DIY Mickey Mouse Paper Plates {Video Tutorial}

DIY MIckey Mouse Paper Plates

We recently hosted my daughter's birthday and I went with a Mickey Mouse theme because how can you go wrong with anything Disney? I made these super easy Mickey Mouse Paper Plates that the children (and adults) could use to eat cake and treats. With less than four supplies, I was able to make cute Disney-inspired paper plates that were a hit. Most of the supplies, I already had lying around the house, so it didn't cost me anything but the costs ... [ Read More ]

Hometown Hunt: Prost to the McKinney Oktoberfest

McKinney Oktoberfest

Last week, I was informed of a local program named the Hometown Hunt hosted by Eventbrite. Given that I have event planning in my blood, I was intrigued to learn more. If you don't know what Eventbrite is - It's a wonderful online site that not only allows you to search for local events, but gives you the platform to list, manage and sell tickets to an event that you may be hosting. I recently used the software to track and manage RSVPs to a ... [ Read More ]

Open Boxes Book Review

Open Boxes Book Review

Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary copy of Open Boxes in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Open Boxes, written by Christina Organ, is a collection of stories  that shows readers how to live fully and connect deeply by reveling in the sacred within our everyday lives. I had the opportunity to read this book when we took a road trip to Lubbock and I had time to spare. It can be extremely challenging to ... [ Read More ]

Things to do at SeaWorld for Toddlers

Things to do at Seaworld for Toddlers

When we were invited to SeaWorld's AdventureCon15 for our first family blog conference, I was thrilled as I had heard it's a great blogging conference, but I was not so sure I would find many things for my toddler to enjoy. Boy, was I wrong! There are several things to do at SeaWorld for Toddlers, many of which will hold your toddler's attention longer than a few minutes.  Bonus - she was super tired and slept great after each day at ... [ Read More ]

Date Night at TUPPS Brewery

Had such a great time earlier at @tupps_brewery that I had to bring my husband back to celebrate his bday and try the beer! ❤️ @chancock72 #datenight #tuppsbrewery #downtownmckinney

Recently my husband and I decided to celebrate his birthday. We hired a babysitter, got dressed up, and decided to have a fun night out guilt and kid free! Earlier the day, I had the pleasure of getting a tour of TUPPS Brewery, a local microbrewery located in McKinney, TX. Since I was technically on the clock, I could not taste any of their award-winning craft beers so naturally I had to come back after work with my husband. We arrived at ... [ Read More ]

Win a Year Supply of all free clear #WithMyBlanket Sweepstakes

With My Blanket Sweepstakes

When you think of babies, you can't help but think about blankets. Hence, why you probably received a million baby blankets during your baby shower. People love to get and receive blankets no matter how hot it is outside. Now you can win a 1 year supply of all free clear by simply sharing a photo of how important your child's blanket is to them. They are going to select 5 lucky winners! Do they snuggle with their favorite blanket? Do ... [ Read More ]

10 Things I Hope To Accomplish This Summer


Summer has arrived and the sun is shining... oh wait.. never mind the rain is back again in Texas due to Tropical Storm Bill's arrival. Isn't Texas weather the best? Anyways, with June halfway over I still have so many things that I hope to accomplish this Summer. 1. Go To The Beach Our family is packing up and heading to Florida for the first time. It will be a long road trip filled with many fun and challenging moments. I am nervous ... [ Read More ]

How to Customize Pinterest Boards

Custom Pinterest Boards

Pinterest is a great way to connect with other bloggers and organize all of your favorite things or the projects that you hope to one day create. For now, if you are looking for ways to customize Pinterest boards, look no further. It's really simple and makes your Pinterest boards look sharp and unique from others. I have customized both of my blog's accounts: Mind of Meesh and McKinney Moms Blog. First, look at your current Pinterest ... [ Read More ]

Mini No Bake Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Treat

No Bake Strawberry Shortcake

One of the easiest Summer time treats to make is the no bake strawberry shortcake dessert. It doesn't require baking or mixing a list full of ingredients and it has Cool Whip in it. Seriously, I could eat Cool Whip by the spoonful if I let myself. It's so addicting! I remember going to my grandma's house and she would let me eat it straight from the bowl! She was brave for letting us kids do that with all the sugar we ended up having in our ... [ Read More ]

#FreeToBe Crafternoons with all free clear {Giveaway}

FreeToBe Crafternoons

Thank you to all free clear for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try all free clear! My toddler is becoming quite the artist lately and loves to finger paint, watercolor paint, draw, and basically do anything that ends in a beautiful mess. Beautiful because she made it, but messy indeed. That's where all free clear can make crafternoons stress-free by cleaning dirty messes and tough stains that toddlers leave behind. I want her ... [ Read More ]

Made in the Shade: Family Eye Safety Tips

Family Eye Safety Tips

I am doing cartwheels and jumping in excitement to FINALLY see the sun after experiencing a month filled with rain, cloudy skies, and depressing weather. The sun makes me so happy! A few weeks ago in the midst of the stormy, dark weather, I had the opportunity to attend a presentation by The Vision Council and Dr. Adamopoulos, OD about protecting your eyes for a lifetime and during the summer months when the sun is out more frequently. First ... [ Read More ]