Abe’s National Parks Room: Updates Already

I can’t leave Abe’s room alone. I posted the reveal back in August, but I’d been working on the room for a full year before that, on and off, and apparently I can’t quite shake the habit. Also I wanted more pillows. I always intended to have more fun pillows on Abe’s bed than the couple that were around for … Continue reading

Campaign Chest Makeover with Wagner Home Decor Paint Sprayer

Thanks to Wagner Spraytech for sponsoring this post! This little campaign chest has been waiting for its moment in the spotlight for a long time. It made its first blog appearance way back in August…of 2014: I’ve always liked it, but I had the hardest time finding the right spot for it. And then we decided to move Abe’s play … Continue reading

Keeping the Kids Occupied on Holiday Road Trips with Big Lots

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigLots #CollectiveBias We’ve done a lot of long road trips with kids at all different ages, so I’ve got a good bit of experience trying to keep long car rides bearable for children and the adults who have to listen to them complain. … Continue reading

Christmas Wreath Trio

Thanks to Home Depot for sponsoring this post!   Today I’m teaming up with Home Depot and a bunch of other bloggers for a Home Depot DIY Workshop Virtual Party; we’re all showing off our takes on this Christmas wreath trio and telling you how you can learn to make your own at a (real, non-virtual) workshop at Home Depot. … Continue reading

A Neutral, Textured Home Office with Sauder

Thanks so much to Sauder for sponsoring this post! Dave has been working on his master’s degree online since the beginning of summer, so he’s been spending a lot of time up in the previously unused half of our master bedroom. The plan for this space has long been to turn it into a kind of office/den area where work … Continue reading

Getting the Whole Group Together for National Vacation Rental Month with Wyndham Vacation Rentals

  Hey, guess what?! July is National Vacation Rental Month, and Wyndham Vacation Rentals is having a month long celebration; find out how to enter to win your own road trip getaway at the bottom of this post.  I had no idea this was a thing until recently, but it makes a lot of sense, because July is when everyone’s … Continue reading

Hiking With Toddlers (and Older Kids) Plus Filtered Water EVERYWHERE!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Brita, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BritaOnTheGo http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV”   I’ve mentioned before that we’ve been making it a priority to take Abe on a lot of hikes and walks these days, partially to toughen him up for our big road trip … Continue reading

A Modern End Table for the Basement from Sauder

Thanks to Sauder for sponsoring this post! We declared the basement finished a few weeks ago, but, of course, nothing is ever really finished. I mean, in the house. But you could take that as some sort of super deep philosophical statement about life, too. If you want. Two things I’d always planned to add to the basement at some … Continue reading

Hasbro Game Channel’s Trivial Pursuit plus Game Night Snacks

Last month I told you about how we tried out the Hasbro Game Channel‘s Monopoly Plus; I’m back this month to talk about another of the first three games available to download (to your Xbox360, Xbox One, or Playstation): Trivial Pursuit. (The third game is Risk. The kids wanted me to pick Risk as our next game to try, but … Continue reading

Whale Print from Artollo and the Toddler Nursery One Year Later

Thanks to Artollo for sending this whale print for me to review. I wasn’t otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are mine. Abe’s been in his new room for nearly a year now, so I thought it’d be a good time to check back in on the room and talk about how it’s working out and what’s changed … Continue reading