• BEST brownies ever

    I’m going to give it to you straight, these were the best, and easiest brownies I’ve made to date! So good. So fudgy. And only one bowl required. One bowl recipes are my kind of recipes. It’s a really great recipe because it uses things I always keep stocked in my pantry, so I can pull up this recipe and whip up a pan of brownies in no time. Perfect for days like today, when we are in a Wisconsin blizzard warning! The links in the post are a part of the Target Affiliates Program. This means I get a small percentage back from Target from any potential purchase. I…

  • My Newfound Mom Skills

    Four years in to motherhood, and I now realize I’ve learned a thing or two. Besides the fact that I should never say never (I was taught that lesson real quick!), there are a few other unexpected mom skills I’ve picked up along the way. How many can you relate to? Fancy Footwork – I can now kick a toy down the hallway and make it into the appropriate door. On the first try. Every time. HerdingĀ – I’m a professional child herder. Whether it’s clicks with my tongue or joyous sing song phrases, I can herd and corral children like the best of the Wild West. Said skills may have…

  • Our Budget Dining Room: 8 months later

    Our dining room was one of the first spaces we invested in when moving into our new home. We knew a larger table was needed. Desperately. My old girl from college had seen better days, and our family was about to outnumber our chairs. But hunting for a dining set, on a budget, and knowing toddlers were probably going to destroy it with everyday life happenings made it so much harder to pull the plug on such a large purchase. The links in the post are a part of the Amazon Affiliates Program. This means I get a small percentage back from Amazon from any potential purchase. This is what…

  • 5 Tips for Less Mealtime Drama

    And More Clean Plate Club I feel like it’s safe to assume you’re probably a member of the Chicken Nuggets Club (I’m an honorary member myself). And THAT’S OKAY. At the end of the day, you are feeding your kid, so you are doing your job! I know for our family, I just felt like I could do better as a parent, or at least, try a bit harder. So I tried a lot of things. A lot. We have come a LONG way with mealtimes, and I’m so excited to share with you what works. 1. Let them decide. Nope. That wasn’t a typo. All our kids want is…

  • Toy Purge 101

    Join the Toy Challenge! I’ve got your quick start guide to our House of Eilers Toy Challenge! If you’re looking for additional inspo on settling down to a simpler toy set up, join me on my Instagram stories. I’d love to have you there! And of course, to get you motivated, I’m sharing our before toy pile! This is every toy in our home. Brought together and placed in one pile. Ready to sort and conquer! Your pile may be larger. Or smaller. This is what a house full of toys looks like. AFTER three previous toy purges. And AFTER Christmas Chaos hit our home. It’s so amazing to be blessed with gifts from loved ones.…

  • the BEST chocolate chip cookies

    Many thanks to my kids’ Alpha-Bakery cookbook from Gold Medal for this recipe! I have no idea where we got this cookbook (my suspicions and weak memory tell me it’s from our baby shower), but it’s definitely a vintage thrift that I’m so obsessed with. It’s the ONLY cookbook we have in our home. And every recipe I make out of here is legit GOLD (no pun intended). The links in the post are a part of the Amazon Affiliates Program. This means I get a small percentage back from Amazon from any potential purchase. This is what keeps my blog running, and keeps me home with my babies every…

  • Toy Gift Guide For Babies+Toddlers+Kids

    I’m throwing up a super quick (and slightly minimal) gift guide, in case you are searching for those last minute Christmas presents for your littles! I’m a Prime girl by heart. I mean, if I can’t Prime it, do I even need it?! So, great news for you and yours, everything on this list is Prime-able! These are the toys we have in our home, that our kids play with the most. These toys promote independent play, are WELL loved by our family, and, best part, are not annoying with all the noise and battery required drama (thank me later for this)! The links in the post are a part…