DIY Easy Burlap Bunting

DIY Burlap Bunting Tutorial-quick and easy, made in 10 minutes!

One of the simplest and most versatile projects I've done so far is my burlap bunting.  I originally made this for Lincoln's Nursery, but then ended up using it mostly for my craft show booth. It was super easy to make....took me about 10 minutes … [Continue reading...]

Do’s and Don’ts of Planning a First Birthday Party

The Do's and Don'ts of Planning a First Birthday Party

We go all out for a first birthday party around here.  Jayna had a colorful Crayola Crayon bash and Millie had a super fun Very Hungry Caterpillar party.  Now, it's Lincoln's turn and I'm having a blast planning a little boy's first birthday party. … [Continue reading...]

How to Eat to Lose Weight

What to eat in order to lose 30lbs in 15 weeks

I promised you last week I'd tell you about my eating plan the past few months, which helped me lose 30lbs in 15 weeks.  I really didn't diet.  I wanted to jumpstart my metabolism, eat healthier and cleaner, but mostly just make a change to our … [Continue reading...]

9 “Non-Junky” Party Favor Ideas

9 Ideas for Non-Junky Party Favors from Palmettos and Pigtails

Planning a birthday bash is stressful.  Good stress though, you know?  I LOVE planning parties for my kiddos.  The more themed, the better!  I think it all goes back to my curriculum planning days of being a preschool teacher....I loved those themed … [Continue reading...]

American Sniper DVD Giveaway

American Sniper Giveaway from Palmettos and Pigtails

I, for one, have been surrounded by military on both sides of my family.  Stretching as far back as we can research, the brave soldiers of my family have fought at home and abroad to keep our country safe. In honor of Memorial Day next weekend, I'm … [Continue reading...]

How I Lost 30 LBS in 15 weeks

Weight Loss and Measurement Progress Tracker

Mornin' y'all! For those of you who know me personally, you already know that I am in the final stages of  losing ALL of my baby {and pre-baby} weight.  After the girls were born, I was able to lose the baby weight, but it took me a long time since … [Continue reading...]

BI-LO Giftcard Giveaway for Mother’s Day

Win one of 3 $50 gift cards to BI-LO just in time for Mother's Day!

Y'all, Mother's Day is in one week.  One week!  It sneaks up on me every year, but I'm on top of my game this time around!  Dave and I snuck away this week to get a little R&R in Las Vegas, but I'm all set with cards and flowers and whatnots for … [Continue reading...]

May 2015 Cleaning Calendar

May 2015 Cleaning Calendar - Palmettos and Pigtails

I cannot believe that it's May already!  School is already winding down for us and we are gearing up for yet another really busy summer.  Dave and I are kicking off the month with a spur-of-the moment trip to Las Vegas for business and a little … [Continue reading...]

{Free Printables} The Best Chapter Books for Girls

Free Printable Summer Reading Book Lists from

One of my favorite school initiatives that Jayna has gotten into this year is reading 100 books per quarter.  Now, Jayna is quite the reader.  Despite only being in kindergarten, she can read on at least a 3rd grade level, maybe more.  Her favorite … [Continue reading...]

6 Ways to Clean Out the Medicine Cabinet

How to Safely Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet and Dispose of Expired Medication

With spring cleaning season officially here, I'm up to my ears in small {and big} organizational projects.  You know, in my spare time...  I've been slowly photographing all of my kids' artwork so I can thin out the massive pile of drawings, … [Continue reading...]