Years ago, when Nathan was just barely 3 years old and Jeffrey was not even walking yet I suggested to my husband that we get the boys a Play Kitchen for Christmas.  Initially, my husband, Scott, thought that my idea was pretty dumb.  We had two BOYS… play kitchen were for girls in his opinion….

I grew up knowing this recipe as just plain Chicken Taco’s – because this was the only way my mother made chicken taco’s.  I love this recipe – it 100% makes me think of my mama and I love that!  It is seriously so yummy too! Here’s what you do: Gather your ingredients: Chicken Breasts,…

Its summer here in Southern Utah which means my garden is producing…especially zucchini! It doesn’t take a lot to grow zucchini here and it can actually become a little overwhelming! This recipe is one my parents discovered and is the most amazing way to eat vegetables ever! Like so good you want to skip the…

Happy Friday friends! I’m the person behind Crystal Mickelsen Design and I split my creative energies between graphic design and interior design. I live in Texas with my husband and two children and I love to knit, run, read, and eat good food. Check out my website to see more of what I do!   Today I am here…

I have very strong ideas about kids and video games. In my personal experience I can visibly see a decrease in their imagination literally each and every time they get off a device. Its like they forget how to play. I also see the opposite, the longer they play without plugging in the more creative…

As most of you know, after July 1st, Google Reader will no longer be active. So… head on over, sign up for BlogLovin’ and FOLLOW US on there! I personally moved over to Bloglovin’ about 4 months ago and I have LOVED it – way more then Google Reader!  They have a great App that…

4th of July is one of my families most favorite holiday’s all year long! We always start out the day going out to breakfast, then hitting up the town for local festivities and then generally all my family and my boys cousins have a BBQ and then go to the park to watch the Fireworks!…

I have been so excited for my boys to get old enough to really get into Lego’s!  We’ve had an old coffee table in the playroom that I knew would be perfect to transform once the boys were ready, so a few weeks ago (before baby Dylan’s arrival) we decided to put it together! We…

Instead of our normal Pinterest Interests in the summer I would like to share the highlights of the activities from our summer jar 2013!   Picnic for their stuffed animals Sumo Wrestling Water Balloon Target Practice Hot Wheels Obstacle Course Microwaving a bar of Ivory Soap We are having a blast and its keeping us…

One of my favorite decorations that is in Dylan’s Nursery are these simple puzzles that I painted! I came up with the idea when we moved my boys bedroom upstairs and I was trying to clean out some of the toys that had our playroom full. I love these puzzles and their look, but my…