The Holidays are HOW CLOSE!?

Holiday Guide Sneak Peek

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

peanut butter lover

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

Man Cave Inspiration

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 love you to the moon and back Mother's Day craft

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

Happy 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

my new garden friends

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

ready for easter egg hunt

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!

Delicate Blooms with Easter Egg Hunt with Easter decor

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

repurposing personalized 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

happiness is

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

Proflowers Valentine's flowers

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

Proflowers Premium Lots of Love

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

love letter to your child

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 [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Fifty-One & Fifty-Two} #happinessis

baby helper under the tree

2013 WAS a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so very many things [...]

Netflix On-The-Go! Great Holiday Movies for Travel #NetflixKids

Mickeys Magical Christmas

I’m a compensated member of the Netflix Stream Team. While traveling to LA, I saw an amazing amount of folks traveling for the holidays, with suitcases, laptops, cameras, and kids in tow. Lots of gadgets were out navigating tickets, texts, and plans on smartphones, but it made me smile to see the kids happily enjoying [...]

The Time We Lived at The Hampton: Our Hamptonality Story #HamptonHoliday #Giveaway

Hampton Inn and Suites Texas

The following post is sponsored by MomTrends on behalf of Hampton Hotel. I’d love to share with you a little story about a dislocated family searching for a forever home. We were traveling 6+ hours from Fort Polk, LA to San Antonio, TX every weekend, packing the car right after school let out on Friday [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-Nine} #happinessis

laundry pile in the corner

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-Eight} #happinessis

baking pies with Baby Sis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

turkey closeup

No matter where you are, or whomever you’re spending this day with, I hope that you enjoy your company and your day. Eat well, smile often, hug everyone, and be thankful. xo

Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-Seven} #happinessis

cinnamon bun and coffee by the christmas tree

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Help Me Choose My 2013 Holiday Cards, Please?

amazing adventures christmas card

It’s that time of year again – time to pick out the Douglas Family holiday cards from Tiny Prints! Can you help me? I couldn’t be more excited about working with Tiny Prints again this year! Here are my TOP FIVE choices for our family. As you know, I love the ones with lots of photo [...]

Christmas Light Extravaganza Fun at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Hill Country Illuminations

With Santa and Mrs. Claus riding up in just in time to light the sparkling and twinkling Christmas lights that dance to music, with chilly hands happily clutching delicious hot cocoa while fingers tap and mouths smile and sing along to live Christmas music, you’ve got the complete picture on how we spent our Sunday [...]

Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip #EggoWaffleOff

Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

This week’s mission as Chief Waffle Officer for Eggo® was to create a Thanksgiving dish for waffles. Immediately pumpkin came to mind, and one of my most favorite pumpkin dishes is a pumpkin cheesecake. This gave me an idea – what if I combined this pumpkin cheesecake flavor together with maple syrup and speecy-spicy cinnamon [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Twenty-Seven} #happinessis

sesame street at seaworld san antonio

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Twenty-Five} #happinessis

kiddie pool fun

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]

Ode to Motherhood

happy mothers day

I launder clothes I do not wear. I make beds I did not lie in. I wash dishes I did not use. I dust rooms I do not reside in. I mop up pee I did not spray on the floor. I clean up toothpaste left in the sink I did not drop. I pick [...]

Happiness is ______ {Week Seven} #happinessis

sidewalk chalk with kids

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so [...]