Top 10 Tuesday: Beach Inspired Crafts

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It’s summer time which means many of you are vacationing at lake houses, beach cabins, or even camping near the ocean! Most of my childhood summers were spent up at my grandparent’s beach cabin and now my little family and I try to get up at least a few times each summer. There is nothing […]

Summer Fashion Inspiration with Old Navy

Old Navy Classic Oufit

Alright ladies, swim suit season is upon us! If you live somewhere other than the Northwest you’ve probably already been rocking your bikinis around for a while. But ME on the other hand, considering we pretty much had a mild hurricane in Seattle today, my swim suits are still in the back of my closet. However, seeing […]

Top 10 Tuesday: Festive Fourth of July Food


Fireworks, Food and Friends! That’s how I like to spend my Fourth of July! I have always loved July 4 and all of the festivities that go along with it. Did I mention that I owned a firework stand for almost 10 years? So random, right? Now you know I’m not kidding when I say […]

Hole-In-One Cupcakes: A Fun Father’s Day Treat

Golf Cupcake

Are you ready for Father’s Day?! It’s only a few days away or less if you are celebrating early like us. Today, we are celebrating the special day with my Father-In-Law by having a picnic at the beach. I wanted to bring a fun treat along and since ‘Golf’ seems to be the theme of […]

Top 10 Tuesday: Summer Activities For Kids

Summer Activities For Kids

I wish it felt like summer around here, but we will have to wait until July. That’s when our real summer weather starts here in Seattle. But from what it sounds like many of you are already enjoying the blissful sunshine and summer vacation! I know many moms out there are always searching for new […]

Tips for Summer Entertaining on a Budget with Simply Frugal Mom

I have a special guest for all of you today! Please meet Erin from Simply Frugal Mom! She is a fellow Seattle blogger and  is always full of frugal tips, which I love. Enjoy! I’m thrilled to be guest posting today on Design, Dining + Diapers. I’m Erin and I blog at Simply Frugal Mom. […]

Top 10 Tuesday: Kids Crafts For Your Next Camping Trip


Every Memorial Day weekend my husband and I pack up and head over to Lake Perrigan to go camping with some of our closest friends. Each year we seem to add another kiddo to the group and this year will be Baby E’s first camping trip (gulp!). I would be lying if I said I […]

Easy Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cake

Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cake from Design, Dining + Diapers

What a better way to end Food Allergy Awareness Week than with a delicious dessert?! On Monday, I shared my story on discovering my food allergies, which explains why I am so passionate about gluten-free and allergy friendly foods. I can only hope that by sharing these recipes it helps at least one of you […]

August in Review

I honestly can’t believe August has come and gone. Fall is without a doubt my favorite time of year, but I’m not ready for summer to be over just yet. I feel like our nice weather JUST started here in the Pacific Northwest! In case you are new to Design, Dining + Diapers or you […]

Love Me Some Hydrangeas

hydrangeas, white flowers, gardening

When my husband first bought our house, the backyard was a disaster. There was a small fountain in the garden that hadn’t run in a few years, lots of weeds and well, who knows what else was going on back there. I actually don’t think I even stepped foot in the backyard the whole first […]