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Life Lately: The Color Run Dream Tour, Lunch At Sidetrack, & A Giant Strawberry Shortcake

Posted in Bucket List, Life Lately
on July 4, 2017

My family & I love doing The Color Run every summer.  It’s become one of my favorite yearly traditions, and this years Dream Tour was nothing short of amazing.  The weather was perfect.  The sherbet colors of yellow, purple, blue, and coral pink were new and different.  And, the party at the finish line was extra fun.

The Color Run is the best family 5K in my opinion. Here’s why we love it so much, and why I’m sure you will too!

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The Dog Bowl, Glow Balloons, & Bubble Tea- Our Memorial Day Weekend in Frankenmuth

Posted in Life Lately
on June 29, 2017

I love going to the Dog Bowl and Balloons Over Bavarian Inn every Memorial Day weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan.  Frankenmuth is like Michigan’s own “little bravaria”.  When you drive into town it feels as though you’ve just driven into the German hillside.  There are cheese shops, famous fried chicken, the Bavarian Belle, shops, & lots of fun activities throughout the year.

Memorial Day Weekend up in Frankenmuth is like a big giant kick-off to summer for us, & I’d love to share it with you.

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Ultimate Guide To Summer Fun: 80+ Activities, Crafts, Games, & Treats

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on June 8, 2017

 Is it just me, or is it hard to believe summer vacation is right around the corner?  Doesn’t it just feel like the year is flying by?  Well, in preparation for summer break, I’ve compiled the Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun for you here today with over 80 activities, games, treats, & crafts to do with your kids this summer.

Who’s ready to dive in? {Pun intended!}

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12 Creative Ways To Decorate Easter Eggs

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on March 30, 2017
12 creative ways to decorate Easter eggs...

Every spring we decorate Easter Eggs with our nieces and nephew.  Sometimes, we do other Easter activities, like bake spring-y cupcakes or have a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt.  They look forward to this tradition every year, and so do we.  I am always on the hunt for new creative ways to decorate Easter eggs, and I’ve found a dozen (pun intended) easy and fun ideas from fellow amazing bloggers on Pinterest.

I hope you enjoy this collection of pretty eggs and fun inspiring ideas, that are sure to make your Easter extra special this year.

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Spring Decorating Trends Inspired By Pottery Barn

Posted in Home Sweet Home, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on March 27, 2017

Every season, I love to visit Pottery Barn and gasp in awe at their beautiful home decor.  In the past I’ve shared with you some Christmas Decor & Fall Decor, but today it’s time to lighten things up a bit with Spring Decorating!  From basket-weave textures, to aquamarine votives, to terrarium gardens, & succulent walls….it’s all here!

So, pull up a chair, and grab your cappuccino, and enjoy this springtime tour of Pottery Barn.

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A Seasonal Guide to Cozy Living: The Danish Tradition of Hygge

Posted in About Stephanie, Family Life, Inspiration
on March 22, 2017
A Seasonal Guide to Living a Cozy, Purposeful Life

Hygge (actually pronouced “Hoo-gah”) is a Danish concept that has completely changed my day-to-day living.  Traditionally, Hygge is described as a way of embracing a cozy life during the cold winter months.  But, today I’d like to share with you a seasonal guide, that will help you “live Hygge” all year-long…

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50+ Creative Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on March 10, 2017

This time of year my Pinterest feed is flooded with rainbows and shamrocks and everything Irish…and I love it!  Maybe my love for St. Patrick’s Day comes from my Irish husband (with his adorable reddish beard) or the fact that my birthday falls on the Irish holiday.  Either way, the onslaught of colorful rainbows and leprechaun’s cheer me up after the gray, dull wintertime.

So, today I’ve gathered 50+ Creative Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with you family.  I’ve got everything here from sweet treats to crafts and decor.  Let’s make this St. Patrick’s Day extra special for our littles and our loved ones.  Enjoy….

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“I Chews You”- Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines

Posted in Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on February 7, 2017

I made these sweet, adorable, and unique Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines for our nieces and nephew recently, and I fell in love with them…no pun intended. 😉 I’m not sure what I like more…the colorful gum balls or the super cute tags that say, “I Chews You”.

If you’re looking for a different idea for Valentines Day look no further.  I think Little {and Big} kiddos will absolutely love these!

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A Peaceful Happy Life: 20 Ways To Live Hygge This Winter

Posted in Home Sweet Home, Inspiration
on February 5, 2017

Hygge is a way of life, that is embraced in Denmark, where according to various studies, people are happier than anywhere else in the world.  By creating warm, cozy homes, celebrating the season, unplugging from technology, and connecting with loved ones and nature, the Danish have learned to live a satisfied and fulfilled life.

I decided to investigate the Hygge way of living, and what I discovered is simple and doable.  It’s these simple steps that help the Danish actually enjoy their long winters, and embrace each season of life.

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Best of Lattes, Lilacs, And Lullabies in 2016

Posted in Life Lately, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on January 9, 2017

I am so excited to share with you today the Best of Lattes, Lilacs, and Lullabies in 2016!  I’m so very thankful for the response that my little blog has gotten over this past year.  I’m humbled really.

This past year has been something else, and this blog has given me a creative outlet in which to express myself and share the good, the bad, and the ugly of my crazy life.  And, thankfully, you’ve embraced it!  Thank you!

In June 2016, during my “blog-cation” (as I’ve termed it), I finally “bought” my own domain name, hap-hazardly put this site together (thank you, Pinterest), and pushed “publish” on my very first post.  There’s been a lot of learning that has happened between then and now.  And a lot of posts!  62 of them to be exact.

I’d love to share with you what was most popular this year, and walk you through my first few months of blogging.  It’s been a wild wild, but a fun one!  Let’s walk down memory lane, shall we?!

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