9 pm is the New Midnight This New Year’s Eve for Kids and Netflix #StreamTeam

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. If your children have trouble staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve, now they don’t have to! Log into Netflix.com and let your kids choose their own special countdown – at any time they choose on December 31st – with one of their favorite Netflix […]

The Time I Almost Set the Christmas Tree on Fire (Giveaway!) #DaddysHome

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms campaign for “Daddy’s Home” in theatres nationwide on Christmas Day. The crazy stories and ideas expressed here are definitely my own. I thoroughly enjoy decorating for the holidays, we go “all out” decorating almost every doorway, every flat surface, empty spot on the wall, the kitchen […]

Easy Garlic Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

This is a sponsored recipe on behalf of Pillsbury®. It was day three of turkey leftovers when one of the kids whispered softly, “Mom? I’m kinda sick of turkey. Is there anything else we can eat?” Ohhh, could I ever relate to that sentiment. The holidays are SO WONDERFUL, but the tryptophan was really starting […]

Pre-Deployment Reality Check

Putting away the Valentine’s decorations feels like we’re boxing up love (even though that isn’t what we’re doing, even though it technically is) – we kept it up as late as we could this year. Putting up Easter, a holiday he won’t be here to celebrate, feels so empty and meaningless. I’m simply going through […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W51 & W52} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you […]

King Julien Premiere and Holiday Movies from Netflix #StreamTeam

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. All Hail King Julien Did you hear? King Julien from Madagascar got his own show! Check out this clip from the all-new Netflix original All Hail King Julien which just premiered December 19th! I like to move it move it! Celebrate the holidays with King Julien’s friends from Madagascar with […]

For What Matters Most this Holiday – Family

This is sponsored post on behalf of TYLENOL®. The holidays are such a special time, filled with travel, home baked goodness, together time, and celebration. It is, beyond a doubt, my most favorite time of year, and I love every aspect of it, from the decorating, to the twinkling lights, the baking treats, to the […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W50} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you […]

Holiday Decorating Ideas with Kohl’s

This is sponsored post on behalf of Kohl’s. I love LOVE decorating for the holiday. LOVE it. I’m such a sucker for decorating for the seasons (as you know). I take great pride in it, as do my children. Each year we add to our decor for the seasons, and with Christmas being the biggest […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W49} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you […]

Gift Guide: Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle {Giveaway}

Want rich brownie taste with a crisp cookie crunch? HECK YEAH! This year’s “It” dessert is one you don’t have to feel guilty about, and it makes a wonderful gift or stocking stuffer. Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle is sinfully delicious, yet with only 120 delicious calories per serving, you’ll get that much-needed chocolate fix without all the […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W48} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you […]

Handprint Calendar (Plus 15 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas Kids Can Make)

The following post is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. All thoughts, opinions, and baby helpers are mine. Kids are naturally creative, inquisitive creatures that always want to be involved with things. This isn’t any different when it comes to the holidays. They want to help decorate the tree or […]

Help Me Choose My 2014 Holiday Cards, Please?

It’s that time of year again – time to pick out the Douglas Family holiday cards from Minted.com! Can you help me? I couldn’t be more excited about working with Minted this year! As you know, I’m a sucker for Christmas cards with lots of photo options. Last year, we quite narrowly missed out on sending a comic book photo […]

The Holidays are HOW CLOSE!?

This is a compensated post that contains products given and affiliate links. I can’t even believe I’m about to say this, but (whispers) there are only 64 days until Christmas. I. am. NOT. READY. I mean, it isn’t even Halloween yet and I know you’re wagging your finger at me. “Lisa?! Why are you bringing this […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W27} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

Man Cave Inspiration and Father’s Day Gift Ideas

This is a sponsored post for Walmart.com, but all awesome Father’s Day suggestions are mine. Father’s Day is almost upon us – do you already know what you’re going to get for your husband (or dad)? Now, I’m a pretty good gift-giver, and I’ve given my husband some pretty awesome gifts in the past (especially […]

Unique Handmade Mother’s Day Crafts

I am blown away by what my kids made me for Mother’s Day this year. This is the front page of an “I Love Mom” books he made me – this flower is SO PRETTY and 3D, sticking up from the page. It looks like cupcake liners, except I think it’s actually bulletin board decorations […]

Mother’s Day 2014

My husband truly had no idea what to get me this year for Mother’s Day. What’s funny is.. I wasn’t sure either myself. It dawned on me, though, when I was photographing our little Mom and Me tea party soiree, the difficulty I was having zooming in on certain things, and how badly my 18-55mm […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W16} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

Easter 2014 in Pictures

Here’s a little taste of our Easter weekend in pictures with a sneak peek at the bottom. Here’s your sneak peek at the planting portion of our holiday. Just a little taste as we add the final touches before we share! How was your Easter?

Easy Easter Decorating Ideas with Flair from ProFlowers and More!

It’s almost Easter! How are you getting ready for it? We’ve been decorating for it for a few weeks now, and I wanted to share with you what I’ve been up to with a few select additions the folks at ProFlowers sent me to make it schnazzy and more spring-like! As you enter the house, […]

How to Repurpose Easter Baskets

Baskets in all shapes and sizes make me happy. To me, there is no better medium with which to organize than using baskets. They’re so pretty, functional, versatile, and sturdy. Each year on Easter, we crack open the stored box of my children’s baskets, dust them off, prettify them while packing them with goodies to […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W7} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

Easy Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas

The second the Christmas stuff comes down, the Valentine’s stuff goes up. Without fail, my kids always ask me, “Why do we decorate for every holiday?” “Because it’s fun, kids.” And it is! Some people enjoy the house looking suddenly less cluttered, more organized and clean without the Christmas/holiday stuff up, but not me, man! […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W6} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

Love Letter to Your Child – Valentine’s Day Printable

Are you looking to do something special and unique for your child/ren this Valentine’s Day? Why not print this love letter to your child and fill it with lovely words and thoughts? What’s your favorite memory with your child? What did you think when you met your child for the first time? What’s your favorite […]