Entries by Polly

Top 3 Gifts for Teachers

After checking out these gift ideas for teachers, be sure to browse through our Holiday Gift Guide for all the other people you love in your life! As we started to put this gift guide together, we quickly realized that we HAD NO IDEA WHAT TEACHERS WANTED! So, instead of making guesses at what they […]

Gift Guide: Moms

As a mom, I could spout off a list of gift ideas for everyone in my family. However, when someone asks me what I want, I draw a blank! Relate? I’ve also learned that if I don’t provide some ideas, I end up with…well…hmmm…It’s the thought that counts, right?!  Fear not, dear mama. We have […]

Gift Guide: Tween Boys

Tween boy–roughly the ages of 9-12–is the age of maturing kid and not yet teen. Two of my sons fall in this range, so they helped me quite a bit with this list. We tried to think of a high quality gift for all of kinds of boys. Whether your tween likes the outdoors, sports, […]

Gift Guide: Girls Ages 5-9

This gift guide is geared towards the elementary-aged girl. We believe children inherently have amazing imaginations and that the right toys can fan that flame. We’ve tried to provide gift ideas that we’ve used in our own homes and that can help girls be imaginative and grow as a whole person. Note: If you bookmark […]

Gift Guide: Boys Ages 3-5

Out of all of our gift guides, I found this one was the easiest to put together. Young boys aren’t too hard to please and since I have two of them, with the help of my friends, we put together a killer list of ideas. Similar to our Girls 3-5 Year Old Gift Guide, most […]

Gift Guide: Girls Ages 3-5

Having just had a girl just in this stage, I had so much fun putting together these ideas! Every gift on this gift guide for 3-5 year-old girls is something we used ourselves or came highly recommended from a friend. You might also want to check out the Boys Ages 3-5 Gift Guide coming out […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Ages 0-2

With three kids apiece, we’ve been through our share of toys. The last thing we’d want is for you to waste your money and have more stuff that your kids won’t use. With the help of some mama friends, we’ve pulled together the best of the best ideas for you in this gift guide for […]

Hearty Baked Penne Pasta {Freezer Meal}

Delicious dinner recipe? Check. Freezer friendly? Check. Makes a lot of leftovers? Check. Approved by all ages in the family? Check. Feeds a large group of people? Check. Easy to make? Check! I’ve been making this Baked Penne Pasta Recipe for a while now. It’s finally time for me to share it with the world. […]

31 Easy Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers

Looking for easy Halloween craft ideas? This round up of Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers has loads of ideas that you can do at home or in a school setting. Great craft ideas for Halloween class parties too! Scrap Paper Candy Corn Marshmallow Pumpkin   Puffy Ghost Monster Cups  Witch Halloween Countdown Handprint Spiders Styrofoam Cup […]

Master Bedroom Makeover

I enjoy decorating and all things home design. My husband is no longer surprised by coming home to a new furniture rearrangement or seeing the things on the walls constantly changing around our home. However, when it came to our master bedroom, I just kind of ignored it. I’m not entirely sure why. I think […]

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 Hy-Vee Sales (8.23.19)

Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Even if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee, you can still use our plan for the meal ideas. Here’s what you’ll find… Recipes You’ll Love: Our family-friendly recipes are simple and made […]

6 Rugs from Amazon I’m Loving

I love how much a great rug can change the look and feel of a space. I recently updated all of the rugs on our living space and wanted to share with you 6 affordable rugs from Amazon I’m loving! Since all of these rugs are on the same floor, I wanted them to have […]

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 Hy-Vee Sales (8.16.19)

The theme of this week’s menu plan is, “Stock your freezer for back to school.” Every recipe we’ve selected can easily be doubled and frozen for a meal down the road. Make sure to follow our Facebook and/or Instagram accounts for more ideas all month long! Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help […]