The Elfing Package

Hoooray! Christmas season is here, and it’s time to spread all of the Christmas cheer! How many of you do “Elf on the Shelf” with your kiddos? Or maybe you’re a teacher and you do it in your classroom! We have “Jolly” who is our elf that starts on December 1st around our house, and... Continue Reading →

Levi’s Birth Story

It’s been a little over a week since we brought our sweet Levi home from the hospital. It’s been a whirlwind adding another little boy into our family and I’m so excited to share more about that special day we finally got to meet him. If you want the short version, head over to my... Continue Reading →

Easter Basket Ideas

I’ve been wanting to share some really cute and unique Easter basket gift ideas! Most of these items are from small shops, with owners I have connected with through my blog. Not only do they create and carry really neat products, but they also are supporting their own families too through their small companies! I... Continue Reading →

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Littles

I always love a good gift guide! Or just more ideas on what fits certain age groups. I remember when we were in Green Bay, one of the other Packer wives gave this idea to our woman’s bible study that their family follows for gifts. It went something like, “something you want, something you need,... Continue Reading →

Bubbles & Joy

Amazing small shop alert! Y’all know how much I love sharing small shops throughout my blog, and I am so excited to share this one. And especially around this time of year, what's more fun than sharing some small shops that you can include in your little one's Christmas gifts. I actually found this company... Continue Reading →

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters

We had quite the rainy weather last week and we were stuck inside! I had to dig deep into my craft bin to try and find some little projects for the kids to do. Between our birthday decorations and me always saving paper towel and toilet paper rolls, we had so much fun making our... Continue Reading →

Tawas Blueberry Picking

Back in full mom mode today! I was gone this past weekend at my best friend’s bachelorette party, which was so much fun. I knew I wanted to do something fun with the kids today on my first day back home! Side note: so thankful for grandparents and our kids aunt and uncle for rounding... Continue Reading →

Diaper Rash Bath Soak

Our little Payton is currently getting three teeth that I am aware of, and oh my goodness her diaper changes are not fun currently! Poor little babe has the worst rash, and sobs when I go to change her. I checked to see if we had any oatmeal bath, and even asked my mom but... Continue Reading →

Raising Kind Boxes

I just recently discovered that you can follow hashtags on Instagram. I assume it’s been around for a while but I never really got into it! On my blog Instagram account @nextplaywithmrs.j, I recently started following #michiganmama. It’s actually been really neat! I’ve been able to connect with other moms all over the country, but... Continue Reading →

Darling Little Ruffles Boutique

If you have been following my blog for a little while now, you know that I have loved to share different shops, boutiques, or places that are small businesses! I have shared a few different small shops that I have purchased items for Carter's wardrobe, and now I have one to share on Payton's behalf!... Continue Reading →

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