January 23, 2017

When I Struggle with a Fresh, New Year

Jan22

Welcome! Come join us as we find beauty amidst the bedlam of everyday life. Inspiration and encouragement for meal time, finances, home life, DIY and more. If you’re new, you may like to subscribe for free updates. Subscribe via email […]

Are You Ready for Game Day? (Or Fun Food?)

Jan18

Yes, my husband grew up in Green Bay. That says it all. We bleed green and gold and even have our own brick at Lambeau field with our kids names listed followed by “Pack fans since birth.” If you throw […]

The Best News Ever & Some Heart Resetting

Jan5

It’s been quite the eventful weeks in our Schmidt household. Having all the kids home under one roof (if even for a few days) has filled this momma’s heart to the brim, but I’m dreading the back to college countdown. […]

New Year’s Eve Traditions, Family Fun Ideas for New Year’s Eve (& Day)

Dec27

Are you trying to start some New Year’s Eve Traditions or think of some family ideas for New Year’s Eve to make it extra special? (Or additional traditions for New Year’s Day found here.) Here are ideas for fun of all […]

Last Minute Christmas Food Ideas & Traditions (You don’t want to miss)

Dec20

Overnight Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake The clock ticks, and Christmas is just around the corner, but there are still some moments available to make this Christmas a bit more magical, without spending a penny. I’ve shared these before, but a […]

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Lovers (My boys)

Dec16

I wish this was my holiday home tour. I finally took pictures of not only the nooks and crannies of my holiday decor, but also of the scattered messes throughout (just to make you all feel better. ;)) I haven’t […]

20 Favorite Gift Ideas for Home Bakers

Dec11

Oh my goodness!!!! We are less than two weeks away from Christmas and I know your kitchens are a flurry. Well, to be specific, my own kitchen is a mess, but that’s not the point. 😉 My college guys come home […]

Hot Parmesan, Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Dec7

Between Thanksgiving and the Super bowl, savory appetizers are pretty much a main course in our home. I could put out a spread like this every single daily and my family would be thrilled. This Parmesan, Spinach and Artichoke Dip served […]

Did You Know? (and skin care giveaway)

Dec1

Although the I On Youth Collection by Irene Michaels sponsored this post and provided me with product and compensation, all opinions and text are my own I grew up with lots of sayings and wives tales in our family. Did you? I […]

Life in Season: Celebrate the Moments that Fill Your Heart and Home

Nov29

I remember Vanessa pulling me to the side of the room. Her eyes got big, her smile widened and I could feel her passion as she told me about a potential opportunity to share her heart through the pages of a book. […]