DIY Cork Photo Display (& how to print Instagram photos!)

Cork Photo Display for Instagram Pictures

I am a member of the Collective BiasĀ® Social FabricĀ® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. All opinions are my own. Read along to learn how to print Instagram photos and create a simple cork mat to display your photos. After we got back from our trip to Surfside Beach in July, I really wanted to display some of the cute photos from our vacation. So I decided to create a cork photo display to show off my … [Read more...]

Surfside Beach 2013

Surfside Beach

This year, our big family vacation was a trip to Surfside Beach, TX. Early one Friday morning, we packed Jaye into the car before she was even awake and set out. Jaye slept almost the entire way to Houston (*fist pump!) where we picked up Drew, Margie, and our niece (Phil's brother and his family). We gathered some supplies at Wal-Mart and gathered our own strength with lunch at Olive Garden. Then we headed south for about another hour and a half to Surfside Beach. Surfside is a really little … [Read more...]

A Hodge Podge of Things

Sapphire Ring

Things I haven't gotten around to blogging about: Our awesome spring break trip to Great Wolf Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells. We went with some friends (Phil's best friend from high school) who have a two-year old little boy. It was totally stress-free and perfect. The kids napped at the same time, the kids splashed and had a great time at the water park, and then the kids went to bed at the same time, and we played games for several hours. It was a really fun, relaxing trip. The perfect … [Read more...]

Beach Trip 2012


We went to the beach awhile ago. It was so long ago that Jaye couldn't even walk yet. Like at the end of July. But here are pictures and videos finally. The very first evening we were at the beach. Jaye was in love instantly. Here's a video of her first encounter with the ocean. Loves it. We hung out with family. We dug a whole for Jaye and made her a sand exer-saucer of sorts. Here she is in video playing in her sand hole. She liked being able to stand and play. Jaye was … [Read more...]

Vacation Theory

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of SAVE . All opinions are 100% mine. As Phil and I were traveling back from the beach last weekend, we stopped in a small town to stretch our legs. Jaye loved walking around the small park we chanced upon. She saw geese and ducks. She explored bark and tree trunks. Then we headed to the cute town square. We walked around the courthouse and stopped for coffee at an awesome independent coffee shop. As we drove away, we started talking about … [Read more...]