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 […]

She’s not afraid of anything {VLOG}

CONSIDERING HOW TERRIFIED I AM ALWAYS I don’t get how Stella is afraid of nothing!  As I mentioned before, I’m not too much a fan of Halloween, but I go all out anyways. No different than any other year, we do all things spooky and make it THE BEST NIGHT EVER as per Sofia. Stella had her first real taste (pun-intended) of the Holiday and I think she thoroughly enjoyed it. She walked into homes, helped herself to candy and anything else that looked interesting. These kids… they sure do make me laugh!  As we do every Friday, we’re sharing our vlog on YouTube… CHECK IT OUT! CLICK HERE […]

Halloween; the holiday that gets in the way

Now before you go and add our house to your hit list, HEAR ME OUT! (save those eggs for your neighbors, you know it’s his dog that take a dump on your lawn) Let me clarify, I don’t NOT celebrate Halloween, I mean if you really break it all down, I probably over celebrate; We give out fists full of candy to each trick-or-treat’er We buy the good stuff, NO RAISINS HERE! We carve pumpkins, HECK! we even grow some of our own I spend countless hours hunting down the kids requested costumes Sofia takes Halloween treats to class and hands out Halloween tattoos  I plan a […]

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 […]

Our Christmas {wordless wednesday}

{WORDLESS WEDNESDAY} almost; Christmas has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean I can’t go back and reminisce about the disgusting amount of cookies I consumed and Sofia’s faces as she opened her mortgage payment… I mean Hatchimal. YOU GUYS! what a fun Christmas we had. As tradition has it, our family spent the night at my parents where we appetizer-ed out for dinner, opened our Christmas Eve box filled with new jammies, Finding Dori Monopoly and treats galore. We put cookies (the ones I didn’t like), milk and carrots under the Christmas Tree for Santa and wrote him a threatening sweet little letter and slept with our stockings at the foot of our beds. It was […]

Whistler Traditions {travel + fashion}

Screw Christmas Crackers and New matching pajamas, I’ve managed to make a vacation a holiday tradition in our family…  trust me guys, I’m even baffled by this one.    Sammy and I have been vacationing in Whistler over the Holidays since we first started dating 10yrs ago, ACTUALLY WAIT!  we even went there for our Honeymoon! This folks is why we call Whistler our happy place. We go up as close to Christmas as we can afford (no seriously, that’s the truth!). If we can manage a great rate or snag a Living Social deal early on in the year we go the week before Christmas, if we can’t and we’re hogtied into […]

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 […]

HOLIDAY: Girls Gift Guide +GIVEAWAY

  1// Pinhole Press Custom Finger Puppets & Family Dominos   2//Maplelea Doll   3//Osmo Game System   4//Hatchimal   5//Lost My Name Book   6//Lowes 16-piece Kid’s Tool Kit Sofia is very much involved in my blogging, she asks when she will be “on my internet page” next, she asks if I need any help “writing the words” and always always asks to “send them a pitch” when she see’s a new toy hit the market that she want. What can I say, she is a born blogger?! Naturally when I was bringing together this years Holiday Gift Guides I knew that I needed her help in […]

FAMILY: Crafts, an excuse for making forever friendships

As each month passes we get another adorable shot of our little people all together! What’s really fun about seeing these group shots is all these kids come from men who grew up together, some since kindergarten. Between us 5 wives, which we all met through our husbands, Ashley, Angela, Jenieve, Maria and myself, we’ve got 8 kids and 2 on the way. The ratio, as you can see is 2 girls to 6 boys but you would never know it if you were to be a fly on the wall during one of our monthly crafter’noons. They play together so well with no sides, this past week […]