Car Organization (Pinned It/Did It)

This summer I came across a pin that caught my eye, in a great way! Heidi over at The Castro Family Happynings posted about her Junk In The Trunk organization that I knew I had to try! We were about to head out for several road trips and I knew having an organized van would be a must with four kids and two adults in tow. Well we were … [Continue]

New Year Money Saving Tips

Today I wanted to share just a few of the tips I use to save money around our house throughout the year. This will be an ongoing post that I will add to in the coming weeks. Here are my top 8 money saving tips! Also feel free to look around on my Money Makeover Blog! Top 8 Money Saving Tips to start off your new year saving money! Go read it now … [Continue]

Meal Planning Monday 1/14-1/20

Here is my very first edition of Meal Planning Monday!! Every Monday I plan to post our meal plan for the week. I will try to feature our 7 dinner meals, 5 lunches I send with my boys to school, 2 or 3 breakfasts, and a few special snacks. This week should be pretty calm. We do plan to head over to the SA Children's Museum Tuesday evening for a … [Continue]

Hairstyle: Half Up Side Pony w/All Up Pony Tail

We were headed out for a short shopping trip and my daughters hair was hanging in her, as usual, since I'm trying to let it grow out (more about her self hair cut soon!). I didn't have much time and I usually try to style her hair after she's taken a bath but wetting her hair had to do this time. We sang "Bringing Home a Baby Bubble Bee" and I had … [Continue]

Chicken Bacon Hashbrown Bake

This is a HUGE family favorite around here! The best part for me is that it is easy to make. I combined to recipes to come up with this one to help with the ease of making it and to make it go further in our family. You can spice it up more by garnishing with lots of different things. We've garnished ours with beans, enchilada sauce, sour cream, … [Continue]

Family Meals The Circus Way

If you had a chance to read through my "About" page you already know a little about my family and our meals. If not let me go into some detail here with you. Let me start by explaining that we recently moved to San Antonio. My parents and youngest brother moved here shortly after and we all live together in a 6 bedroom home. That means that we … [Continue]

Orange Juice & Baking Soda Facial

Hubby and I were up watching mindless tv Monday night after the kids were in bed so I decided to make facial scrub I had seen on Pinterest a couple weeks ago. The blogger used orange juice and baking soda mixture, you can find the her post HERE. I cut an orange we had in half (from Bountiful Baskets) and squeezed it into a glass cup then measured … [Continue]

New Adventures!

Well as you can all see it is official, I have moved my blog to a website!! "Why the new name" you might ask, well let me tell you... I have been calling our family 'the circus' since the birth of our fourth child. It feels like I am the Ring Master of this circus always making sure everyone has what they need when they need it and they are where … [Continue]

Organizing: Command Center

At the entry to my kitchen I revamped our family media center a couple weeks ago by adding a wall calendar, chalk board, hanging files, and pin strips (before and after pic here). Today I found and bought a basket organizer and hanging files to reorganize our command area on the counter next to our fridge. I saw this idea pinned a while … [Continue]

Organizing: Kids Drop Zone

Next up on my organizing list was to create an area the kids could store their back packs/diaper bag, shoes, jackets, and notes/reminders. Again I took to pinterest to help inspire me. With so many great ideas it was hard deciding which we liked most and would work input space. We started by visiting every furniture store to find a bench that would … [Continue]