How I Keep Anxiety From Controlling Me

Disclaimer: I am NOT a Dr. This is not advice from a medical professional. This is me, Eryka. I’m just a mom, that struggles with anxiety. And I wanted to give you all a look into my thoughts and how I have learned to gain control over mine. Some links in this post may be…

Organizing a Kitchen Cart

I’ve been wanting a kitchen cart for years and I finally got one! I didn’t want one that just held cute glasses and bottles of wine. I wanted one that would be functional for our daily life. Our kitchen cart got a lot of items off the counter & better organized. The top shelf is…

Tissue Paper, Stained Glass Activities

Making pretend stained glass can be done any time of the year. That’s one of the biggest reasons I love this concept of creating stained glass. The child’s art can be hung & displayed, which is great for building their confidence. We have hung them in Izzy’s bedroom & our living room. In each activity…

Plant Based, Vegetable Beef-free Stew

As the weather turned from summer to fall and fall to chilly winter, I started looking for new soup/stew ideas. There is nothing like a good stew/soup after playing out in the snow with Izzy. So, typically the way I go about creating a new recipe and going on Pinterest and searching. I searched for…

Salt Snowflake Painting

We really enjoy snowflake salt painting. It’s a super fun way to bring art and science together. Another bonus, depending on how you approach this activity, it can also be considered a STEM activity. What You Need: Thick Paper (construction or watercolor paper is great) Elmers Glue Water Colors (paint) A Paint Brush Salt Step…

Izzy’s Woodland Themed Bedroom

Izzy LOVES being outside! She truly lives for it & honestly I do too. So for the days we are stuck inside I wanted to create a woodland themed room for Izzy to grow, play and sleep in. I hope you enjoy skimming through the photos and taking a peek into Izzy’s room. I linked…

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

My first time creating Gnocchi was over a year ago. I was trying to make new & fun dinners that were gluten free. This fall I decided to give my sweet potato Gnocchi recipe a twist and use butternut squash. I’ve been enjoying it so much I wanted to share the recipe with you all….

Izzy’s Top Toy Picks 2019

Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Some links are commissionable & profits help to keep this blog running. Have you finished your holiday shopping? Still stumped on gifts? Izzy pulled a list of her top favorites for you guys to look over. I added…

3 Family Friendly Activities to try over the Holidays

Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. All information contained within is accurate at the time of posting. Holiday breaks are great for family bonding. Whether you are home or visiting with extended family, try creating memories and truly enjoying each other. I’m sharing…

Winter Themed Educational & Sensory Activities

Whether you are looking for something fun to entertain your child on the weekends or over holiday breaks, these activities are bound to keep them entertained and thinking. Who knows, you may even want to join in. Winter Activities Snowflake Search What you need/optional items: activity table, pom poms, cotton balls, pipe cleaners (to create…

Creating Holiday Houses with Honey Maid graham crackers

This post is sponsored by Honey Maid graham crackers. 100% of the opinions expressed are my own. Izzy loves crafting and decorating. Her little creative mind always impresses me. Even Izzy’s teachers express their love for her imagination. She recently started asking me when we would start on our holiday houses. It’s tradition, we do…