About lorrin sell

professional photographer and mom with a camera embracing the perfect mess of life with 4 kids. Offering photo tips, recipes, diys, travel tips + more mom-life!

Christmas tree cookies for the non-baker

These sweet Christmas tree cookies are the perfect cookies for anyone who doesn't really have time to bake from scratch! Kids will love decorating them.

The last couple of days have been a bit of a cluster since I’ve had some pretty major computer issues.  If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been participating in a 12 days of Christmas blog hop.  Today, I’m happy to be sharing something for all the “non-bakers” out there, or all of you who just don’t have time to do a baking day.  These Christmas tree cookies are so adorable, and all you … read on–>

20+ hot cocoa bar toppings

Hot Cocoa Bar toppings are so much fun! This is a great list that is sure to make your hot cocoa bar a huge hit!

You guys!  I was so excited about today’s topic.  I’ve always wanted to do a hot cocoa bar, and just haven’t had the right “event”.  Things have been a little crazy around here lately, and I am ashamed to admit that I’m more than a little cranky.  So, the fact that this post gave me the chance to do something fun with them was fantastic!  We kept our little hot cocoa bar pretty low key, … read on–>

Christmas party games for adults and kids

We recently spent Thanksgiving week in Tennessee with family.  It was a blast, and we all played so many games.  Most of those were board games, and card games, but we had so much fun, I kept thinking we should do this more often!  This is a great list of Christmas party games for adults and kids that will have everyone laughing and carrying on. Christmas party games for adults and kids *there may be … read on–>

Dollar Store Pom Pom Tree

This is the cutest dollar store pom pom tree.  It's super fun, and quick to make. It's a perfect craft to make with kids or on your own.

The Dollar Store is one of my favorites.  I am always amazed by what you can actually find in there.  I love it so much, I dedicated a whole post to things you should never spend more than $1 on.  Today, I’m so excited to share the cutest dollar store pom pom tree.  I love it so much, and it was really fun, and quick to make.  It’s going right into T’s room. Dollar Store … read on–>

How to choose the perfect, affordable gift exchange gift

  Sponsored post: Thank you to Tile, Inc. for sponsoring today’s post, and inspiring me to keep track of everything that matters. This time of year, we bounce from one holiday party to the next with gift exchange gifts galore!  Often, we don’t know who, in particular, we are purchasing for because we pull numbers, and choose gifts at random.  Figuring out how to choose the perfect, affordable gift exchange gift isn’t always easy peasy. … read on–>

Peppermint cheesecake dip

This time of year, we are all hopping from one holiday party to another.  If you’re looking for something quick, and delicious to make, this peppermint cheesecake dip is the perfect solution.  Our family can’t get enough of it.  Serve it with pretzels, wafers, graham crackers, or even fruit.  It’s so so yummy! Peppermint Cheesecake Dip Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! Stop by every day from December first through … read on–>

DIY snowman family sign

This sweet DIY snowman family sign is so cute, and would make a great gift for anyone! It was fun to make, and so simple.

I’m back again with day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  Today, I’m sharing this sweet DIY snowman family sign.  I absolutely adored how it turned out.  The fact that it was so simple to do was icing on the cake.  You know me, and not doing anything that takes too long– I’ll never finish it! DIY snowman family sign *for your convenience, there may be affiliate links throughout this post, so … read on–>

frosty the snowman activity- snowman bagels

One of my all-time favorite Christmas movies is this version of Frosty the Snowman.  Of course there are many others I love just as much or even more, but this one is one of my very favorite to watch with the kids.  The classics are the best, aren’t they!!?? I’m also a fan of any activity the kids need little help with, can be done on a whim, and I give bonus points if the … read on–>

Easy DIY pine cone elf ornament

This easy DIY pine cone elf ornament is the perfect way for your kids to make something to hang on the tree. It was really simple, and so cute!

Christmas is just around the corner, and this year, I’m participating in something super fun!  More about what it is in a few.  Today, I’m so excited to share these adorable DIY pine cone elf ornaments.  You guys, I totally planned on making this a grown up project, and having them look a little more sophisticated.  Then the kids caught wind of what was going on, and completely took the project over. Which means..  this … read on–>

6 Tips for Christmas decorating with small children

  Sponsored post: This post is sponsored by the Goldfish brand but the content, and opinions expressed, are mine. Christmas decorating with small children can be a challenge, especially if you’re anything like me, and you like things a certain way.  I’ve managed to figure out how to make it a bit easier over the years.  These tips will definitely make holiday decorating less stressful, and more fun, which is the point, right?? 6 Tips … read on–>

Last minute DIY photo gifts

Looking for great last minute DIY photo gifts? This is a perfect list of ideas!

Handmade gifts are some of my very favorite to give.  I love the idea of something personalized, and thoughtful.  These last minute DIY photo gifts are my most favorite.  They freeze a moment in time, and offer it as a gift.  That’s the best.  If you’re short on time and would rather order your photo gifts, check these out!  Otherwise, you’re going to love this list of DIY photo gifts. Last minute DIY photo gifts … read on–>

finding nina with Tile and the Tile App

Tile and the Tile app make it possible to keep track of your children's beloved possessions, and take the worry out of what would happen if they were lost

  Sponsored Post: Thank you to Tile, Inc, for sponsoring today’s post, and inspiring me to keep track of everything that matters. Raise your hand if your kid’s got a toy they can’t live without.  Now, raise your hand if you haven’t wished you could install a chip in that toy the way we do to locate your pets.  I bet most of you that had your hands up, put them down.  Okay, that is … read on–>

cherry limeade float

    Christmastime is one of my most favorite times of year.  It’s also one of the busiest times of year. Taking a break to do something fun with the kids isn’t always easy.  This cherry limeade float was the perfect way for us to have a little fun together.  It’s also the simplest addition to a holiday party.  Just because it’s getting chillier doesn’t mean we have to put away the ice cream!  Why … read on–>

15 plus of the best gift ideas for kids who love legos

Looking for the best gift ideas for kids who love legos? This is the perfect list for those lego lovers in your life! You can't go wrong with these ideas.

Legos have become a favorite toy for kid #3.  He loves a building set.  The bigger the challenge the better!  Since I can’t always afford to buy new sets, I have been on the look out for the best gift ideas for kids who love legos (that aren’t necessarily lego sets).  I am loving this list of all things lego! The Best Gift ideas for kids who love Legos *for your convenience, there may be … read on–>

12 things you should never pay more than a dollar to buy

There are just some things you should never pay more than a dollar on. These things should definitely be added to that list!

  Dollar Tree us quickly becoming one of my favorite stores.  There are just some things you should never pay more than dollar to buy.  We happen to live on a side of town with less shopping options, and we are limited in choices when we are left with last minute errands to run.  Fortunately, there is no shortage of bargain stores in our area. meaning we often find ourselves at the Dollar Tree.  Since … read on–>