FAMILY

Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake Recipe

With fall weather in the air, dropping temperatures oftentimes bring on the feeling of hunkering down, cozying up, and enjoying some comfort food. To keep it healthy, mug cakes are becoming a staple for the Powell Pack because they're sure to hit that sweet, comfort...

Fruit Juice Popsicles & Other Quick Snack Mom Hacks

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been mom-shamed by the PTA (slowly raises both hands). You see those perfectly made homemade cakes for the school bake sale, or the Pinterest mom who made all of her kids' Halloween costumes by hand while simultaneously planning her...

Funfetti Mug Cake Recipe for Marley’s Big 12!

Can someone please, please, PLEASE, tell me how the little girl who promised me she would never grow up is now turning 12 years old?! I can't handle it. My baby girl is no longer a baby—she's  practically a TEENAGER! Cue the waterworks. In all seriousness, as much as...

Marley’s 12th Birthday Brag Book

Driven, highly intelligent, wise beyond her years, aware, savvy, nurturing, thoughtful, intuitive, beautiful, classy, kind, heart of gold, incredibly organized, hard working, and one of the best natural coaches I've ever seen. This, and so much more, is the most...

12 Months of Transformation, Month 9: Get Outside and Move!

Just like that, another month has come and gone. Can you believe summer is OVER?! Wasn't it just yesterday we were eating popsicles by the fistful and spending our days poolside? Oh, wait. I live in Arizona. It was just yesterday. 😉Before we know it, we’ll be buying...

How We Teach Our Kids (And Ourselves) To Be Brave

As a mama bear, it’s hard to find that balance between wanting to protect my kids from everything uncomfortable or scary and wanting them to try new things and face their fears. But I know that the more I encourage them to do hard things while they’re still under my...

Our 12 Month Transformation, Month Eight: Knowledge is Power!

Here in Arizona, August/September is when most kiddos are getting ready to head back to school! Since the Powell kids are gearing up to get back into the routine of reading, writing, and arithmetic, I figured why not kick off this Transformation month to have mom and...

When in AZ…|| My 8 Greats In This Beautiful State

Despite living in the HOTTEST place in the U.S. (especially feeling it in these summer months—the highs this coming week are up to 117 degrees!), Chris and I love calling Arizona our home. Literally, there is not another place on earth we'd want to live. With sunny...

7 Steps to a Happier Home

Family is not an important thing, it’s everything. —Michael J. Fox My family IS my everything! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it time and time again that I have been so blessed to be given this wild and crazy family of mine! They are my world, through and through....

Celebrating America’s Birthday with a Very American Family

The 4th of July is definitely a top 5 holiday in the Powell house! Maybe even in the top 3...and if you ask Chris, he'd say it's numero uno, no doubt. What's not to LOVE about this holiday besides...everything?! Family, fun, food, and of course...FREEDOM! I’ll be...

Why Most Meal Plans Suck and How to Find the Right One for You

Goal-setting has been a hot topic around here lately—making, planning, and achieving goals for our clients, our businesses, and our own family this summer—#StrongFamilyWithHeidi to name just one! No matter who you are or what’s important to you, everyone has goals....

Thanksgiving Crafts for the Family: Gratitude Jar for a Grateful Heart

Every single year it seems that my list of blessings doubles in size. As our kids enter into an "easier" phase of life (read: no more bottles and diapers!) our business grows, our relationship strengthens and our friendships grow thicker, sometimes I sit back in true...

Happy Birthday, Ruby || My Little Gem Turns Five

Oh Ruby Lane. You are officially 5 years old today, and I’m not too sure how I feel about it. If I had one wish on this earth, it would be that I could pause time and keep my baby a baby forever…to snuggle, love, and kiss on until the end of time. If you could read...

A Powell Twist on Thanksgiving Dinner

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I get a lot of questions about how to enjoy this Day of Gratitude without breaking your calorie budget! Never fear, though, help is here. 🙂 Today I'm sharing our Powell Thanksgiving family favorites that will save you...

DIY Thanksgiving Placemats

With the next big holiday just a few short weeks away, we are gearing up for everything Thanksgiving-related and doing all we can to prep for Turkey Day! Thanksgiving is definitely a favorite around here. It's a time to celebrate our family and all the blessings that...