole April Fool’s thing. Either our pranks were TOO LAME, and never fooled anyone, or else we thought that our ideas were TOO MEAN to try on anyone. The most successful trick I have played all day was jumping out and scaring 2 of our 4 kiddos. I am still working on the 3rd, and will not stop trying until I have accomplished doing so for the day. Although, I love scaring people, and do this ALL of the time, so I am not sure if it really constitutes as a real “April Fool’s Prank.”

Have any of you ever gotten away with a successful April Fool’s prank? If so, tell us all about it in the comments section below. Maybe we could try it out next year.ย Happy April Fool’s Day, Y’all!

Do What You Love

Do What You Love

Ain’t that the TRUTH! ๐Ÿ˜‰

We love getting to have our babies help up in the shop… supervised, of course! They get to learn so many awesome things from watching us build, repair, refinish, and up-cycle. And they are so PROUD of themselves when they get to see the finished product that they were able to help with.

At the end of the day, it is all about family and doing what God specifically CREATED you to do! As they say… “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life.”

(P.S. For our lawyers and doctors out there.. we love ya too!”)

Grubs, Slugs, and Lizards… Oh My!

Grubs, Slugs, and Lizards… Oh My!

We are outside enjoying this beautiful weather with our kiddos, and extending one of our science lessons for the week.

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Tips For A Worn Out Mom

Tips For A Worn Out Mom

Haha! This is a GREAT READ for all of our Mammas out there! And remember, don’t be too hard on yourselves. As a Mamma of 4, I spend more time laughing at myself than anything else. It’s a LEARN-AS-YOU-GO journey. The best thing to do is embrace it. โ™ก

TIPS FOR A WORN-OUT MOM:
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Parenting Win!

Parenting Win!

We ran across this on Facebook the other day, and all that we have to say is this parent deserves an AWARD!

This was in the caption: “Poor Buddy fell and broke his leg, he has STRICT ORDERS FROM SANTA not to move for two weeks! Parenting WIN!!”

Five Things You Should Know About This Picture: Louisiana Summertime

Five Things You Should Know About This Picture: Louisiana Summertime

1. Before anyone PANICS… NO, the lawnmower blades were NOT turned on. And YES, they had close, adult supervision the ENTIRE TIME.

2. Now, this is not necessarily something that we normally do, but since our oldest son recently turned 10, we have noticed a MAJOR growth in his level of maturity. He has been so HELPFUL with tasks around our home and property, and as a bit of a REWARD, Patrick let him take the mower out for a spin. ๐Ÿ˜‰ย Continue reading