Coordinating Outfits for Family Pictures

Coordinating Outfits for Family Pictures // Every Day Cheer

It's fall…although in some parts (ahem Houston!), it's still 90+ degrees on a daily basis. I am thinking about all things fall which leads me to thinking about all things winter, which leads me to think about Christmas and Christmas cards which leads me to think about family pictures. I absolutely love getting family pictures done. I love having those memories to look at year after year. I love to pick out our outfits and plan! I really enjoy the little styling session that comes along with it. Today, I wanted to share with you, how I get us family picture ready! I typically pick one piece … [Continue reading...]

Halloween Roundup

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To continue the Halloween spirit, we're sharing a roundup of Halloween posts from our personal archives. We hope you'll find them helpful! Check out Moon Pie Owls for Kids  and a Graveyard Smash Party from Erin. Three fun printable posts from Lauren: Happy Halloween, FREE Spooky S'mores Treat Bag Headers, and Halloween Tags! Halloween Home Tour, BOO Printable, and DIY Chalkboard Pumpkin from Jenny. And if DIY costumes are your thing, check out my post on easy last-minute costumes. … [Continue reading...]

Cabbage Rolls

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I can't really take credit for anything besides eating these :) My mom made them over the weekend and they are amazing! She's made them a few times before, but I didn't much care for them. She tweaked a few things this time and it made such a big difference to me! I think they are a great addition to any meal and would make a great side for holiday meals this fall and winter. I love cabbage. I mostly love it fried, but this is probably a bit more healthy ;) I typically like any kind of … [Continue reading...]

Family Photos Style Guide and Tips For An Easier Shoot

Family Photos Style Guide and Tips from the Pros to make this your best photos yet!

Each fall my family has photos taken.  We do this every fall for several reasons.  One, for Christmas cards; two, they make great Christmas gifts for Grandparents; and three, so Mama can finally get in some pictures.  Photo shoots take lots of planning.  From picking the perfect photographer, choosing coordinated outfits, and keeping the kids calm and happy throughout the shoot.  Today, I've enlisted the help of some professional photographers to give us some tips and tricks on styling your … [Continue reading...]

Easy Hershey’s Icing Recipe

When I was growing up, my aunt would make the most amazing dessert with this incredible Hershey's icing that I could have just eaten with a spoon. I would ask her to make this every time I visited, and she would make it. This is the easiest recipe ever, and it will transform an ordinary chocolate cake into something spectacular. I will make an easy box cake mix and top it with this Hershey's icing. But the truth is, when this bowl of icing is sitting in your refrigerator, it may not even … [Continue reading...]

Camping parties are for fall!

One thing I love about my job is getting to meet super talented mama's and see their crazy birthday-party-planning skills in action. Salvatore's mom is no exception.  She put together one of the most precious camping parties I've ever seen. I love everything about this party from the plaid table cloth to the pine cone garland to all the fun activities she had planned for the kiddos. So many great details you've got to see! :) If you've got a fall birthday to plan, here is a little camping party … [Continue reading...]

Fall Essentials For The Busy Mom

Fall Essentials for the Busy Mom // Every Day Cheer

Fall is coming! At least that's what they tell me. It's still 100 degrees and 100 percent humidity here in Houston, but I am ready for fall. We made our first pot of chili last weekend and I have been burning my favorite fall candle for two weeks now. Football has started. It's getting darker earlier. We just need the weather to cooperate and fall will be here. I'm gearing up for it and getting ready! Here are a few of my fall essentials!   ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // … [Continue reading...]

Halloween Party Inspiration

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Halloween is right around the corner, so I'm sharing one of my most favorite Halloween parties to get you in the spirit! I hosted this party a few years ago and I love revisiting this post for ideas year after year. My hope is it will inspire you to make this Fall extra spooktacular! Halloween Party Menu Brew Ha-Ha Punch, Monsteroni Salad (minus the oregano), Mummy Hot Dogs, Monster Eyes Giverslog's Chili and Cornbread in a Jar recipe The Girl Who Ate Everything's 3-Ingredient … [Continue reading...]

Printable Customized Lunchbox Notes

Printable customized lunchbox notes

My kiddos started school last week.  With my son at a new school I wanted to do a little something that would brighten his day.  So, I made up some printable customized lunchbox notes. My daughter loves to draw pictures of her and I and I thought it would be fun to draw one myself as a lunchtime surprise.  She loved it and asked for more notes. Download the files via the links below.  Edit the name in Adobe Reader only.  You can find the font that I used here. Download Download … [Continue reading...]

Best Brownies Ever

best brownies ever

My oldest child started kindergarten this week, and every day I look forward to hearing about his day. I want to know as much as he is willing to tell me. But I know that talking to his mom about what he did that day won't be all that fun some days. So I decided to do a little baking and have some brownies at home for him after school. Every day, when he gets home, we sit at the counter and he has a snack and I ask him if he'll tell me some of his favorite parts about his day. So far, it … [Continue reading...]