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Gift Guide for Him: Our Top Twenty Picks for Dad

Next up in our holiday gift guide series is the gift guide for him – our top twenty picks for Dad! There are some great ideas to spoil the man of the house this year and all of the direct links to get your shopping done can be found towards the bottom of this post. […]

November 14, 2018


Gold Thanksgiving tablescape accent and free printables

The big day is quickly arriving and we are all busy preparing menus and details as we gather friends and family around our tables to feast. Today I wanted to share with you a beautiful DIY gold Thanksgiving tablescape accent and free printables for this year! I found these mini glass leaf appetizer plates in […]

November 12, 2018


Gift Guide for Her: Our Top Twenty Picks for Mom

Kicking off the first of our 2018 gift guide series today! Below you will find our complete gift guide for her – our top twenty picks for Mom and I think you are going to love them! My goal with these gift guides is to give you some unique ideas, but also realistic ones that […]

November 8, 2018


Home for the Holidays and the 2018 Collection

It’s finally here!!! The holidays have arrived at Haus of Layne and I am so excited to share with you all of the fun features we have put together for you this year as well as announce the launch of our humble little shop that has been filled with a small collection of holiday greeting […]

November 7, 2018


Black Velvet ‘Ghost in the Graveyard’ Cupcakes

Halloween is almost here and one treat that my little ones love to create each season are these darling black velvet ‘Ghost in the Graveyard’ cupcakes. Ghost in the graveyard is actually a fun game from my childhood that we have passed on to our children that is fun hide-and-seek remix. So when we came […]

October 29, 2018


Halloween Spiderweb Craft for the Kids

Pulling back the curtain on all that goes on here at Haus of Layne, let’s just say that family life has taken the driver’s seat for a bit while we worked through diving into hackschooling and our sweet Baby Brooks coming down with a ruptured ear drum. While I hate failing on deadlines and not […]

October 24, 2018


My Dearest Brooks and Our Year of Goodbyes

My Dearest Brooks, It was 365 days ago that your father and I arrived at the hospital knowing that we would soon be meeting you. The 8 months and 2 weeks prior were more than I ever thought I could survive. It was the longest battle and I spent most of it feeling as if […]

October 6, 2018


A Simple DIY Fall Welcome Mat

Even though we are still desperately trying to reach cooler temperatures, I just had to fall-ify the front door to make me feel just a little bit better about it being October here in the desert. I originally saw this idea via ChrisLovesJulia.com and today I wanted to share with you a simple DIY fall […]

October 4, 2018


Hackschooling and Why We Left Public School: Part Two

(Read Part One of this saga right here) So there we stood. Knowing that we were withdrawing our kids from their school and still feeling the nerves as we tried to really dig deep in our research and figure out our approach to this whole educating-our-kids-ourselves thing. We have a child in 7th grade, 5th […]

October 3, 2018


Hackschooling and Why We Left Public School: Part One

Homeschooling. Hackschooling. Unschooling. Life learning. These are all brand new phrases that entered our world this past month. And if there is one thing this past month has taught me, once again, it’s that you should never say ‘never’. Not in a million years would I have thought that my children wouldn’t be in public […]

October 1, 2018


This is Thirty Four

This is a few more wrinkles and smile lines. This is a few age spots and a body changed from pregnancy and five births. This is becoming comfortable in your own skin. This is being grateful for lessons learned in what you have walked through and weathered thus far. This is embracing your individuality. This […]

September 17, 2018


The Best Sales this Labor Day Weekend

We are looking forward to a few slower days and quality time as a family, but I couldn’t log off for the weekend without sharing with you the best sales this Labor Day weekend and a handful of things that I have on my list to catch at a discount. Abercrombie & Fitch is currently 40% […]

August 31, 2018





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