Archives for October 2013

DIY Maisy Mouse Costume

Jaye is still young enough that I get to choose her Halloween costume. This is probably the last year that will happen, so I knew I had to choose well. But I also wanted to choose something she would like (Phil was voting for her to be a grunt from Halo) and recognize. So I decided to make a Maisy Mouse costume. Maisy is a children's book character and one of Jaye's favorites. Here's how I created a DIY Maisy Mouse costume. When you google "Maisy Mouse" it turns out that Maisy doesn't … [Read more...]

Slowing Down

Wednesday night, Jaye and I went for a walk. It took about 20 minutes, just to make it down to the end of our block. And that was perfect. Sometimes in the middle of a stressful week (hello, bathroom remodel!), you just need to head outside and do something at a toddlers pace. And eye-level. We saw yellow flowers. There were little bugs crawling on them. We talked about how maybe the bugs eat the flower nectar. We saw brown crunchy leaves. Jaye loved crunching them up in her … [Read more...]

DFW in Review: Little Lakewood Playhouse

UPDATED JUNE 2016: Bake and Play Cafe has changed its name to Little Lakewood Playhouse. You'll find less food service, but still the same fun play area plus a new kids salon and boutique. Check out their website here: Jaye and I love exploring Dallas. A month or so ago, I heard about this new place opening up called Bake and Play Cafe. It's a little out of my neck of the woods, but it still lingered in the back of my mind as somewhere we should … [Read more...]

Cornbread Chili Cups Recipe

I was about to start this post with some mumbo-jumbo about the weather getting cooler and that reminding me of chili and lalalalala. But instead, I'm just going to cut straight to the chase: I made these Cornbread Chili Cups for lunch after church on Sunday, and they were scrumptious. Growing up, we always went out to eat as a family for lunch on Sundays in my family. Phil and I haven't continued that tradition in our family. We prefer to eat out as a family on Friday nights (usually at our … [Read more...]

Modern Playful Bathroom Mood Board

We are planning a bathroom remodel. A big one. We (and by we, I mean the contractor I hired) are going to take our ugly pink bathroom with the sagging floor totally down to the studs and build it up right. I created a modern playful bathroom mood board to help envision the new room. The hallway bathroom is both the kids bathroom and the guest bathroom. So I wanted it to be fun and playful (and durable) for the kids, but also calm and relaxing for any guests using it. And just a … [Read more...]