Heart-Shaped Raspberry Shortbread Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Heart-Shaped Raspberry Shortbread Cookies for Valentine’s Day

Heart-Shaped Raspberry Shortbread Cookies Valentine’s Day this year was followed by the notorious Texas Ice Storm of 2021.  We kept it pretty low key because we spent a lot of time outside in the snow before the weather became extremely treacherous and residents began to lose…

Orange Pecan Delights for New Year’s Eve

Orange Pecan Delights for New Year’s Eve

Orange Pecan Delights for New Year’s Eve Another 2020/2021 holiday with just the Fab Five but it was actually a lot of fun!  I wasn’t sure how to do New Year’s Eve with kids and no help (we usually spend NYE with my in-laws….lots of…

Overnight Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole for Christmas Brunch!

Overnight Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole for Christmas Brunch!

Overnight Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole for Christmas Brunch! Last holiday season I did an Instagram poll to find out who preferred Christmas dinner vs. Christmas brunch and it was exactly 50/50.  Normally we wouldn’t have to choose (my parents do brunch, my grandparents…

Apple, Pear, Cranberry Crisp for Thanksgiving

Apple, Pear, Cranberry Crisp for Thanksgiving

Apple, Pear, Cranberry Crisp for Thanksgiving Thanksgiving 2020 was interesting – we’d never spent this holiday as just the fab five.  But this was the first of many to come (2020 didn’t let up until well…2021) and we definitely made the best of it!  We…

Halloween 2020 – A Drive-by Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt

Halloween 2020 – A Drive-by Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt

Halloween 2020 – A Drive-by Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt Halloween 2020 was tricky, but not in your standard Halloween trick-or-treat kind of way.  Covid-19 cases were on the rise across the US and scientists and medical specialists predicted it would mark the beginning of a sharp…

Kids’ 4th of July Crafts and….FREE PRINTABLES

Kids’ 4th of July Crafts and….FREE PRINTABLES

In a former life, I used to love crafts.  One of my FAVORITE things to do as a kid was visit either of my grandmothers and raid their sewing rooms.  Both my dad’s mom (Nana) and my mom’s mom (Memaw) had sewing/craft rooms filled with…

Father’s Day Photo Sesh

Father’s Day Photo Sesh

And a fun family activity… So my kiddos are getting bigger, and subsequently, a lot faster.  And I don’t see them slowing down anytime soon.  So last fall I purchased my first DSLR because my trusty iPhone camera just didn’t have the shutter speed capability…

The Drive-by Birthday Party – A trend I hope sticks around!

The Drive-by Birthday Party – A trend I hope sticks around!

The Neils have always been on board with big blowout birthday parties!  Our boys love a good celebration, as do we, so for the past seven years we’ve obliged!  Little Gym, Go-Kart tracks, Dream Park, bounce houses, hot dog carts (thank you Austin’s Underdawg’s)…you name…