Chalkboard Decorating

Chalkboard DecorPosted on November 22, 2014 by Amber in Arts & Crafts, ...more

How to get rid of those pesky fruit flies

A few months ago, we had a fruit fly problem in our kitchen. It was super annoying. I figured out a way to make a homemade trap to get rid of fruit flies, and I have some other tips to share with you too.You will need:Apple cider vinegarSmall can like a cat food or tuna canPlastic wrapRubber bandSharp object like a penTo make the trap:...more

Vegetable Beef Soup recipe

Try this tasty soup recipe! You can make a double batched and freeze some for later also!Vegetable Beef SoupWhat you need:...more

Our vacation to Ludington, Michigan

Looking for a relaxing vacation on the beautiful sand of Lake Michigan? Try visiting Ludington, Michigan which has miles of beaches along Lake Michigan and Hamlin Lake with a quaint small-town atmosphere. My husband has fond memories of Ludington because he used to come here as a teenager to visit his grandparents.ATTRACTIONS...more

Our Chicago vacation using CityPASS

This past week, our family went to Chicago and used the CityPASS, which is a ticket booklet with discounts from five area attractions. City Pass claims to save you 50%, and you are also allowed to skip the main line and get a VIP entry. CityPASS is also available in other cities, such as New York City, Boston and Atlanta. Here is a run-down of each attraction that we visited in Chicago. Also read below for restaurant reviews.1. Shedd Aquarium...more

Our vacation to New Buffalo, Michigan

Our family has traveled to Lake Michigan since my boys were babies, and last summer, we decided to try a new beach town – New Buffalo. We absolutely loved the town and what it had to offer! ...more

My $4 garage sale find!

I was so excited to find this nightstand in a garage sale a couple of weeks ago. It was only $4! I snatched it up and had big plans for it. First, I sanded it with a electric hand sander. I wiped all the dust off. To paint it, I used some white semi-gloss paint we had leftover from a previous project. It still needed something to make it special. I found the drawer pull at Lowes for $5. To line drawer and the cover the back of the bottom shelf, I got contact paper from Target....more

Teacher Gift Tag for a "Shoe Lover"

My son’s teacher has over 200 pairs of shoes, so I wanted to do something special for her with a “shoe” theme. I found this cute lunch bag at Michael’s, and it has a  high-heeled shoe on it!...more

The Summer Bucket

Here’s a quick Momma Owl tip for the end of the school year. Surprise your kids with a summer bucket filled with fun surprises. In our bucket, I included sidewalk chalk, bubbles, kites, a giant Mad Lib book, coloring books, swim goggles and popsicle makers. You can include whatever your family likes to do. And you could certainly add to it throughout the summer!Amber Tincher and Amy Leckrone...more