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Top Tips for Getting the Best Photos at Walt Disney World (without a selfie stick!)

Selfie sticks are great for getting a selfie or group shot with everyone in the frame, but more and more popular destinations like Walt Disney World are banning the devices. Declared a public nuisance, they actually can be very inconvenient, unsafe and a total nuisance in crowded and fast moving places like the Disney parks. …

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5 Tips for Planning Your Budget Disney World Vacation

One of the great things about having lived in Kissimmee for a couple of years was that we had family passes to the happiest place on earth year round! Dexter was only 16 months old when we first moved there, and he spent many happy days going through the park, seeing the shows, eating at …

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Elf of the Shelf Christmas Table

This table decorating idea will help you make your Elf on the Shelf part of your holiday celebration. Follow these simple steps to create a fun and festive table, perfect for entertaining family or hosting guests this Christmas season! This is a perfect centerpiece that will make everyone feel like they’ve been transported to Santa’s workshop!

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Baby’s First Birthday – A Pirate Halloween Birthday Party

I. Can’t. Believe. It. My baby boy is about to turn one year old this month! How does that even happen!? My oldest is only four! The middle is only two! How can my precious last baby boy be a whole year old?! Time sure does fly. And now that it’s so close, we have …

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Top 10 Mostly Forgotten TV Shows from the 80s

Until recently, I didn’t know that I was a “millennial.” I graduated high school in the year 2000, so I guess that has something to do with it. But really those who grew up in my same general time period are known as millennials. Someone recently made a comment about the difference in TV shows …

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How to Safely Keep Pests from Destroying Your Organic Garden

  Anyone who has spent any amount of time working in a garden understands how protective a person can get regarding their little patch. This is even truer for those who work hard to create and maintain an organic garden. So, when you start to notice little creepy crawlies getting into your garden and eating …

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Makeup Tutorial – How to Get Perfect Cat Eyes

Ever since Amy Winehouse made them famous, it seems like everyone is obsessed with how to get perfect cat eyes. The winged eyeliner look was popular back in the 60s, and now it has made a HUGE comeback. It’s a great everyday look. A fresh face with dramatic eyes will mean you are remembered for …

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Free Printable – The ULTIMATE Summer Bucket List

If you are like most parents, you struggle to find awesome things to do that will keep your kids occupied. With that in mind, I’ve created a really cool Summer Bucket List that you can share with your children and check off as you go. This is the perfect checklist, with lots of items that …

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Composting 101: An Easy Awesome Way to Help the Earth

Composting is the best way for us as consumers to give back to the Earth. Composting is an easy, awesome way to help the earth replenish and recover depleted nutrients. You can compost in a pile, in a composter tumbler, and even using worms! Check out these ways to make composting a part of your …

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Indoor Gardening for Kids – Cactus Garden

Gardening can be fun for kids. However, sometimes they may not hold much interest. Or, as children do, they might forget about their garden. Cactus gardens are perfect for small or just forgetful children. They require little maintenance, and some are beautiful flowering plants. Here’s how you can help your child create their first cactus garden. …

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Easy and Adorable Easter Egg Nail Art

Yay! It’s one of  my favorite holidays just around the corner! I love me some Easter pastels. Something about this particular holiday fills me with nostalgia for my childhood. I think it’s the fact that all the little boys are girls are dressed in their Sunday best and looking like perfect little angels. Plus I …

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Getting to Grips with Manual Mode: Shutter Speeds, Light Meters & White Balance

I hope you’ve been enjoying this series of photography tips and tricks. Last time around, we talked about Aperture vs ISO. This time, we’re going to cover Shutter Speeds, Light Meters and White Balance. There is no easy way to show via photos how to actually change camera settings, and this is unfortunate. However, there …

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