Easter is so…very…close and if you are like me, you may be looking for a last-minute treat to share with coworkers, friends, or family members. Look no further! A quick trip to the store (or possibly your own pantry and craft bin) will have you set to make these affordable and adorable Easter Cup Baskets.
I have been surrounded by amazing women for pretty much my entire life. I can look back at a specific window of my lifetime and name at least a handful of ladies that have significantly influenced my life and from each time frame I’ve stayed in touch with at least one of them. But, life gets busy. We evolve, move, and our priorities change. I am not close to every single one of these women today. There are some I haven’t seen in years, some I have owed a phone call for months, some I get to see annually, and others who brighten my life daily. However, when I think of any of them, my heart fills with warmth, yearns for the next time we will have the opportunity to laugh together until our faces and stomachs hurt, and hopes and prays they are experiencing happiness and love in their lives. Continue reading
Kerstin and I went to a dinosaur themed toddler birthday party over the weekend. Our families joined us for “Little Handsome’s” second birthday celebration and everything was adorable from the dinosaur bone digging activity to the parting favors. Baby A was an active participant in selecting a present for Little Handsome, as well. He was insistent on gifting cupcakes which presented it’s own set of challenges while shopping the weekend before the gathering. Continue reading
We got A LOT of snow in Wyoming last week. For the first time ever, I’m pretty sure, my office closed for the day due to weather. So, I decided to keep N home and enjoy a day with him. I wanted to do an easy activity with things I could find at home. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, Continue reading
Man, do I have warm weather on the brain! I have been dreaming of vacations, days by the water, shorts, grilling with friends, excessive amounts of playground time, and just about everything else I associate with spring and summer. Sadly, I really have no excuse. We had a pretty mild winter in Wyoming (until last week) with some warm days to give us breaks from the snow. But, regardless of what type of winter we have, it seems like I’m always ready for a change of season this time of year. So, I put a couple toddler boy outfit ideas together Continue reading
If you follow our Facebook page or read the blog last Tuesday, you are well aware that Chelse and I spent the weekend in Salt Lake at the 2015 Build Your Blog Conference. This was the first blog conference we have attended and being fairly new to the industry we weren’t quite sure what to expect. While we are really enjoying writing and sharing content with our community, there is tons to learn about blogging as a business, growing our blog, monetizing, photography and video. To say I was intimidated going into the conference was a pretty big understatement. Continue reading
We hope you enjoy a beautiful day with those you love the most! Happy Valentine’s Day, Jelly Bean Journals Community! We love you!
Chelse & Kerstin
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Yay! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! One of my favorite memories from childhood is making various holiday cookies with my mom. I would be so excited to cut and decorate the cookies. If you ask my mom, she would probably tell you, I always puttered out about six cookies into decorating leaving her dozens to do on her own. But, I will never forget how excited I was to bake and decorate cookies and I will always cherish the memories of making cookies with my mom. Continue reading