• DIY

    DIY Growth Arrow Chart

    DIY growth arrow chart. Let’s take a walk down memory lane. I bet most of our parents had some way to document our growth as we started getting taller. My mom had a nice ice cream stick chart that she wrote on when she checked our height. When our family moved to my parent’s house now (and they added some more kids), they used a piece of wall in the kitchen to document our height. It is always nice to look back at a certain age and see who was taller. When I had my boys, I wanted something that added to our decor style. So, we wanted something a…

  • Blog

    Ways to Make Extra Money

    Some ways to make extra money. With being a stay at home mom I have tried everything and anything to make some extra cash to help with the bills or put towards groceries. I have found some things work and others most certainly do not. Here are a few websites or apps that have helped our family earn a little extra money. Swagbucks Swagbucks is a great option in my personal opinion. You can take surveys, watch videos, or shop to earn SB points. The surveys will tell you how many SB points you will earn if you qualify for the survey, it will also tell you roughly how long…

  • Motherhood

    The Glamorous and The Gross of being a Mom

    Let me just pause right here. This post is going to be blunt and straight to the point. Please, I do not mean to offend anyone, but these are my personal experiences with becoming a mother and raising two stubborn, mind-of-their-own, lovely little boys. The Glamorous and the Gross of being a Mom. When I became pregnant three years ago, I thought I knew how I was going to parent. I thought I knew how my children would act. I thought I had it all figured out. Boy, could I have not been more wrong. Oliver presented himself in February 2017 and our lives changed forever. They talk about the…

  • Blog

    Hello! Howdy! Hi!

    Well, if you have landed on my blog, Welcome, and hope you stick around for a while. Grab a cup of coffee or tea (whatever floats your boat) and read about our little fam. I am Julia (as you probably/hopefully read in the “about me” section). I am married to my husband, Brooke, and we have two wonderful little boys. Oliver is the oldest and is 2 and a half years old. Emmitt is my little momma’s boy and he just turned 1. We have two dogs, Asher and Norm. Asher is a German Short Haired Pointer and is a year old. Norm is my old man (12 years old)…

  • DIY

    Easy, Rustic Way to Hang Photos

    Rustic way to hang photos. I wanted a really easy and not so expensive way to hang photos. Mostly, I wanted to share the boys’ cute little monthly photos that I wrestled to get each month until they were a year old. With all that effort I was not going to let them collect dust in a photo album. I wanted to see how my little ones grew on a daily basis. Instead of spending money on bulky picture frames, I searched my house for things I had. Things you probably have lying around your house also. All I needed was some twine, a hammer and nails, and tiny clothespins…