About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.

How to Create a Welcoming Guest Room

Simple tips on how to create a welcoming guest room for your visitors.

It’s always nice to travel and visit friends. When you stay at someone’s house, you want to feel cozy and welcomed. A great way to do that is to make sure the guest room is a getaway all it’s own. If you’re wondering what it takes to create the perfect welcoming guest room than you’re in luck. With these tips, … Continue reading

Easy Lemon Danish Breakfast Recipe

Easy Lemon Breakfast Danish with just 6 simple ingredients a sweet, cheese filled, hint of tart recipe that's perfect for a brunch or Easter gathering!

You had me at lemon! This easy lemon danish recipe will seriously blow you away. It’s so incredibly tasty, and really a cinch to make. You’ll just need 6 easy ingredients (nothing crazy or fancy) and about 10 minutes of prep time. Toss the lemon danish into the oven to bake and then serve as a yummy breakfast or brunch … Continue reading

Unique Items to Easily Upgrade Your Home

Unique Items Update Home

Upgrading your home can provide long term value for your family in the daily use and operation of your home. While your wardrobe may only last a season, most upgrades to your home can improve the enviornment, make your life a little easier, or just simplify the way you perform your everyday tasks. Whatever the upgrade, the dividends will likely … Continue reading

DIY Queen Headboard and Frame Tutorial

How to make a queen headboard and frame with footboard full tutorial! The whole bed cost us just $115! Step by step directions and wood cut list included!

You can use this tutorial to make a queen headboard or an entire queen bed including side rails and footboard. The whole project cost me just $115 for a incredibly sturdy, heavy duty, solid wood headboard and frame and I’m so happy with the way it turned out! I received a complimentary eve Mattress in exchange for this post. Affiliate links are used … Continue reading

Sweet Glazed Easter Bread

Sweet Glazed Easter Bread

Easter festivities are some of my favorite for the whole year. It’s just such a perfect time of the year. The flowers are blooming, the weather is usually just right, and you get to gather with friends and family for fun festivities. This sweet glazed Easter bread makes a perfect treat to add to your festivities. Watch us make it here, … Continue reading

Easy DIY Ribbon Bookmarks

So cute and simple, make this ribbon bookmark in just minutes! You can make a dozen bookmarks for a couple of dollars! Great craft and activity for kids with this diy tutorial.

Help your kiddos stop losing their page with these adorable, and easy DIY Ribbon Bookmarks! We’ll show you how you can make your own ribbon bookmark in just minutes, or make a whole dozen and it will still only cost you a $1 or $2. Cheap, easy, darling, and practical – could you ask for much more? Let’s get started! … Continue reading

Roasted Tomato Italian Chicken

Amazing roasted tomato Italian chicken dinner recipe that is so quick and easy it will become a favorite in no time!

So much flavor in this easy roasted tomato Italian chicken recipe it will become a favorite dinner dish. Tomatoes flavor this chicken to perfection in under 30 minutes. This delicious Roasted Tomato Italian Chicken is as pretty on the plate as it is tasty. It’s simple to make with just a few key ingredients you likely already have on hand. … Continue reading

Apple Slice Donuts Snack

Amazingly easy and cheap these apple slice donuts make a fun surprise after school snack. Or, make a batch as an April Fool's day prank and wait for the giggles to ensue!

My kids are always clamoring for an after school snack as soon as they rush through the door. Most of the time, they’ll grab some fruit or a granola bar or one of the other easy snacks we have on hand. But once in a while, it’s fun to surprise them with a really fun after school snack that is … Continue reading

DIY Easy Music Shakers

So easy to make in minutes - plastic Easter egg music shakers perfect for a LDS primary chorister or other music leader -- or even as a preschool music time kids activity!

I recently was called as a primary chorister, in charge of coming up with fun activities and ways for the kids at my church to learn the different songs for the year. I came across some awesome blogs that uses rhythm and keeping those little hands busy and active for teaching the music. This post contains some affiliate links for your … Continue reading