Summer Family Fun Series #6

Welcome to another week of Summer Family Fun! I can’t believe it’s Week #6 already– and the outpouring of games and family fun activities has been tremendous. I’m super thrilled for so many new connections and excited to see what else you have this week to share. Here are a couple of spotlights from last week’s […]


Peach Enchiladas

After filling the freezer with those plump, juicy South Carolina peaches last week, I just had to use a few to bake a couple of our favorite summertime desserts. There are plenty of ways to serve a fresh peach, and through the years I’ve created all sorts of tasty treats with them–from jam, to salsa, […]


Motivation Monday Week #100

Welcome to a new week of Motivation Monday! 200+ Links of fabulous finds were shared at last week’s Motivation Monday and I can’t wait to see what everyone has to share now. If you’re here for the first time, our linkups are divided into these categories:  inspirational, healthy recipes, crafts, and organizational tips & home decor. Each category […]


5 Powerful Tools to Organize Your Kid’s Back to School Routine

When we think of planning for Back to School, our minds immediately jump to backpacks, lunch menus, and morning routines. However, the real struggle of school sets in a few days later. That’s when we experience the frantic morning rush and the infamous after school hour, filled with homework, signed papers, and a hot and sweaty kid who’s starved. […]


DIY Chalkboard Journal

So I have a confession. . . We love school at the Smith House. I know, crazy, right? Now there’s nothing exciting about tests and homework, and the boys aren’t keen on the way-too-early mornings and all the extra work. But still, my boys enjoy the routine of it. They like the schedule–and yes, the […]


How to Freeze Peaches

One afternoon last week, I mentioned to my husband that I had a craving for some peaches. That’s all it took. Within 10 minutes, we were headed down the highway toward Edgefield County  where we knew we’d find plenty of the sweet southern fruit. After all, Johnston is the Peach Capital of the World, so […]

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Summer Family Fun Series #5

I’m super excited you’ve joined us for another awesome week of Summer Family Fun! I hope this summer you’re doing all those things you’ve scribbled on your bucket list and planning lots of fun with your family and friends. Here are some things we’ve being doing at the Smith House: Paint Like Picasso Kickin’ It Old School […]


Klondike Kandy Bar Cake Recipe

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and Klondike, but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #KandyBar   So this past weekend I discovered a delicious treat that’s perfect for summer. It’s the new KandyBar collection from Klondike, and it comes in 3 varieties: Caramel […]