Lacy Stroessner

Lacy is a wife, mom, teacher, and dreamer, determined to live a BIG life in a simple way. She writes at Living on Love where she shares inspiration for doing just that. From great recipes and fun projects to adventures in the outdoors and experiences in parenting, Lacy believes in living a meaningful life on a daily basis. In addition to her blog, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

DIY Discovery Bottles for Baby

As a mama to three little ones, I am constantly thinking of fun things to do with my kids. I’ve got a 4-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a 7-month-old, so it can be difficult to find activities or projects that are appropriate for all three of them.

We just got our hands on a new book that is sure to keep the winter boredom away, and found the perfect activity for all of my girls to enjoy – Discovery Bottles! My older girls made these discovery bottles using some odds and ends from our craft supplies and the baby had so much fun playing with them when they were finished!

Click through to see how to make your own Discovery Bottles for baby…

When Baby Is Sick

This past weekend, Margot was sick for the very first time. We were lucky she made it to 7 months old before she ever got a bug. But oh my goodness, there is nothing worse than a sick baby. She wasn’t even THAT sick, not really. She didn’t have a fever or an infection. She just had a really bad cold. She couldn’t sleep because she couldn’t breathe. She wouldn’t nurse because she couldn’t breathe. Instead, she just wanted to cry and be held in our arms. It was heartbreaking. 

7 Baby Items That Are Best to Buy Brand New

With three little ones, we have certainly learned our way around what we really need, and what we don’t. Like most mothers with more than one child, it’s clear we don’t need nearly as much as we thought. Many times, buying secondhand can be the way to go.

But, here are my recommendations for what you should definitely buy NEW for your little one…

A 1st Birthday Party Fit for a King!

I love party planning and am always bookmarking cute ideas to save for the future. I love anything that is unique, especially if most of it is DIY-ed. When I came across Henry’s Golden Birthday Party, I went into serious boy envy. (I have three girls and will probably never have a son.) Everything was done so well, yet so simply.

Click through to see the cute DIY decor of King Henry’s birthday party!

A Donut Themed Birthday Party for Addie

Last weekend, we hosted a donut party for our daughter, Addie! Friends and family came to celebrate our sweet girl’s birthday with donuts and milk! As usual, I did all of the decor myself without spending an arm and a leg. The donut party turned out so cute, so I had to share all of the DIY details with you here!

Click through to see it all…

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