DSC_0448I’ve tried organizing our Legos in a dozen different ways INCLUDING the insane method of keeping all the sets separated. That didn’t work.

The only thing that has worked for us is to sort Legos by color. It’s genius.

I resisted for a long time because I didn’t want all the sets mixed up! But keeping the sets separate is impossible unless no one ever touches them ever again.

We have all the instruction booklets in a bin and when the kids want to build a set they only have to sort through the color bucket to find the pieces they need. Having all the same colors together makes the hunt for a particular piece much more manageable.

Truthfully, my kids rarely want to build the sets after the initial time. They much prefer free building which they really didn’t do when we had the sets separated. Cause…I wouldn’t let them mix the pieces up! Bad mom.

So if you are like I was…give it up…mix them up…sort them by color…and end the LEGO organizing nightmare. It’ll be okay, I promise.

{We use the TROFAST shelf system from IKEA for Lego storage. It’s my favorite!}



This wall needed something and thanks to those beautiful Pioneer Woman plates at Walmart, I figured it out! I’ve been wanting to do a plate collage but my idea was to find a conglomeration of thrift store plates I liked. But who has time for thrift store treasure hunting?!? Not me!


Simple, colorful, beautiful. Thanks P-Dub.


*TUTORIAL* DIY Fence Post Porch Pumpkins

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I’ve been seeing so many cute porch decorations around my neighborhood and it was time to brighten up my own. I followed this cute tutorial. Sometimes these DIY projects end up costing more than I’d like…$14 for the post + $4 for the orange paint. I had white paint, the wood for the stem (I used a […]

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*TUTORIAL* Native American Dream Catchers

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This month we’re learning more about Native Americans and the part they played in American Thanksgiving by making dream catchers! (Dream catchers originate much later than the time of the First Thanksgiving, but we’re focusing on the culture and traditions of all Native Americans. ) From dream-catchers.org: Native Americans believe that the night air is […]

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Eczema Free Winter, Coming Up!

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“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO® Eczema Therapy. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Fall and winter in the dry, desert state of Utah usually brings on the crocodile skin for me. There are a lot of things I dislike […]

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Two New Favorites!

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We have been learning lots about animals in our homeschool adventures – I try to have my boys read a few nonfiction books every day and lots of times they choose to read about animals. These two books have been great resources for our at-home learning. Frozen Wild is a wonderful book about cold climate animals and […]

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On-the-Go Play

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Playskool. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I don’t know how you feel, but for me, going out with my kids can be completely exhausting. I like to be busy and out […]

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The Easier, More Accurate TB Test


“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the TB Blood Test. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” I certainly am grateful for modern medicine helping me keep my little ones healthy and well, but truthfully? Going to the doctor is one of my least favorite […]

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My last favorite Smart Kids toy is actually one of my favorite single player game brands called SMART GAMES – it’s a good name because the games really are so great for helping kids increase logic, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. The games are all a battle of wits and there is usually more than one solution to each […]

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Does this look like a Smart Kid to you? He does to me! And it’s great toys like the SMARTMAX Build XXL set that has helped him and his two older brothers become that way – lots of exploring, playing, building, engineering, and problem solving, all done completely on their own through play. The SmartMax Build XXL set comes […]

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