Architecture of a Mom

I’m an architect, wife & mom of 3 girls 5 & under—including twin toddlers! I love sharing recipes, crafts, & homemaking—all which is the architecture of a mom.

Menu Planning Monday 2015-05-04

Hi all! It's May, and everything is revolving around wrapping up school, soccer, and everything else. Here's the menu plan for the week: Monday: Easy Savory Meatballs, Rice, Salad, Strawberries Tuesday: Chicken on Garden Salad, Bread, MangoesWednesday: Chicken Enchilada Bake, Salad, StrawberriesThursday:...more

15 Great Dessert Popsicle Recipes

I think we've established that I love popsicles. Last week I shared some yummy fruit based popsicles. But what if your sweet tooth is just calling for a special treat--just a good, super sweet popsicle? ...more

Chocolate Coconut Baked Oatmeal Muffins

I think that it's well established that I love the combination of chocolate and coconut. After all, I've made mound granola, samoa pie, and samoa donuts and loved every minute of it. Recently, I've been looking for breakfast recipes that are easy to grab and go and I've stumbled across several examples of making baked oatmeal in a muffin form—perfect for a grab and go recipe ....more

Menu Planning Monday 2015-04-27

Are you ready for another week of menu planning? I don't know about you, but this weekend was a little crazy. We went garage sale shopping in the rain Saturday morning, sure that my oldest child's soccer game would be cancelled ....more

Glass Etching Inspiration

Happy Friday everyone! What are your plans for the weekend? I'm hoping to get some major crafting done! ...more

20+ Easiest & Best Fruit Popsicles

I love popsicles. Popsicles make me think of summer and picnics in the backyard. They are easy to make at home (although it does take some planning if you don't have a fancy popsicle maker), and my kiddos love them! ...more

Washi Tape Water Bottle Maracas - An Earth Day Upcycle

For my eldest daughter's Earth Day project, we came up with a fun way to upcycle water bottles into maracas - with washi tape (and a little decorative duct tape, too!). My first grader was super excited to come up with a project that uses recycleables. Her teacher invited the parents to help with the project, but I wanted the inspiration to come from her ....more

Menu Plan Monday 2015-04-20

I hope that spring is truly in full spring now. We're having our fair share of April showers...My eldest had a soccer double header this weekend, and although it was bright and sunny, the ground splashed when you walked across the field.I'm hoping for a routine week. Here's the plan for my menu this week: Monday: Strawberry-Banana French ToastTuesday: Pizza Pasta BakeWednesday: Sausages, Fiesta Twice Baked Potatoes, Carrots Thursday:...more

The Basics on Saving Money at the Grocery Store

I am the grocery shopper at my house. Believe it or not, I love to go grocery shopping. Yes, really ....more

Minty Pineapple Fruit Pops (only 2 ingredients!)

When it is warm outside, one of my favorite desserts is popsicles. It's a good thing my kids love popsicles even more than I do. What makes it even better to this mama is when I can make homemade popsicles out of fruit and herbs and then pass off a healthy fruit as a dessert to my kids—with no sugar added! ...more