It's back to school time! Here are some fun treats, parties, and activities you can do to help your kids get ready for school.
With the kitchen often being the center of activity in the house, it can often also become the center of chaos. Try some of these tips to bring back some sanity to your life.
Instead of going out and buying expensive drawer organizers that often don't fit your needs, you can make your own (adorable) ones from old cereal boxes that will perfectly corral your silverware, weird-shaped kitchen gadgets, and other odds and ends like twist ties.
Sometimes it can feel like being both modest and fashionable is an impossible task, but you can find ideas in surprising places--like the red carpet.
I'll be the first to say--the celebrities we see splashed across magazines and portrayed in TV and films are probably the last people we should be trying to emulate. But it's hard to tell that to a teenage daughter who wants nothing more than to be "cool" and finds modesty a burden. These celebrities--even big names like Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johannson, and Jessica Alba--while not often muses of modesty, show it is possible to be both glamorous and modest.
What do you do when you're bored of the same old outfits but don't have the resources to go buy a whole new wardrobe?
Layer and accessorize.
By keeping a few staples in your wardrobe in a variety of solid colors and a basic enough form that it can be adapted for any occasion, you can mix and match all your accessories and pile on layers as needed to create completely different outfits. You'll be able to make your wardrobe work for you in any situation without feeling like you're wearing the same old thing over and over again.
To prove our point, we started with this cute but plain shirt and skirt.
And turned it into two completely different outfits--one clean and classy to wear to work and one fun and flirty for going out to lunch.
Road trips can be chaotic and overwhelming, but they can also be fun and filled with memory-making opportunities. Follow some of these tips to make sure your travels are filled with more good memories than bad.
Photo from All Things Simple.
Perhaps one of the most frustrating parts about going on vacation is trying to live out of a suitcase--even if just for a few days--and getting all your belongings all jumbled up. This becomes even more difficult when you have little ones who can't do things for themselves. Make your life easier by packing all your child's outfits in individual plastic bags to keep things organized--and then you won't have to worry about the husband dressing baby girl in mismatched clothes, too.