Ever since I was a kid, I have loved to invent and create.  As an adult, I keep my hobbies alive with loads of crafts, scrapbooking, party planning, and photography.  I often like to make gifts instead of buy them because they feel a lot more personal and show how much you care to your recipients.  Maybe one of my blogs can inspire you to create some of your own masterpieces!

Voice Controlled Home Automation (Video included)

Although I have tons of interests, I am a tech geek at heart.  I love playing with new gadgets to see how they can make our lives “easier”.   After combining several gadgets together, some DIY electrical work, and configuration settings, we were able to make our house do some cool tricks just with the sound … Continue reading Voice Controlled Home Automation (Video included)


How to Share Christmas Wishlists

Everyone knows that my girls are into crafts.  They have been for years.  That means that for years, our family has gifted every single type of craft kit available.  Many times a 3rd or 4th of the same type of kit.  My girls LOVE them.  The problem is now we have so many kits that we … Continue reading How to Share Christmas Wishlists


Young Entrepreneurs – Rani’s Treasures

My daughters have been begging me for years to let them sell something.  They enjoyed reading the book, The Lemonade War, and loved the idea of opening up their own stand.  We live on a tucked away cul-de-sac so waiting on foot traffic seemed pointless.  Then they learned how to make rainbow loom bands, along with … Continue reading Young Entrepreneurs – Rani’s Treasures


10 Steps to Hosting a Sleepover Birthday Party

My baby girl turned 9 yesterday.  While I try not to spoil her, I also would do anything to make her happy.  For my oldest daughter, Avani, it is actually easy because she is an EXACT copy of me.  From our looks to our personality/interests and everything in between.  Good and bad, she is my … Continue reading 10 Steps to Hosting a Sleepover Birthday Party


Donating Goody Bag Budget

Goody Bags have been taken to a whole new level, especially in our community.  Some of the most extravagant goody bags have included books, stuffed animals, sports bags, etc.  I have spent countless hours ordering supplies and putting goody bags together.  For my kids first few birthday parties, I even went as far as personalizing … Continue reading Donating Goody Bag Budget


Turn iPhone into Personal Hotspot

Have you seen this commercial where the group of kids get into the Chevy Malibu and are able to play on their devices due to the built in WiFi?  While I am not a fan of having devices raise my children, I am absolutely all for them when it comes to long distance travel. We … Continue reading Turn iPhone into Personal Hotspot


Back Up Your Photos to “The Cloud”

On July 4, 1998 my parents’ house burned down.  I drove home with my friend to a huge, beautiful, pink, and orange cloud in the sky. I only realized it’s source as I drove closer.  Luckily my family all made it out safe but whatever didn’t burn was lost to soot and water damage.  The … Continue reading Back Up Your Photos to “The Cloud”


Digitally Design a Picture Wall

A beautiful way to display your favorite art and pictures is on a well laid out picture wall.  Personally I love having my walls filled with pictures of the things that matter to me the most, my children.  It gives personality to a home and tells a story. According to my husband, we have too many … Continue reading Digitally Design a Picture Wall


Lifestyle vs Niche Blogging

After being inspired by my brother to start blogging more, I decided that if I was going to dedicate time to it, I might as well do it properly.  While persuaded to pick a single theme to post about, there is way more to know about me than just my passion for interior design.  I also enjoy … Continue reading Lifestyle vs Niche Blogging


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