New Year. New Mind Set.

So if you’ve been following me for while, you’re probably confused with the sudden blog redesign. Last year, I started Tiffany’s Tidings on a different blogging platform,  but just last month moved to a new one. Long story short, I would have to transfer every old post manually. Not having the time and patience for that, I’ve continued to keep pushing through with my new platform, with new content, ALL which involves new opportunities for 2015. (Very  stuff exciting – I must add!)

My blog with still be mostly creative, and some just documenting everyday shinanagins. After a 3 in a half year hiatus from the blogging world. I’m back! With a new friends, new relationships,  new style, new mind set, and more creative projects to share!

For those who are unfamiliar with my content, I’m just a young (or not so young? late 20’s mom)  stay at home mom raising her boys. Figuring out how to be todays homemaker, with the help of Pinterest, POPSugarMoms, and YouTube. I also enjoy DIY crafts on a budget, transforming secondhand items, and altering them to something new to be loved all over again!

I hope you, my reader will take joy to my upcoming posts! I have a lot in stored for you this year! Yet again, I’m writing like no one is reading…. Thank’s Rachel (from Pencil Shavings Studio), for the inspiration.


(Photo via @PencilShavings on Instagram)


Spend The Summer

Over 4 years ago, I- like everyone else had a blog. I started it over the summer, note: ‘Spend The Summer.’ and continued it over the course of a year and half. I blogged current crafts, shows I was obsessing about,  movies, celebrity crushes, and ‘OOTD’Halloween outfit inspiration (that term was not created yet, as well as Pinterest & instagram btw).

The blog started in my boyfriends 1 bedroom appartment, as we were raising our then 2.5 year old. I blogged on my days off from a luxury eye boutique (high end optometery office at a local mall.) We then, found out we were pregnant expecting another boy in November 2010, and moved to a two bedroom apartment summer 2010. A few cities away from where we currently were at. I found a desk job, and actually really enjoyed it. I came in at 8:30, had my own fairly large L-shaped wooden cherry stained desk, listened to music, did my work (alot of scanning, data entry, and customer service phone calls.) Once my belly was too large to handle, I left on maternity leave…And never really came back.

My blog continued with maternity leave excitemement  in our two bedroom apartment, and growing belly. We then found out my parents offered us to live in one of their homes (4 bedrooms!) February 2011 we moved to a larger home and I documents the small little projects, moving mahem, and raising and 3 year old and new infant.

The blog ended there, as my kids took over my life.

BUT the creative crafts, DIY projects continued…
I posted pictures of my projects on my Facebook  & twitter and my peers were always interested. At the time, I was one of the only ones of my peers to be a stay-at-home mom at age 24, with 2 children, and living in a comfortable 4 bedroom home without my parents. My boyfriend was able to provide for our family, and I stayed at home, caring for the little ones, entertaining them, figuring out meal plans, and just trying to gain a stable routine. PRESENT DAY: It probably took me 2 years to gain a stable routine, that was flawless.

NOW, with a 4 year old and 7 year old I am here to share you my parenting insight. as a young stay-at-home mom with the daily struggles, crafting projects, being fabulously frugal, keeping the kids busy, and my ever so millionth attempt to being fit & healthy.

I know its a hodgepodge of things, but I promise I’ll make it entertaining, and also organized! Shall we begin?


Thanksgiving Kids Cups

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and while seeing friends and family, I have to make sure my children are we behaved in each household we visit. Having a 7 & 4 year old behave only consists of a couple few things. An electronic tablet or snacks………

Here I present to you, harvest trail mix cups.


These individual sized cups I purchase at my local Smart & Final.

Cups & lids sold separately.

I’ve also seen these cups with lids at the DollarTree, but the size is a bit smaller, and is only sold in a pack of 6 for $1. I actually use the DollarTree brand for my son’s ketchup case for his school lunch, but I purchase a large amount of cups and lids for my son’s birthday party last week, as well as for the holiday give aways.

Whats great about these cups, are they are the perfect sized serving for children, and include a cap. To make it a bit more festive, I added foam harvest leaf stickers which I purchased from Target. You can also find the foam stickers at the Dollar Tree.

Enjoy these great harvest snacks for class snacks for your children, a playdate treat, or even as a favor during a fall themed birthday! Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll!


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