DIY

How To Make An “I-Spy” Bottle

with two versions so both big and little kids can play!!

A few weeks ago I posted about these Calm Down Sensory Bottles I made for the kiddo and they reminded me of another brilliant toddler activity I made long before the blog was even an idea…   Maybe I’m dating myself, but does anyone else remember those I-Spy books as a kid? Colorful pages filled with Read more…

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How To Make a Big Sister Tool Kit

all the essentials needed for becoming a sibling!!

A few weeks ago, our good friends received a call they had been waiting almost a year and a half for – it was from their adoption agency informing them that they had been matched with a beautiful baby girl.   Words cannot explain how overjoyed I was to hear the news. Not just because Read more…

DIY

How To Make a Calm Down Sensory Bottle

to help tame those toddler tantrums

So lately we have been battling toddler tantrums in a pretty hard core way.   My son is what you could call stubborn, or strong willed, a little dramatic even. I get it because his father and I are both the exact same way so genetically it was bound to happen – there was really Read more…

DIY

Grande Fakeuccino – Gift Card Holder

throwback to the cutest way to give the gift of caffeine!

Teachers are kind of like moms in the sense that they take care of tiny humans all-day and run on pure adrenaline and caffeine. So it’s no surprise that Starbucks gift cards are my go-to gift of choice – especially as a quick and easy back-to-school gift for my son’s teachers!!   While I am Read more…

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Lunch Box Packing 101

12 Hacks & 4 Packing Methods to Make Lunchtime Pleasant for Everyone - Including Snack Buddies from 1st Quality Produce

Back to school time is almost here – how is that even possible!?!   Before we know it, moms around the world will be back at it, making lunch for the entire family each morning – and all those kids will groan in unison as they open up their lunchbox’s at noon and discover the Read more…

PARTY

Modern Hand Lettering Class

with Kyligraphy

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a sucker for learning new things – especially when it involves a new skill. You may remember that one time I wanted to learn how to decorate cookies and threw this party  to do it? Yeah anything like that, I’m all in!!   So when I heard that a Read more…

PARTY

How To Host a Favorite Things Party

Hello! Bliss Box Guest Post

I was super excited to be asked by Hello! Bliss Box to be their Guest Contributor for the month of April!!   Hello! Bliss Box is a premiere lifestyle subscription box for woman delivered right to your door. Each month a team of retail stylists curate 3-5 surprises from categories like fashion, food, beauty, crafting, home decor, Read more…

DIY

Giant Yard Marshmallow Peep

an easy Easter DIY

Easter is our holiday – meaning we host it for the entire family. We’ve divvied all of them up and somehow we ended up with the most fun holiday…especially with kids. Don’t ask me how, because I don’t know, but I am NOT giving it up, ever!!   I know, I know, many of you Read more…

PARENTING

How-To Survive the Grandparent Detox

...when it is in full effect!!

My son just spent an entire weekend at my parents’ house and now the Grandparent Detox is in full effect!!   What is the Grandparent Detox you ask?   Its the period of time – after an extended stay with grandparents – where all the behaviors and bad habits your children have been able to Read more…

RELATIONSHIPS

5 Rules For Fighting Fair

that will change the way you argue - for the better!!

If you are in a relationship, of any kind, especially if you are married you are going to argue – that’s just a fact. Sometimes it will be over what’s for dinner (the main source of fighting in our house – true story!) and sometimes it will be for more serious things.   When you Read more…

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