Blog Posts

Mar 3, 2017
The weather is warming. Your son’s pants are tightening. Your daughter’s shirts are shortening. And you’re just wondering how are you going to stretch that closet of clothes through to the summer.
Here are a few pieces that will get your kids through the cool mornings and warm afternoons of springtime. And you won’t break the bank having to buy a complete spring wardrobe.
Feb 24, 2017
One day an everyday mom found herself suing the government. She wasn’t a powerful attorney, a famous politician, or even a wealthy celebrity. She was a typical southern girl, loving her family, growing her own company, and sipping sweet tea.
So what made her brave enough to take on the federal government?
Feb 10, 2017
A few 70-degree days and spring fever is here. Our kids are chalking up the driveway with beaming February sunkissed faces. What a dream!
But now you’re thinking…those shorts your daughter tried to slip on for the afternoon were a tight squeeze. That t-shirt your son wears to baseball practice, well it’s more like a midriff since his fall growth spurt.
Feb 8, 2017
Because I’m a crafter in a long line of crafters, I have been teaching my daughter how to make things with her hands from a young age. She’s seven and has her own sewing machine, can sew by hand and knows how to knit.
Being able to mend things and make things yourself are important life skills, but if you aren’t that crafty or just aren’t sure where to start, here are some tips for teaching a child to sew and projects you can try to get them interested.
Start with Plastic Canvas
Jan 26, 2017
I have a confession to make… I love notebooks. I’ve been purge cleaning my office and craft area, and it’s a li’l insane how many notebooks I’ve had stuffed in drawers, baskets, on my desk, pretty much everywhere. I’ve actually found a few I’d forgotten I had. They’re a little like shoes to me, even the plain old cheap ones during back to school season. A girl can never have too many notebooks. And if it’s a cute notebook? Well, that’s just icing on the cake.
Jan 19, 2017
The chore of packing daily lunches for school can become overwhelming for me. Feeding three boys means three filled lunch boxes times five days times all the months of school. That doesn’t include the breakfast and suppers my family of five eats during the week. To keep the lunch plan stress at a minimum, I use these strategies to help me manage the madness.
Jan 12, 2017
With our third baby, I’m reminded that baby food is so simple yet so expensive. He’s at that stage where he’s starting to eat real food, and boy does he ever love his food. So far, we’ve found that he absolutely loves pumpkin, apple, and sweet potatoes.
At this stage, foods are very basic, things like pureed vegetables, fruits, and granola. Ingredients are so simple we could literally puree a handful of green beans and grab a spoon.
Jan 5, 2017
Some parents are really sentimental when it comes to their kids’ old clothes. They hang on to them even though they don’t expect to have another child or have a use for them again.
If you’ve been holding on to some special items that you can’t bear to part with at a Rhea Lana sale, making a T-shirt quilt (or clothing quilt, it doesn’t have to be all T-shirts) is a great way to preserve some of those memories while turning them into something useful.
Step 1: Gather Materials
Dec 29, 2016
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” - Robert Browning
As moms we tend to fill everyone else’s cup and leave our own to drain dry. Life gets busy, our schedules are full, and we prioritize what needs to be done. It happens to every parent out there. It’s happened to me over the last few years, as I’ve realized that I haven’t been reading as much, I haven’t been listening to encouraging words… I haven’t made time for filling up my cup so I can better pour into my family.
Dec 22, 2016
Who doesn’t love a trip to the library during the holiday season? It’s the perfect time to stock up on books to read both for yourself and your kids. Of course, if you’re checking out holiday or Christmas books, it’s wise to check them out early because they fly off the shelves this time of year.