DIY Face Painting for Halloween: Baby Cheetah

Now that I have kids, I really get into Halloween every year. That usually manifests itself as homemade costumes for them, like this year’s DIY Doc McStuffins for baby Juliza. But I understand that many people don’t have either the time or the inclination to make an elaborate costume at home. Or — if you’re… Continue reading DIY Face Painting for Halloween: Baby Cheetah

DIY Easter Dress for an 18″ Doll

Easter is just around the corner, and my daughter always looks forward to it. Not because of Easter egg hunts or the Easter Bunny — but because she gets to dress up in a fancy new outfit. She loves the frills and colors and overall girly-ness of Easter fashion. When Walmart challenged me to share… Continue reading DIY Easter Dress for an 18″ Doll

Chinese New Year DIY: Year of the Sheep Headband

One of the things my husband and I are trying to get better at doing is exposing our girls to other cultures and their traditions, because we want them to appreciate that customs and traditions are what make people special and amazing. When Walmart challenged me to share a Chinese New Year story, I thought… Continue reading Chinese New Year DIY: Year of the Sheep Headband

Baby Footprint DIY Valentine’s Cards

These days, baby Juliza is very lovey dovey. She loves to randomly walk up to my hubby and I and hug our legs, or bellies, or necks, or whatever is in reach at the moment. She loves giving kisses too, though we have to work on her technique. So when Walmart challenged me to share… Continue reading Baby Footprint DIY Valentine’s Cards

Outfit: Bling in the New Year with Statement Jewelry

I’m Wearing: Walmart statement earrings | Faded Glory plaid shirt | Eloquii satin midi skirt | Nine West Authority heels | Apt. 9 satchel purse (aff) Most years, I spend New Year’s Eve in my pajamas, snuggling with my hubby and kids so we can watch the ball drop in Times Square and toast with… Continue reading Outfit: Bling in the New Year with Statement Jewelry

Even Last-Minute Gifts can Still be Green

I wish I could say my Christmas shopping was complete, but alas, it is not. I still have a few people to shop for, and I still have to get a few more items for our stockings. If you’ve procrastinated this year, like me, not to worry. You can still shop your conscience. Just head… Continue reading Even Last-Minute Gifts can Still be Green

Holiday Giving: Fill the Truck for Kids in Need

I can’t lie. This year, the holidays will probably be a struggle for my family. The whole year has been a struggle really. But when I look at the big picture, I recognize that things could be much worse. We have a roof over our head, our bills are (mostly) paid, and thanks to my… Continue reading Holiday Giving: Fill the Truck for Kids in Need

Free Photos with Santa + More Holiday Events at Walmart

We’ve all been doing a lot of holiday shopping, and that’s great and all, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could head to a store for some other reason? Well, this weekend, you’ll get your chance to do just that. On Saturday Dec. 6 and Sunday Dec. 7, Walmart stores will offer a ton… Continue reading Free Photos with Santa + More Holiday Events at Walmart