DIY Christmas Crackers

Hi, my name is Tairalyn, and I have a toilet paper roll ADDICTION.  I SWEAR this rings true for every parent? I mean, you can do so much with a toilet paper roll. Don’t believe me, hit up Pinterest and look for yourself, you start to type in T-O-I and it finishes your sentence for you, TOILET PAPER ROLL CRAFTS. No joke! Check for yourself! I give you my apologies now, I’m not helping either of our addiction much with this post, #sorrynotsorry. I can however use up some of your overflowing stash, so I guess that’s a big win right? Make room for more… more… toilet paper […]

The Best Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer

It’s that time of year again PEOPLE! The leaves are turning color, the air is getting crisp and we’re slowly backing away from the iced beverages and reaching for a latte. WHY FIGHT IT! Embrace the Pumpkin Spice madness, you know you wanna!  Myself along with two of my favorite people in the virtual world, Jen from Mama. Papa. Bubba. and Salma from The Write Balance, have teamed up this week in sharing our MOST AMAZING Pumpkin Spice Recipes for our peeps! Our tribe, our online social life, our sisters from a different misters…. OKAY okay I’ll stop! You get the point, we can together to make […]

DIY Hair Salon Kit for Kids

Sofia turned 6 last month and although she asked for pretty much the entire Toys r’ Us flyer I wasn’t interested in something I could find at a toy store. This time around I wanted something I knew she would use, unlike that Hatchimal that’s currently collecting dust under her bed. NO REALLY! It’s under her bed, thanks to a survey I’m conducting to see how long it takes her to realize her beloved $90 toy it’s missing. We’re sittin’ at just over 4 weeks right now people, whatever point I’m trying to prove, is being proven, but something tells me it will backfire. IT ALWAYS BACKFIRES! […]

Our Annual Outdoor Movie Night {Disaster Strikes}

((check out the full vlog at the link below)) Our annual Summer Outdoor Movie Night has come and gone, and of all things that I forget, and am forced on on THE DAY to hunt down… GOODNESS ME! Let’s just say I had a lot on my plate, deal?!  The guest count was HIGH and so were the expectations, the ones I had put out for myself of course. I for some ludacrious reason think each year should top the last, because I like to torture myself that’s why. I made sure to keep my promise to Sofia and play the Trolls movie, but not to Sammy […]

Best Father’s Day Gifts {are free}

  It’s going to take you a little more time than say building him a new BBQ or cleaning up after an afternoon of daddy DIY’s but if you ask Sammy, he will tell you this is by far his most cherished Father’s Day Gifts he’s ever recieved.  I had this wild plan in my head to make Sammy a video with Sofia for Father’s Day, but I had to wait for the perfect moment in time. That moment that she started to talk, make decisions of her own (not necessarily good ones) and had her own opinions (oh… the opinions!). Sofia was 3 and it was only […]

Keeping Handwritten Notes Alive {basic invite}

I wrote and passed notes in high school EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. In fact, I have a shoe box full of handwritten notes that meant more than just a pen to paper; some they confessed high school true loves or silly moments we never wanted to say allowed but never wanted to forget. It’s no wonder why people can grow a strong love for stationery, it can carry so much emotion.  The more digital we get, the more I want to make sure that handwritten notes never fade in my house. From unexpected letters in the mail, to notes or drawings tapped to bedroom doors, lunch kit love notes and […]

FEATURE: A Festive Stagette

It’s not everyday your bestfriend gets married, and; It’s not everyday you get asked to be her Maid-of-Honor! Party Planning sorta’ runs in my blood (interesting fact; I was a wedding planner for 8 years) but this doesn’t mean I wasn’t doubting my talents this time around, as this client was extra special to me. Not only my bestfriend but I was in her bridal party… I am her Maid-of-Honor! Lindsay and I have known each other since Elementary School, grade 3 to be exact. She was the kid who snorted milk to make others smile, she has this contagious laugh that can turn anyone’s day around and a voice that […]

FEATURE: Doodles By Me Shoes

I doubt this is going to come as a surprise but Sofia and I, WE LOVE A GOOD CRAFT. Clearly glitter runs through our veins and if crafting can be hereditary then it’s no doubt she got it from her mama! I stumbled across this company when looking for an indoor shoe that Sofia could take and keep at school. Once the request form rolled out in it entirety (this kindergarten thing is serious business) I was left with a very specific check-list of what they wanted in an indoor shoe for these kidlets. They must be able to put them on themselves (no tie-up shoes) They had […]

PREGNANCY: Hospital Bag Checklist

This right here is me tweaking a Hospital Bag in the past that never got a passing grade. I have done this once before and now that I know what to expect (which can also be the unexpected), I’ve finally nailed down what I feel is the Mother-Of-All Hospital Bag lists. Will everyone agree with what I’m bringing and why? Probably not! Will you need everything that I need? Possibly! Might you need more than what I’m packing? Could very well be! But guess what?! This Hospital Bag checklist is a GREAT place to start, removing items you don’t feel pertain to you and adding in personal things […]

HOME TOUR: The Baby’s Nursery

DIY Art via LILAxLOLA (fawn, racoon, bunny) Luxe Quilt via loulou LOLLIPOP Vintage Floral Sheets via Sweetheart N Sunshine Lullaby Bunny via cloud b Sky Beige Rug via Lorena Canals  Gift Box Side Table via IKEA Canada  Retro Mini Bluetooth Radio via VQ Vintage Floral Change Pad Cover via Sweetheart N Sunshine Mist Wipe Warmer via Munchkin Diaper Pail via Munchkin Room: Baby’s Nursery (upstairs) Vibe: Whimsical Woodland I’ve been working on this little slice of baby heaven ever since finding out we were having another little girl. I wanted to keep the base of the room, the wall color and trees, the same as Sofia had in her nursery, but the spin on what […]