DIY & Tutorials, Family

Dear Santa… Christmas Wish Lists Family Night [with Free Printable!]

Can you believe that December is here already?! Christmas is going to be here before we know it! Life is flying by and sometime you just need to hit the brakes, take it all in, and enjoy a quiet family night! Now enjoy the free printable and get those Santa lists made...

AndreaDawn Custom Creations Custom Nintendo Controller Glassware

It’s… The Final Countdown!

My hubby, an avid gamer (as I am sure many reading this already know!), has been counting down the days for months now; registering, fundraising, planning his 'set-up', his game schedule, and all those other gamer related things that I nod my head along to in anticipating for his first, of many more, Extra Life 24-hr Gaming Marathon events. So now where do I come into play here? As we discussed how we could do one last final donation push before game-day, the idea for a donation drive with donation level based gifts was thought of! So what's up for grabs?? From Christmas Cards & Custom Glassware to Super Hero and Storm Trooper Canvas Prints...

Cookie Monster First Birthday YourAndreaDawn Party Planner
Birthday Parties, Family, Parties & Events

Nom Nom Nom, A Cookie Monster First Birthday

Hard to believe a year has come and gone already, but what better way to turn one then surrounded by friends, family, and lots of cookies! If you haven't figured it out already, Cookie Monster was the theme for this party and, as the little man loves his pancakes, I planned the celebration for late-morning to… Continue reading Nom Nom Nom, A Cookie Monster First Birthday

DIY & Tutorials, Family

Father’s Day: A Toddlers Guide to Handmade Gifts

Father's Day is just around the corner (next Sunday to be exact) and Miss L has been a busy helper scrolling through pin after pin on Pinterst with me and hand picking her 'toddler approved' gifts for Dad! Now we better get to it, as it really is just a week away! But don't worry all these… Continue reading Father’s Day: A Toddlers Guide to Handmade Gifts

Breakfast at Tiffanys Bridal Shower Food Decor
Birthday Parties, Family, Parties & Events

Hello Darlings! A Perfect Breakfast at Tiffanys Bridal Shower

Bridal Showers are already so exciting and fun, but add in the element of surprise and you've entered a whole new level of excitement! Like seriously, if you are planning a bridal shower in the near future make it a surprise shower, it does take a little more work but you will not be disappointed! Planning… Continue reading Hello Darlings! A Perfect Breakfast at Tiffanys Bridal Shower


Happy Mother’s Day!

Earlier this past week our little boy gave quite the tug to my heart strings and then today this big girl of ours decided to give us quite the scare, between ambulance rides and hospitals the day resulted in not quite the Mother's Day we had planned for... but looking back on it now, we spent the day all together then ended with… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!

Beer Butt Chicken, Potatoes & Veggies One Pot Dinner Recipes

Quick + Easy Pre-Summer Beer Butt Chicken

Happy Thursday! Spring is here and the whole family could not be more excited! Why you may ask? As that means we are just that much closer to lake season and a summer full of BBQ-everything! The past few weekends have involved some sort of list-making or organizing as we get lake ready, so to keep… Continue reading Quick + Easy Pre-Summer Beer Butt Chicken

LEGO Star Wars 4th Birthday Invitations, Food & Decorations
Birthday Parties, Family, Parties & Events

LEGO Star Wars 4th Birthday!

Isn't it fun when the little ones hit an age where they pick their own birthday theme?! It was a tough choice between The Paw Patrol and Star Wars, but in the end the Storm Troopers won our little girls heart! Ever since Miss L went on her daddy-daughter date to the new Star Wars… Continue reading LEGO Star Wars 4th Birthday!


Palm Springs with Kids, Vacay Edition Part One

Palm Springs has been treating us well and the kids have adjusted quite well to the "pool-side" carefree life in the sun! Over our two weeks in the Palm Springs area we were able to get in lots of activities between lazy pools days, the zoo, a little shopping, and much more. Here are our… Continue reading Palm Springs with Kids, Vacay Edition Part One